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April 15, 2014 at 5:43 AM

Morning links: Aaron Gordon nears NBA decision

Arizona freshman forward Aaron Gordon is expected to announce he's turning pro during a press conference Tuesday. (Photo credit: Mike Christy - Arizona Daily Star)

Arizona freshman forward Aaron Gordon is expected to announce he’s turning pro during a press conference Tuesday. (Photo credit: Mike Christy – Arizona Daily Star)

It’s hardly a surprise, but Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon is expected to announce he’s leaving the Wildcats and turning pro.

Citing an unnamed source, Marc J. Spears at Yahoo Sports wrote the 6-9, 210-pound forward will enter the 2014 NBA draft.

Gordon is expected to hold a press conference today.

Meanwhile, Arizona junior Nick Johnson, the Pac-12 player of the year, is reportedly leaning towards entering the draft even though most forecast project he’ll be taken in the second round.

 TUESDAY MORNING LINKS:

— Stanford’s Josh Huestis, Oregon State’s Roberto Nelson and California’s Richard Solomon will compete in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament on April 16-19. The 64-player field includes one-time Washington player Mark McLaughlin, who transferred to Central Washington. He’s the only Division II player invited to participate.

— ESPN compiled a list of Division I transfers, which includes redshirt junior forward Desmond Simmons who is leaving Washington. He’s scheduled to graduate and would be eligible next season.

— Oregon forward Ben Carter said he’s transferring to improve his chances of playing professionally.

— Former Kentridge High star Shaquielle McKissic, who played last season at Arizona State, has petitioned the NCAA for a hardship waiver to return next season for a sixth year of eligibility.

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