Kansas State head coach Jerome Tang added another experienced guard to the 2022-23 roster on Wednesday as the Wildcats landed a commitment from Stony Brook’s Tykei Greene.
A 6-4, 205 pound guard from Queens, New York, Greene spent two years at Manhattan and then two seasons with Stony Brook, where last season he averaged career-highs in points (14) and rebounds (8.1).
Greene’s commitment gives Tang and company nine new faces to work with after retaining just two players from last season’s squad — senior point guard Markquis Nowell and junior forward Ismael Massoud. Now, Tang has all but two roster spots filled as July comes into focus and preparation for upcoming season starts to pick up the pace.
Adding Greene, a reliable scorer at Stony Brook, is a major step for the 2022-23 iteration of K-State basketball. Greene was he second-leading scorer and top rebounder in 2021-22 for the Sea Wolves, shooting 52% from the field, including 42.6% from 3-point range and 64.4% from the line.
Green has just one year of eligibility remaining and will join a backcourt that has Nowell, Arkansas State grad transfer Desi Sills, sophomore Mississippi State transfer Cam Carter and freshman signee Dorian Finister.