Report: Arizona forward Brandon Ashley to declare for 2015 NBA Draft

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source: AP
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Arizona junior forward Brandon Ashley will enter the 2015 NBA Draft, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

The 6-foot-9 Ashley played in 38 games during the 2014-15 season and averaged 12.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest for the Wildcats. Ashley also shot 51 percent from the field, 70 percent from the free-throw line and 33 percent from 3-point range.

Draft Express currently doesn’t have Ashley in their latest 2015 NBA mock draft and ranks him as the No. 96 overall prospect in their top 100.

Although losing Ashley means a starting forward isn’t returning for Arizona, the team does have a contingency plan already in place with Boston College transfer Ryan Anderson. The 6-foot-9 Anderson sat out this season due to NCAA transfer rules, but he’ll be an experienced senior who can step into the lineup next season.