Indiana junior point guard Yogi Ferrell will return to Indiana for his senior season, according to a report from Gary Parrish of CBS Sports.
Ferrell has not commented on his plans for next season. The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NBA draft is Sunday, April 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Ferrell’s return would be a big deal for the Hoosiers as he was a first team All-Big Ten selection for the 2014-2015 season. He was IU’s leading scorer at 16.3 points per game and also hit a team-high 82 3-pointers. He led the Big Ten in assists at 5.2 per game.
Ferrell currently ranks 22nd all-time on the Indiana scoring list with 1,379 points over three seasons. He has appeared in 102 games and has a streak of 65 consecutive games with a 3-pointer made, an IU record and the longest active streak in the NCAA.
The Park Tudor product was ranked as the No. 71 overall prospect in the 2015 draft according to Chad Ford of ESPN.com, but has reportedly opted for the challenge of leading the Hoosiers on a deep NCAA tournament run in 2015-2016.
Keeping Ferrell in the fold would mean that the Hoosiers will bring back their top eight scorers from a team that finished 20-14 and fell to Wichita State in the NCAA tournament round of 64.
Both James Blackmon Jr. and Troy Williams announced their intentions to return to school in recent weeks and the Hoosiers also signed a McDonald’s All-American big man in Thomas Bryant. Most early projections have IU as a preseason top 15 team.
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