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Report: Kamau is back

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Stokes will withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to K-State for his junior year.

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According to Jon Rothstein at FanRag Sports Network, point guard Kamau Stokes will return to the K-State men’s basketball team for his junior year.

Stokes declared for the NBA Draft in April to test the waters but never hired an agent, so he remains eligible to return to the Wildcats as long as he withdraws from the draft by Wednesday’s deadline.

Stokes has been on the floor a majority of the time his first two seasons at K-State, and as a sophomore he was second on the team in scoring (11.7 PPG) and led the team in assists (4.1 APG). He also was the rare case of a player shooting better from 3 (36.4 percent 3P%) than from the floor as a whole (35.6 FG%).

Stokes’ return isn’t unexpected, but it should be a good relief to the team, which really needs his ballhandling skills, especially in light of Wesley Iwundu and Carlbe Ervin II exhausting their eligibility.