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Dillon Brooks becomes the second Duck off the Final Four team to declare for the NBA

The Pac-12 Player of the Year, Dillon Brooks has declared for the NBA and will hire an agent to make himself available for this spring's draft, according to GoDucks.com, the official website of the Oregon Athletic Department.

Brooks joins teammate Tyler Dorsey in leaving the Ducks for the NBA. Both players were the focal point of a team the went 33-6 before bowing out in the Final Four to eventual National Champion North Carolina, 77-76.

For the last three seasons Brooks has been the spark plug for the Ducks and led the Ducks in scoring over the last two seasons.

A match-up nightmare for opposing teams, Brooks had the ability to sink shots from the outside and was at his best in decisive moments. He scored last second 3-point baskets twice this season in wins over UCLA and California. 

Known for his physical presence on the floor, he was also the emotional leader of the team and seemed always to make the big plays whenever necessary.

Leaving Oregon and the Ducks isn't going to be easy for Brooks.

"One day I want to get a house here and live," Brooks said in a story posted on GoDucks.com. "Oregon took me in like a son. Coach (Dana) Altman, the staff, the managers, they made it easy for me to come out, show my talents and get better. They've treated me so well, and one of these days I'm going to be able to return that."


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