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LSU basketball players return after testing NBA waters

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Three LSU basketball players who tested the NBA waters will be returning to Baton Rouge to play for the Tigers.

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Jon Rothstein with CBS Sports reported forward Darius Days will return for his junior season. Later, point guard Javonte Smart posted a very short message on Twitter indicating he would be returning for his junior season as well. Then, Billy Embody with 247Sports reported sophomore forward Trendon Watford will be back.

LSU forward Darius Days (No. 0)
LSU forward Darius Days (No. 0) (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)

Kent Lowe, the senior associate communications director, confirmed the trio is returning to play for head coach Will Wade.

LSU guard Javonte Smart (No. 1)
LSU guard Javonte Smart (No. 1) (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)

Monday was the last day for players to decide whether to remain in the draft or return to college.

Days averaged 11.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game last season. He shot 48.6 percent from the field, draining a total of 39 three-pointers. He played in all 31 games.

Smart averaged 12.5 points and 4.2 assists per game in his sophomore year. The former Scotlandville star had the best assist to turnover ratio in the SEC last year during the 18 league games he played. He shot 41.5 percent from the floor and also played in all 31 games.

LSU forward Trendon Watford (No. 2)
LSU forward Trendon Watford (No. 2) (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)

Watford averaged 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game as a freshman. He shot 48.9 percent from the field and started 30 of the 31 games he appeared in last season. He was named to the SEC All-Freshman team.

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