Indiana forward Mackenzie Mgbako will return to school for sophomore season

  • 03/30/2024 12:57 pm in

Indiana freshman Mackenzie Mgbako will return to school next season.

Dushawn London first reported the news.

A native of Gladstone, New Jersey, the 6-foot-8 wing averaged 12.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists for the Hoosiers during the 2023-24 season.

Mgbako was named the Big Ten’s co-freshman of the year. He is Indiana’s second straight Big Ten freshman of the year after Jalen Hood-Schifino won the award last season.

Initially a Duke signee in the 2023 class, Mgbako reopened his recruitment in the spring of 2023 and chose Indiana over Kansas.

His numbers and production steadily improved throughout his first college season.

While he only shot 32.7 percent on 3s for the full season, he connected at a 37.8 percent clip in Big Ten games, the 21st-best mark in the conference.

He had three games of 20 or more points, including a season-high 24 points in an 83-78 win at Maryland on March 3.

Mgbako posted the following graphic on his Instagram account:

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