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NBA Executives Think This Kansas Star Should Return To School

Multiple NBA executives believe Kansas' Svi Mykhailiuk—and several other players—should return to school for another year of college ball.

On Wednesday, ESPN's Jeff Goodman published a piece regarding the 14 players who have declared for the draft but have yet to sign an agent. He spoke to NBA executives and got their take on whether the players should return to school for another year or not. Of the 14 players, 12 were recommended to return to school, and one of those was Kansas' Svi Mykhailiuk.

Per Goodman's article:

He came into Lawrence with a lot of hype. He hasn't done that much in three years at Kansas. He has the size, and he has shown the ability to shoot the ball from deep. He is still young, not turning 20 until June. "I still hold out hope on him," one 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."

Range: 45 to 60
NBA says: Back to school

After logging just 11.2 and 12.8 minutes per game in his freshman and sophomore seasons, respectively, the 6-foot-8, 205-pound guard from Ukraine saw a huge spike in minutes during his junior campaign. He logged 27.3 minutes per game, and with it came an increase in productivity on the court. Mykhailiuk averaged 9.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 rebounds per game his junior season.

He has the potential to be a solid 3-and-D wing player in the NBA, and another year at Kansas could only help his draft stock.

[ESPN]