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Bennie Boatwright forgoes NBA Draft, will return to USC Basketball

After declaring for the NBA Draft, Boatwright withdrew his name and will return to USC

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The chances of repeating - and, perhaps, furthering - the successes of last season’s 26-10 overall record (10-8 in conference play) just got a whole lot better for the USC Trojans.

Bennie Boatwright is coming back, folks. The 6-foot-10 forward from Mission Hills, CA - who averaged 15.1 points per game last season for the Trojans - will return for a third year at USC, reneging on his previous decision to declare for the NBA Draft.

This comes on the heels of Elijah Stewart announcing his decision to also return for one final year at USC.

USC boasts an impressive list of returning stars; along with Stewart and Boatwright, we will see De'Anthony Melton, Jordan McLaughlin, and Chimizie Metu suit up again for Andy Enfield.

Fight on!