Carleton Scott decided to forgo his final season at Notre Dame and keep his name in the NBA draft, the university announced Sunday.
The 6-foot-8 forward's decision was surprising after he didn't hire an agent leaving the door open for a return to the Irish. He had a year of eligibility remaining after sitting out his freshman season.
Underclassmen had until Sunday night to remove their name from the draft if they hadn't hired an agent.
Scott, who briefly considered leaving Notre Dame during his junior season because of a lack of playing timing, averaged a career-high 11.2 points and 7.4 rebounds last season.
Scott's exit is a blow to the Irish, who went 27-7 last season and finished second in the Big East at 14-4. Notre Dame already lost starters Ben Hansbrough and Tyrone Nash to graduation, and Scott's departure leaves the Irish with only two returning starters (Tim Abromaitis and Scott Martin) from last season.