South Dakota State received some huge news on Saturday afternoon as senior big man Mike Daum announced that he will return to college basketball next season.
The All-American candidate opted to test the NBA Draft process but quickly pulled his name out of the proceedings — as the Jackrabbits will now return the two-time Summit League Player of the Year. Daum is also a three-time winner of the Summit League tournament MVP while also winning two Summit League scoring titles.
Daum put up 23.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per game for South Dakota State last season while also shooting 46 percent from the field and 41 percent from three-point range. The Jackrabbits made the 2018 NCAA tournament as a No. 12 seed as they’ll likely be a major contender with Daum back in the mix.