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Louisville's Clark opts to stay in school instead of entering draft

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville forward Earl Clark will return to the Cardinals next season rather than enter the NBA draft.

The sophomore originally said he would bypass his final two years with the Cardinals following Louisville's loss to North Carolina in the South Region finals of the NCAA tournament. Clark, however, did not sign with an agent or complete the necessary paperwork to declare for the draft, allowing him to return.

Clark averaged 11.1 points and a team-high 8.1 rebounds for the Cardinals.