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Memphis freshman Rose says he's leaving, will enter NBA draft

Updated: April 15, 2008, 7:53 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Memphis freshman Derrick Rose announced on Tuesday that he would forgo his last three years of eligibility and enter the NBA draft.

WPTY-TV in Memphis and cable news channel CNBC reported that Rose was close to signing with agent Arn Tellem. When asked about the possibility of signing Rose, Tellem's agency, Wasserman Media Group, declined to comment, according to WPTY's report.

"This is not a step I take lightly, although it has always been a dream of mine to play in the NBA. ...

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