Mailk Pope to return to SDSU Aztecs for 2016-2017 season

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Malik Pope, who starred for the San Diego State Aztecs in the NIT Tournament, has decided to withdraw his name from the 2016 NBA Draft and will return to Steve Fisher’s team for his junior year in 2016-2017.

Pope came into last season with very high expectations but had a difficult time meeting them consistently. He finished the regular season averaging 7.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. While those were improved marks over his freshman season, it was still viewed as disappointing.

However, Malik came alive during the Mountain West Conference Tournament and team’s NIT run, finishing with double-digit points in 7 of the team’s final 9 games of the year and double-double performances in 3 of those games.

There were some serious questions about if the Aztecs would take a big step back this year if Pope were to enter the NBA Draft, but now the team can go back to work in preparing for what could be Steve Fisher’s final season on the sidelines.

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