Auburn's Chuma Okeke has signed with an agent and will keep his name in the 2019 NBA Draft in favor of returning to school, ESPN's Jonathan Givony reported Monday evening.
Earlier in the day, Okeke withdrew from the NBA Combine before interviewing with teams, Givony reported. As he is recovering from his ACL tear suffered in Auburn's Sweet Sixteen win over North Carolina, interviewing with coaches and NBA clubs was all Okeke could do at the event.
According to the report, "it appears Okeke feels comfortable with where he's positioned in the draft."
Okeke, ESPN's No. 41-rated prospect, declared for the draft April 20 after a sophomore season in which the Atlanta product averaged 12 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game while shooting 49.6 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from deep.
The deadline to pull out of the draft and retain college eligibility is May 29.
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