LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team received big news on Wednesday morning, as it was announced Kevin McCullar will be returning to the hardwood next season in the crimson and blue.
McCullar entered the NBA Draft process following the 2022-23 season, but will return to Kansas for a fifth year.
McCullar was named to the Big 12 All Defensive Team and All-Big 12 Third Team after his performance this past winter. He finished third on the team in scoring at 10.7 points per game and was second on the team and fourth in the Big 12 in rebounds per game at 7.0.
“How about one more year Jayhawk nation,” McCullar said in a release. “To be able to play in front of the best fans in the country; to play for the best coach in the nation, I truly believe we have the pieces to hang another banner in the Phog. Rock Chalk! Let’s do it!”
Possibly the happiest about the news is head coach Bill Self.
“This is a big day for Kansas basketball,” Bill Self added in the release. “We’ve had a lot of good things happen through recruiting this offseason, but nothing that has transpired this offseason was bigger for KU basketball than having a seasoned veteran like Kevin McCullar return to our program.”
With McCullar back, KU will now have 11 scholarship players on the roster. The Jayhawks will have three returners, three incoming transfers and four incoming freshman on the 2023-24 roster.