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Juwan Morgan withdraws from NBA Draft, returns for Senior year at IU

Indiana basketball keeps their momentum going by getting back its best player from a year ago

NCAA Basketball: Ohio State at Indiana Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

With the NBA Draft commitment deadline fast approaching, many players around the country are announcing their plans to for the upcoming season. IU Senior Juwan Morgan was no different as he announced his return to play for the Hoosiers in what will be his senior season.

After losing sophomore De’ron Davis to an Achilles injury midway through the year, Morgan stepped up and found himself to be IU’s go-to man in the post. This breakthrough season earned him a 2nd-team All-B1G honor with some arguments of a possible 1st-team placement.

The 6-8 Missouri native returns after averaging 16.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 2017-18. This move will also add some needed experience as Morgan and Zach Mcroberts will be the only seniors on the team that will have a majority of its players be underclassmen.

This news comes as part of a new found wave of optimism since fans last saw the team bow out to Rutger(s) in the Big Ten Tournament. Since the loss Indiana has added top prospect Romeo Langford and Saint Mary’s grad transfer Evan Fitzner.