Forward Luke Harangody withdrew from the NBA Draft on Monday, deciding instead to return to Notre Dame for his senior season and a chance to become the school's leading scorer.
Coach Mike Brey said he would have supported Harangody no matter what his decision, but is thrilled he will return.
"We have a great nucleus next year and I know one of Luke's goals is to get back to the NCAA Tournament," Brey said. "He also has the chance to carve a unique place in the long and storied history of the Notre Dame basketball program."
Harangody, who had 792 points last season, needs 738 points next season to pass Austin Carr as Notre Dame's leading scorer. He needs 370 rebounds to pass Tom Hawkins as the school's leading rebounder. He had 401 rebounds last season.
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Majok pulls out of draft
The University of Connecticut says freshman basketball player Ater Majok has removed his name from the NBA Draft.
Majok, a 6-foot-10 forward, said in April that he planned to use the pre-draft period to assess where he stood with the NBA, but planned to return to school.
UConn Coach Jim Calhoun has said there is also a possibility that Majok could leave school and play in Europe.
Majok is not eligible to play at Connecticut until the end of the 2009 fall semester. His name has also been linked peripherally to an NCAA investigation into possible recruiting violations at UConn.
Georgia Tech: Forward Gani Lawal has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return for his junior season.
Maryland: Point guard Greivis Vasquez has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return for his senior season.
Teague opts for NBA
Wake Forest star Jeff Teague is staying in the NBA Draft, ending his college career after just two seasons.
Teague led the Demon Deacons (24-7) at about 19 points per game, helping them earn a No. 1 ranking in January before being upset by Cleveland State 84-69 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Teague was a second-team All-ACC pick.
■ Gonzaga forward Austin Daye, St. Mary's guard Patty Mills, Southern Cal forward Taj Gibson and Texas A&M forward Chinemelu Elonu all decided Monday to remain eligible for the NBA Draft and not return to their respective schools.