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ASU Basketball: Alonzo Verge returning for senior season

He’s baaaack

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 25 Arizona at Arizona State Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Arizona State guard Alonzo Verge Jr. has elected to return for his senior season, adding to the Sun Devils’ strong backcourt next year.

The 2020 Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year, it was announced that Verge would test the waters of the NBA Draft at the end of April. However, his name has now been withdrawn. His fellow backcourt teammate, Remy Martin, who also declared for the draft, has not yet announced a plan to return.

Martin has until August 3, or 10 days after the NBA Draft Combine to determine whether he’ll go pro or return for his senior campaign.

As for Verge, coach Bobby Hurley and company get a valuable returner to their lineup, as Verge played in 28 games last season, averaging almost 27 minutes per contest and 14.3 points.

When the Sun Devils went on a seven-game win streak at the end of the season, Verge averaged over 20 points per game.

Verge should fill in nicely with a highly-touted freshman class coming in, as four-star small forward Marcus Bagley and five-star guard Josh Christopher are now with the program, and the group will look to make a legitimate run at taking home a Pac-12 Championship.

Additionally, transfer guards Luther Muhammad and Holland Woods are eligible to play in the 2021-22 season after sitting out a year, and backcourt players Caleb Christopher and Jaelen House are gearing up for their sophomore seasons as well in 2020-21. The future of “Guard U” under Hurley continues to grow.