NCAA Men's Basketball

Arkansas sharpshooter Joe returning for junior season

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Arkansas sharpshooter Isaiah Joe will return for his junior season after withdrawing his name from the NBA draft.

"I know a lot of people have been waiting to hear my decision," Joe said in a statement on Saturday. "But this has definitely been one not to be rushed. After all things considered, I have decided to play my next season at the University of Arkansas and continue my dream as a Hog."

A 6-foot-5 guard from Fort Smith, Arkansas, Joe led the SEC in 3-pointers made with 94 and was fourth nationally with 3.62 per game in 2019-20.

Joe averaged 16.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game last season. He tied the SEC freshman record with 113 3-pointers in 2018-19, also tying for fourth in NCAA history among freshmen.

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Updated August 1, 2020