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Sam Dekker is giving up his final season of eligibility at Wisconsin to enter the NBA draft.Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Sam Dekker is giving up his final season of eligibility at Wisconsin to enter the NBA draft.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Badgers junior forward Sam Dekker says he will skip his final season of eligibility and enter the NBA draft.

In a letter released Friday by the school, Dekker said he is excited for the next chapter of his life.

Dekker averaged 13.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in the 2014-2015 season and helped the Badgers to a school-record 36 wins, Big Ten regular season and tournament championships, and Monday’s national championship game against Duke. He reached double-figure scoring in 27 of the final 31 games of the season.

Decker is from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and appeared in 113 games and 81 starts in his career with the Badgers.

The draft will be held June 25 in New York.

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