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According to very reliable sources, Mario Austin, who earlier this month decided to declare for the NBA draft, has changed his mind and will be coming back to MSU for his junior season at Mississippi State. He is back in Starkville and attending class.
After saying that he would be coming back for his junior season after the loss to Texas in the NCAA Tournament, Mario, unexpectedly, changed his mind and decided he would declare for the NBA draft after his sophomore season. However, after giving careful thought to his decision, he has decided to come back to school and play his junior season at MSU.
Mississippi State, with the return of Mario, returns the nucleus of an MSU team that set a record for most victories in a season, 27, and won the SEC Basketball Tournament.
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