Razorback juniors Daryl Macon and Jaylen Barford plan to enter the 2017 NBA Draft but will not hire agents, the university announced Friday. That leaves the door open for both players to return to school for their senior seasons. With neither player hiring an agent, they will have 10 days following the NBA Draft Combine to make a decision on returning to school or foregoing their final year of eligibility. The NBA Draft Combine is scheduled for May 9-14 in Chicago. The new rule for the NBA Draft provides a great opportunity for these guys to workout with NBA teams and get the necessary feedback to make an informed decision,” Mike Anderson said in a statement. “Daryl and Jaylen had productive years for us and we will support them every step of the way through this process.” Macon proved to be a prolific scorer during his junior campaign, averaging 13.4 points per game, including a career-high 30-point effort against Ole Miss on Feb. 18. He spearheaded Arkansas’ run to the SEC Tournament championship game for the second time in three seasons, averaging 16.7 points per game to earn SEC All-Tournament Team honors. Macon went a cool 30-of-34 from the charity stripe in the final minute of games and led the team with 80 assists on the year.
Arkansas' Macon, Barford to test NBA draft waters
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