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UNI’s AJ Green withdraws from 2020 NBA draft

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KWWL) - UNI guard AJ green has withdrawn from the 2020 NBA draft and will return to the university for the 2020-21 season.

Green was the 2020 MVC Larry Bird Player of the Year, averaging 19.7 points per game and leading the Panthers to a 25-6 record and an MVC regular reason title.

Green has said that he was leaning towards returning to UNI.

"Based on the feedback that I got before declaring, I think I plan on coming back to UNI next year," he said back in April. "I'm just doing this to get feedback and learn, but I plan on coming back."

Green said he'd have needed a near guarantee of being an early pick to stay in the draft.

He also has his eyes set on the 2021 NCAA Tournament, which he believes the Panthers may have another shot at after the 2020 Tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus.

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