Ian Vouyoukas wanted to see how high NBA scouts and executives regarded his talents. Probably for the first time in his career, the 6-foot-10 center wasn’t high enough. Unhappy with their response, Vouyoukas decided to withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return for senior year at Saint Louis University.

Vouyoukas was looking for confirmation that he’d be a first round pick. He never signed with an agent, leaving open the possibility retaining his collegiate eligibility. SLU assistant coach, Angres Thorpe, accompanied Vouyoukas on his trips. The pair went to Toronto for a workout with the Raptors and played at the NBA pre-draft camp in Orlando. He never got any concrete advice from NBA officials, instead opting to value his own opinion on his play against other top prospects.

Part of the reason he made the choice to return to Saint Louis was the fact he only averaged 7.3 points and 1.7 rebounds during the NBA camp.

Last season, Vouyoukas scored 13.9ppg and grabbed 7.4rpg for the 16-13 Billikens.