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Rising Australian star, Josh Green declares for 2020 NBA Draft out of Arizona

After a strong freshman season at Arizona, 19-year-old Australian, Josh Green has announced he is declaring for the 2020 NBA Draft.

The reveal came via Green's twitter account where he expressed his excitement to take the next step in his career by becoming a pro.

"Ever since I was a little kid in Australia, it's been a goal of mine to play in the NBA," Green said.

"I'm proud to take a step closer to that dream. After careful consideration with those closest to me, I've made the decision to declare for the 2020 NBA draft."

University of Arizona head coach, Sean Miller gave the following statement via the school's twitter page.

"Josh Green is one of the most talented players that we have coached at Arizona. His athleticism and determination seperate him from his competition, giving him an incredibly high ceiling as an NBA player. All of us at Arizona are excited to watch him fulfill his great potential at the next level. We wish Josh the best of luck in his future."

Widely projected to be a first-round draft pick, Green averaged 12.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game across 30 appearances for the Wildcats during the 2019-20 season.

Speaking with NBA.com in February, Green spoke about the wild ride that has taken him from Australia to college basketball in the United States and his desire to remain on the path to success.

"No matter what you do in life you are going to have an end goal but there's little steps to it and you need to make sure you continue to look at the next step and not jump any steps but it definitely is a surreal feeling."

Next step: The NBA.

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