Just three weeks ago Colorado Buffaloes junior guard George King was among the 182 draft-eligible underclassmen and international players preparing for the NBA draft. King had not hired an agent and had until May 24 to withdraw from the draft pool and retain his eligibility.
According to reports on Tuesday, King has decided to return for his senior season.
During the 2015-16 season, King was named the Pac-12 Conference Most Improved Player of the Year as he averaged 13.6 points per game while shooting 46 percent
from behind the 3-point line.
In the 2016-17 season, King’s scoring took a dip, but he still had a solid season averaging 11.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc. He also had his most efficient year shooting 46% from the field.
King returning for his senior season is great news for Colorado men’s basketball. King will be expected to lead the herd as he will be the top returning scorer and rebounder on the team.