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Guard Devonte Green enters name in NBA Draft


Junior guard Devonte Green dribbles the ball up the court March 14 against Ohio State during the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament in Chicago. Green will declare for early entry into the NBA Draft. Ty Vinson

IU men’s basketball junior guard Devonte Green has given himself the green light to see what NBA teams think of his professional potential.

Green declared for early entry into the NBA Draft, providing him an opportunity to receive feedback from NBA evaluators on what they like and don’t like about his playing ability.

Green has until May 29 to withdraw his name from the draft pool and still retain his college eligibility.

He finished the 2018-19 season as IU’s best three-point shooter among regular players, making 41 percent of his shots from distance. He was also IU’s third-leading scorer, averaging 9.4 points per game, although he continued his inconsistent tendencies when it came to passing.

Green played in 28 games last season, making nine starts, but averaging more than 25 minutes per game. He was the team’s second-best free-throw shooter, making 73.6 percent of his attempts from the charity stripe.

Green also had the second-most steals on the team with 38. He was also suspended for three games this past season in late January for "not meeting the standards expected of members of the program."

Green joins one of his backcourt teammates from last season, freshman guard Romeo Langford, in declaring for the draft.

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