Kansas basketball transfer portal target trims list to five with Jayhawks in the mix

Kansas is in the running for a 3-point sniper
Mar 12, 2023; Brooklyn, NY, USA;  Dayton Flyers guard Koby Brea (4)
Mar 12, 2023; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Dayton Flyers guard Koby Brea (4) / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

A major issue for the 2023-24 Kansas basketball team was outside shooting. The Jayhawks shot 33.2% from beyond the arc, the lowest clip a Kansas team has registered since head coach Bill Self took the job 21 years ago. As a result, floor spacing was clumpy and the on-the-court product was far less than ideal.

While the additions of the transfer portal commit Zeke Mayo and potential Jayhawk Rylen Griffen should bolster KU's percentage from 3-point range, there is one player who could solve this single-handedly. Former Dayton Flyers sharpshooter Koby Brea has cut his transfer portal list to five schools, with Kansas and other blue-blood schools in the running.

Kansas basketball fending off blue blood programs in race for sharpshooting wing

Brea was not only terrific from long-range last season. His 49.8% percentage from three ranked first in all of Division I hoops. Kansas is in the running to land, quite literally, the best shooter in college basketball. How about that?

The 6-foot-6 wing averaged a career-high 11.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in his senior year before entering the portal as a graduate transfer. According to the tweet referenced above, he is considering Duke, North Carolina, UConn, and Kentucky to go along with Kansas. Brea reportedly completed a Zoom meeting with the coaching staff.

While he is one-dimensional on the offensive end, Brea would be welcomed with open arms if he decided to come to Lawrence. His jump shot is silky smooth and he would immediately become one of the best shooters to ever don a crimson and blue uniform under Coach Self.

Landing Brea would be an excellent addition to a Kansas transfer portal class that has already landed Mayo, Riley Kugel, AJ Storr, and likely Griffen in the coming days. If a roster spot were to open to make way for another commitment, one of the current players on the roster would have to depart or an incoming commit would have to decommit.