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3 Washington State players withdraw from NBA draft consideration

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Josh Hawkinson #24 of the Washington State Cougars shoots against Josh Scott #40 of the Colorado Buffaloes during a first-round game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Colorado won 80-56. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson, Ike Iroegbu and Conor Clifford have withdrawn their names from consideration for the NBA draft and will return for their senior seasons.

The three declared for the draft in early April but didn’t hire agents, making them eligible to return to school.

Hawkinson, a 6-foot-10 forward, led the team in scoring and led the Pac-12 in rebounding at 11.1 boards per game last season.

Iroegbu was the only Cougar to start all 31 games last season and averaged 3.6 assists per game.

Clifford averaged 6.8 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.