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Aurora Native Withdraws Name From NBA Draft - Creighton Up Next

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Tuesday night it was reported by college basketball insider Jon Rothstein that Aurora native Baylor Scheierman would withdraw from the 2022 NBA Draft and return to school, per his agent. That school will be Creighton University. Scheirman announced on March 24th that he was leaving South Dakota State after three seasons and was declaring for the NBA 2022 draft while maintaining his college eligibility. On May 3rd Scheierman then announced that he would transfer to Creighton but continue to test out the NBA draft process. 

This past season Scheierman was named Summit League men's basketball player of the year. He played in all 35 games for the Jackrabbits while averaging 16.2 points per game, 4.5 assists per game, and 7.8 rebounds with an average of 33 minutes played per game. The Jackrabbits would win the Summit League 2022 tournament championship qualifying for the NCAA Tournament only to fall in the first round to Providence 66-57 to end the season with a record of 30-5. 

In the 2020-21 season Baylor started all 23 games while earning earned First Team All-Summit League honors. He ranked third nationally and first in the league in defensive rebounds per game (8.65) and 29th in the nation in total rebounds per game (9.2). He logged 13 double-doubles, the 11th-most in the nation and tied for the most by a freshman or sophomore in school history, and became one of two players in SDSU’s Division I history to lead the team in points (355), assists (91), rebounds (212) and steals (24) in a single season. Scheierman shot 49.8 percent from the floor, the sixth-best percentage in the conference … averaged 2.5 three-pointers per game, the second-best mark in the Summit League. 


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