Gonzaga star Drew Timme announced Wednesday he was withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to the Bulldogs for another season, solidifying coach Mark Few and the Zags as national championship contenders.

Timme, a two-time All-American, initially entered the draft in early April but took his final decision on whether to stay in the draft or return to college until close to Wednesday’s 11:59 p.m. ET early-entry withdrawal deadline.

With 45 minutes before the deadline, Timme tweeted out a simple announcement: “I’m back.”

A 6-foot-10 power forward from Richardson, Texas, Timme has been one of the most productive players in the country over the past two seasons. Last season, he averaged 18.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists, shooting 58.6% from the field. As a sophomore in 2020-21, Timme put up 19.0 points and 7.0 rebounds, shooting 65.5% from the field.

He earned second-team All-American honors in each of the past two seasons, winning West Coast Conference player of the year honors last season.