Reynolds will return to 'Nova for senior season

BY foxsports • June 10, 2009

Villanova junior guard Scottie Reynolds is returning to school.

"The best decision for me is to return to Villanova for my senior year," Reynolds said in a statement released by the school on Tuesday morning. "I'd like to thank everyone who put their time into helping me get better during these NBA workouts.

"I'm blessed to be in the situation I am in. I'm happy to be back at Villanova."

Reynolds averaged 15.2 points per game for a Wildcats team that went to the Final Four and won 30 games last season.

According to several NBA executives, Reynolds would have likely been taken in the second round or gone undrafted in the June 25 NBA Draft.

"Scottie took a very mature and intelligent approach to this process," Wildcats coach Jay Wright said. "He prepared himself thoroughly for each workout and absorbed everything he could from them.

"He's focused on becoming a great senior leader in our program. He has great respect for the tradition here and I know he'll embrace this role."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.