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Tennessee star Mercedes Russell to return, forgo WNBA Draft

Tennessee redshirt junior Mercedes Russell has decided to pass on the WNBA Draft and return for her last year.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Tennessee at Virginia Tech Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports

With the WNBA Draft right around the corner, some underclassmen have a major decision on their hands: declare for the WNBA Draft or return to school. And one of the players, that was faced with this tough decision was Tennessee center Mercedes Russell.

Tonight, Russell made her future intentions known via Instagram:

I just want to take the time to thank VOLnation... but I'll be back.

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