Arkansas guard Mason Jones declares for NBA draft

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas guard Mason Jones has declared for the NBA draft.

Jones made the announcement on social media, and the University of Arkansas confirmed the decision with a congratulatory statement.

Jones was The Associated Press’ co-SEC Player of the Year. The 6-foot-5 junior averaged 22.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game this season. He shot 45.3% from the field overall and 35.1% from 3-point range.

In his post, he thanked the fans and his family and close friends. He called playing in the NBA a “lifelong dream.”

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