Joel Embiid said on Tuesday that he is "strongly considering" returning to Kansas for his sophomore season.

"I'm not even thinking about it right now," Embiid said. "I'll make a decision after the season, but I'm definitely considering coming back to school."

Embiid entered Tuesday's game averaging 11.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game.

Many NBA executives believe Embiid is the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft if he decides to leave school.

"He's a bright young man and he's going to weigh his options," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "He's considering coming back and he's obviously also considering leaving. He can't make a bad decision."