Indiana Hoosiers talent Robert Johnson is withdrawing from the 2017 NBA Draft, a source told FanRag Sports on Tuesday. The guard plans to return to IU to finish his senior year.
As for other players in the process who have not yet signed with an agent, they have until the May 24 deadline to decide if they want to return to the collegiate ranks. For some context, the deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft is 10 days after the combine.
During the 2016-17 college basketball season, Johnson averaged 12.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He also shot 45 percent from the floor and 37 percent from beyond the arc.
The Hoosiers are having a busy offseason. After firing Tom Crean, the program hired Archie Miller as the program’s new head coach. Miller, previously with Dayton, led the Flyers to the Big Dance in four of his six seasons manning the helm. He has an overall coaching record of 139-63.
Indiana also brought in Bruiser Flint as an assistant coach this offseason.
James Blackmon, OG Anunoby and Thomas Bryant all bypassed several years of eligibility to enter the 2017 NBA Draft early.
Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.