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Report: Canadian Ignas Brazdeikis hires agent and declares for 2019 NBA draft

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Canadian Ignas Brazdeikis has hired an agent and has declared for the 2019 NBA Draft according to ESPN's Jonathan Givony.

Brazedeikis will attempt to become the first one and done player in the John Beilein era at Michigan.

"As long as I can remember, I've wanted to be an NBA player -- not just an NBA player, but an NBA All-Star," Brazdeikis told ESPN. "My intent is to be drafted this year as high as I can be and start my journey."

The 20-year-old was Michigan's leading scorer averaging 14.8 points, 5.4 rebounds in 29.6 minutes per game. He was named the Big Ten freshmen of the year.

Brazedeikis played his final game for the Wolverines in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament when Michigan lost to this year's runners-up Texas Tech.

He'll be represented by YouFirst Sports according to Givony and is likely to participate in the NBA's draft combine in Chicago in May.

"I feel like I really improved as a player this past year at Michigan," Brazedeikis continued. "But I know I still have some things in my arsenal that I haven't had a chance to show.

"I'm excited to get the chance to play and train in front of NBA personnel and showcase how versatile my game is."

Brazedeikis joins fellow Canadians Simi Shittu, Nickeil Alexander-Walker as those who for have declared for the draft.

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