SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.

The 7-foot-1 center played in just five games last season, and had back surgery on Dec. 31. He received a medical redshirt from the NCAA.

Karnowski averaged 8.8 points and 5.4 rebounds prior to the back injury.

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He was a first-team All-West Coast Conference selection as a junior, when he averaged 10.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.