Tylor Perry is a transfer guard that has the potential to put up impressive numbers for the Kansas State Wildcats men’s basketball team.
But he has his own goals, and if he makes good on it, then he’s going to replace a couple of Kansas State legends in at least one single-season stat category.
As interviewed by Heartland College Sports’ Joe Tillery, Perry set a goal that will likely raise some eyebrows — and get everyone in Manhattan excited.
Tillery asked Perry how many 3-pointer he would hit this year for Kansas. Perry said he hit 112 3-pointers with North Texas last season. And he’s looking for more with the Wildcats.
“With the offensive weapons we’ve got, I’m going 128, 129,” Perry said with a grin.
He knows his Kansas State basketball too, or at least he’s been reading the record book because he knows what the single-season record is — 110.
That record is held jointly by Jacob Pullen who connected on 110 3-pointers during the 2009-10 season, and Askia Jones, who did the same during the 1993-94 season.
The bottom of the Top 10 is 78 3-pointers, held jointly by Jones (1991-92) and Cartier Martin (2006-07). So there is a lot of leeway there for Perry to fit in.
Perry, a 5-foot-11 fifth-year guard, averaged 17.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists for UNT last season. He was the 2023 Conference USA Player of the Year and the 2023 NIT Most Outstanding Player as UNT made a run to the championship title.
He hopes to help Kansas State duplicate last year’s magical first season under coach Jerome Tang, as they reached the Elite Eight.
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