Oregon's Dillon Brooks to enter NBA Draft

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After leading OR to the Final Four, All-American forward Dillon Brooks is ending his Ducks' career a season early and declaring for the National Basketball Association draft. But once a player signs an agent, he forfeits his amateur status and can not return to school.

He tested the waters of the NBA Draft last season but didn't hire an agent.

Brooks, an All-American, made his announcement with a video statement.

Leaving Oregon and the Ducks isn't going to be easy for Brooks. I wouldn't be here right now without the coaching staff believing in me.

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"I wouldn't be here right now without the coaching staff believing in me", Brooks said in an announcement video thanking OR fans on the website, positionless.

The Pac-12 Player of the Year has hired an agent, which ends his eligibility with the Ducks.

In his three years at Oregon, Brooks became one of the best players in Oregon men's basketball history. Along with Dorsey, the two led the team to their second Elite Eight in a row and the teams first Final Four since 1939. In its latest mock draft, DraftExpress.com projects Brooks as a mid-second round selection.