Thursday June 11, 2009
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina forward Dominique Archie says he is removing his name from the NBA draft and returning to school for his senior season.
Archie said Thursday he received valuable feedback about his game from his workouts for NBA teams, but felt it was in his best interest to stay in school.
Archie averaged 10.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game during his junior season, helping South Carolina to 21 wins and a share of the Southeastern Conference East title.
The Gamecocks now wait to see if guard Devan Downey comes back. Downey has also worked out for NBA teams and is considering his options. The deadline to return to school is Monday.
Downey was an all-SEC guard last season, averaging 19.8 points and 4.5 steals a game.
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