Washington held onto its leading scorer from this past season when C.J. Wilcox announced Thursday that he will return for his senior year.
Wilcox averaged 16.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in 2012-13 and was named second-team All-Pac-12 and the Huskies' MVP. He was projected as a possible late first-round or second-round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
"The main thing is that my dad and I were talking and thinking back to about when I first got here and the vision to redshirt my first year and have that last year to become the best player that I can be and lead the team," Wilcox said.
"We were not expecting the NBA to come into the picture so fast. That kind of got off track and we lost track of the vision. We started to seriously consider it and meeting with agents. But at the end of the day we went back and wanted to finish what we started and come back for my fifth year and lead the team."