5 ideal transfer portal targets for the Kansas Jayhawks after season-ending loss

These five players in the NCAA transfer portal would be massive additions to next year's Kansas basketball roster.
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Oklahoma State Cowboys center Brandon Garrison (23) reaches for the ball
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C Brandon Garrison - Oklahoma State

2023-24 Statistics: 32 G, 7.5 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.5 BPG, 57.2% FG

Garrison entered the transfer portal shortly after Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton was fired. A 6-foot-11 center with Midwest ties, he started 29 of 32 games as a freshman. His shot-blocking ability and tremendous athleticism were on full display all year.

The former high school McDonald's All-American held an offer from Kansas out of high school, and KU was considered one of his top choices before he committed to the Pokes. He has publicly confirmed that the Jayhawks' coaching staff reached out to him, and he could be a player they heavily pursue in the long run.

Garrison is effective as a roll man, but he flashed a mid-range jumper in pick-and-pop situations when defenses sagged off of him. He makes hustle plays constantly, grabbing offensive rebounds to create second-chance points.

While Garrison would not start alongside Hunter Dickinson if he were to return, he and Flory Bidunga could compete for backup big man minutes. He could bud into a special player with some veteran leadership ahead of him for one year. He is a player to keep an eye on in the portal.