Arizona State's Harden to declare for NBA draft

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- As expected, Arizona State's James Harden will declare himself available for the NBA draft.

The school scheduled a news conference today for Harden to make the announcement.

The 6-foot-5 sophomore this season was the first Arizona State player to be chosen to first-team All-American by The Associated Press. Harden averaged 20.1 points, 5.6 rebound and 4.2 assists per game.

The 19-year-old guard-forward led Arizona State to 25 victories and a berth in the NCAA tournament.