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Yogi Ferrell will be back in crimson and cream next season.

Indiana announced Sunday that the All-Big Ten guard will not enter this summer's NBA Draft and instead return to Bloomington for his senior season with the Hoosiers.

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Ferrell's return is the latest boost for the Hoosiers, who will also see James Blackmon Jr. and Troy Williams return, making Indiana one of the expected teams to beat in the Big Ten next season.

Ferrell has been a spectacular scorer for Tom Crean's team in each of the past two seasons. He averaged 17.3 points per game as a sophomore during the 2013-14 season, ranking fourth in the Big Ten, and averaged 16.3 points per game this past season, the sixth-highest mark in the conference.

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The Indianapolis native saw his shooting percentages rise from his sophomore to junior season, shooting 43.9 percent from the field, 41.6 percent from 3-point range and 86 percent from the free-throw line in 2014-15.


He led the Hoosiers in points, assists, free-throw percentage and minutes played in each of the past two seasons.

Ferrell and the Hoosiers snuck into the NCAA tournament this past season after missing out on the Big Dance the year prior. Indiana's season ended with a Round of 64 loss to Wichita State last month.