Tu Holloway withdraws from NBA draft

Updated: May 8, 2011, 12:52 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Tu Holloway, the Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year, said Saturday he is withdrawing his name from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his senior year.

Holloway led his team with 19.7 points per game and led the Atlantic 10 in assists per game with 5.4. He was selected as a third team All-American by The Associated Press.

"Tu Holloway's progression as a player over the last three years has been remarkable," Xavier coach Chris Mack said. "Since his first day on the Xavier campus, Tu has set the bar extremely high in terms of the expectations he has placed on himself as a player. He has matched those expectations with a tireless work ethic and a razor sharp focus on his goals."

Underclassmen have until midnight on Sunday to take their name out of the draft pool.