Hunter Dickinson will return to KU next season

LAWRENCE (KSNT) – 7-foot-2 center Hunter Dickinson’s time in Lawrence is not done yet.

The big man is coming back for one more year, he announced on social media on Friday.

Dickinson averaged 17.9 points and 10.9 rebounds, while earning second-team All-American, as a senior with the Jayhawks. The 2024-25 season will be his fifth and final year of college hoops.

“This is great news,” KU head men’s basketball coach Bill Self said in a statement from KU Athletics. “We’ve had a lot of good things happen since the end of the season and Hunter coming back has definitely added to that. Hunter made a huge impact on our team last year. He played and fought through injuries and was still one of the most consistent players in the Big 12 and nationally. Not only is Hunter a terrific player, he’s a great leader and teammate. We expect him to contend for first-team All-American next season.”

Dickinson and Self teamed up for the announcement on social media.

“Hey [Hunter], have you made a decision yet?” Self asked publicly on Twitter/ X. “Everybody wants to know what you’re thinking.”

Dickinson promptly responded to the legendary head coach’s question.

“Yeah you’re right coach,” he said. “I guess it’s time to tell everyone I’m coming back. Rock Chalk!”

It’s the second piece of huge roster news for KU on Friday. The Jayhawks also got a commitment, and signing to make it official, from Alabama transfer guard Rylan Griffen.

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