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Sport Gonzaga's Joel Ayayi to return for junior season

23:20  01 august  2020
23:20  01 august  2020 Source:   ap.org

Illinois’ Dosunmu to return for junior season

  Illinois’ Dosunmu to return for junior season Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu announced on Friday night that he will be withdrawing from the 2020 NBA Draft to return to Champaign for his junior season. “Since a kid, I’ve been working. My dream is to play in the NBA,” Dosunmu said in a video he posted to twitter. “But first, I need that national championship. Year three.” Dosunmu was a second-team all-Big Ten performer as a sophomore, averaging 16.6 points and 3.3 assists while developing a reputation as one of the best big-shot makers in the sport. His decision to return to school is a bit of a surprise.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga guard Joel Ayayi is withdrawing his name from the NBA draft and will return for his junior decision.

Gonzaga's Joel Ayayi (11) holds up the most outstanding player award after defeating Saint Mary's in an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) © APARC Gonzaga's Joel Ayayi (11) holds up the most outstanding player award after defeating Saint Mary's in an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The school announced his decision Saturday.

The 6-foot-5 French guard averaged 10.6 points, 6,6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals last season. He was named the West Coast Conference tournament most outstanding player while helping the Zags qualify for their 22nd straight NCAA Tournament.

Gonzaga finished 31-2 and was in position to earn a No. 1 seed before the NCAA Tournament was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Zags big man Filip Petrusev, last year's leading scorer and rebounded, opted to play professionally Serbia, but Zags coach Mark Few has signed one of the program's best recruiting classes for next season.

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Baylor's Jared Butler withdraws from NBA draft .
Baylor guard Jared Butler is withdrawing from the 2020 NBA Draft and will return to the Bears for his junior season, he announced Monday. Butler earned third-team All-American honors after averaging a team-high 16 points on 38.1% 3-point shooting for Baylor last season. His production was instrumental in the Bears finishing the 2019-20 campaign ranked fifth in the nation with a 24-6 record. Fellow standout guard MaCio Teague has also decided to return, making Baylor one of the leading candidates to be named No. 1 in preseason polls."The pieces we have coming in, the pieces we have returning ... I think we'll have a great team," Butler told Stadium's Jeff Goodman.

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