Guard injured knee during 2004-05 season

Updated: April 26, 2005, 1:48 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE  Washington guard Brandon Roy, who helped the Huskies to the Pac-10 tournament title and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, will return to school for his senior season.

"I wanted to give the team my total attention," Roy said Monday at a news conference. "I knew to declare for the NBA draft, I'd have to be away from them to do some camps. I knew it would hurt the team, so I've decided to return."

Two weeks ago, Washington's Nate Robinson decided to give up his senior season and made himself eligible for the NBA draft.

Roy, a 6-foot-6 swingman, initially applied for the NBA draft coming out of Garfield High School in Seattle.

With his decision to return, the Huskies will return three of their top five scorers from last season's team, which went 29-6 and reached the NCAA tournament's Round of 16.


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