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Texas Tech’s Kevin McCullar Commits To Kansas over Gonzaga

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Texas Tech’s Kevin McCullar committed to Kansas as his transfer destination on Thursday if he returns to college basketball in 2022-23.

McCullar is still working through the NBA Draft process and has to make a decision on his status by June 1, since he has eligibility remaining.

He made his announcement on social media.

 

McCullar disabled replies to the tweet.

If McCullar returns to college basketball, his move to Lawrence would be a big deal for a Kansas team that looks young going into 2022-23. Ochai Agbaji and David McCormack are in the NBA Draft pool, while Christian Braun and Jalen Wilson are testing the waters. The Jayhawks lost Remy Martin, Jalen Coleman-Lands and Mitch Lightfoot to eligibility.

When McCullar announced that he would enter the transfer portal, in addition to testing the NBA Draft waters, he quickly narrowed his transfer destinations to two schools — Kansas and Gonzaga. The Jayhawks are the defending national champions, while Gonzaga reached the national championship game in 2021.

Kevin McCullar was one of the players who announced he would return to Texas Tech immediately after Mark Adams was elevated to head coach last April, making him the last link to the Red Raiders’ 2019 national championship game run.

McCullar appeared in 78 games over three seasons with Texas Tech, starting in 49 of those contests, and averaged 8.7 points, 1.9 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game.

McCullar averaged 10.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.1 assists for the Red Raiders during the 2021-22 college basketball season and was a big reason why Texas Tech was able to get to the Sweet 16 for the third time in the last four tournaments.

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