Nae’Qwan Tomlin Transferring to Memphis: Report

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Just days after graduating from Kansas State and just short of a week after being dismissed from the Wildcats’ basketball program, forward Nae’Qwan Tomlin has decided to transfer to Memphis, according to reports.

Tomlin entered the transfer portal on Friday and wasted no time in putting his time in Manhattan behind him, taking a visit to Memphis on Monday.

Once Tomlin is admitted to the University of Memphis later this week, he should be immediately eligible to get on the court for the Tigers, who are already flush with experience under head coach Penny Hardaway.


The Tigers are off to a 7-2 start in 2023 and have gone a combined 3-1 against the SEC so far this season, including an 81-75 win at No. 21 Texas A&M on Sunday.

The addition of Tomlin, a 6-10 forward who started 36 games for Kansas State last season, should make Memphis an even tougher out going forward. Tomlin was a key factor in the Wildcats’ Elite Eight run in last year’s NCAA Tournament, scoring in double figures in every game and averaging 12 points, five rebounds, and two blocks.

He figured to be a major part of Jerome Tang’s squad once again this season but was arrested on the accusation of “disorderly conduct; brawling or fighting” at Tubby’s Sports Bar in Aggieville back in October. After serving an indefinite suspension that lasted nine games into the 2023-24 season, Tomlin was inexplicably removed from the KSU basketball program last Wednesday, leaving Wildcat fans with more questions than answers.

Fortunately for Tomlin, it appears he is well on his way to a fresh start with a change of scenery and can now put the entire saga behind him to continue playing the sport that he loves.

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