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COLLEGE PARK, Md.

University of Maryland sophomore Chris Wilcox is leaving the school to become eligible for the NBA draft, the university announced Monday.

Wilcox's departure means the Terrapins will have only one

returning starter, point guard Steve Blake, from this year's

national championship team. The Terps are also losing seniors Juan

Dixon, Lonny Baxter and Byron Mouton.

Coach Gary Williams predicted Wilcox will have a great career as

a pro.

"In college, he has displayed outstanding attitude and

character while continuing to improve his game and become a

complete player. He has outstanding athletic skills and as a

professional he will continue to develop his outstanding

potential," Williams said.

Wilcox was the Terrapins' third leading scorer this past year,

averaging 12 points per game, 7.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.

Wilcox started the final 25 games of the season as Maryland went

23-2 to close out the season. Maryland (32-4) also won its first

outright regular season Atlantic Coast Conference title since 1980.

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