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Villanova’s Jalen Brunson will return for his junior season

‘Nova point guard will return as one of the nation’s best court leaders

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Villanova announced on Thursday that rising junior Jalen Brunson will return for the 2017-18 season.

In a press release, Jay Wright noted, “Jalen is an outstanding student who loves being at Villanova and wants to complete his degree by the end of his junior year. This was a simple decision made by Jalen’s family. Jalen wants to graduate, be a leader on this year’s team, and compete for a championship.”

Brunson, averaged 14.7 points and 4.1 assists in 2017 for Villanova.