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The Journal Gazette

Monday, April 10, 2017 2:40 pm

Colson to return to Irish for senior year

The Journal Gazette

Forward Bonzie Colson will return for his final season at Notre Dame, the university announced today.

“After a lot of discussion with my family and Coach (Mike) 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,” Colson said in a statement.

“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.”

Coach Mike Brey said: “It is exciting to know that Bonzie will be back for his final season. He has an opportunity to finish his career as one of the best to take the court here and I am impressed with the way he has handled this decision.”