NC State forward C.J. Leslie did not declare for the 2011 NBA Draft, and he will be returning to the Wolfpack for his sophomore season.
NC State Assistant AD for Media Relations Annabelle Myers confirmed this afternoon that Leslie, chose to return to school.
Underclassmen had until 11:59 pm ET on April 24 to declare for the 2011 NBA Draft, and Leslie did not submit his name prior to the deadline.
Leslie averaged 11.0 points and 7.2 rebounds as a freshman for the Wolfpack, earning ACC all-freshman team honors.
The 6-foot-8 combo forward is expected to be a major contributor for NC State in Mark Gottfried's first season. He is one of three returning starters for the Wolfpack, joining sophomore guard Lorenzo Brown and junior wing Scott Wood.