Stanley, 20, confirmed the decision by posting on social media, saying “the last few weeks have given me a lot of time to think. This really put last year in perspective. Although our season’s end was disappointing, I feel blessed to have worn a Duke jersey. “
Picks ACC All-Freshman, Stanley 6-foot-6 is ranked No. 50 in ESPN Top 100 for the NBA draft. He averaged 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds, while shooting 0.474 from the field and 0.733 in the free throw line at 29 starts for the Blue Devils (25-6 overall, 15-5 ACC).
– Cassius Stanley (@cassius_stanley) April 7, 2020
“That is an absolute joy to coach Cassius this season,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “I want to congratulate him and his extended family on this decision. I have seen Cassius grow as a player and a person here at Duke, and I can’t wait to see how his career develops at the next level.”
Blue Devils has at least one player chosen in 32 of the 39 concepts under Krzyzewski. He has coached 64 draft picks since taking over at Duke, including 41 first round picks.
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