Wednesday, May 21, 2008

UTEP's Jackson Withdraws from Draft

UTEP junior swingman Stefon Jackson has announced that he has withdrawn his name from the NBA Draft and will return to the Miners for his senior season. "I have decided that it is in my best interest to come back," Jackson said. "I'm excited about returning, I'm excited about the great team we have coming back and I'm excited about my senior year." Not surprisingly, head coach Tony Barbee is looking forward to having Jackson on the team next season. "It's a good day to be a Miner," Barbee said. "Stefon did his due diligence, and we did our part in looking into it and decided it was in his best interest to come back. It's in my best interest, too. He will make us a better team." Jackson averaged 23.6 points per game last season, ranking seventh in the country in that category.

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