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Robert Johnson returning for his senior year

Guard Robert Johnson is withdrawing from the NBA draft and will return to Indiana for his senior season, his father tells peegs.com.

Guard Robert Johnson is withdrawing from the NBA draft and will return to Indiana for his senior season, his father tells Peegs.com.

Johnson’s return means Indiana’s backcourt will have significant experiences.

He has made 87 starts, most of anyone on the roster, and has 978 career points.

Johnson was IU’s second-leading scorer last year, averaging 12.8 points per game overall and 13.2 points in Big Ten play. He was eighth in the Big Ten averaging 2.1 three-point field goals per game and also had 85 assists.

In the backcourt, IU will have seniors Johnson and Josh Newkirk, both starters last season, as well as sophomores Devonte Green and Curtis Jones, both of whom had good moments at various times last year.

Johnson’s decision completes the stay-or-go pro decisions for the IU players who declared for the draft.

James Blackmon, Thomas Bryant and OG Anunoby all declared and hired agents. Anunoby is projected to be a first-round pick, Bryant a second-round selection and Blackmon is not projected to be drafted.


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