Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kansas basketball’s Ochai Agbaji will withdraw from the 2021 NBA Draft and return to school, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony.
The 6-foot-5 junior shooting guard was rated the No. 66 Best Available player, according to ESPN.com. The deadline to withdraw from the Draft is Wednesday.
Kansas figures to be loaded this season with the returns of Agbaji, Jalen Wilson, David McCormack and Christian Braun and the additions of transfers Remy Martin (Arizona State), Joseph Yesefu (Drake) and Jalen Coleman-Lands (Iowa State).
Agbaji, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, retained his NCAA eligibility while testing the draft waters.
As a junior, Agbaji was an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection for the second-straight season, averaging 14.2 points paired with 3.5 rebounds per game. Agabji ranked fourth in the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage (38.3%), while leading the conference in 3-point field goals made per game (2.6).
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.