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Frank Kaminsky to return to Wisconsin for senior season

Frank Kaminsky (Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Frank Kaminsky emerged as a star this year after two relatively quiet seasons. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin's 7-footer who emerged as a force in the Badgers' run to the Final Four, will return for his senior season, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com.

He was seriously considering entering the NBA draft, but ultimately decided to return to Madison, Goodman reports.

"It was a tough decision, but I think the best thing for me is to stay another year and develop even more," Kaminsky said on Friday afternoon. "I made a commitment to the school and I don't think I can turn my back on the people who have been there for me."

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Kaminsky played sparingly his first two college seasons but came on strong this year, especially in the NCAA tournament. He averaged 16.4 points and shot 54.8 percent from the field in five tournament games, including 28 points and 11 rebounds in an Elite Eight win over top-seeded Arizona.

"I don't think a couple good tournament games are enough for me for my career," Kaminsky said. "I still have a lot left to prove and I think we are going to have a great team next season."

Kaminsky, who turned 21 earlier this month, averaged 13.9 points and 6.3 rebounds this season and shot 37.8 percent from three-point range. He was expected to be taken anywhere from 25th to 45th in the draft, if he had made himself eligible, according to Goodman, who cited NBA executives.

Wisconsin will only lose senior Ben Brust on a team that finished 30-8 last season.

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