Kansas basketball: Harvard transfer Seth Towns considering Jayhawks

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Kansas basketball could be a potential landing spot for Seth Towns, a Harvard grad transfer looking for somewhere to play his senior season.

Seth Towns, a six-foot-seven small forward who committed to Harvard in June of 2015, will be searching for a new home before the 2020-2021 basketball season. In only two seasons with the Crimson, Towns averaged 14.2 points and 5 rebounds per game, while shooting almost 42% from the behind the three-point arc.

Towns is currently considering some prestigious programs in Kansas, Michigan, Ohio State, Syracuse, Maryland, and Virginia according to Evan Daniels.

Out of highschool Towns was an extremely raw prospect who was getting recruited due to his long and lengthy body and his basketball IQ on the court. Although Towns ultimately decided to go the Ivy League route, he picked up offers from programs such as Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan, Dayton, and Purdue.

Towns was never offered by the Kansas Jayhawks; however, he did unofficially visit a Kansas basketball game on February 8, 2014 against West Virginia who also recruited Towns but didn’t extend an offer. The visit resulted in the Jayhawks winning 83-69, with Andrew Wiggins dropping 19 points.

Isaiah Moss will be leaving Kansas this spring after the Jayhawks make a run for the National Championship in Atlanta, and who will take his place as the deadeye shooter in 2020-2021? Towns seems to be the best candidate for the Jayhawks as of right now.

In Towns’ last year at Harvard, he averaged 16 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 44% from the three-point arc which would be three percentage points above Isaiah Moss’ previous career three-point percentage at Iowa.

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Towns will be one of the most sought after transfers this upcoming Spring and Summer, but taking into context that Towns is from Columbus, Ohio and he was previously offered by Ohio State as a recruit out of high school, the easy prediction for him is Ohio State.