Villanova guard Scottie Reynolds has withdrawn his name from consideration for the NBA draft and will remain for his senior season with the Wildcats, the school announced today.
"The best decision for me is to return to Villanova for my senior year," Reynolds said in a statement. "I'd like to thank everyone who put their time into helping me get better during these NBA workouts. I especially want to thank my teammates and coaches here for all of their support. I felt like I learned a great deal from this process. I'm blessed to be in the situation I am in. I'm happy to be back at Villanova."
Reynolds averaged 15.2 points per game in helping lead Villanova to a school-record 30 victories last season and a trip to the Final Four. Reynolds has scored 1,620 points in three seasons at Villanova (15.3 ppg), which places him 15th on the school's all-time list.
"Scottie took a very mature and intelligent approach to this process," coach Jay Wright said in a statement. "He prepared himself thoroughly for each workout and absorbed everything he could from them. This was a tremendous learning experience for him and now he is focused on becoming a great senior leader in our program. He has great respect for the tradition here and I know he'll embrace this role."
Look for more on Reynolds' decision in tomorrow's Daily News.