Winslow enters NBA Draft
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.
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.
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.