Hairston was Ducks' No. 2 rebounder last season

Updated: April 12, 2007, 7:28 PM ET
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. -- Forward Malik Hairston will return to Oregon for his senior season.

There was speculation Hairston might make himself available for the NBA draft. College players with eligibility left have until April 29 to declare.

Hairston averaged 11.3 points and six rebounds a game last season.

Oregon went 29-8 this season and won the Pac-10 tournament before playing to the round of eight in the NCAA tournament.

Oregon also announced that assistant coach Scott Duncan was leaving to take a job as an assistant at UCLA. Duncan replaces Kerry Keating, who left to become the head coach at Santa Clara.

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press