Kansas State's Ayoka Lee to have knee surgery, miss women's college basketball season

Kansas State senior center Ayoka Lee will undergo knee surgery and miss the upcoming basketball season, coach Jeff Mittie announced Thursday.

Lee was a second-team All-America selection by The Associated Press last season.

"I am devastated for Yokie," Mittie said. "She has battled this knee injury for two years. We were hopeful with a summer procedure and extended rest, she would be able to play this upcoming season. Unfortunately, after meeting with the medical staff the last couple of days she will require season-ending surgery."

Lee averaged a school-record 22.0 points last season, while adding 339 rebounds, 95 blocks, 39 steals and 20 double-doubles. She became the first woman in school history to record more than 725 points, more than 325 rebounds and more than 90 blocks in a season.