Athletics Writer | April 11, 2017
University of Notre Dame men’s basketball junior forward Bonzie Colson will return for his final season with the Fighting Irish in 2017-18.
“After a lot of discussion with my family and Coach (Mike) Brey about possibly entering the NBA Draft this season, I have decided to pursue my dream of earning a degree from the University of Notre Dame and return for my final year of eligibility,” Colson announced on Monday, April 10.
“I promised myself and my family when I committed to Notre Dame that I would earn a degree from the University and help lead the program to new heights. Returning to play another season with my brothers and the possibility of hanging more banners in Purcell Pavilion and establishing ourselves as one of the best teams in program history is an opportunity of a lifetime.”
“It is exciting to know that Bonzie will be back for his final season,” head coach Mike Brey said.
“He has an opportunity to finish his career as one of the best to take the court here and I am impressed with the way he has handled this decision.”
Colson led the Irish in scoring (17.8 ppg) and rebounds (10.1 rpg) in 2016-17 while earning first-team all-ACC honors.