Brown withdraws from NBA Draft, returning to Statesboro

Brown withdraws from NBA Draft, returning to Statesboro

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Georgia Southern's Tookie Brown is pulling his name from the NBA Draft, and will return to Statesboro for his senior season.

The Eagles' star point guard entered the NBA Draft without signing an agent in March, and had until May 30 to determine if he would forgo his final year of eligibility. Brown made his decision known Sunday, tweeting out a video announcing his return.

The Madison, GA native is a three-time All-Sun Belt first team selection and his 18.9 points per game average was third-best in the conference a season ago. Brown's return to Statesboro will have the Eagles as a preseason contender in the Sun Belt Conference.

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