Arizona’s Kobi Simmons declaring for draft

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Arizona freshman Kobi Simmons will declare for the NBA and sign with an agent, the school announced Wednesday.

“Kobi Simmons, with the support of his family, has decided to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft,” said Arizona coach Sean Miller in a statement released by the school. “All of us here at Arizona thank him for his freshman season and wish him continued success as he pursues his professional career.”

The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 8.7 points and 2.0 assists per game for the Wildcats with his lone season in Tucson. Currently, he’s projected as a second-round pick in June’s draft by most scouting services.

“I have enjoyed my time at Arizona very much,” said Simmons in a statement. “I would like to thank my teammates, coaches and our great fans for their support and effort in making my year truly a special one. Bear Down.”