Kansas State received some good news to start the week.
According to John Rothstein of CBSSports.com, redshirt junior D.J. Johnson has been cleared to resume on-court activity and will play this upcoming season for the Wildcats.
Johnson, a 6-foot-9 forward, averaged 13.9 minutes per game on the Kansas State squad that made the NCAA tournament two years ago. He broke his foot in a loss against Kentucky in the Round of 64 and has been recovering ever since, missing the entire 2014-15 season.
The St. Louis, Mo. native appeared in all 33 games in 2013-14 and averaged 3.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore and shot 51 percent from the floor.
If he can stay healthy, Johnson will add depth to the Wildcats frontcourt this season and gives head coach Bruce Weber an upperclassmen with plenty of significant game experience.
The Wildcats will return seven lettermen, including four players with starting experience, in 2015-16 to go with the influx of 10 newcomers, including PARADE All-American Dean Wade and NJCAA First Team All-American Carlbe Ervin II. Senior guard Justin Edwards (6.3 ppg., 3.3 rpg.) is the team’s top returner in both scoring and steals (37), while junior forward Wesley Iwundu (5.8 ppg., 3.5 rpg.) is the leading returner in rebounding (108), assists (61), blocks (20) and minutes (780).
Kansas State begins the 2015-16 season with a home game versus Maryland-Eastern Shore on Nov. 13.
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