Baylor Freshman Quincy Miller to Return for Sophomore Year

Ryan ReschContributor IIIApril 10, 2012

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 23:  Quincy Miller #30 of the Baylor Bears cleebrates during their 75 to 70 win over the Xavier Musketeers during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball South Regional Semifinal game at the Georgia Dome on March 23, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Baylor's star freshman forward Quincy Miller has announced that he will return for his sophomore season.

The decision was announced Tuesday evening in front of a crowd at the Baylor Ballpark after Miller and his family met with head coach Scott Drew to discuss his future.

Miller averaged 24 minutes per game this season, 4.9 rebounds and 10.6 points after earning the starting forward position. 

Chad Ford of ESPN had Miller at No. 16 on his draft board, were he to declare for the draft.

This a good sign for the Bears, who will now likely have Miller teamed up with five-star recruit Isaiah Austin at center and plenty to pick from to fill the other forward spot.

This marks the second year in a row that Baylor has seen a big time player break the "one and done" stereotype. Perry Jones III returned for his sophomore year to play this past season.

However, the Bears received news yesterday that Jones will forgo his last two years of eligibility and enter the NBA draft. 

Ryan Resch is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained first-hand.

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