Ayo Dosunmu returning to Illinois for junior year


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.”

WCIA 3 Sports Director Bret Beherns breaks down the big news Friday night that Ayo Dosunmu will return to Illinois for his junior year and forgo the NBA Draft

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.

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