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NBA Draft 2017: Chris Clemons will return to Campbell

The nation’s second-leading scorer will return for his junior year.

Standing 5’9, Chris Clemons is a downright problem on the court. And for Big South opponents, he will continue to be.

Clemons has decided to withdraw from the NBA Draft, he confirmed to the News Observer on Wednesday.

Clemons is coming off a stellar sophomore season in which he averaged 25.1 points per game. He worked out for the Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets, where he showed off his incredible athleticism.

His return puts Campbell in an excellent position to be among the top tier of the Big South. Behind his outstanding conference tournament performance, including a 51-point outburst, Clemons led his team to the tournament title game.

Campbell has plenty of youth that should be improved next season, so having their offensive leader back poses challenges to Big South opponents.

Clemons was named All-Mid-Major Madness Honorable Mention this season, and his 51-point game against UNC Asheville was voted Individual Game of the Year. Here are the highlights, in case you forgot: