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UConn freshman star Stephon Castle enters NBA draft

After playing an immense part in a national championship run, UConn freshman guard Stephon Castle is entering the 2024 NBA draft, he told ESPN on Friday.

Castle -- No. 9 on ESPN's list of Top 100 prospects -- is one of the fastest rising players on NBA draft boards and is expected to push toward the top of the lottery with the momentum of a dominant performance in the Huskies' NCAA title season.

Castle has selected agents Joe Smith and Thad Foucher of Wasserman for his player representation, he said.

Castle averaged 18 points, five rebounds and 2.