MANHATTAN – Kansas State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie has announced that freshman center Ayoka Lee will redshirt in the 2018-19 season due to continued rehabilitation from a knee injury.
“After discussions with Ayoka, we have decided to redshirt her and get her ready for the 2019-20 season,” said Mittie. “She is making excellent progress and we look forward to her playing next season.”
Lee, a 6’5” native of Byron, Minnesota, joined K-State as the number 146 player overall and the number 27 post in the nation by Prospects Nation. She was rated as the number 38 post in the nation by ESPNW HoopGurlz. According to Five State Hoops, Lee was rated as the number four player in the 2018 class in the Midwest.
During her career at Byron High School, Lee was a 2018 Miss Minnesota Basketball finalist and named to the 2018 Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association (MGBCA) Class 2A All-State selection. During her prep career, Lee registered over 2,000 points, 1,400 career rebounds and approached 400 career blocks.
Kansas State will play its first true road game of the 2018-19 season on Saturday, as the Wildcats face Little Rock at 3 p.m. Saturday’s game will be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com.
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