Texas A&M guard Admon Gilder announced his intention to return for his senior season on Friday.
Gilder initially tested the 2018 NBA Draft pool, but revealed in an official statement to 12thman.com that he has withdrawn his name from consideration and will return to College Station for his final season.
“These past three years in Aggieland have been amazing and we’ve accomplished so much as a team,” Gilder said. “Over the past two months, I’ve had the chance to work towards my dream of reaching the NBA. I’ve learned and grown a lot through the process. At the end of the day, we have more work to do, as I want to help this team go further than any team in school history and I think this group can do just that. Therefore, today I withdrew my name from the 2018 NBA Draft. Thanks for all your support in the past, let’s get ready to Rock Reed next year!”
Gilder recorded 12.3 points while averaging a .458 shooting percentage and a team-leading .395 percentage on 3-point attempts, despite missing games last season because of a knee injury. He also became a member of the Aggies’ 1,000-point club and was named SEC Player of the Week following A&M’s victory against West Virginia on Nov. 10.
The former 4-star guard ranked as the No. 27 shooting guard, No. 9 player from the state of Texas and the No. 88 overall prospect for the 2015 national recruiting cycle, according to the 247Sports composite.
Gilder’s decision to return is crucial for an Aggies team that has already lost starters Robert Williams, DJ Hogg and Tyler Davis to the NBA draft this offseason.
One More Year 👍🏽 pic.twitter.com/3vujNo8W7W
— Admon Gilder (@hph_lilmon) May 25, 2018