South Carolina Gamecocks forward Chris Silva has withdrawn his name from consideration for the NBA Draft and will return to Columbia for his senior season.
Silva worked out privately for the Brooklyn Nets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Milwaukee Bucks, but did not receive an invite to the NBA Combine last week.
The rising senior from Gabon turned in his best season as a junior, leading the Gamecocks in scoring at 14.3 points per game and was named the SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
In a statement provided by USC Athletics Silva said:
“I’m thankful for the experience of going through the draft process. I want to thank all of the teams that gave me the opportunity to workout for their organization. I’m excited to announce that I’m returning to South Carolina for my senior season. I can’t wait to get back on the court with my brothers and continue to work on my game.”
South Carolina has one player remaining involved in the NBA Draft process, Louisville transfer Brian Bowen. The Gamecocks also have two additional scholarships remaining for their 2018-19 roster.