WCIA — Ayo Dosunmu is coming back.
The Illinois guard announced on Twitter Friday night that he will be returning to Illinois for his junior season. The First Team All-Big Ten guard declared for the 2020 NBA draft in April, and had until Monday to keep his name in the draft, but decided to come back for a third year.
“Since a kid I’ve been working; my dream is to play in the NBA, but first I need that national championship,” Dosunmu said in the video. “Year three.”
Dosunmu missed his chance to compete on the NCAA stage when the season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. His sophomore year, Dosunmu led the team with 16.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game, he scored a career-high 27 points to bring the Illini to a win at Michigan.