No NBA draft yet as forward Yves Pons returns to Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward Yves Pons has educated Tennessee he is returning for his senior period with the Volunteers relatively than consider his luck with the NBA draft.

”I’m back,” Pons announced Monday on Twitter.

Pons was the Southeastern Convention defensive player of the 12 months immediately after tying the Tennessee file with 73 blocked photographs. The Vols’ period was cut brief ahead of their very first game of the conference tournament for the reason that of the coronavirus pandemic.

The forward from Fuveau, France, averaged 10.8 points and five.four rebounds for every game last period. He announced in April he would check his draft stock, with a last determination also delayed by the pandemic. Monday was the deadline for players to possibly return to university or keep on being in the NBA draft now scheduled for Oct. 16.

Pons’ determination to return will make the Vols a favored in the SEC. Tennessee mentor Rick Barnes also additional a pair of five-star recruits in guard Jaden Springer and Keon Johnson to a group that went 17-fourteen last period.

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