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Duke Freshman Gary Trent Jr. Announces He's Declaring For The NBA Draft

Gary Trent shows off some Duke shoes after committing to play for the Blue Devils.

The Duke Blue Devils are going to look very different in 2018-2019. Saturday morning, another of the team's star freshmen class from a year ago announced he'd be leaving for the NBA. Gary Trent Jr. made it official on Twitter in a video, thanking both the fans and the coaching staff in the process.

Trent, the son of former NBA player Gary Trent, averaged 14.2 points per game this past season. He was one of the team's best three-point shooters as well.

Trent's decision means that four of Duke's five starters are now off to the NBA. Fellow freshmen Marvin Bagley III and Trevon Duval declared earlier this week. Grayson Allen was a senior. If Wendell Carter Jr. also declares, their entire starting five would be gone.

Don't worry though. The Blue Devils have the number one recruiting class in the country for 2018 - with the top three players in the nation, R.J. Barrett, Cameron Reddish and Zion Williamson - all committed.

Here's video of Trent breaking the news:

As noted, Trent's father played in the NBA - for nine seasons. He was drafted 11th overall in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Trent Jr. projects as a better player than his father, but you never know. It'll be interesting to follow his career.