Hours after a report that Syracuse forward Billy Owens would skip his senior season and apply for the NBA draft, his father discounted the rumor.

"He's definitely coming out," reporter Pete Vecsey said on NBC's NBA pregame show Sunday."I just got off the phone with Billy and as it stands now, Billy's still returning to school and he has not said anything to me about leaving," Bill Owens Sr. told the Syracuse Post-Standard later Sunday.