West Virginia's Konate withdraws from NBA draft
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia forward Sagaba Konate has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to school for the 2018-19 season.
West Virginia announced Konate’s intentions Thursday.
Konate entered the draft process last month but didn’t hire an agent. He had until May 30 to decide whether to return to school or remain in the draft.
Konate averaged 10.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.2 blocked shots per game as a sophomore. His 116 blocks were second all-time for a season in school history to D’or Fischer’s 124 in 2003-04.
Earlier this month, West Virginia forward Esa Ahmad also withdrew his name from the draft.