Kansas basketball: UMKC transfer Brandon McKissic would be a positive gain

With his recruitment back open, UMKC transfer Brandon McKissic could be strong addition to Kansas basketball’s roster.

As Kansas basketball enters the postseason, there will be room for some support on this roster. Kansas recently extended an offer to Brandon McKissic, a 6′ 3” guard that would be a decent pickup for the Jayhawks.

McKissic spent four years with UMKC, where he had committed back in 2016. He’s a seasoned player and found consistent playing time this past season.

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He averaged just over 17 points in his last season in Kansas City, including the Summit League’s Defensive Player of the Year honors.

The grad transfer’s caught quite a bit of attention locally, including some thought from old Big 12 friend Mizzou.

Programs such as Florida and UConn have expressed interest in McKissic, which is bringing more attention to what he can do at a larger stage.

Believe me, the Big 12 is a major step up from the Summit League. However, he’s played at UMKC for a long time and it would be irresponsible to assume he doesn’t bring anything to the table.

Kansas should continue extending its best efforts, but also remember that this isn’t an essential commitment by any means. At the same time, a guy like McKissic can help cultivate some changes offensively, especially for our underclassmen.

The Jayhawks have quite a bit of young talent on their roster, and if the addition of McKissic helps promote further growth from our younger talent, I’m all for it.