Stanford forward Dwight Powell says he will return to school for his senior season.

Powell announced his decision on Friday, saying he wanted to get his degree and further develop his game.

Powell was a first-team Pac-12 selection this season as well as the winner of the award for the conference's most improved player. He is averaging 15.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game and was the only player in the conference to rank in the top 10 in both categories.

Powell averaged just 5.8 points and 4.6 rebounds the previous season.