Providence's Rodney Bullock plans to return to school next year, per a source. Initially entered 2017 NBA Draft process without agent. #pcbb— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 1, 2017
After initially entering the NBA Draft without hiring agent, Rodney Bullock has decided to come back to Providence College for one more year with the Friars. The invitees for next week's draft combine were just announced and with Bullock not making that particular list, he has decided to officially withdraw from the draft process and not wait and see if he could secure any workouts with individual NBA teams.Providence coach Ed Cooley told ESPN that Rodney Bullock informed him he will be back next season. Withdrawing from NBA Draft process.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 1, 2017
Bullock averaged 15.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game last year, leading the team in both categories. Providence now returns their top 8 rotation players, Drew Edwards coming of a redshirt season and will be adding a top 15 recruiting class to their team. Things are certainly looking bright next year in Friartown.
Cooley chimed in on the decision from Rodney to come back saying, "I'm excited, I think he has a chance to be one of the best small forwards in country next season."
Not to brag, but I totally called Rodney coming back to school and thought it made total sense for him to test the waters of the draft process (let's just forget that I got the Bentil call wrong when he declared for the Draft the year before).