Posted April 09, 2013 on
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Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson will play at least another season for the Sun Devils.
Carson filed paperwork last week to be evaluated by NBA executives, but announced that he's returning for his sophomore season at Arizona State during an on-campus news conference that included a DJ and a slide show.
Carson was one of the most heralded in-state recruits in Arizona State history and lived up to the hype after sitting out last season for failing to meet NCAA academic standards.
The quick and confident point guard averaged 18.5 points and 5.1 assists, and was the Pac-12's co-freshman of the year with UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad.
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Jahii Carson, the reigning Pac-12 Co-Freshman of the Year, announced on Tuesday that he'll be returning for his sophomore season at Arizona State.
TEMPE, Ariz. -- NBA advisers told freshman Jahii Carson the obvious, that he definitely would be drafted in April. It was not enough to convince Carson to leave Arizona State, and he announced his decision to remove his name from draft consideration at an on-campus love-in Tuesday evening.Leaving school early was no guarantee of success last season, and when Carson does it, he wants...
Jahii Carson heard the talk about being ready for the NBA during the season. It became louder once the season ended.
When the time came to make a decision, the Arizona State point guard shut everyone out except those closest to him.
After consulting with his family, his coaches, even some NBA executives, Carson decided to stay at Arizona State for at least one more season.
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