Lorenzo Brown To Enter NBA Draft

THURSDAY, 3:08pm: Brown formally announced at a news conference today that he'll skip his final season with the Wolfpack and enter the NBA draft, according to an Associated Press report (link via ESPN.com).

TUESDAY, 12:16pm: Junior point guard Lorenzo Brown is expected to declare his intent to enter the NBA draft, according to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com. An announcement could come from N.C. State at some point this week, says Goodman.

Brown's N.C. State team was a No. 8 seed in the East region of the NCAA tournament, falling to No. 9 Temple last week. However, it'd be hard to blame the loss on Brown, who put up 22 points and nine assists in the game, well above his season averages of 12.4 PPG and 7.2 APG.

Brown, 22, is projected as a borderline first-round pick by most experts. Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com currently has him ranked 34th among this year's prospects, while ESPN.com's Chad Ford places him 36th.

So far, two underclassmen, Tony Mitchell and Eric Moreland, have officially declared for June's NBA draft. Brown, Anthony Bennett, and Norvel Pelle are among the others expected to file their paperwork in the near future.

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