He's Coming Back

Posted May 8, 2011

He waited till deadline day, but John Shurna will be back at Northwestern. Shurna will remove his name from draft consideration, and be back in Evanston for his senior season.

Earlier Sunday, sources confirmed with PurpleWildcats.com that John Shurna will be back at Northwestern.

After a weekend workout with 26 NBA teams, Shurna decided he will return for his senior season.

"This was a great opportunity for me to receive feedback on the areas of my game that I need to improve upon," Shurna said in a statement. "In the end, it's in my best interest to return to Northwestern for my senior year. I'm excited to continue playing with my teammates and work with our coaching staff as we strive to achieve our goals."

Shurna has been a part of unprecedented success at Northwestern. As a junior, he averaged 16.6 points per game while helping the Wildcats match their school record (set the season before) of 20 wins. He's on track to become the all-time leading scorer in Northwestern basketball history.

“We’re obviously excited to have John return for his senior season,” Northwestern head coach Bill Carmody said in a statement. “We would have supported him no matter what decision he made. He received a lot of positive feedback from the NBA programs and the whole process was a good experience for him.”

During his junior season, Shurna earned third-team all-conference honors. He is currently 10th on Northwestern's all-time scoring list with 1,377 points.

You can discuss this news on our Welsh-Ryan basketball forum.

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