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Potential top-5 pick Jayson Tatum makes decision on his future at Duke Grant Halverson/Getty Images
DURHAM, NC - JANUARY 21: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Duke Blue Devils throws a no-look pass to a teammate as he drives against Kamari Murphy #21 of the Miami Hurricanes during the game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 21, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

After Duke’s early exit from the NCAA tournament, forward Jayson Tatum announced he will enter the NBA Draft and sign with an agent.

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Tatum told Scout.com he is excited for the next phase of his career.

“It’s extremely exciting,” Tatum said. “It’s just another step closer to a lifelong dream that I’ve always had and it’s the next step and I’m happy to be taking it.”

The 6’8 forward scored 16.8 points and grabbed 7.3 rebounds per game this season for Duke. He said he wants to work on his physicality before entering the NBA.

“Going to the next level there’s so much you have to work on physically,” Tatum said. Physically, everything, extending my shot and being more consistent.”

Tatum is projected as a top-five pick in the upcoming NBA draft. Draft Express has Tatum listed as the No. 4 overall player.

(h/t Scout)

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