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J'Covan Brown To Enter NBA Draft, According To Report

The Longhorns' leading scorer in 2012 appears to be headed to the NBA after averaging 20.1 points a game this season.

The Austin American-Statesman is citing an unnamed NBA official confirming that the Texas Longhorns' J'Covan Brown will enter the NBA Draft this season. Brown averaged 20.1 points per game and led the Longhorns to a 20-14 record, ending last week with a 65-59 loss to Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament in Nashville.

Brown scored 683 points this season, good enough to earn All Big 12 first team honors. He has yet to publicly comment on his status, but has denied previous reports on Twitter and didn't confirm the move after the loss to Cincinnati:

"I’ll make the decision, talk to coach (Rick Barnes), talk to my parents and see what the best thing is for me," Brown said.

Brown also told reporters, "At the end of the day I have a family to take care of."

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