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Kansas Star Udoka Azubuike Announces NBA Draft Decision

A general view of the Kansas Jayhawks basketball court.

LAWRENCE, KS - NOVEMBER 24: A general view during the game between the Rider Broncs and the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse on November 24, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

A Kansas big man is returning for another season with the Jayhawks. Former star recruit, Udoka Azubuike gauged interest from NBA teams, but decided it was best for him to return next season.

Azubuike revealed last month that he wanted to test the NBA waters, but didn't initially sign with an agent. Here's what he had to say about the move.

"I'm going to wait and see where I stand among other bigs out there. I appreciate everyone's support, but I'm not saying goodbye. I'm saying I want to find out. Like many other players, I'm curious."

He apparently didn't like what he heard, and is making a comeback at Kansas.

It's not a surprising move for the 18-year-old. The 2018 NBA draft is packed with big-man talent, with Marvin Bagley, Jaren Jackson, and Mo Bamba considered among the top prospects.

Azubuike was easily Kansas' most efficient player last season - making 77.0% of his shots from the floor. He averaged 13.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 36 games.

Bill Self and company will be glad to have Azubuike back for the 2018-19 season. They'll look to build on their run to the Final Four from last year.