Kansas Jayhawks interested in Notre Dame transfer portal entry Carey Booth

KU reached out to a stretch four in the ACC
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While the Kansas basketball roster is chock full of guards at the moment, there are very few players with size. After 7-foot-2 center Hunter Dickinson, the next tallest is Zach Clemence (6-foot-11) and Johnny Furphy (6-foot-9).

The Jayhawks have been linked to several big men in the transfer portal since their season ended, and head coach Bill Self appears to be targeting a transfer to back up KJ Adams and Hunter Dickinson next year. One player from Notre Dame could provide solid bench minutes for KU.

Kansas basketball reaches out to Notre Dame stretch big Carey Booth

According to Luke Chaney of 247 Sports, former Notre Dame power forward Carey Booth has heard from Kansas since entering the portal. As a freshman with the Fighting Irish, he averaged 6.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game on 39.1% shooting (29.7% 3-point shooting). He posted double-digits in the points column seven times and recorded two or more blocks six times.

Despite standing at 6-foot-10, the lengthy transfer primarily shoots from beyond the arc. He attempted 118 3-pointers this year and 74 2-pointers. Booth fits the exact mold of the average "stretch four" archetype who can grab rebounds and is a threat from the outside.

Booth did not shoot very well from three in his first collegiate season, but he did improve to 36.6% from long-range in the final eight games of the season. The Colorado native alternated between the starting lineup and the second unit at Notre Dame but would strictly serve off the bench at KU.

If Zach Clemence transfers out, Booth would be a logical replacement. They are both tall forwards who can space the floor, but Booth has more eligibility remaining and higher upside. Neither player would receive much playing time behind Adams, Dickinson, and Bidunga, but it could be something Coach Self looks into if he cannot find a player willing to take on a limited role.