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NBA Draft 2017: Trevon Bluiett withdraws from draft, will return to Xavier for senior season

The Big East’s third-leading scorer from last season is back.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Maryland vs Xavier Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

For the second straight season, Xavier guard/forward Trevon Bluiett has decided to return to school following the NBA Draft process.

Jon Rothstein had the news first.

Bluiett had until Wednesday’s deadline to decide on his future. Former teammate Edmond Sumner announced a few weeks back that he would be remaining in the Draft.

Bluiett averaged 18.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Musketeers last season, and played a pivotal role in keeping them afloat following Sumner’s injury. As a result, Xavier had a run to the Elite Eight.

Bluiett’s return will have a huge impact for Xavier, who also have their best recruiting class in school history this season. The senior guard/forward will likely be hungry for his swan song to culminate in the first Final Four appearance in Musketeers history.