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All-America forward Doug McDermott says he'll return to Creighton for his senior year instead of declaring for the NBA draft.

McDermott made the announcement Thursday at a news conference in Creighton's practice gym. He was joined by his father, Bluejays coach Greg McDermott, and teammates.

McDermott was the second-leading scorer in Division I last season, averaging 23.2 points. He led the Bluejays to a sweep of the Missouri Valley regular-season and tournament titles in their last year in the conference. They'll move to the Big East next season.

McDermott says he was excited about the move to the Big East and playing another season with his teammates.

NBA draft analysts had pegged McDermott as a late first-round or early second-round pick. He was an Associated Press first-team All-American as a sophomore and junior.

Sunday is the deadline for underclassmen to enter the draft.