The announcement was made via Baylor's official men's basketball Twitter feed:
Cory Jefferson WILL return to Baylor for his senior season in 2013-14. We're thrilled to have him back. #SicEm— Baylor Basketball (@BaylorMBB) April 25, 2013
Jefferson's return is huge news for a Baylor club looking to return to the NCAA Tournament in 2014 after a one-year absence this past March.
The junior forward averaged 13.3 points and eight rebounds per game during the 2013 campaign, including an especially strong finish in the Bears' NIT title run in early April. Jefferson scored in double-digits in Baylor's last six games, and poured in at least 20 points in each of their last four contests.
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Jefferson's return could become even more important in the coming days, as Baylor also awaits a decision from freshman Isaiah Austin on his future. The 7'1 center is still weighing his NBA options after averaging over 13 points and eight rebounds a game in his first season in Waco.