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Impact of Mickey's return

Mickey had a stellar freshman season (USA Today)

LSU's Jordan Mickey announced Wednesday he'll return for his sophomore season in Baton Rouge. TSD publisher Ben Love breaks down the ripple effects of Mickey's decision, including how the team improves and which individual player benefits most from the decision.

On Wednesday, a mere four days before the underclassman deadline to enter the NBA Draft, LSU freshman forward Jordan Mickey toweled off the collective sweaty forehead of Tiger Nation by announcing his intentions to return for his sophomore season in Baton Rouge. That a second-team All-SEC-caliber player and the conference's leader in blocked shots is coming back qualifies as huge news for Johnny...

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