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Stanley Johnson Posts A Heartfelt Note To Arizona's Fans After Declaring For NBA Draft

Stanley Johnson is off to the NBA. The Arizona star freshman forward announced Thursday night he will be forgoing the remainder of his college eligibility and pursuing a professional career. 

The 6-foot-7, 245-pound prospect had an excellent first year with the Wildcats, averaging 13.8 points and 6.5 rebounds a game. 

The year meant a lot to him, too. Shortly after his announcement, Johnson posted a heartfelt note to Arizona fans on Instagram. 

Johnson is projected by most to be an early-to-mid first-round pick. has him going No. 9 to Charlotte.