Arkansas Razorback Basketball fans received some welcome news this past weekend when basketball star Isaiah Joe announced he was returning for his junior season with the hogs after considering a shot in the NBA.

On Saturday, the Arkansas Guard withdrew his name from the 2020 NBA Draft, according to the University of Arkansas website. A deadly 3-pointer shooter, Joe ranks third in 3-pointers per game during his time at Arkansas. As one of the most prolific NCAA Division, I players ranked 4th in the country, he leads the SEC in 3-pointers made in a game.

A native from Arkansas, Joe always dreamed about playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks in his open letter to the fans. Joe is hoping to improve his basketball skills beyond the arc this season with the hopes his NBA stock will rise. By playing this year, he will also have the chance to break some records retained by other former UA basketball players most notably Pat Bradley.

Arkansas Head Basketball Coach Eric Musselman is thrilled to have him back in an Arkansas uniform for the 2020-2021 season. With several returning starters and the addition of several new players, Arkansas is predicted to be a pre-selected Top 25 team, compete for a conference championship and make it into the big dance in 2021. Adding Isaiah Joe back into the mix only heightens those expectations.

Could Isaiah Joe be the icing on the cake? The verdict is yet to come, but stay tuned!

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