Thompkins won't enter NBA draft
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia coach Mark Fox says Georgia's top player, Trey Thompkins, is returning for his junior season.
Fox tweeted on his Twitter account Thursday night about "Trey's announcement of his return." Thompkins made his surprise announcement at the team banquet.
Thompkins was Georgia's leading scorer and rebounder and a first-team All-Southeastern Conference player. He ranked among the league's top five with averages of 17.7 points and 8.3 rebounds.
Thompkins, who considered entering the NBA draft, drew a loud ovation after announcing he will return for his junior season. He confirmed his plans to the Athens Banner-Herald and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
MORE MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL HEADLINES
- UNC inviting athletes back to finish degrees
- Ex-Baylor star Austin: NBA offered job too
- C-USA chief: 'Second 5' will still be relevant
- Source: Mudiay signs deal to play in China
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
- Nike Men's Georgia Bulldogs Red Full-Zip Basketball Performance Hoodie