Josiah-Jordan James will reportedly return for his senior season at Tennessee, providing a big boost to Rick Barnes’ Volunteers squad.

Jon Rothstein with CBS Sports reported James will withdraw from the 2022 NBA Draft and return to the Vols, citing James’ brother. James appeared in 32 games and made 30 starts during the 2021-22 season and was Tennessee’s third-leading scorer.

Last season, James was 1 of 3 Tennessee players to average double figures while averaging 10.3 points and leading the Vols in rebounding at 6 rebounds per game. He also averaged 1.7 assists and 1.4 steals but shot just 39% from the floor.

In 3 seasons in Knoxville, James has appeared in 84 games (73 starts) with career averages of 8.7 points, 6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals. He will return for one more season and try to lead the Vols on an NCAA Tournament run after a second-round loss to Michigan this past season.

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