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Bonzie Colson Staying to Complete Senior Year

And every Fighting Irish fan breathes a sigh of relief

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Thank you, Bonzie.

Bonzie Colson will be staying with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to finish his collegiate career.

On Monday, Bonzie announced that he would be completing his senior season so that he could graduate from Notre Dame.

His statement that he released today shows a lot of the passion and determination he has shown over the least three years to become one of the nation’s best players.

Fighting Irish fans should be thrilled that Colson is staying not only to finish his degree but also because he’s coming off a season where he averaged a double-double (17.1 PPG, 10.1 RPG).

“After a lot of discussion with my family and coach Brey about possibly entering the NBA Draft this season, I have decided to pursue my dream of earning a degree from the University of Notre Dame and return for my final year of eligibility. I promised myself and my family when I committed to Notre Dame that I would earn a degree from the University and help lead the program to new heights. Returning to play another season with my brothers and the possibility of hanging more banners in Purcell Pavilion and establishing ourselves as one of the best teams in program history is an opportunity of a lifetime.”

His senior season should be one we’re all excited to see. Bonzie has become a fan favorite for his heart, determination, and antics on the court.

Bonzie, we’re glad you’re staying.