Miles Bridges is officially returning for his sophomore season

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Miles Bridges will return to Michigan State for his sophomore season, the program announced on Thursday evening.

This isn’t much of a surprise. The university had previously planned the announcement. The promotional picture for it even included the quote, “I’ve got something to say. It’s not about me, it’s about us.”

Bridges becomes the second projected lottery pick to elect to return for his sophomore season. Texas A&M big man Robert Williams announced he had decided not to enter the draft three weeks ago.

The 6-foot-7 Bridges averaged 16.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game for the Spartans. Not only does this make him a shoo-in for preseason All-American teams, as CBT’s Rob Dauster wrote early on Thursday, it makes Sparty one of the title favorites entering the 2017-18 season.