Michigan State University's Athletic Department has announced sophomore basketball player Nick Ward will withdraw his name from the 2018 NBA Draft and return for his junior year.

Nick Ward said, "It was a great opportunity for me to go through the process and I'm grateful for the feedback I received from NBA teams.  It is my dream to play in the NBA and I've learned a lot through my workouts and interviews that will help me when I'm ready to make that next step."

Ward submitted his name into the NBA Draft on March 28.  Over the last month, he participated in workouts with several teams.  Click here on WILX-TV 10 for more information.