NIU's Silas withdraws from NBA draft

Updated: April 22, 2010, 3:49 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPN Chicago

Northern Illinois junior guard Xavier Silas has pulled his name out of the NBA draft and will return to the Huskies for his senior season.

"We talked to a couple friends who are affiliated with the league, and they said if I went back and had a good year in all aspects of the game, I could be a first-rounder," Silas said on Thursday. "That's better than chancing it this year."

Silas had until May 8 to make his decision, but he chose to withdraw early because he could only begin talking ...

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