AS the deadline to officially declare nears, a number of players are deciding to return to college for another season.
The Colorado Buffaloes can breath a sigh of relief now, as one of the most functioning and experienced players in their program will be returning. On Tuesday, Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports announced that George King had decided to return to the Buffaloes for his senior season.
George King will return to Colorado next season, per a source. Originally entered 2017 NBA Draft without an agent.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 16, 2017
King will provide a boost to a Colorado team that struggled last season. Despite going 19-15, the team failed to make the NCAA tournament for just the third time under coach Tad Boyle.
The junior guard took a small step back in his offensive production, falling to 11.1 points per game after averaging 13.6 the pervious season. However, he saw a notable boost in his rebounds per game. He’ll likely look to boost his offensive numbers in his senior season, and continue to improve on the boards. As a senior, he’ll likely see more touches than ever at Colorado.
If King is able to improve on last years totals and perform well in the NBA combine, he stands a chance to be a draft selection in the 2018 NBA draft. As it stands this year, the draft is far too deep, and King would likely find himself struggling to find a team willing to designate him to the D-League.