NC State Assistant AD for Media Relations Annabelle Myers confirmed this afternoon that Leslie, chose to return to school.
Underclassmen had until 11:59 pm ET on April 24 to declare for the 2011 NBA Draft, and Leslie did not submit his name prior to the deadline.
Leslie averaged 11.0 points and 7.2 rebounds as a freshman for the Wolfpack, earning ACC all-freshman team honors.
The 6-foot-8 combo forward is expected to be a major contributor for NC State in Mark Gottfried's first season. He is one of three returning starters for the Wolfpack, joining sophomore guard Lorenzo Brown and junior wing Scott Wood.