EAST LANSING - Yahoo! Sports NBA columnist Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Michigan State junior forward/center Adreian Payne will return for his senior season.
Wojnarowski wrote: After laboring over the possibility of entering the NBA draft, Michigan State forward Adreian Payne has decided to return to school for his senior season, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
According to Wojnarowski's source, Payne flip-flopped on his decision several times in recent weeks and days.
The deadline to join the NBA Draft is today.
Wojnarowski broke the news with this tweet at 2:30 p.m.:
Michigan State's Adreian Payne will return to school for his senior year, a source told Y! Sports. Midnight deadline to enter NBA Draft.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 28, 2013
The 6-foot-10, 240-pound Payne was considered a possible first-round NBA Draft choice for 2013.
Payne was Michigan State's third-leading scorer and top rebounder this season, averaging 10.5 points and 7.6 boards per game. He blossomed as a range shooter, hitting on 38 percent of his 3-pointer field goal attempts.
Wojnarowski story, which doesn't yet include confirmation from Payne or Michigan State, can be found here at Yahoo! Sports.