At a press conference called by LSU, Jordan Mickey announced his intentions to remain at LSU and forego the NBA draft after his freshman season.
After discussing his future with his parents, and coaches as well as taking into account his NBA evaluation, Mickey has decided it is in his best interest to resume his basketball career at LSU for the upcoming season.
Jordan Mickey was Freshman All-SEC this year and on the Defensive All-SEC team. He averaged 32.8 minutes per game in which he recorded 12.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. He also led the SEC with 3.1 blocks per game.
He joins some other big name SEC players to forego the draft and stay in school including UK's Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress.
Mickey says he has to get bigger, stronger, and faster before making the jump to the NBA. He also cites his confidence in LSU for next season, saying the Tigers "can go pretty far next year."
Coming into college, Mickey never thought this would be a decision he would have to make. :I just came here wanting to help my team win." With the return of both Mickey and Martin, LSU will have a formidable front court next season. They will also bring in Aaron Epps and Elbert Robinson, two highly rated high school athletes while also having Odo and Malone from the current team.