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Thursday April 17th, 2014

UCLA's Jordan Adams averaged 17.2 points a game  (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) UCLA guard Jordan Adams averaged 17.2 points and 5.3 rebounds a game last season. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

UCLA sophomore guard Jordan Adams will return to school for his junior season and not enter the 2014 NBA Draft, the school announced Thursday.

Adams led the Bruins in scoring with a 17.4 points per game scoring average last season, earning first-team All-Pac-12 honors.

The Bruins went 28-9 last season, eventually losing to Florida 79-68 in the Sweet Sixteen.

Adams also set the school's single season steals record and was second on the team in rebounding.

“I’ve had so much fun playing here at UCLA, and I’m really excited about the team we’re going to have next year,” Adams said. “Once the season ended, my family and I began carefully weighing all of my options. In the end, staying at UCLA for my junior year is a win-win situation."

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Adams led the team in three-point field goals, three-point field goal attempts, free throws made, free throws attempted and free throw percentage. He shot 48.5 percent overall and 35.6 percent from beyond the arc.

“Obviously we are really excited to have Jordan returning to our program,” UCLA head coach Steve Alford said. “He has been a huge part of this team the last two years, and he will have an even greater role next season. He’s going to continue to get better, and there’s no doubt that he will be successful in the NBA when that day comes."

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