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Duncan staying - at least for this weekend

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UA right fielder leads Wildcats into three-game series against Cal

Will Shelley Duncan leave Arizona and turn professional after the season? UA head coach Jerry Stitt thinks so.

Duncan himself isn't so sure.

The UA baseball team's junior right fielder leads the nation in home runs with 19 and will be eligible to enter the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft in June.

Unlike the NBA Draft, the MLB draft allows players to test the professional waters and then decide if they want to continue playing college baseball.

That's exactly what Duncan has planned on doing.

"I have to wait to see what happens in June," Duncan said. "It's a no-lose situation either way."

Financially, it would be smarter for Duncan to leave after this season.

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