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NBA Draft: Utah State's Jalen Moore returning to school

Utah State gets a big piece back next year as Jalen Moore will return for his senior year.

NCAA Basketball: Utah State at Air Force Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Utah State has gained a big piece back for next season as Jalen Moore has elected to pull his name out of consideration for the NBA Draft and return to Logan, Utah, for one more season.

Moore did not hire an agent which allowed him to withdraw by May 25, but this also allowed him to attend workouts.

He had a handful of workouts with Utah Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves. He had a few other scheduled but tweaked his back and return to Utah for treatment.

His father, Jimmy Moore, told the Deseret News that the ability for underclassmen to test the draft waters worked out well.

"The NBA Draft for Jalen has served its purpose," Jimmy Moore said. "The plan worked for what we wanted, and it made sense for him to come back."

Moore's 15.2 points per game he averaged last year will definitely help Utah State next year for his senior year. The Aggies finished eighth in the Mountain West and finished 16-15 last year.