Indiana star forward Trayce Jackson-Davis announced on Friday that he’ll be returning to Bloomington for another season with the Hoosiers.

Jackson-Davis had previously decided to enter the transfer portal after the departure of coach Archie Miller.

But new coach Mike Woodson was able to convince him to stay, Jackson-Davis told reporters on Friday. Woodson made his pitch to Jackson-Davis and his father over the course of a couple hours earlier this week.

“He came in and he told us he doesn’t want to rebuild. He wants to win right away, and I’m a big piece to that,” Jackson-Davis said. “After hearing an NBA coach tell you that, it was a simple decision.”

Jackson-Davis also laid out his goals for the future at Indiana:

“I want to get Indiana basketball back on track,” he said. “That’s my goal, why I came back. I believe in the tradition. I believe what we have here is something special, and I want to be one of the reasons why. I don’t want to be someone who ran away when it was tough.”

This past season, he produced 19.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. He’s likely to be a preseason All-Big Ten selection next season.

Jackson-Davis will have significant help next season as well. Transfer guard Parker Stewart announced this week that he’s also sticking with the Hoosiers after initially entering the transfer portal.

Jackson-Davis told reporters that he’s already played with Stewart and was impressed by his shooting ability.