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David DiLeo will return to Central Michigan

Junior forward David Dileo drives to the basket against Kent State on March 14 in Quicken Loans Arena.

Forward David DiLeo will return to the Central Michigan men's basketball team for his senior season. 

DiLeo was attempting to make a bid for the NBA Draft but ultimately withdrew his name from contention to return to the Chippewas for the 2019-20 season. 

As a junior, DiLeo emerged as an offensive leader averaging 12.1 points per game on 41.7-percent shooting from long range. 

The Iowa City, Iowa native started all 35 games last season for CMU and will look to lead its core group of returning players- including seniors forward Rob Montgomery, guard Dallas Morgan and junior guards Matt Beachler and Kevin McKay. 

That group of five players could see a lot of game action next season, depending on how head coach Keno Davis elects to utilize them.