Gallinari declares for NBA draft
MILAN, Italy -- Danilo Gallinari, one of the leading scorers in the Italian basketball league, declared for the NBA draft on Wednesday.
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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.
The draft is scheduled for June 26 and Gallinari will have until June 16 to decide to stay in or not.
Gallinari looks to become the third Italian selected in three years.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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