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Dorchester’s Bruce Brown declares for NBA draft

Bruce Brown Jr. Miami
Bruce Brown averaged 11.4 points and 7.1 rebounds in 19 games this season. –AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

University of Miami sophomore guard Bruce Brown, a Dorchester native, announced Thursday that he has declared for this year’s NBA draft.

Brown, however, has not hired an agent, leaving him the option of continuing his college career. The deadline for underclassmen to withdraw from the draft is June 11.

A 6-foot-5-inch guard, Brown averaged 11.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.3 steals over 19 games this season. After undergoing foot surgery Feb. 1, he missed the final 12 games of the Hurricanes season, which ended with a 64-62 loss to Loyola-Chicago in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

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