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Chris Douglas-Roberts Declares for NBA Draft

University of Memphis junior guard Chris Douglas-Roberts officially put his name in the NBA Draft on Friday.

Douglas-Roberts had been trying to decide his future following the Tiger' 75-69 loss to Kansas in the national championship game.

"The past three years have been a great experience both on and off the court at the University of Memphis. I am truly grateful to the coaches and the University for giving me the opportunity to play and develop at Memphis, and I hope to represent them well in my NBA career. The ride that we all took together this year is what dreams are made of, and now I feel it is time to pursue my ultimate dream of playing in the NBA. Therefore, I am entering my name in the 2008 NBA Draft," Douglas-Roberts said.

Douglas-Roberts is the second Memphis player to leave college early. Freshman guard Derrick Rose declared for the draft earlier this week.

"As I was for Derrick (Rose) earlier this week, I am just as happy and excited for Chris and the opportunity that is ahead of him," head coach John Calipari said of Douglas-Roberts' decision.

Douglas-Roberts was a first-team All-American this season and averaged 18.1 points per game.

He was also Conference USA's player of the year.

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