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Arkansas' Jaylen Barford, Daryl Macon enter draft without agents

Men's College Basketball, Arkansas Razorbacks

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas junior guards Jaylen Barford and Daryl Macon have announced they both plan to enter this year's NBA draft without hiring agents, allowing them both the chance to return to school for their senior seasons.

The move will allow both players to receive evaluations from NBA teams yet return to the Razorbacks after the NBA draft combine in May, if they so decide.

Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said earlier this week there was a "possibility" of both players entering the draft without hiring an agent but that he expected both to return next season -- as Razorbacks center Moses Kingsley did last year after putting his name in the draft.

Macon was second on Arkansas in scoring with an average of 13.4 points per game this season, while Barford averaged 12.8 points. The two helped the Razorbacks to a 26-10 record and the second round of the NCAA tournament.

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