K-State’s Ayoka Lee returning for another season

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas State women’s basketball team received huge news as leading scorer Ayoka Lee will be returning for a final season.

The K-State women’s basketball team announced her return to Manhattan on social media on Sunday evening.

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Lee—already one of the best players in the programs history—will look to complete a decorated resume.

She led K-State last season with 19.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.8 blocks en route to her fourth First-team All-Big 12 selection and second Big 12 All-Defensive Team.

Lee accomplished this despite missing more than a month an ankle injury. The Wildcats had an excellent year, going 26-8 overall and 13-5 in conference play, good for third in the Big 12 and a four seed in the NCAA Tournament.

She joined the Wildcats as a in 2018 but redshirted her freshman season, gained another season due to COVID-19 and used a medical redshirt after missing the entire 2022-23 season due to knee surgery. This has allowed her to return for her seventh season.

Lee holds the NCAAW Division I record for most points scored in a game, with 61 against Oklahoma on Jan. 23, 2022.

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The Minnesota native is at or near the top of an abundance of school records. She holds the school record for blocks (310), scoring average (19.2) and double-doubles (60).

She is currently third in school history in points scored with 2,194. With her return, the Wildcats will look to improve upon last season and compete for a championship.

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