Indiana basketball forward Juwan Morgan declared for the 2018 NBA Draft in April, but announced on Tuesday that he’ll return to the Hoosiers for his senior season.
Morgan, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward, averaged 16.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game for Indiana during a breakout 2017-18 season. He also had 44 blocks on the season and shot 57.9 percent from the floor.
He didn’t hire an agent when he declared for the draft, so Morgan always had the option to return to school:
Previously, players only had one option in declaring for the NBA draft. They could either declare for the draft or stay in college, and there was no in between. Players received feedback from the NBA before making their decisions, sure, but they didn’t get to perform in front of scouts. Two years ago, the NBA and the NCAA announced rules that were more player-friendly. Now, players are allowed to declare for the draft with or without hiring an agent. Hiring an agent means you’re all in: the NCAA won’t let players have agents and still be eligible to compete in college athletics. Not hiring an agent means you’re still allowed to return to school if you decide it’s not time to go pro yet.