BREAKING: Ayoka Lee Out for 2022-23 Women’s Basketball Season

Ayoka Lee looks to shoot the ball during the January 19, 2022 game against Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum. (Archive photo by Sophie Osborn | Collegian Media Group)

Women’s basketball star-senior center Ayoka Lee will undergo season-ending knee surgery according to a statement from Lee and the team via Twitter. Lee will miss her senior season but will stay with the team and plans to play in the 2023-24 season for the Wildcats.

Lee earned first team all-Big 12 (third consecutive season), second team all-American and All-Big 12 defensive team honors this past season, averaging 22 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.9 blocks. The highlight of her season successes came against Oklahoma, where she tallied 61 points to set the women’s NCAA Division I single-game record.

Despite the news, K-State returns the remaining four starters: Serena Sundell, Jaelyn Glenn, Brylee Glenn and Emilee Ebert. The veteran squad laces their shoes for the first time September 7 against Fort Hays State in an exhibition game at Bramlage Coliseum.