Hunter Dickinson recruits transfer portal star on social media amid KU Jayhawks buzz

Could KU's star bring this transfer to Lawrence?
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Bill Self and Kansas basketball have had tremendous success in the transfer portal this offseason. A transfer class of AJ Storr, Rylan Griffen, and Zeke Mayo have put the Jayhawks atop the list of championship contenders for the upcoming season. 

While the coaching staff has certainly done enough to make Kansas one of the most feared teams in the nation, they might not be done on the recruiting trail. Many sources, including The Kansas City Star, have linked BYU transfer Jaxson Robinson to the Jayhawks. In response, superstar center Hunter Dickinson took to X (formerly Twitter) his best recruiting efforts after Robinson recently followed Griffen and Mayo on Instagram.

Hunter Dickinson recruiting Jaxson Robinson to Kansas basketball

Dickinson used a photo with a text that reads "Jayhawk," suggesting the sharpshooting Robinson could find himself in Lawrence. He is currently testing NBA Draft waters but also entered his name into the portal after BYU's former HC Mark Pope left for Kentucky. The Wildcats were initially considered frontrunners to land Robinson, but things have changed over the past week.

The 6-foot-7 guard who previously played at Texas A&M and Arkansas was one of the top players on the Cougars' roster for the past two campaigns. Entering the portal as a graduate transfer, Robinson is coming off a season in which he averaged a career-high 14.2 points while connecting on 2.5 attempts from 3-point range per game.

It should come as no surprise that Dickinson wants Robinson to join the squad. He would replace Riley Kugel, who backed out of his commitment to KU and later pledged to Mississippi State. Kansas would easily have one of the best wing rooms in college basketball with Robinson, Griffen, and Storr alongside one another. 

Entering his final year of eligibility, Robinson appears to have three options on the table — stay in the draft and head off to the NBA, follow his former coach to Lexington, or pursue new opportunities to bolster his stock under Coach Self. He has until May 29 to determine whether he will return to school, but Kansas appears to have a good shot at reeling him in if he does not go the pro route.