Canisius freshman guard Takal Molson has withdrawn his name from consideration for the NBA Draft, the school confirmed.
Molson was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year after averaging 12.6 points, 5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. His scoring average was third on the team and second among freshmen in the MAAC. He scored 417 points, the most for a Canisius freshman since 1981-82.
Molson did not hire an agent, allowing him to return to school. The deadline for players to withdraw from the draft is May 30.
"Takal came in and showed that he can play at a high-level from opening day, and I think he has earned this chance to see how this process can help him grow," Canisius coach Reggie Witherspoon said when Molson declared for the draft. "It is my desire that this process will be beneficial for him as he continues to grow as a person and as a basketball player."
A Buffalo native, Molson played at St. Mary's befoe transferring to TAAG Academy in Tampa to finish his prep career. He averaged 20.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game in 2016-17 at TAAG.
Canisius sophomore guard Isaiah Reese also has declared for the NBA draft.