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Przemek Karnowski will return to Gonzaga for senior season

Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski has made 60 percent of his career shots, third in school history. (Colin Mulvany)
Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski has made 60 percent of his career shots, third in school history. (Colin Mulvany)

Center Przemek Karnowski announced Friday that he will return to Gonzaga for his senior season.

“After talking with my family and the coaching staff, I decided what’s best for me is to stay at Gonzaga for my senior season,” Karnowski said in a Gonzaga release. “I decided I didn’t want to pass up my last opportunity to play with these guys at GU. My coaches, teammates and the whole community have been so supportive over my three years, and I’m excited to come back for one more. I love Gonzaga, and we still have a lot left to accomplish.”

Karnowski averaged a career-high 10.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1 block per game while earning first-team All-WCC honors for the Zags, who finished 35-3. The 7-foot-1 native of Torun, Poland, made 62 percent from the field, seventh best in program history. He’s made 60 percent of his career shots, third in school history. His 112 blocks ranks fifth on GU’s career list.

Karnowski had 51 assists, nearly doubling his 27 from last year. He scored a career-high 24 points in a WCC tournament quarterfinal win over San Francisco. He had 18 points and nine rebounds in a Sweet 16 victory over UCLA.

Karnowski, rising sophomore Domantas Sabonis and Kyle Wiltjer, who led the team in scoring at 16.8 points per game, formed one of the nation’s top frontcourts. Wiltjer hasn’t announced whether he will return for his senior season or declare for the NBA Draft.

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