Mohamed Bamba says he would have preferred the opportunity to go directly from high school to the NBA Draft.
Bamba spent one season at Texas before declaring for the draft.
Bamba said that it would have "taken my game to the next level."
"But at the same time, I could have had a year of NBA development and had a year head start," Bamba said. "So, obviously, I would love to have that opportunity if it was there for me."
Bamba averaged 12.9 points and 10.5 rebounds while ranking second in the country at 3.7 blocks per game.
"I don't want to take away from anything from my time at Texas," he told ESPN host Rachel Nichols and analysts Byron Scott and Tracy McGrady. "I think it was actually pretty darn special. The relationships that I've built there, and the people that I've come across, I met some of my best friends in life at the University of Texas."