Palmer, Nebraska's leading scorer, coming back to the Bank

Nebraska guard James Palmer Jr. goes up for a dunk in a game on Dec. 29, 2017 (KHGI)

James Palmer Jr. is returning to the Huskers for his senior season.

College basketball reporter Jon Rothstein broke the story and the Nebraska basketball Twitter account confirmed it.

Palmer and teammate Isaac Copeland Jr. declared for the NBA Draft following an early exit from the National Invitational Tournament, but neither of them hired an agent, giving them the opportunity to return so long as they did so by the May 30th deadline.

With Palmer’s presence coming back to Pinnacle Bank Arena, head coach Tim Miles is getting 17.2 points per game, fifth most in the Big Ten, 31.0 minutes, and someone who started all 33 games. The senior-to-be shot 44.4 percent from the field and cradled 4.4 rebounds on average while handing out 99 assists, second most on the club behind Glynn Watson Jr.

The status of Copeland remains a mystery as of Friday night.

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