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NEW YORK (AP) Arella Guirantes is headed back to Rutgers instead of choosing to enter the WNBA draft.
She was one of about a half-dozen high profile juniors who could have foregone their last season of eligibility to enter the WNBA draft. Oregon's Satou Sabally, Texas A&M's Chennedy Carter and UConn's Megan Walker have submitted their paperwork to enter the draft. Arizona guard Aari McDonald chose to return to school for her senior year.
While its been common place for years for underclassmen to enter the NBA draft early, the WNBA has seen more eligible underclassmen players do it over the past few seasons, including last season's No. 1 pick, Jackie Young.