Jared Butler has withdrawn from the 2020 NBA Draft to return to Baylor.
"After going through this process, making an important decision for the rest of my life, I truly felt like I couldn't go wrong with either decision," Butler told ESPN. "It came down to making the most out of my development as a player and as an adult. In the end I felt like coming back to school would set me up in both aspects in a way that I couldn't deny. Even though the opportunity to reach my dream of playing in the NBA was readily at hand, I think next year it will still be there, possibly even with greater opportunities."
Butler was ranked the No. 46 prospect in the ESPN 100. He averaged 16 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists for Baylor.
"The feedback I received from NBA teams was really helpful, Butler said. "I think I created relationships with the 20-plus teams I interviewed with and made a good impression on all of them. I had some great conversations, met some great people on Zoom, and learned a lot from it. They highlighted my strengths and weaknesses, which was really helpful in critiquing my own game."