Colorado Buffaloes talent George King will return to the program for next season, a source told FanRag Sports on Tuesday. He had originally entered the 2017 NBA Draft, but did so without hiring an agent. By not signing any professional representation, he retained his eligibility.
King is coming off a solid 2016-17 college basketball season. When it was all said and done, the guard averaged 11.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. He would also shoot 46 percent from the floor and 38 percent from beyond the arc.
The season prior, King averaged slightly more points per game and was more efficient from distance. In 2015-16, he averaged 13.6 points per contest while shooting 46 percent from behind the three-point line.
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.
Colorado finished last season with an overall record of 19-5. The program last went to the NCAA Tournament during the 2015-16 season. Head coach Tad Boyle has an overall coaching record of 201-137.
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