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Villanova's buzzer-beater Jenkins to stay for senior season

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — The Villanova player who hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win the national championship is sticking around for his senior season.

Kris Jenkins and Villanova officials said Monday that Jenkins has withdrawn his name from NBA draft consideration.

Jenkins says on Twitter that it was a good experience to go through the process but he's looking forward to graduating next year "and becoming a great leader."

Jenkins' 3 gave the Wildcats their first title since 1985. Villanova beat North Carolina in Houston last month.

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Blackmon Jr. declares for NBA draft without hiring agent

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. says he will enter the NBA draft but will not hire an agent.

That means the 6-foot-4, 195-pound sophomore could return to school next season.

Blackmon considered entering the draft after averaging 15.7 points and 5.3 rebounds as a freshman but decided to stay at Indiana. Last season, he averaged 15.8 points in the first 13 games before missing the last 22 with a right knee injury that required surgery.