Coming off of Memorial Day weekend and getting back into the swing of the work week can be a daunting task. But for Wisconsin Badgers' fans, that pain will be eased significantly by the return of Ethan Happ.


The star forward had flirted with the idea of entering the NBA draft, but after working out for several teams, he has decided on a return to school for his final year of eligibility. 

Happ was projected as a second-round pick, with many experts placing him toward the far end of the draft. With that in mind, he rightly decided the best thing for his career is a return to school.


“So far, with the teams I’ve worked out for, (the projection) has been late-second round. With that, I’d rather go back to school. There’s no guarantees unless you’re early in the first round," Happ said, per the Detroit Free Press.


Happ is a skilled big man at 6-10 and 235 pounds. Last season at ​Wisconsin, Happ averaged 17.9 points, eight rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game. Happ has increased his scoring output in each of his three seasons with the Badgers.

Wisconsin looks to rebound from a down season that saw them finish below .500 and miss the NCAA Tournament. Happ's return provides further hope of getting back to their winning ways next season.