Report: Mizzou guard Xavier Pinson makes final decision regarding 2020 NBA Draft
The Missouri Tigers had 3 underclassmen declare early for the 2020 NBA Draft, but all 3 still have the option to return to college.
Those 3 players are Jeremiah Tilmon, Mitchell Smith and Xavier Pinson, and it appears Pinson has reached a decision.
Per Mitchell Forde of PowerMizzou.com, Pinson is expected to withdraw from the draft and return to the Tigers for the 2020-21 season:
Multiple sources have told me that #Mizzou guard Xavier Pinson is expected to return for his junior season. Pinson declared for the NBA Draft and hasn’t yet filed the paperwork to formally withdraw, but all signs point to him returning to Columbia.
— Mitchell Forde (@Mitchell4D) May 19, 2020
That would be big for coach Cuonzo Martin and the Tigers, who also return Dru Smith to the backcourt for the upcoming season.
Pinson appeared in 31 games for the Tigers in 2019-20, starting 11 of them. He averaged 11.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest.