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3:06 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

U of L's Montrezl Harrell to Return for Junior Season; UK's Cauley-Stein Coming Back

University of Louisville basketball player Montrezlll return to the Cardinals for his junior season.     

Harrell, a forward, was the Cards’ leading rebounder last season and was second in scoring average.

He had been considering making himself eligible for the NBA draft, but believes another year at Louisville will improve his status.          

Credit University of Louisville

"I feel like everything will work out for the best.  I fell like the next step for me is to go up.  My work ethic is not going to change,  I’m not going to become content where I am.   I just feel like the next direction for me is up," Harrell said Monday. 

Coach Rick Pitinocaptain next season, along with forward Wayne Blackshear, who will be a senior.

The University of Kentucky has announced that 7-foot center Willie Cauley-Stein will return for his junior season.

Cauley-Stein missed the final three games of the Wildcats' run to the NCAA championship game after sustaining a left ankle injury in the Midwest Region semifinal against Louisville. He had been projectedas a possible top-15 NBA draft pick but said in a statement Monday he wants to return and move closer to earning his degree.

He also wants to help Kentucky make another run at a title after watching from the bench.