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Gallinari declares for NBA draft

Updated: April 23, 2008, 3:09 PM ET
Associated Press

MILAN, Italy -- Danilo Gallinari, one of the leading scorers in the Italian basketball league, declared for the NBA draft on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old Gallinari is averaging 17.5 points and 5.6 rebounds with Armani Jeans Milano. He's shooting 39.8 percent from 3-point range.

At 6-foot-9, Gallinari is hoping to be a top 15 pick. He plays guard or forward.

Also Wednesday, Gallinari won the Rising Star award in the Euroleague as the best player under 22.

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