Kansas State Wildcats Men’s Basketball 2023-24 Offseason Roster Tracker
The Kansas State Wildcats are working on assembling their 2023-24 men’s basketball roster and we’ll track every move here throughout the offseason.
G Markquis Nowell: The All-Big 12 First-Team selection averaged 17.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 2.6 steals last season. His points, assists and steals led the team. It was an incredible season. His Sweet 16 performance against Michigan State will resonate forever. He’s off to the NBA, one would hope.
G Desi Sills: He transferred to Kansas State for his final college season and he averaged 8.7 points and more than three rebounds per game. He started the season on the bench but worked his way into the starting lineup. Either way, he made an impact.
F Abayomi Iyiola: He gave the Wildcats some good minutes at times last season, including the Elite Eight game. He averaged more than 11 minutes per game.
G Nate Awbrey: He played his final season of college basketball as a walk-on with the Wildcats.
G Tykei Greene: He provided the Wildcats depth off the bench in his final season of college basketball after transferring in from Stony Brook.
F Ismael Massoud: He entered the transfer portal after the season and committed to Georgetown on May 5. That puts him closer to his New York City home. Massoud was a significant contributor for the Wildcats last season, averaging 5.4 points and 1.7 rebounds, and he will be missed.
Arrivals Via Transfer
G Tylor Perry: The 7-foot-1 center announced his transfer to the Jayhawks on May 4. With Michigan last season he averaged 18.5 points and 9.0 rebounds for the Wolverines. He brings Kansas an interior presence it did not have last season.
In the Transfer Portal
G Peyton Ackerman: The little-used freshman put his name in the transfer portal after the season ended.
G Anthony Thomas: The sophomore guard put his name in the transfer portal after the season ended.
In the NBA Draft Pool
F Keyontae Johnson: Johnson announced on April 23 that he would test the NBA Draft waters but retain his eligibility. He has until the end of May to commit to June’s draft or return. He averaged 17.4 points and 6.8 rebounds in a season that rejuvenated his career and earned him the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year award.
Expected to Return
G Cam Carter: The part-time starter should be in for more playing time next season. He averaged 6.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in his first year with the Wildcats.
F David N’Guessan: The long forward was vital off the bench for Kansas State last season and hopes to push for a bigger role.
F Nae’Qwan Tomlin: He made quite the impression on the country during the NCAA Tournament, but those that watched Big 12 play know that Tomlin could be one of the stars of this team next season. He averaged 10.4 points.
C Jerrell Colbert: Colbert opted to redshirt for the Wildcats after transferring in from LSU.
F Taj Manning: The freshman took the redshirt for his first season. Originally signed by former coach Bruce Weber, Manning opted to stick with the Wildcats after Jerome Tang took over.
G Dorian Finister: The freshman played in six games last season for the Wildcats.
Class of 2023 Signees
SG RJ Jones, 6-3, Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant, UT): Jones is the highest-rated player in the state of Utah and the sixth-highest rated Kansas State recruit in the history of 247Sports.com.
PG Dai Dai Ames, 6-1, Kenwood Academy (Chicago, IL): Like Jones, Ames is the top recruit in his state. He’s also the seventh-highest rated KSU recruit in 247Sports.com history.
SF Macaleab Rich, 6-6, East St. Louis (East St. Louis, IL): A Top 5 recruit from the state of Illinois, he rounded out a KSU recruiting class that at the time was ranked in the Top 15 in the country.
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