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April 10, 2013

McLemore, Oladipo, Ledo declare for draft

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NORMAN —

McLemore was forced to redshirt last season when he was declared a partial qualifier by the NCAA, but he made the most of his only season in Lawrence. With a dizzying array of dunks, a silky smooth outside shot and a boyish grin, he quickly became one of the school’s top players.

Ledo, another 6-6 guard, said “he could not pass up this opportunity to enter the NBA draft now.”

In September, the NCAA ruled that Ledo could not compete in games for the Friars in 2012-13, but he did practice and work out with the team during the season. So the NBA scouts came to practice to get a look at Ledo.

A top-25 high school prospect, Ledo spent time at four different programs in five years of high school before receiving a scholarship from Providence.

Oladipo made his announcement at a news conference in Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. He was the Hoosiers’ second-leading scorer, averaging 13.6 points to go along with 6.3 rebounds per game.

He’s on target to graduate in May.

Indiana is still awaiting word on whether sophomore center Cody Zeller will return or head to the NBA. He is expected to decide as early as Wednesday.

Smith’s NBA future isn’t as clear. He averaged 18.9 points as a junior this season, including 23.3 in six NCAA tournament games, but is listed at 6-foot and 165 pounds.

Snell averaged 12.5 points per game this past season and hit a team-high 64 3-pointers. He was the Mountain West tournament MVP.

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