Guard Lagerald Vick announces he'll return to Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Lagerald Vick has decided to return to Kansas for his senior season, nearly three months after he declared his intentions to play professionally and the Jayhawks had seemingly moved on.

Vick and Kansas coach Bill Self announced the decision in a statement Friday night.

Vick, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, had initially declared for the 2018 NBA draft. While he did not sign with an agent, the Jayhawks recruited as if he would not be back with the team.

He ultimately withdrew his name from the draft and now will report to KU after the July 4 holiday for the second session of summer school.

Vick averaged 12.1 points and 4.8 rebounds last season, when he started 35 of 39 games for a team that reached the Final Four. He'll provide some experience to a youthful but crowded backcourt, potentially creating a logjam for minutes for a team with national title aspirations.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.