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Arizona C Deandre Ayton Officially Announces He's Turning Pro

Deandre Ayton walks up the court.

TUCSON, AZ - MARCH 03: Deandre Ayton #13 of the Arizona Wildcats walks up court during the second half of the college basketball game against the California Golden Bears at McKale Center on March 3, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Golden Bears 66-54 to win the PAC-12 Championship. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

To the surprise of no one, Deandre Ayton is going pro.

The former five-star recruit and Arizona big man made it official this afternoon. He is entering the NBA Draft.

Ayton's head coach Sean Miller made it clear his prized freshman was a one-and-done, so this is a formality.

"I’m so blessed for the opportunity I had at Arizona, and I’m excited to announce I will be entering the 2018 NBA Draft!" Ayton tweeted.

Ayton averaged a double-double in his lone season in Tucson. He accounted for 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds per contest.

The 7-foot-1 teenager (Ayton doesn't turn 20 until July) scored 32 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in Arizona's win over USC in the Pac-12 title game.

He finished his college career with 14 points and 13 rebounds in the Wildcats' NCAA Tournament loss to Buffalo.

Ayton could potentially be the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.