Just when you thought head coach Bruce Weber was finally building some stability at Kansas State, three players have submitted to the transfer portal, including last season’s third-leading scorer, DaJuan Gordon.
Gordon, who just wrapped up his second season with the Wildcats by finishing with 9.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.0 steals per game, announced his departure on Friday, just as the NCAA Tournament was starting up.
The same went for guard Rudi Williams, a junior college transfer who joined the Wildcats before the 2020-21 season. Williams averaged 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game, as he settled into a back-up point guard role behind starter Nijel Pack.
The first Wildcat to leave the program after the season was Antonio Gordon, who announced his departure on March 15 through Weber and the program. Gordon played two years for the Wildcats, averaging 4.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.
Those departures open up some space on the roster for Weber to explore potential new recruits or transfer options. Right now, the Wildcats have just one player signed for the 2021 class — center Logan Landers, a 6-foor-10 center from Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The Wildcats have a commitment from Maximus Edwards, a 6-foot-5 forward from Our Savior Lutheran School in Stratford, Connecticut.
The Wildcats are also waiting to hear if their lone senior, guard Mike McGuirl, will trigger the additional year of eligibility afford to him by the NCAA due to COVID-19. McGuirl had the best season of his K-State career, averaging 11.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.0 steals per game. Weber said after the Big 12 Tournament that he was hopeful McGuirl would come back.
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