Less than one week after Baylor guard LJ Cryer announced he would be entering the NBA Draft while maintaining college eligibility, working his way through the draft process, Sic’Em365‘s Ashley Hodge reports that Cryer plans to enter the transfer portal.
While Baylor fans anticipated Cryer’s return to college basketball in the winter, fans expected him to be wearing green and gold for Scott Drew. Flash forward to today’s report, it now appears that Scott Drew is losing one of his key players in the backcourt.
Cryer, a three-year starter for the Bears, has been one of the most impressive shooters in the entire country in the last few seasons. His decision to transfer is one that results in the Bear’s backcourt being vacated almost completely.
Cryer averaged 15.0 PPG, 2.1 RPG, and 2.2 ASP with the Bears and while many wonder where the best fit for Cryer might be, one of the interesting aspects of his decision comes down to who recruited Cryer to Baylor in the first place.
K-State HC Jerome Tang was the head recruiter for Cryer during his time under Scott Drew and while this doesn’t confirm anything, expect the Wildcats to make a push for a veteran guard to fill some of the spots left by Markquis Nowell, Keyontae Johnson, and Ish Massoud.