LAFAYETTE — Contrary to an April 11 report, Louisiana-Lafayette redshirt freshman forward Jerekius Davis will be back next season.

A school spokesman confirmed Friday that Davis would be returning to the program for the 2016-17 season. The school did not comment on the April 11 report from verbalcommits.com that said Davis was “leaving the program.”

The 6-foot-6 Davis, a highly touted member of the Cajuns’ 2015 signing class, redshirted last season.

He averaged nearly 25 points and 11 rebounds as a senior at Provine High School in Jackson, Mississippi, and coach Bob Marlin said at his season-in-review news conference that he believes Davis will be a cog in the Cajuns’ rotation next season.

“Jerekius Davis is a guy that can score the ball and has a ton of talent,” Marlin said. “He learned how to work this year. The college game was new to him.”

With Davis confirmed to be coming back, the Cajuns will have nine players from this season’s roster returning for the 2016-17 season. Only three of those nine players averaged more than eight minutes.