Gonzaga freshman Domantas Sabonis intends to return to Gonzaga for his sophomore season, coach Mark Few told Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com (Twitter link). The 6’10” forward is the son of former NBA big man and FIBA Hall-of-Famer Arvydas Sabonis. The elder Sabonis played seven seasons for the Trail Blazers and owns career averages of 12.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks over 470 NBA contests.
The decision to return to school for another season could boost the draft stock of the versatile forward, whose play helped Gonzaga reach the Sweet 16 in this year’s NCAA tournament. Sabonis is currently ranked No. 29 overall by Chad Ford of ESPN.com (Insider subscription required) and comes in at No. 43 for Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com.
Sabonis appeared in 38 games for the Bulldogs this season, averaging 9.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 0.9 assists in 21.7 minutes per night. His slash line on the season was .668/.000/.664.