LSU forward Trendon Watford has decided to withdraw from the draft, Adam Zagoria of the New York Times tweets. The 6’9” Watford is currently ranked No. 73 overall among draft prospects by ESPN. He joins Tigers teammates Darius Days and Javonte Smart, who also opted to pull out of the draft, giving the Tigers a strong group of returnees.
We have more draft decisions with the early entrant withdrawal deadline approaching at midnight ET on Monday:
- Tennessee swingman Yves Pons is returning to school for his senior season, Sean Farnham of ESPN tweets. Pons averaged 10.8 PPG and 5.4 RPG in 33.9 MPG as a junior.
- As we shared earlier, Alabama wing John Petty and UCLA forward Chris Smith are pulling off the draft.
- Michigan State forward Xavier Tillman and Delaware guard Nate Darling have decided to remain in the draft.