Boston College point guard Ky Bowman will return for his junior season according to college basketball insider Jon Rothstein.
Ky Bowman is returning to Boston College next season, per a source. Entered 2018 NBA Draft without an agent.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 30, 2018
Bowman entered the 2018 NBA Draft in early April, but players can “test the draft waters” and still return to school as long as they don’t hire an agent. The exact reasons for his return to Boston College are unclear. Having the ability to “test the waters” to make a more educated decision as Bowman did is why the NCAA implemented the rules changes three years ago.
Bowman and fellow Boston College guard Jerome Robinson both entered the draft in April. Robinson elected to stay in the draft.
As a sophomore in 2017-18, Bowman averaged 17.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 35 games. Boston College finished 12th in the ACC, but the team’s 7-11 conference record was its best in the ACC since 2012-13. The Eagles also ended the season with a winning record for the first time in seven years.
Bowman and Robinson combined for more than 50 percent of Boston College’s offense in 2017-18. Losing Robinson a year early hurts, but getting back Bowman ensures the Eagles will remain competitive.