Kansas starter Kevin McCullar Jr. returning to school

Guard Kevin McCullar Jr. is pulling his name out of the NBA draft and will return to Kansas for the 2023-24 season, he announced Wednesday.”How about one more year, Jayhawk nation,” said McCullar in a video posted to social media. “To be able to play in front of the best fans in the country. To play for the best coach in the nation, and I truly believe we’re going to have the pieces to hang another banner in the Phog. Rock chalk! Let’s do it!”The 6-foot-6, 210-pound McCullars has one remaining year of eligibility. He participated in the recent NBA combine before making his decision to return to Kansas.”This is a big day for Kansas basketball,” Jayhawks coach Bill Self said in a school statement. “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.”McCullar transferred from Texas Tech before the 2022-23 season.