CJ Fair will return to Syracuse for his senior season, he announced in a statement Wednesday.
“After talking it over with my family and coaches, I decided another year at Syracuse was best for me,” Fair said in the release. “I’m excited about working hard with my teammates to put together another great season and graduating has also been a goal of mine.”
Fair led the team in scoring (14.5 ppg), rebounding (6.9 rpg) and 3-point shooting (46% 3pt) during his junior season. He lead Syracuse to the national semifinals, where they were eliminated by Michigan.
“This is great news for our basketball program and for CJ,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. “I believe he’s just going to keep getting better and better as a basketball player and earning his degree is important.”
The move seemed to be a shrewd one for Fair, as he was not projected on NBAdraft.net, either in the first or second round.