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Arizona forward Stanley Johnson officially declares for NBA Draft

As expected, Stanley is one-and-done at Arizona

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As many have speculated since the second he committed to Arizona, Stanley Johnson will be one-and-done in Tucson and head to the NBA Draft after his freshman season.

Johnson made the decision official at a press conference on Thursday after nearly a month of wishing and waiting from Arizona fans.

"I want to start off by thanking God, my family, my friends, my teammates, my coaches, all the fans here at Arizona that made my first year go so well," the former Arizona forward started off. "You guys have made me feel very loved here. The love and support I've received from our fanbase has been very overwhelming, and I can't thank you guys enough for that."

"I've learned so much from our coaching staff and people here in my first year at Arizona...for these reasons and many more, this was definitely the toughest decision of my life."

"After a lot of deliberation with my family and my coaches, and praying, I have decided to enter my name into the 2015 NBA Draft."

"I feel it's time to pursue my life-long dream of playing basketball at the highest level."

Johnson led the team in scoring in 2014-15, averaging 13.8 points per game in his 28.4 minutes play per contest. The star freshman was also second on the team in assists (63) and steals (57), but also had the most turnovers of any player (82).

DraftExpress currently has Johnson projected as the ninth overall pick in this year's NBA Draft, just ahead of Frank Kaminsky. ESPN has the Arizona forward ranked as the 11th-best prospect in this year's Draft.

Good luck to Stanley wherever he may end up when draft day rolls around.