Robert Johnson, one of Indiana’s top scorers from the 2016-17 season, will be back in Bloomington next year, he announced Monday.
Johnson declared last month for the NBA draft but did not hire an agent, allowing him to return to school. A report last week indicated he would forgo the draft and play his senior year at Indiana, but he had not officially confirmed it until Monday.
Year 4 🔕 comin' for it all. pic.twitter.com/WseyMNdkWx
— … (@RoJoJr) May 22, 2017
Johnson averaged 12.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists last season for the Hoosiers while playing the second most minutes of anyone on the team. He has been a starter all three years at Indiana.
Johnson’s role will likely grow in 2017-18 with incumbent stars OG Anunoby and Thomas Bryant in the NBA. Both Anunoby and Bryant have reportedly hired agents, locking them into the draft.