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Darin Green Jr. Withdraws from NBA Draft, Returning to UCF

The sharpshooter set a program record for 3-pointers by a freshman last season.

UCF Knights guard Darin Green Jr.
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Darin Green Jr. will reportedly return to the UCF Knights for his sophomore season. The 3-point specialist has withdrawn from the NBA Draft, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.

Update: It’s official.

Green, who finished atop the American Athletic Conference in 3-point shooting at 41.7% as a freshman, announced on April 16 that he would test the draft waters. He will now look to build upon an impressive collegiate debut in which he sank a UCF freshman record 68 treys and was the team’s second-leading scorer.

The Knights’ No. 1 scorer was forward Collin Smith. He also declared for the draft last month and as of now, it’s not clear whether he has decided to officially turn pro or return to school. Smith has one year of eligibility remaining.

The deadline for early entrees to withdraw from the NBA Draft and remain student-athletes was pushed back indefinitely last week. College players previously had until June 3 to retain their eligibility, but with the NBA’s draft lottery and combine also postponed, the NCAA will wait for the Association to clarify its pre-draft calendar before assigning a new early-entry deadline.