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Michigan Announces Charles Matthews Is Returning To School

Charles Matthews of the Michigan dunks the ball in the first half against Mfiondu Kabengele #25 of the Florida State Seminoles.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: Charles Matthews #1 of the Michigan dunks the ball in the first half against Mfiondu Kabengele #25 of the Florida State Seminoles in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Regional Final at Staples Center on March 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Michigan basketball just revealed some very good news. Charles Matthews is returning to school.

Matthews, the Kentucky transfer who played a key role on the Wolverines' national runner-up team, is coming back for his redshirt junior season. He had tested the NBA Draft waters but did not hire an agent.

"I am thankful for the assistance Coach Beilein and the staff have given me in order to gain as much information as possible before making this decision. They showed great confidence and patience with me while I sorted this all out," Matthews said via press release. "After much prayer and discussions with my family and the staff, I am excited to be returning to Michigan next year. I learned a lot throughout this process, but my main focus will now be completing my education at Michigan and leading my teammates to more success next season."

Matthews finished second on the team in scoring (13.0 ppg) and rebounding (5.5 rpg). He scored in double figures 31 times during the season and recorded four double-doubles.

During Michigan's NCAA Tournament run, Matthews was named Most Outstanding Player of the West Region. He scored 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the team's regional wins over Texas A&M and Florida State.

Matthews also poured in 17 points in the national semifinal win over Loyola-Chicago.

With Matthews returning to school, both of Michigan's draft decisions are settled. Big man Moe Wagner is staying in the draft.