Kansas C Hunter Dickinson Announces Return for Fifth Season

The Jayhawks appear primed to bounce back next year.
Mar 23, 2024; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Kansas Jayhawks center Hunter Dickinson (1).
Mar 23, 2024; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Kansas Jayhawks center Hunter Dickinson (1). / Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

As it looks to shake off a disappointing end to 2024, Kansas will get a key piece back for 2025.

Jayhawks center Hunter Dickinson will return for his fifth and final season, Kansas announced in a Friday afternoon release.

“This is great news,” Jayhawks coach Bill Self said. “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."

In his first season with Kansas, Dickinson averaged 17.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game for a team that reached the NCAA men's tournament's second round. He played his first three collegiate seasons at Michigan from 2021-23.

Over the course of his lengthy career, Dickinson has made two All-America teams and four all-conference teams—three in the Big Ten and one in the Big 12. The Alexandria, Va. native garnered All-Region honors in the 2021 NCAA tournament as he helped the Wolverines reach the Elite Eight.

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