Winslow enters NBA Draft

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DURHAM, NC (TheSpread) – The Duke Blue Devils have already lost center Jahlil Okafor to the NBA Draft, now the team announced on Tuesday that Justise Winslow is also leaving.

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The news of Winslow’s departure came from an announcement by Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.

“He had a sensational year, both on and off the court,” Krzyzewski said of Winslow in a news release. “He was an amazing factor for our success in winning the national championship. From everything we have found out, Justise is projected to be a high lottery pick and we believe that to be true. This is a great time to take advantage of this opportunity.”

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Duke is listed at 16/1 to repeat as national champions in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. North Carolina is the favorite with 8/1 odds while Kentucky has 9/1 odds.

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Winslow averaged 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 steals during his freshman season with the Blue Devils. He shot 48.6 percent from the field and 41.8 percent from 3-point land. He showed a lot of improvement throughout the NCAA Tournament, averaging 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.

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