The 6-foot-8 forward announced via Twitter on Saturday that he would withdraw his name from the NBA Draft. He is returning for his sophomore season to the University of Kentucky.
“Last year was an unbelievable experience, but we left a lot on the table,” Jones told ESPN. “I’ve decided to come back and help us get back to the Final Four and bring the Big Blue Nation a national championship.”
Jones averaged 15.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks last season, and set a school freshman record by scoring in 35 points in a victory over Auburn in January.