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Kansas Star Devon Dotson Reveals Why He Returned To School

Devon Dotson of the Kansas Jayhawks.

LAWRENCE, KANSAS - FEBRUARY 25: Devon Dotson #11 of the Kansas Jayhawks drives on a fast break as Barry Brown Jr. #5 of the Kansas State Wildcats defends during the game at Allen Fieldhouse on February 25, 2019 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

At one point this offseason for Kansas, it looked as if Devon Dotson was going to remain in the NBA Draft. However, the star guard made a decision at the deadline to return for his sophomore season.

Dotson had an impressive first year with the Jayhawks, averaging 12.3 points and 3.5 assists per game. An injury to Udoka Azubuike and suspension to Silvio De Sousa forced Dotson to have a bigger role on offense.

While Dotson did his best to carry an inexperienced backcourt at Kansas, the program didn't accomplish as much as it planned to.

The Jayhawks saw their winning streak in the Big 12 disappear, came up short in the conference tournament, and couldn't match Auburn's intensity in the Round of 32.

Kansas usually makes deep postseason runs, yet this past season just didn't have enough magic. Well, all those shortcomings are actually the driving force behind Dotson's decision to stay in school.

Obviously Dotson could use another year to develop his overall game, but It sounds like the priority is to avenge the team's disappointing season.

From KUsports:

“It was a factor,” Dotson said. “It was kind of a thing my dad said, and I was like, ‘That’s true. I can’t be the one that doesn’t win anything here.’ That’s the big goal of all of ours. … I’m excited about the season. We have some really great pieces this year and I’m looking forward to what we have in store.”

Dotson will have a pretty good supporting cast by his side for the 2019-20 season.

The Jayhawks' offense will run under Dotson once again, but the talented point guard will wear a new number. He announced that he'll wear No. 1 for his sophomore season.

We'll see if Dotson can take Kansas to new heights next season.