Kentucky freshman Hamidou Diallo has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return to the Wildcats.

Diallo announced he was testing the waters last month but did not sign with an agent, leaving open the option to return to school. He had until midnight on Wednesday night to decide whether to keep his name in the draft.

NBA executives told ESPN he probably would have been a late first-round pick had he stayed in the draft.

"I hope to play in the NBA one day -- just not this season," Diallo said in a statement posted to Twitter. "Based on the information I received by testing the waters, I believe it's in my best interests to return to school.