[UPDATED] Confirmed DeRozan headed to the NBA

Not really shocking if true...

From Fox Sports

USC freshman DeMar DeRozan is expected to sign with an agent and forgo his final three years of college eligibility.

The athletic 6-foot-5 wing will also declare for the NBA draft, according to a source close to the program.

DeRozan came out of the gates slow but finished the season strong and averaged 13.9 points and 5.7 rebounds as a freshman.

He's considered by NBA executives as a virtual lock to be taken in the top 15 and could even be chosen in the top five.

Who goes with him is the bigger question.

UPDATE: The OCR is confirming that DeRozan has declared himself eligible for the draft.

USC freshman forward DeMar DeRozan has delcared for the NBA draft, DeRozan confirmed in a telephone conversation.

DeRozan said he sent his paperwork to the league today. He added that he has not hired an agent yet and will decide whether to in the next couple of days. “It’s 50-50,” he said.

DeRozan said the primary factor in going pro was being able to help his family.

“I’m in a great position to give help to my family in a lot of ways,” he said. “And I feel like I’m ready to take my game to the next level.”

Laughing Stock noted in the Fan Posts that it appears that Taj may be returning for his senior season.

We'll see how it all shakes out...

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