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Barry Brown Jr. announces return for senior season

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-South Regional-Kansas State vs Kentucky
Barry Brown celebrates with fans after defeating Kentucky in the Sweet Sixteen of the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
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Barry Brown Jr. made it official this morning on Twitter: We’re getting the band back together!

This is a move a lot of fans have been expecting. Brown wasn’t high on any draft boards, and the process of entering the draft was seen by many onlookers as a way to get an evaluation and feedback from NBA scouts on how he can improve his stock for next year.

Still, this is excellent news for K-State fans. Brown had an excellent junior season, grinding out tough points when the team needed him most and playing lockdown defense on the perimeter. Brown’s return means that not only is K-State the only Big 12 team with a returning first-team all-conference player (Dean Wade), it also is the only team with a returning second-team player (Brown).

The 2018-19 Wildcats are shaping up to be loaded with experienced, battle-tested players, including seniors Brown, Wade, and Kamau Stokes, plus junior Xavier Sneed.