Big 12 basketball star might have teased Kansas Jayhawks fans with this social media post

Could this be another hint?
Mar 28, 2024; Dallas, TX, USA; Houston Cougars guard L.J. Cryer (4)
Mar 28, 2024; Dallas, TX, USA; Houston Cougars guard L.J. Cryer (4) / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas basketball team has already added two guards early in the transfer portal cycle, but Bill Self and his coaching staff continue to pursue other guards as the Jayhawks brace for a few departures in the coming weeks. Kansas is staying active in the portal, reaching out to several new players each day.

One potential transfer portal entry has caught the eye of several Jayhawk fans. There have been no reports linking KU to this player yet, but another potential hint was dropped yesterday. LJ Cryer, a Houston guard and one-time national champion at Baylor, posted a picture of himself on Instagram shooting around in Allen Fieldhouse earlier this year before taking it down hours later.

LJ Cryer drops another hint that he is interested in Kansas basketball

Posting a photo of himself in Allen Fieldhouse with no one except him shooting a jump shot and the Phog in the background sure does sound suspicious. Additionally, why would he delete the post if there were no deeper intentions behind it? Ironic... or maybe this is more serious than people initially thought.

This is not the first time he has subtly suggested interest in the Jayhawks. Last month, Cryer told reporters that his dream college out of high school was Kansas. He wanted to model his game after Wooden Award winner Frank Mason III. Unfortunately, KU never recruited him, and he spent three years at Baylor before transferring to Houston last year.

Cryer is entering his final season of collegiate eligibility. The 6-foot-1 sharpshooting combo guard averaged a career-high 15.5 points in his first year with the Cougars, helping guide Houston to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Cryer connected on 112 3-pointers on 38.8% shooting after hitting 148 at a 42.5% clip at Baylor.

While he is still at Houston, no team is safe from losing a player to the portal anymore. Perhaps Kansas supporters are reading too deep into things, but it makes plenty of sense on the surface. If Cryer does end up in the transfer portal, expect Coach Self and the Jayhawks to come calling with a big bag of NIL cash.