C.J. Fair will return to school for his senior year. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Syracuse forward C.J. Fair will return for his senior season, the school announced Wednesday in a release.
Fair had considered entering the NBA Draft. He would likely have been a second-round pick, and he could improve his draft stock with a strong season.
Fair led the Orange with 14.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game last year. He was second-team All-Big East and helped lead Syracuse to the Final Four.
The school moves to the ACC next season, and Fair's return will help with the transition. Duke and North Carolina are both expected to be strong next season, but with Fair, the Orange may be able to compete for a conference title in their first year in the league.