Kansas State guard Barry Brown announced on Friday that he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and will return for his senior season in 2018-19.
— K-State Men's Basketball (@KStateMBB) May 25, 2018
“Although the process was more than enjoyable, I have decided to withdraw my name from the 2018 NBA Draft,” Brown said in a statement. “Thank you to everyone who supported me and I am looking forward to finishing my senior season as a Wildcat!”
Brown did not sign with an agent when he declared for the 2018 NBA Draft, thus giving him the option to return to Kansas State — which he has now exercised. He’ll be part of a team that has virtually the same roster as the one that reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament last season.
Brown averaged 15.9 points per game during the 2017-18 season — the highest of his career. He played a key role in Kansas State’s Sweet 16 upset of Kentucky, in which he was responsible for the game-winning layup with 18 seconds to play in the 61-58 victory.
Kansas State went an overall 25-12 last season and was one of three Big 12 teams to reach the Elite Eight — joined by Texas Tech and Kansas. Only Kansas advanced to the Final Four.