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Villanova Championship Hero Kris Jenkins Returning for Senior Year

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    Kris Jenkins of the Villanova Wildcats shoots the game-winning three pointer to defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels 77-74 in the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

    The hero is coming back to the Main Line.

    Kris Jenkins on Monday night withdrew his name from the NBA draft and will return to Villanova for his senior season.

    "It was a great experience for me to go through this process,” Jenkins said in a release by the school. “I’m looking forward to concentrating on graduating next year and getting back to work with my teammates at Villanova.”

    Jenkins, of course, hit the shot that will forever go down in college basketball history when he sank a buzzer-beating three-pointer on April 4 to lift Villanova to a national title with a 77-74 win over North Carolina.

    Jenkins started 38 of 40 games played as a junior, scoring 13.6 points per game and connecting on 100 of his 259 three-point attempts (38.6 percent). Villanova Celebrates in HoustonVillanova Celebrates in Houston

    In nine March games, the 6-foot-6 forward averaged a team-best 18.7 points per game and shot 47.1 percent from three-point range and 55.2 percent from the field.