Kamau Stokes withdraws from NBA Draft and returns for junior season

Kansas State's Kamau Stokes goes up for a shot during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Gardner-Webb on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, in Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State won 67-54. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Sophomore guard Kamau Stokes withdrew his name from the 2017 NBA Draft on Monday. He'll return to K-State for his junior season in 2017-2018.

“We are excited to have Kamau back for his junior season,” said head coach Bruce Weber in a release. “This was an important step for him and his family to explore his dreams of playing in the NBA. I know he is motivated to have a great season and start building on what we did as a team this past season.”

Stokes averaged 11.7 points on 35.6 percent shooting to go with 4.1 assists, and 2.6 rebounds last season.