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Jaaron Simmons to withdraw from 2017 NBA Draft, enroll at Michigan

Ohio graduate transfer Jaaron Simmons: “I’m gonna pull my name out of the draft.”

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Ohio graduate transfer Jaaron Simmons is ready to enroll at Michigan, according to Brendan F. Quinn of MLive. He will withdraw from the 2017 NBA Draft.

“I’m gonna pull my game out of the draft,” he told MLive. “I haven’t officially done it yet, but that’s definitely the way I’m going.”

Simmons will be immediately eligible to play for Michigan in the 2017-18 season.

In order to withdraw, the guard must submit letters to the NBA Commissioner to exit the draft and a letter to his university athletic director on his intent to resume playing college basketball.

The 6-foot-1, 184-pound point guard averaged 15.9 points and 6.5 assists per game for Ohio in the 2016-17 season. Simmons will likely be the one who replaces Derrick Walton Jr., even though sophomore Xavier Simpson will attempt to make his case to be the starting point guard.

Michigan still is waiting to hear from Moritz Wagner and D.J. Wilson, as the duo could decide to either enter the NBA Draft or return to school. They need to make that decision before May 24th.

“I’ve been looking them up, doing all my research, trying to see where they’re projected and stuff like that,” Simmons said. “I’m definitely real curious, for sure.”