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LEXINGTON, Ky. Wizards Jersey . -- Kentucky forward Julius Randle took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people before deciding to leave after one season for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections. With five days left before the deadline for underclassmen to declare, the 6-foot-9 Dallas native announced the decision many expected even before he arrived as part of Kentuckys best recruiting class ever. Projected as a lottery pick from the outset, Randle solidified his draft stock by leading Kentucky (29-11) to the NCAA final behind a string of double-doubles despite being double- and triple-teamed. Randle averaged 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds and was voted to The Associated Press All-American third team. With Tuesdays announcement, he joins guard James Young, who said last week that he would enter the June 26 draft. "Kentucky will always have a special place in my heart, but growing up as a kid, theres always been my dream to play in the NBA, and theres no better opportunity for me to achieve that goal than now," Randle said at a news conference attended by his mother, Carolyn Kyles, and teammates Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein, who rode in on a scooter. Decisions remain for three more freshmen -- twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison and centre Dakari Johnson -- along with sophomore forward Poythress, who didnt talk about his future Tuesday. But Randles announcement was the most anticipated, even though Kentuckys fan base was resigned to him becoming the latest of the programs "one and done" players. Randles steady low-post play led to positive feedback from league executives about his NBA potential. After spending the past couple of weeks talking with his family, Kentucky coach John Calipari -- who didnt attend the news conference -- teammates and others, Randle made the decision many expected. His next step is hiring an agent. "It wasnt something that we said we were going to do overnight," Kyles said of the decision-making process. "We prayed about it and talked about it for a while and decided this is the best decision for him. ... "It was important to know their feedback, if they thought he was ready to go out there and contribute to a team. The positive feedback, there was enough of it coming from coach Cal that we felt this was the right thing to do." Added Randles mentor, Jeff Webster, "I just wanted to hear him say it, that this is what he wanted to do." Considered the best player of Kentuckys much-heralded eight-man recruiting class featuring six high school All-Americans, the 250-pound Randle was initially described by Calipari as the "alpha beast" of this talented group. The Wildcats overcame a stretch-run slump to reach the NCAA championship game before they lost 60-54 to Connecticut. Randle had 10 points, six rebounds and four assists in the final, but the Huskies defence kept him from being a threat in the paint. The left-handed freshman led the Wildcats in rebounding and scoring and posted a nation-leading 24 double-doubles in spite of opponents work in limiting his options near the basket. Calipari said in a statement that Randle "was Shaqd all year -- in every way," referring to defences applied to former NBA great Shaquille ONeal. "I cannot wait to watch him shine at the next level." Randle scored nearly half of his 599 points from the foul line, as he often had to muscle his way through double teams. He also provided one of Kentuckys season highlights in late February with a game-winning putback in the final seconds of a 77-76 overtime victory over LSU, one of many hard-fought games for a gifted yet inexperienced Wildcats squad that needed all season to come together. Through it all Randle remained a steady force with physical play that reinforced speculation that he would be among the top players chosen in June. "I came here to win a national championship. I came here to mature on and off the court, and I did that," Randle said. "I came (up) one game short of winning a national championship, we did as a team. But everything we went through this year was just an experience Ill never forget. That alone kept me at peace." Nikola Vucevic Magic Jersey . In one of several tweets he sent Tuesday night, Incognito thanked his family and friends for their support. The tweets were the first from Incognito since Feb. 18, before he underwent unspecified treatment. A person familiar with Incognitos situation said the veteran lineman was exhausted after being "dragged through the mud" in recent months. Custom Raptors - Andrew Shaw scored twice and the Chicago Blackhawks thumped the Arizona Coyotes, 6-1.CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton is not worried about when hell return to the football field — he said hes just happy to be alive.The Panthers quarterback returned to the teams facility Thursday, two days after a two-car accident left him with two fractures in his lower back. He did not practice and his playing status will be reevaluated next week.As far as when Im coming back, who cares? Im just thankful to have breath in my lungs, Newton said as he stood behind a podium during a seven-minute press conference.Newton wont play Sunday against Tampa Bay, Derek Anderson will start at quarterback.Thats fine with Newton, who feels blessed to not have been injured worse — or killed.Im on somebodys fantasy (football) league and I think its the man upstairs, Newton said.Newton arrived at the stadium Thursday morning and attended some team meetings, watched film and began rehabilitation with the training staff. He said his back remains a little stiff, but otherwise feels great.Newton said he doesnt think the other driver saw him as he pulled out into traffic onto the one-way street where the quarterback was driving, about a block from the teams stadium.Newton said the other car clipped the side of his slightly elevated 1998 Dodge truck, causing him to spin and the truck to overturn. Newton said he was conscious for the entire accident, but isnt sure how many times his vehicle flipped.He said the air bags did deploy in his truck.The one thing I remember is that I couldnt talk afterward because I was in such shock, Newton said. In my book one plus one always equals two. And Im looking at this truck and this accident and like, dude, one plus one doesnt equal two. Im like, hey, somebody is supposed to be dead.Newton said he didnt feel any immediate pain, but as his adrenaline started to wear off his lower back began to tighten.Newton said hes not sure how long he will be out of action.He made the decision to come to the stadium to put other peopples minds at ease and doesnt want to be a distraction. Chris Mullin Team USA Jersey. .My presence not only helped others but it helped me, Newton said.Teammates said they were thrilled to see Newton.Anderson said he gave Newton a light hug when he saw him in the training room.I think it was an eye-opener for him, Anderson said of the experience.Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the best-case scenario is Newton could return to action Dec. 21 against Cleveland, but added it will largely be up to the former No. 1 overall picks pain threshold.Well take it one week at a time, Rivera said.The Panthers are half-game out of first place in the NFC South despite a 4-8-1 record after a 41-10 victory over New Orleans last Sunday. They could take over control of the division if they beat the Bucs (2-11) and the Saints and Falcons lose.Anderson, who is 19-25 as an NFL starter, said hes excited for the opportunity to play in such a big game.Obviously the circumstances arent ideal but Ive had a good two days to try get on the same page with everybody, Anderson said.Anderson said the injury could bring the Panthers closer together as a team as the season winds down. He said its one of the tightest locker rooms hes been around in during his 10 seasons in the league and the show of love and support for Newton was noticeable.Guys genuinely care about his well-being first and foremost, Anderson said. And those things kind of bring guys together.Tight end Greg Olsen said Newton was in good spirits as he passed through the locker room.I think its good for him to get back around the guys and get in a normal routine, Olsen said. 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