“I felt where teams had me going in the draft wasn’t where I wanted to be,” Dickinson said via ESPN. “I am better than a mid-second round pick, and teams told me if I come back another year they see me as a top 25 guy. I wasn’t in a rush to leave college, I really enjoyed my time under Coach [Juwan] Howard, and coming back for another year was always an option.”
Dickinson isn’t the only player to draft the test waters before ultimately deciding that returning to college could be the best bet for his future.
Unlike Jones, Dickinson doesn’t have several years of college experience under his belt.
Getting another year’s worth of experience at Michigan could help Dickinson go from a second-round pick to a potential lottery selection, depending on how he does during his Sophomore effort. While going straight to the league at 20-years-old wouldn’t have been a bad idea for Dickinson, he’ll likely find it more beneficial to give it another year at college before taking his game to the next level.