KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One day after losing Devon Dotson to the NBA Draft, the University of Kansas men’s basketball team received the news that Oak Park graduate Ochai Agbaji would return for his junior season.
Agbaji announced his return via Twitter.
“We have some unfinished business to take care of,” Agbaji said. “With that being said, I will be returning for my junior season. Rock, chalk.”
Agbaji, a former DiRenna Award winner as the Kansas City area’s top high school player in 2018, started all 31 games for the Jayhawks last season.
He averaged 10.0 points and 4.2 rebounds with 2.0 assists and more than a steal per game as a sophomore in 2019-20.
KU was 28-3 and ranked first in the country when the season was suspended, and ultimately canceled, before the Big 12 Tournament.
Agbaji averaged 8.5 points and 4.6 rebounds in 22 games as a freshman. He averaged 27.6 points and 8.6 rebounds as a senior for the Northmen.