Daryl Macon and Jaylen Barford return to Razorbacks for senior season

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas players Daryl Macon and Jaylen Barford say they are returning for their senior seasons after last month entering the NBA draft without hiring agents.

In his first season after transferring from junior college, Barford averaged 12.8 points per game last season and helped Arkansas reach the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years. He started 30 of 36 games and matched his career-best with 23 points in a win at South Carolina in February.

The 6-foot-3 guard from Tennessee says he is returning to take care of "unfinished business" in the NCAA Tournament next season.

Barford was the top junior college recruit in the country a year earlier after leading the country in scoring with an average of 26.2 points per game.

Macon averaged a team-best 62.6 shooting percentage and shot 38.7 percent from 3-point range.

The Razorbacks finished 26-10 and lost in the second round to eventual national champion North Carolina.

© 2017 Associated Press


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