Colson to return for his final season at Notre Dame
A breakout junior season had Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson thinking about the NBA, but that all changed Monday.
Colson announced he will return to Notre Dame for his senior season, bringing a big sigh of relief to the Irish program.
“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 announced on Monday, April 10.
“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 led the Irish in scoring (17.8 ppg) and rebounds (10.1 rpg) in 2016-17 while earning first-team all-ACC honors. Here is a full list of Colson’s awards this season and a recap of his top performances: