Wisconsin junior forward Frank Kaminsky wrote in a blog post that professional basketball can't match the excitement he expects to experience with his team next season.
Kaminsky decided to forgo possible NBA riches to come back for his senior season, after leading the Badgers to the Final Four.
"I am at the pinnacle of my basketball playing career, at least in my eyes. I know the NBA has their crazy fans and all, but if you look at all of their games, there are games when teams like the Bobcats get hardly any fans, and it looks flat out boring," he wrote.
"At the Kohl Center, we play in front of nearly 17,000 fans every single time we step onto the court. When we travel, we play in front of sell out crowds who absolutely hate us. Not because of who is on the team, but because of where we go to school. Who could leave that?"
Kaminsky, who led the team in scoring and rebounding, also wrote that he is tired of being broke, but believes the Badgers have the ability to win the national championship next season.
"With the pieces we have returning, I believe we can win the Big Ten, and even win the whole damn thing," he wrote.