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Monday / July 4.
  • Baylor’s Matthew Mayer to withdraw from NBA Draft, will transfer

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Baylor’s Matthew Mayer will withdraw from the NBA Draft but hasn’t decided which school he will play for in the 2022-23 season, he told ZAGSBLOG.

    “I’ve decided that I’m coming back to college but don’t know where,” he said.

    Texas Tech, North Carolina, USC, Memphis, Alabama, Arkansas and Illinois were among the schools to reach out to him in the transfer portal.

    There is an NCAA Dead Period from May 19-27 so no one can take visits until May 28.

    The 6-foot-9 senior averaged 9.8 points, five rebounds, 1.2 steals and one assist on 40.9% shooting from the field in 33 games at Baylor. He is considered one of the top transfers in the portal.

    The deadline for withdrawal from the NBA Draft is June 1.

    The NBA draft will take place on June 23.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.