WOAY – Marshall men’s basketball standout C.J. Burks announced Monday he will return for his senior season, withdrawing his name from the NBA Draft.
Burks was one of three Herd underclassmen to submit paperwork several months ago with the intention of entering the draft, along with Jon Elmore and Ajdin Penava. Penava has since hired an agent, while Elmore has until May 30 to decide if he will return to Marshall.
Burks, a Martinsburg native, scored an average of 20.1 points per game, the second-leading scorer for the team and third in the league. He was a Second Team All-Conference USA selection and a two-time conference Player of the Week.
All three played critical roles in Marshall winning the Conference USA Tournament and the NCAA Tournament first round matchup over Wichita State.