Kansas Jayhawks guard Tyon Grant-Foster will submit his name to the transfer portal and leave the program, 247Sports.com reported on Monday.
This, ultimately, could end up being good news for the Jayhawks, who are coming off a second-round loss to USC in the NCAA Tournament. It opens up a scholarship on the recruiting trail, and the Jayhawks are pursuing a transfer option in UMKC guard Brandon McKissic, who told 247Sports this weekend that the Jayhawks are among the half-dozen schools he is seriously considering. Kansas State is also in the mix.
Grant-Foster joined Kansas before last season as a junior college transfer from Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College, where he earned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American Honorable Mention honors after averaging 16.5 points per game in 2019-20. The 6-foot-7 guard also blocked 48 shots.
But he found playing time hard to come with Kansas. He played in 20 games, but only averaged 8.3 minutes per game. He averaged 3.1 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.
Self issued a statement about Grant-Foster’s decision.
Jayhawks seniors Mitch Lightfoot and Chris Teahan have already declared that they intend to use their additional year of eligibility and return to the Jayhawks. The jury is still out on the other senior, Marcus Garrett. Every basketball player was offered an additional year of eligibility by the NCAA due to COVID-19, but the seniors face the most immediate decision.
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