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Two LSU Guards Withdraw from NBA Draft

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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Jon Rothstein reports both Skylar Mays and Marlon Taylor have withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return to LSU next season.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.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

5 Comments for Two LSU Guards Withdraw from NBA Draft



  1. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    11:04 pm May 27, 2019 Permalink

    And those wins will quickly be sent on vacation.



    • mashburnfan1
      2:03 am May 28, 2019 Permalink

      Yep….Memphis and UMass also know how that happens.



    • StillBP
      9:49 am May 28, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah tipturd, only difference is that the coach didn’t cheat at Memphis and UMass. You mad?



  2. UKSanders
    12:13 am May 28, 2019 Permalink

    They were going to have to take a pay cut to play in the NBA, so they decided to delay at least one more year.



    • sharpshooter81
      8:23 am May 28, 2019 Permalink

      Even with these returning players, LSU is not better than UK and will not be ranked higher in pre-season national polls or pre-season SEC poll. With that said, they are not the frontrunner for the 2019-2020 SEC regular season title.