Jefferson coming back for senior season

No. 34 forward Cory Jefferson celebrates after the Bears defeated the Hawkeyes 74-54 to win the NIT Championship Thursday, Apr. 5, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Drew Mills | Round Up Photographer

By Greg DeVries
Sports Editor

Junior forward Cory Jefferson announced today that he will be returning for anther year.

After a breakout year, Jefferson was projected to be a late pick in the 2013 NBA Draft if he decided to enter.

“Everything went into this decision,” Jefferson said. “It was probably one of the biggest decisions of my life. Before this time, I’d say it was the redshirt, but that decision was a breeze compared to this one.”

Junior forward Cory Jefferson throws down a one-handed jam in the first half against BYU.
Junior forward Cory Jefferson throws down a one-handed jam in the first half against BYU.

During the season, Jefferson averaged 13.3 points and eight rebounds per game while shooting better than 70 percent from the free throw line to help the Bears win the NIT.

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