ASU retains leading scorer Kuksiks

It took until September, but Arizona State has finally received assurances that swingman Rihards Kuksiks will return for his senior season, according to a team spokesman.

Kuksiks, who led the Sun Devils in scoring last season, is back on campus after spending August playing for the Latvian national team and considering a pro career.

He'll now be paired with shooting guard Ty Abbott and joins the collection of talented recruits Herb Sendek has assembled as he tries to improve on a 22-win season and get ASU back to the NCAA tournament.

In the meantime, try your hand at reading about what Kuksiks has been up to during his time away at sportacentrs.com, a site not to be confused with, well, you know.