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Kansas State Adds Villanova Transfer G Brendan Hausen

Mar 14, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas State Wildcats coach Jerome Tang on the side lines during the first half Iowa State Cyclones at T-Mobile Center. Mandatory Credit: William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas State is looking to get back to the NCAA Tournament after missing the dance in Jerome Tang’s second season, and the addition of Villanova transfer guard Brendan Hausen should certainly help their cause.

Originally from Amarillo, Texas, Hausen will return much closer to home after spending each of the last two seasons with Villanova.


This past year, Hausen averaged 17.6 minutes over 34 appearances for the Wildcats, scoring an average of 6.2 points per game.

As one of the best shooters in the country, Hausen shot 38.1% from deep in 2023 and will have two years of eligibility remaining with Kansas State.

This is a huge pickup for K-State, as Hausen was briefly linked to UConn but will now play in the Big 12 for Jerome Tang.

In 2023-24, Hausen had 11 games in which he hit at least three three-pointers and had a season-high six threes against Le Moyne, plus he hit five from deep against Seton Hall and DePaul.

Adding a nearly 40% shooter from deep is good for any team, but for Kansas State, it’s a huge addition in this case. Hausen, who has “intergalactic range,” has a chance to be one of the best catch-and-shoot guards in the Big 12, and that bodes very well for Jerome Tang and company in 2024-25.

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