Jefferson Returning for his Sophomore Season??

The speculation has gone both ways but it looks like DJ is coming back next season. I will feel better when he says it but this is the most definitive word on his status to date.

From The LAT:

A source close to USC freshman Davon Jefferson emphatically said this afternoon that the 6-foot-8 forward would return for his sophomore season instead of declaring for the NBA draft.

"He is not declaring for the draft," said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "He has not hired an agent nor will he hire an agent. He looks forward to going back to USC and is 100% committed to the team."

The source said that Jefferson, the Trojans' second-leading scorer who averaged 12.1 points and 6.3 rebounds, would not attend the pre-draft camp May 27-29 in Orlando, Fla., to assess his NBA stock and learn which aspects of his game could use improvement.

Neither Jefferson nor USC Coach Tim Floyd could immediately be reached for comment.

Not going to draft camp is a big deal and is usually a sign that players who are not first round lock are coming back to school. This is the best for both; Jefferson gets to tune up his game while SC hangs on to a big part of the offense this past season.

Good choice DJ!

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