DAYTON, OH - MARCH 14: Victor Rudd Jr. #2 of the South Florida Bulls dunks in the second half against Justin Cobbs #1 of the California Golden Bears in the first round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at UD Arena on March 14, 2012 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
The South Florida sophomore swingman has announced he will return to the University for next season. What are his reasons for not going pro this year?
When Victor Rudd declared for the NBA draft after the college basketball season, he did not hire an agent. This left open the possibility that he would return for another season with the South Florida Bulls. In an article on Tampa Bay Online, Rudd announced that he will return to South Florida next season. He feels that another year of college hoops will help his NBA status.
Based on this process and the feedback that I received after putting my name in the NBA draft pool, I've decided that it's in my best interests to return to USF. Being evaluated by some of the NBA teams was a great opportunity for me to receive advice on areas of my game that I need to improve on.
Rudd averaged only 9.3 points and 4.6 rebounds during the season, but he averaged 14 points per game and seven rebounds in the Big East and NCAA tournaments. Having transferred from Arizona State after his freshman year, the 6'8" swingman will have two years of eligibility remaining.