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    Chaz Williams has been deciding factor for UMass basketball

    Chaz Williams averaged 15.5 points and 7.3 assists as a junior at UMass, but opted to return for his senior season and his numbers have improved (16.9 and 7.6). Some other high-profile players who chose to return to college for a fourth season and how they have fared through Wednesday's games:

    * Preseason AP All-American team

    Doug McDermott

    F, Creighton

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    Junior season

    23.2 ppg, 7.7 rpg, .548 fg pct

    Senior season

    25.3 ppg, 7.1 rpg, .500 fg pct

    Marshall Henderson

    G, Mississippi

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    Junior season

    20.1 ppg, .350 3-pt pct, .381 fg pct

    Senior season

    18.8 ppg, .388 3-pt pct, .356 fg pct

    Kendall Williams

    G, New Mexico

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    Junior season

    13.3 ppg, 4.9 apg, .406 fg pct

    Senior season

    19.4 ppg, 5.1 apg, .511 fg pct

    Shabazz Napier

    G, Connecticut

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    Junior season

    17.1 ppg, 4.6 apg, .441 fg pct

    Senior season

    15.0 ppg, 6.1 apg, .476 fg pct

    Russ Smith

    G, Louisville

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    Junior season

    18.7 ppg, 2.9 apg, .414 fg pct

    Senior season

    16.6 ppg, 5.2 apg, .449 fg pct

    C.J. Fair

    F, Syracuse

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    Junior season

    14.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg, .470 fg pct

    Senior season

    18.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg, .470 fg pct

    Tim Frazier

    G, Penn State

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    Junior season

    16.3 ppg, 3.8 apg, .357 fg pct

    Senior season

    18.4 ppg, 7.6 apg, .477 fg pct

    Adreian Payne

    C, Michigan State

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    Junior season

    10.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg, .546 fg pct

    Senior season

    16.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg, .504 fg pct

    HONORABLE MENTION: Markel Brown, G, Oklahoma State; Aaron Craft, G, Ohio State; Cleanthony Early, F, Wichita State; Cory Jefferson, F, Baylor; Patric Young, F/C, Florida.

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