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Austin Wiley withdraws from NBA draft and will return to Auburn

Auburn has won four in a row and finishes the non-conference season 10-2 (Steve McLaughlin Photography / steve@stevemclaughlinphotography.com)

Austin Wiley is going to withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to Auburn, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.

Wiley has not announced the decision himself. The former Spain Park star would be eligible immediately after missing all of last season.

Wiley, a 6-10, 250-pound center, was one of four Tigers players to enter their name early in the draft, along with Mustapha Heron, Jared Harper and Bryce Brown, but did not hire an agent so as to maintain his eligibility.

The deadline for players to return to school is Wednesday.

Wiley wrote on his Instagram account “I’d like to thank the Auburn family for the support as well as my coaches and teammates for an incredible season. I’m happy to be back. It’s time to get to work.”


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