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Breaking: Nerlens Noel Declares For The NBA Draft

He's gone.

Nerlens Noel, one of Kentucky's most prized recruits from a year ago, has just declared that he will be leaving the Wildcats to enter the 2013 NBA Draft. The school made the announcement online Monday morning.

Noel was having a stellar season for UK before he tore his ACL against Florida in February. Despite the injury, many still project he will be the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. 

Kentucky's coach, John Calipari, also seems to be on board with Noel's move:

"I support Nerlens' decision to enter his name in the draft and am excited for him and his future," Calipari said. "The hard work and will to win he showed on the floor this year and the dedication and attitude he has shown in his rehab will only be a reward for him and whatever team drafts him in June."

The 2013 NBA Draft will take place on June 27th.