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Purdue's Swanigan will stay in draft

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Big Ten player of the year Caleb Swanigan has decided to stay in this year's NBA draft.

The 6-foot-9 sophomore will become the first Purdue player to leave school early since Glenn Robinson was taken No. 1 overall in 1994.

Swanigan averaged 18.5 points and was second in the nation with 12.5 rebounds last season. The 2015 Indiana Mr. Basketball also led the nation in double-doubles.


Diallo to return to play for Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky freshman guard Hamidou Diallo has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to school to begin playing with the Wildcats.

The 6-foot-5 New York native enrolled in January but didn't play in order to learn the college game and focus on school with the intention of playing next season. Diallo entered the NBA draft last month and participated in the recent combine, but said in a statement early Thursday that "it's in my best interests to return to school. ... I can't wait to play in a Kentucky jersey for the first time."


Josh Jackson pleads guilty in car wreck

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Former University of Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic violation for backing into a car and driving away.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Jackson entered his plea Tuesday in Lawrence Municipal Court to striking an unattended vehicle. Two other charges, inattentive driving and improper backing, were dismissed.


Mykhailiuk rejoining KU for senior year

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas forward Svi Mykhailiuk is returning for his senior season, ending months of speculation about whether he would remain in the NBA draft with a simple Instagram post on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-8 Mykhailiuk was among the most noteworthy players weighing whether to remain in the draft or return to school. He averaged 9.8 points for the Jayhawks last season, and his ability to shoot from the perimeter made many NBA scouts believe he would be selected in the draft.


Wagner returns to Michigan, Wilson won't

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Moe Wagner is coming back to Michigan, while D.J. Wilson is staying in the NBA draft.

The Wolverines announced both decisions Wednesday. The two standouts said last month they were putting their names in the draft without hiring agents, but Wagner decided to withdraw and come back for his junior season.


F Jackson opts to return to Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland forward Justin Jackson will return for his sophomore season after considering a move to the NBA.

The 6-foot-7 Jackson attended the NBA scouting combine and gathered information regarding his potential stock in the draft before deciding to stay in school.


Big man Yurtseven to return to NC State

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State says big man Omer Yurtseven will return for his sophomore season.

The school announced Yurtseven's decision to withdraw from NBA draft consideration Wednesday, the last day the NCAA allows players without agents to return to school and preserve their eligibility.

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