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Abdul-Malik Abu announces he is returning to NC State for the 2016-2017 season

Some more awesome news this week!

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Well, glad to see this roller coster saga about will-he-or-won't-he come back is finally over and ending on a positive note. Today, Abdul-Malik Abu annoucned he his returning to NC State for the 2016-2017 season, and here is a clip of part of his press conference via @RCorySmith:

This as Akula touched on earlier just solidifies what now looks like a pretty strong lineup after the Omer Yurtseven commitment. The thought of Yurtseven and Abu down low......holy hell it could be a really fun season, y'all.

Here's the Fayetteville Observer's Bret Strelow with some more quotes from Abu's press conference:

Great stuff from Abu, who also posted the news to Instagram:

Going back to class like Billy Madison thank you everyone for the support! God is the greatest!! #LetsWinItAll

A photo posted by Abdul-Malik Abu (@ovohabibi) on

Also, there was an update on Lennard Freeman, who has had another surgery because of his nagging stress fracture:

All looking like Freeman will be redshirting next season next season, which will hopefully give him time to get back to 100%.