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Kansas Junior Svi Mykhailiuk To Return For His Senior Season

The Jayhawks' sharp-shooter is returning to school.

Kansas junior Svi Mykhailiuk has made his NBA Draft decision.

The elite shooter has elected to return to the Jayhawks for his senior season, dropping out of the 2017 NBA Draft.

Mykhailiuk had entered the NBA Draft without hiring an agent, allowing himself to return to Lawrence, Ks. for another year.

He announced the news on Instagram.

"Senior year gonna be fun," he wrote.

The 6-foot-8 guard out of Ukraine averaged 9.8 points, 3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game last season. He shot 39.8 percent from the 3-point line.

The sharp-shooter was projected by most as a mid-to-late second round pick if he decided to stay in the NBA Draft. Most NBA executives seemed to think it was best for him to return to school for one more year.

"I still hold out hope on him," an NBA executive told ESPN. "He's still really young and can be a catch-and-shoot guy. The question is whether he has a bigger role at Kansas next year than he did the past couple years."

Kansas is a likely preseason top-five team heading into the 2017-18 season.