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Blakeney returning to LSU for his sophomore season

Antonio Blakeney and Ben Simmons  (Source: WAFB) Antonio Blakeney and Ben Simmons (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

LSU guard Antonio Blakeney has decided to put the NBA on hold and will return for his sophomore season at LSU.

"After consulting with my coaches and with my family, I have decided to return to LSU for my sophomore season," Blakeney said. "I believe I can further improve my skill set in different areas to become even more effective for my team in the future."

Blakeney played in all 33 games at LSU his freshman year and started in 24 of them. As a freshman, he averaged 12.6 points per game last season, hitting 50 three-point shots.

Blakeney was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. He was also named the SEC Freshman of the Week twice during his freshman season.

"We’re excited about Antonio Blakeney’s decision to return for his sophomore season at LSU," said LSU head coach Johnny Jones. "His return will automatically give us another prolific scorer and the experience factor that is needed as we continue moving forward for next season. We will work diligently to help him continue to improve this offseason as he strives to be the best."

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