Florida guard Tre Mann, UCF big man Collin Smith, Houston guard DeJon Jarreau and UT Martin guard Parker Stewart are withdrawing from the 2020 NBA Draft, according to a series of reports from Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports (all four Twitter links).
Mann tested the draft waters this spring after averaging a modest 5.3 PPG and 1.9 RPG in 29 games (17.8 MPG) for the Gators. A report in May indicated he was pulling out of the draft, but he disputed that claim, tweeting that he was still testing the waters. So far, there has been no indication that today’s report is premature.
Smith, who began his college career at George Washington, averaged 12.6 PPG and 6.3 RPG in 30 games (26.3 MPG) as a junior in 2019-20. He told Rothstein that he’s returning to school for his senior year.
Jarreau, the AAC Sixth Man of the Year in 2019, started 17 of 30 games for the Cougars in ’19-20 and saw his shooting percentage slip from a .471 FG% to just .374. He averaged 9.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, and 3.7 APG and will return to Houston for his senior year.
Stewart, who transferred to UT Martin from Pitt, was the club’s second-leading scorer in 2019-20 with 19.2 PPG in 25 games (36.2 MPG) as a sophomore. He also chipped in 4.6 RPG and 3.8 APG.
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