By Harry Allison

Temple’s Quinton Rose has told the NBA, “no thanks.”

He has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return to the Owls for his junior season. Rose, who had not hired an agent, had until tomorrow to pull out of the draft and retain his eligibility.

“The decision wasn’t so tough,” Rose told “I believe the workouts went well and I got a lot of good feedback from GMs.”

Rose worked out for five NBA teams: Boston, New York, Milwaukee, Brooklyn and Cleveland. He said the feedback he received is the reason he is returning.

“After the workouts, it was obvious that I should go back to school for one more year,” he said.