Washington will return

Arkansas forward Michael Washington (6-9, 239) opts to return to school for senior season after declaring for NBA Draft without signing an agent.

FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas forward Michael Washington will return for his senior season, multiple sources have confirmed to Hawgs Illustrated.

Washington led the team in scoring (15.5 per game) and led the Southeastern Conference in rebounding (9.8 per game) last season en route to second-team all-SEC honors. Washington was the league's only player to average a double-double in nonconference play in helping Arkansas to a 12-1 start.

His return is good news for the Razorbacks after losing 15 of their final 17 games in 2008-09 and coming in below par when the NCAA released its APR scores last week.

Washington declared for the NBA Draft on April 17 but didn't sign an agent, leaving the door open for his return.

Since that time Arkansas lost two other low-post players in Brandon Moore and Andre Clark, who both decided to transfer.

The Razorbacks also signed two forwards to the 2009 class over that time in Delvon Johnson (6-9, 220) and Glenn Bryant (6-7, 180) to go along with center Anthony Borden and power forward Marshawn Powell, who were signed in the fall period.

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