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Henderson Signs With Agent, Ends Duke Career

Duke lost its prized recruit, John Wall, earlier today. Now, it has officially lost its best player.

After declaring for the NBA Draft last month but not signing with an agent, Gerald Henderson signed with agent Arn Tellem, making him ineligible to return to school for his senior season, the program announced Tuesday.

Henderson is a projected as an early-to-mid-first round pick in the Draft, which will be held June 25 in New York City. The NBA Draft lottery, which determines the league's draft order, will be held tonight.

Henderson is the 10th player in Duke history to leave school early for the NBA, and the first to do so since Josh McRoberts, a second-round pick in 2007. As a junior, Henderson led the Blue Devils in scoring at 16.5 points per game and was named to the All-ACC first team and the All-America third team.

Henderson joins a long list of Blue Devils--including Shelden Williams, J.J. Redick, Mike Dunleavy and Josh McRoberts--to sign with Tellem. His high school teammate, Wayne Ellington, also hired Tellem, of Wasserman Media Group, as his agent last month.


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