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Jaylen Adams Excited About Playing Another Year at St. Bonaventure

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY -- After working out for a trio of NBA teams, guard Jaylen Adams has decided to return to the university's men's basketball team for his senior season. 

Adams, who worked out for the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks, said those opportunities over the past few weeks were extremely valuable for his development as a player. 

"I got to see what a lot of the process is like at the next level. I took a lot of good things away from the opportunities I was provided with," Adams said. 

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Adams' return brings a huge sigh of relief for everyone rooting for the Brown and White this season. 

Matt Mobley, who played alongside Adams all last season, is quite excited to have Adams back for another year. 

"Jay and I have a lot of fun out there," Mobley said. "Plus he makes it a lot easier for me and the other guys, whether it be with passes, setting us up to score, or drawing multiple defenders which leaves somebody else open." 

The Adams-Mobley duo was one of the top-scoring backcourts in the nation last season, averaging just under 40 points a game for the Bonnies. 

With the expected return of JUCO transfer Courtney Stockard, who adds instant offense and a third scoring threat, plus a strong returning core of players, St. Bonaventure is expected to be picked in the top tier for this year's preseason rankings.

 "I'm excited to play another year with these guys,"  Adams said. 

Adams, who had placed his name into consideration for the 2017 NBA Draft in April, announced Monday that he has withdrawn from consideration.

St. Bonaventure  finished with a 20-12 record last season. The team hopes to improve upon that and claim the A-10 as its own again this season. 

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