Purdue's JaJuan Johnson won't go pro yet
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Purdue's JaJuan Johnson has decided to return for his junior season after reportedly considering a jump to the NBA.
The All-Big Ten first-team selection and member of the league's all-defense team told The Associated Press about his decision in an e-mail on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-10 center says he's not ready for the NBA, and he will focus on getting stronger and improving his shot in the offseason.
Johnson averaged 13.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and just over two blocks per game this season to help the Boilermakers reach the West Regional semifinals.
As a freshman, Johnson started just half the team's games. He gained 10 pounds in the offseason, then asserted himself this season after Robbie Hummel injured his back.
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