American University basketball star Stephen Lumpkins has decided to re-enroll at the school after playing pro baseball in the Royals' system.
Lumpkins (6-8, 225) left American after his junior season to play baseball. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 13th round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft. Lumpkins spent part of two seasons playing for the rookie league AZL Royals in Arizona as a pitcher. Lumpkins was 2-1 in 15 games with a 8.27 ERA. In five appearances in 2012, his ERA was 19.64.
Lumpkins said about his decision to return to school, which comes within the NCAA's five-year eligibility window, "Being away for a year made me realize how much I miss basketball." Lumpkins intends to play for the Eagles this season if the Patriot League will allow him to.
Lumpkins scored 928 points in three seasons for American and led the Patriot League in field goal percentage (59.2) as a junior while scoring 13.5 points per contest.
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