DePaul's Koshwal Withdraws From NBA Draft

CHICAGO - DePaul's Mac Koshwal withdrew his name from the 2009 NBA Draft, the men's basketball team announced today.

Mac Koshwal, a 6-foot-10-inch 255 lb. sophomore forward/center averaged 12.2 points and 9.6 rebounds for DePaul this season. He was named to the Big East all-rookie team as a freshman.

Mac has been a team captain for the last two years and was the first freshman named captain in the history of the school.

Koshwal decided to return for his junior year with the Blue Demons after working out for the Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks, and Minnesota Timberwolves. He will rank among the top 15 returning scorers in the Big East conference.

"I believe the experience that Mac received going through this process was truly rewarding and will only help him continue to improve his all-around game," DePaul coach Jerry Wainwright said in a statement. "I am also proud of how Mac fulfilled his academic responsibilities during the Spring Quarter."

Mac withdrew his name prior to the June 15th NBA deadline for underclassmen to withdraw. His fellow sophomore teammate at DePaul, Dar Tucker, has retained an agent and will be eligible for the June 25th draft.

Koshwal, a native of the Sudan, played his high school basketball in Chicago at Julian High and Boys to Men Academy.

With 713 points and 559 rebounds, Mac is currently on pace to become the 10th player in school history with 1,000 career points and 800 career rebounds next season.

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