Clemson’s Blossomgame returns for senior season

clemhoops-5Clemson’s Jaron Blossomgame opted to withdraw from the NBA draft before Wednesday night’s deadline and come back to school for his senior season.

The 6-foot-7 forward announced his intentions after returning to campus following a workout with the Phoenix Suns.

Blossomgame was not projected to be a first-round draft pick next month despite scoring 27 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in two games at the NBA combine.

“This was a very difficult decision, but I’m at peace with it,” Blossomgame said.

Blossomgame was named first-team All-Atlantic Conference and the most improved player after averaging 18.7 points and 6.3 rebounds last season.

Clemson, which finished 17-14 overall and 10-8 in the ACC, returns a strong nucleus next season led by Blossomgame.

Photo by Clemson Athletics

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