Auburn's Okeke to enter NBA draft, could still return to school
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Auburn forward Chuma Okeke declared for the NBA draft on Saturday. He intends to hire an agent but still maintain his NCAA eligibility while rehabbing a knee injury, according to ESPN's Jonathan Givony.

Okeke suffered a torn ACL during Auburn's Sweet 16 victory over North Carolina last month. The Atlanta native was the Tigers' leading rebounder and third-best scorer in his sophomore season.

Despite the injury, Okeke is projected as a second-round pick in many mock drafts because of his stretch-four potential.

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