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George King officially returns to the Buffaloes

The veteran is returning for his redshirt senior year.

NCAA Basketball: Oregon at Colorado Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

A big sigh relief echoed through the Flatirons as Tad Boyle tried to run fingers through his hair. George King, who declared for the draft without an agent, announced yesterday that he is officially returning to school to play his final year of eligibility.

King is one of the few bastions of experience on next year’s Buffalo roster. King, Dom Collier, and Tory Miller make up the senior class, while Namon Wright is the sole member of the junior class (he is also a redshirt junior). CU will play eight players next year that have never played a game for the Buffs, so adding an experienced, known factor like George King is huge. He broke out during the 2015-16 season, leading the Buffs in scoring and becoming the best 3 point shooter in the conference. This season, as his shooting numbers dipped a bit, so did his overall scoring numbers. But his rebounding numbers, well, rebounded. He also expanded his post-up game and his driving. Next year, he will be the focal point of the offense, so his return is big news.