Freshman forward Ater Majok has removed his name from consideration from this month's NBA Draft and remains in line to compete at UConn when being declared eligible in December.
Majok, a 6-foot-10 power forward originally from Sudan via Australia, faced a deadline of 5 p.m. Monday for making a decision. He originally entered the NBA Draft with the intentions of judging where he stands against the nation's premier college talent.
"It will allow me to get a better idea of what areas in my game need improvement and make me a better player in the future," Majok said in a statement released by the school on April 23. "I will not be hiring an agent and I enter this process with the full intention of assessing my abilities and returning to Connecticut in 2009-10."
According to the Hartford Courant, UConn head coach Jim Calhoun said Saturday that Majok is still considering a professional career.
"He's going to do whatever he feels he needs to do," Calhoun told The Courant. "It's not much more complex than that. I don't think he'll go home. I think it's either [UConn] or Europe. I'm not trying to [get a feel for which way he's leaning]. The other kids are coming to join our program. You have to want to join our program. And I think Ater does, but he has a lot of responsibilities."