Posted June 16th, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Basketball, Draft, Feature

After testing the NBA draft waters Longhorns guard [tag]AJ Abrams[/tag] has made the decision to return to Texas for his senior season. AJ made the announcement at a press conference today, the last day he could withdraw his name and retain his eligibility.

He had a few workouts with NBA teams but was not invited to the league’s pre-draft camp and it was clear he would not be drafted. Returning to Texas will allow AJ to get his degree while also improving his chances of playing professional basketball. He’s not going to be the team’s starting point guard but he’ll likely have more ball handling responsibilities and at least a chance to prove he’s more than just a spot up shooter.

Watch video of an excerpt from AJ’s press conference and comments from Kevin Durant and [tag]Rick Barnes[/tag] below:

Welcome back AJ.


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  1. reply to  #1

    Hook'em Horns

    He made a good choice for sure.

  2. reply to  #2


    I think he made the only choice he could. His dad tried to burn bridges for him but I think this is great news for both AJ and the Texas basketball team.

  3. reply to  #3

    Hook'em Horns

    Off the subject, did ya’ll know that has a fantasy football thing for college that you can do?. I am not sure exactly how to set it up and stuff but they have it for college football and I always wondered if some site did.

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