Tristan da Silva returning to Colorado for senior season

Colorado men’s basketball forward Tristan da Silva is returning to the Buffs for his senior season, the program announced Wednesday.

Wednesday is the final day for NBA prospects with college eligibility remaining to return to their schools after testing the draft waters.

Da Silva had his best year in the black and gold last season, putting up a career-high 15.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Along with that, he proved to be a versatile defender for the Buffs and improved his 3-point shot, hitting 39% from deep this past season. That strong campaign earned him first-team All-Pac-12 honors.

He’ll now return to a stacked Buffs team headlined by fellow All-Pac-12 honoree KJ Simpson and McDonald’s All-American Cody Williams, a five-star incoming freshman.

The 2023-2024 season is shaping up on paper to be a strong one for the Buffs, and the return of a strong veteran presence to the fold in da Silva is certainly welcome news.

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