Apr 9, 2012, 10:01 PM EST
B.J. Young’s NBA aspirations will wait at least another season. The freshman guard announced Monday night that he’ll return to Arkansas.
He spent the last few weeks gathering information about his draft prospects and decided his game would be better served by another year in Mike Anderson’s up-tempo system.
The 6-3 guard was a solid scorer (15.3 ppg) despite often playing as the team’s sixth man. Once they lost leading scorer Marshawn Powell for the season because of an injury in February, Young became the go-to guy.
Arkansas finished 18-14, including a closing stretch where the Hogs were 3-9. But with Young, Rickey Scott, Rashad Madden, Mardracus Wade and a healthy Powell, they have the pieces in place to be one of the SEC’s better teams in 2013. Starter Julysses Nobles will be the only big loss.
You also can follow me on Twitter @MikeMillerNBC.
- Markus Kennedy cleared to play immediately for SMU 0
- Weekend Preview: A loaded Saturday slate highlights the weekend 4
- Rebounding, foul shooting help No. 2 Duke make up for 19 turnovers in win over UConn 0
- Michigan State starting forward to miss next two games with non-displaced wrist fracture 0
- Film Session: What’s plaguing Marcus Paige? 1
- Throwback Thursday: UConn ‘Shocks The World’ against Duke (VIDEO) 1
- New Year’s Resolutions: Virginia Cavaliers 1
- Gregg Marshall writes to Wichita State students after seeing empty seats in student section (PHOTO) (7)
- Report: David Robinson’s son will be preferred walk-on at Duke in 2015-16 (VIDEO) (6)
- West Virginia’s Bob Huggins torches Marshall after coach calls Huggs ‘afraid’ (5)
- Without Alex Poythress, No. 1 Kentucky’s offense looks comfortable in win over No. 21 North Carolina (4)
- Lauren Hill’s playing career over, to become honorary coach (4)