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Notre Dame Star Bonzie Colson Announces He'll Return For Senior Season

Bonzie Colson announces that he will play his senior season at Notre Dame.

Notre Dame junior Bonzie Colson will return for his senior season.

Notre Dame basketball had another successful campaign in 2016-2017, and much of that was due to the play of junior forward Bonzie Colson. It looks Colson's career in South Bend isn't finished just yet, either.

Monday, Notre Dame announced that Colson, who averaged 17.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per contest in 2016-2017, will return for his final year of eligibility. Colson was considering making the jump to the NBA.

Here's Colson's tweet, confirming the news.

Here's what Colson had to say about his decision:

"After a lot of discussion with my family and Coach Brey about possibly entering the NBA Draft this season, I have decided to pursue my dream of earning a degree from the University of Notre Dame and return for my final year of eligibility.

I promised myself and my family when I committed to Notre Dame that I would earn a degree from the University and help lead the program to new heights. Returning to play another season with my brothers and the possibility of hanging more banners in Purcell Pavilion and establishing ourselves as one of the best teams in program history is an opportunity of a lifetime."

Colson, at 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, is an interesting NBA prospect. We'll see if another year of college experience helps him heading into his professional career.