Defensive stopper returning for senior year

Kansas junior Marcus Garrett will return to Lawrence for his senior season.



April 16, 2020 - 10:22 AM

KU guard Marcus Garett looks for an open teammate against Oklahoma on Feb. 15. Photo by Erick Mitchell / Iola Register

Kansas will have college basketball’s best defender back in the starting five for next season. 

Junior Marcus Garrett announced his plans via Twitter that he would return for his senior year. This season, Garrett was crowned the Naismith Defensive Player of the year while finishing fifth in the Big 12 in steals at 1.8 per game. 

“I completely intend to play in the NBA and know I have to continue to improve my game to reach that lifelong goal,” Garrett said in a release obtained by KU Sports after announcing his return on Twitter. “There is no better place to do that than my senior year at KU. We have great coaches and staff and I have great teammates to reach our goals. But most importantly, I’ll graduate from KU.”

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