Kansas Jayhawks basketball program lands highly lauded transfer portal guard

The Jayhawks just made the biggest move of the offseason
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Bill Self and the Kansas basketball program had already received commitments from two players in the transfer portal, but the Jayhawks were still targeting multiple highly touted players. KU recently landed one of its top transfer priorities Thursday afternoon.

Former Wisconsin Badgers guard AJ Storr has committed to Kansas for the upcoming season. After weeks of close contact with the school, Storr will officially don the crimson and blue. He is the No. 3 rated player in the transfer portal and the biggest name to join the Jayhawks this offseason.

Kansas basketball lands AJ Storr over Arkansas, Illinois, and Texas

In one of the most significant college basketball moves since the season ended, Storr revealed his intentions to transfer from the Badgers to Kansas. He started all 36 games in 2023-24, averaging 16.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 0.9 assists on 43.4%/32.0%/81.2% shooting splits. Storr helped guide Wisconsin to a Big Ten Championship game appearance and a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

A 6-foot-6, 200-pound guard, Storr began his career at St. John's before transferring to Wisconsin for his sophomore year. He now joins one of the best teams in the country that is expected to compete for a National Championship next season alongside Hunter Dickinson and others.

Storr is an athletic, score-first guard who does most of his damage around the rim. He can be a liability on the perimeter, as he struggled with his jump shot in 2023-24, but he is an electric player who will likely develop into a superstar with the Jayhawks.

Scouting report of AJ Storr

"The key for Storr is efficiency. Offensively, that comes down to decision-making and shot-selection. Although he was asked to shoulder a significant offensive load this year at Wisconsin, he both settled for and forced a variety of tough shots, while averaging under one assist per game. So, while he’s a more reliable three-point shooter than his numbers indicated this year, a lot of that has to do with finding looks with room and rhythm. Defensively, he has all the physical tools necessary to be both impactful and versatile, it’s just a matter of consistently applying himself on that end. Where Storr can be most dynamic is when he’s in attack mode and hunting the rim. While Wisconsin played with a slower tempo, both his speed and leaping ability were evident whenever he was able to get out in the open floor. He puts a ton of pressure on the rim when he is put in catch-and-rip situations, and also showed enough handle, dexterity, and physicality to attack a set defense and play through contact."

Adam Finkelstein, 247 Sports

With the addition, Kansas has reeled in Storr, Zeke Mayo, and Riley Kugel in the past few weeks. Alabama transfer Rylan Griffen has also been closely tied to the Jayhawks. Expect Self and Co. to compete for another national title in 2024-25.