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Dean Wade returns for light practice ahead of Kansas State vs Kentucky

It remains a mystery if Dean Wade will play and be a full go for the Sweet 16.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-South Regional Practice Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like the Kansas State Wildcats may have Dean Wade back for Thursday’s clash with the Kentucky Wildcats.

On Wednesday, Wade was able to participate during the portion of practice open to media. He wasn’t wearing anything protective on the foot he suffered a stress fracture in during the Big 12 Tournament.

However, it should be noted Wade was wearing a protective boot when arriving to the team hotel on Tuesday, and he also wasn’t seen going through every drill during practice:

Wade has been a huge factor for K-State this season. He’s averaging 16.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.8 assists while shooting 55% from the floor. Having a 6-10 big man like him that can space the floor would be a game-changer against UK, but it’s still up in the air as to how much Wade will play Thursday and how effective he can be.

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