MSU's Nick Ward withdraws from NBA draft, will return to school

Michigan State's Nick Ward announced he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and will return to school for his junior year.

"It was a great opportunity for me to go through the process and I'm grateful for the feedback I received from NBA teams," said Ward, who was not invited to the NBA draft combine but worked out for several teams.

Ward was an All-Big Ten third-team selection after leading Michigan State in rebounding with 7.1 a game. He was third on the team in scoring with 12.4 points a game.