CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Few players have played more minutes in a Virginia uniform than Kihei Clark and now he will play a fifth season for the Cavaliers.

UVA officially announced Clark will use his extra season of eligibility granted by the NCAA to return next year on Monday night. Clark joins Jayden Gardner, who previously announced he would also use the COVID year to play an extra season with Virginia.

The fourth-year guard walked on Senior Day for the Cavaliers, but told CBS19 he was keeping his options open until after the season was over.

Clark finished last season third on the team in scoring (10 PPG), second in assists (4.4 APG) and shot 34.6 percent from three. The 5'9" guard earned honorable mention All-ACC honors, his third career all-conference honors.

With a fifth season, Clark is well within reach of breaking a few UVA program records. Clark is currently ten games away from London Perrantes and Mike Tobey's career record of 138 games played, 24 starts from Perrantes' career start record of 132 and 181 minutes away from Perrantes' career minutes record of 4,425. Clark also enters his fifth season 144 assists behind John Crotty for the school's all-time assist mark.

Virginia now returns their top six scorers from last season's NIT Quarterfinals team. Currently, the Cavaliers return seven scholarship players with four-incoming freshmen in the Class of 2022, which gives the team two open scholarship slots to add transfers or freshmen.