Nijel Pack played a key role for Miami during his first season with the program. After testing the 2023 NBA Draft process, Pack announced his final decision on the draft and the 2023-24 college basketball season Friday evening.

With an “unfinished business” video from the Hurricanes, Pack announced he will return for next season with the program. That is a big boost for Miami after making it to the Final Four a season ago.

During the 2022-23 season, Pack finished 3rd on the Hurricanes while averaging 13.6 points per game. He was 1 of 5 Hurricanes to start at least 35 games last season and was the team’s leading 3-point shooter at 40% from deep with an average of 2.5 3-point field goals per game.

Pack’s return adds to a strong Friday of announcements for Miami with forward Norchad Omier also confirming he will be back for the 2023-24 season. Omier averaged 13.1 points per game and was the team leader in rebounds per game (10), blocks per game (1.1) and shooting percentage from the field (57%).

While the ACC has the makings of a tough conference next season, the Hurricanes return some key pieces from a team that was the league’s regular-season champ. Miami should once be a tough out when March rolls around at the end of the season.