Arkansas guards will return for senior seasons

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark-Arkansas guard Jaylen Barford says he is returning for his senior season after last month entering the NBA draft without hiring an agent .

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. Junior guard Daryl Macon also announced he’ll return to Arkansas for his senior season. Macon averaged 13 points a game last season.

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