STORRS, Conn. -- Connecticut sophomore center Josh Boone and freshman forward Rudy Gay announced yesterday they will return to the Huskies next season after considering leaving early for the NBA. "I think we are going to have a tremendous team next season and I look forward to helping us stay at the top of the Big East and doing everything we can to return to the Final Four and win another national championship," Boone said.
Boone averaged 12.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks. He also was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year. Gay garnered the Big East Co-Rookie of the Year award, averaging 11.8 points.