The upcoming NBA Draft deadline has produced a couple of decisions that will improve the quality of SEC basketball in 2019-20.
Jon Rothstein reports both Skylar Mays and Marlon Taylor have withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return to LSU next season.
As a sophomore Mays averaged 13.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Taylor, a 6’6″ wing, scored 6.7 points on 46.3% shooting from the field in 2018-19. Along with Taylor and Mays, Javonte Smart will return to LSU and Trendon Watford will make the move to Baton Rouge.
LSU is one step closer to becoming the frontrunner for a second consecutive SEC regular season title. If Emmitt Williams returns and Will Wade does not put them on probation, the Tigers will be in the driver’s seat.