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IU Basketball: Green, Smith and Durham All Withdraw From NBA Draft

As was widely expected, Indiana senior Devonte Green and juniors Justin Smith and Al Durham will all return to Bloomington to continue their college playing careers according to multiple reports.

The trio had entered their names in the NBA Draft in what was generally understood to be part of a process to obtain feedback and return to school.

The news comes on the heels of Romeo Langford’s announcement that he will stay in the 2019 NBA Draft and forego his remaining college eligibility.

Green played in 28 games and started 9 times.  He finished third on the team in scoring at 9.4 points per game.  The 6-foot-3 guard led IU in several categories including three-pointers made, three-point field goal percentage, and assists per game.  He also finished second on the team in steals.

Smith played in all 35 games and started 32 times.  The 6-foot-7 forward was fifth on the team with 8.2 points per game and third with 4.5 rebounds.  The Buffalo Grove, Ill. native shot 49.6 percent from the field overall including 21.9 percent from 3-point range.  Smith shot 51.4 percent from the free throw line and had 65 turnovers compared to 28 assists.

Durham played in 34 games for the 2018-19 season and started 30 times.  The Georgia native averaged 28.7 minutes per game.  He was 4th on the team in scoring, averaging 8.3 points per game, and he led the team in free throw shooting at 74.0%.  The 6-foot-4 guard shot 40.3% overall from the field and 34.8% from behind the three point line.  Durham averaged 1.9 rebounds per game and had 54 assists on 42 turnovers.

Indiana has two open scholarships on its 2019-20 roster.

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