Wichita State Shockers guard Tyson Etienne announced on Wednesday that he will withdraw from the NBA draft and return to school for his junior season.
Etienne worked out privately with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors. He conducted one last workout with the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday before the early entry withdrawal deadline.
The 6-foot-2 guard told Rookie Wire last month that his decision to stay in the draft or return to school would not be rushed. He took Wednesday and consulted with his family and close circle prior to arriving at his decision to return to the campus.
Etienne was named the American Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Year after averaging 16.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and one steal in 22 games. He shot 39.2% from 3-point range on 7.5 attempts, ranking 18th in the nation in 3s per game (2.95).
Prospects that test the NBA waters can receive feedback from teams and obtain a potential draft range. He was not projected to be selected by most mock drafts and can now use his feedback from teams and scouts to further improve his game for next year.
The early entry withdrawal deadline is Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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