UMKC graduate transfer Brandon McKissic has Kansas and Kansas State among his Top 6 schools under consideration, according to a report in 247Sports.com.
The other four schools he’s considering are Oregon State, Florida, Saint Louis, and Missouri.
McKissic is considered by many to be one of the top ‘gets’ in the transfer portal. The Missouri-Kansas City guard averaged 17 points per game and was the Summit League’s Defensive Player of the Year. Along with the defense, his new team gets a player that make shots consistently from the arc.
Kansas and Kansas State both have a clear need for a player like McKissic. The Wildcats just lost three players to the transfer portal, including DaJuan Gordon, one of their top scorers from last season. Right now, the Wildcats only have one double-digit scorer returning from last year in Nijel Pack. Guard Mike McGuirl, a senior, could return if he chooses, thanks to the NCAA’s additional year of eligibility.
McKissic told 247Sports that he had a one-hour conversation with head coach Bruce Weber via Zoom and was impressed with the presentation.
“He runs a motion offense, he’s defensive minded and thinks I could really thrive in that position as one of their seasoned, more experienced guards,” McKissic said.
As for Kansas, while McKissic started by talking to an assistant coach, he said it took less than a minute for head coach Bill Self to get on the phone.
He said Self didn’t sound like he was in a great mood, as it was shortly after the Jayhawks’ loss to USC in the NCAA Tournament.
“He is trying to get back to having athleticism and speed, those two combo guard backcourts,” McKissic told 247Sports.com. “Like a Frank Mason and Devonte Graham backcourt. It is a great opportunity to have, even to just develop a relationship with Coach Self through this recruiting process.”
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