Jomaru Brown is returning to Eastern Kentucky University for at least one more season.

The 6-foot-2 guard from Raleigh, N.C., made that announcement earlier this week on his social media platforms.

"These past two seasons have been very special at EKU and will continue to be," Brown said. "I'm excited to announce that I will be returning to EKU for my junior year. I'm coming back."

Brown has already scored more than 1,000 points during his career at EKU and last season earned First-Team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors.

In April, though, he announced he had submitted his name as an early entrant into the 2020 NBA Draft.

That declaration allowed him to get feedback and be evaluated by professional scouts.

"It was a great learning experience," Brown said of the NBA Draft process on his social media post. "It helped me gain even more motivation to fulfill my life-long dream of being an NBA player."

Brown was 12th among all sophomores in the country in scoring last season at 18.4 points-per-game.

He poured in a career-high 41 points against in-state rival Western Kentucky on November 15, which was the most points scored by an OVC player in a game this season. It is tied for the fourth-most points ever scored by a Colonel in a game.

EKU adds TSU transfer

The EKU women's basketball team has added Texas State transfer Jayla Johnson, head coach Samantha Williams announced earlier this week.

Johnson, a 6-foot-2 center from Dallas, Texas, has played for the Bobcats the last three years.

As a junior, Johnson appeared in 29 of the team's 30 games, while averaging 7.2 points per game on 45 percent shooting from the field.

Johnson scored a season-high 18 points, on 9-for-11 shooting, and grabbed four rebounds in the team's 67-59 win over Alcorn State. Johnson scored double-digits in eight games.

During her sophomore campaign, she averaged eight points and 4.3 rebounds in just 18.6 minutes per contest. She posted a career-best 23 points against Oral Robert on Nov. 24, 2018.

"I'm really excited about adding a player of Jayla's caliber to our EKU family. Without a doubt she will make an immediate impact with her versatility and athleticism," Williams said. "Not only is it important to Jayla to get her degree but she wants to have a basketball career after college. With our staff's experience, we are a perfect match to help her reach her goals. The sky's the limit for Jayla."

Johnson played at Lincoln High School as a senior where she helped her team to a 27-7 record. She averaged 15.4 points per game, 6.6 rebounds and 2.8 steals a contest and earned all-district honors. Before her time at Lincoln High School, Johnson played at powerhouse Duncanville High School where the finished ranked No. 2 nationally in the final 2016 USA Today Super 25.

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