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NCAA closes NBA draft window sooner

Updated: April 30, 2009, 8:50 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- College basketball players who declare early for the NBA draft will still get to work out for teams.

They'll just have to do everything much sooner next season.

On Thursday, the NCAA's board of directors approved a measure requiring players to withdraw from the draft by May 8 instead of the current June 15, a move that was supported by several key constituencies for different reasons.

College coaches wanted the change to give them additional time to restructure ...

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