Kansas Jayhawks expected to host visit for 3-point sniper in transfer portal

The Jayhawks are quickly moving toward another local transfer
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Something the 2023-24 Kansas basketball team desperately yearned for was outside shooting. The Jayhawks shot 33.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 229th in the nation, and connected on a mere 5.7 attempts per game. This resulted in a lack of spacing and troublesome offensive possessions.

While transfer portal addition Zeke Mayo partially addressed this issue, head coach Bill Self is still searching for a player who can hit threes at an efficient clip. He might have found the perfect player to add from the portal.

According to The Athletic's Tobias Bass, former Wichita State Shocker Colby Rogers plans to complete Zoom meetings with Kansas, Alabama, and Michigan. Rogers also stated he plans on visiting all three schools at some point in time.

Kansas among three schools to schedule meeting with Colby Rogers

Rogers and the Jayhawks have been connected since he entered the portal last month. The sharpshooting wing averaged 16.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 34 games at WSU after sitting out one season due to NCAA rules. He shot 40.0% from the field and 40.9% from beyond the arc on 2.9 3-point makes per game,

Entering his final year of eligibility, the 6-foot-5 guard is one of the most coveted guards on the open market. He was his team's leading scorer during the past campaign and proved himself against higher competition. Rogers can create his own shot but excels in the catch-and-shoot game.

He would be a great fit at KU due to his high level of offensive production and ability to handle the ball. While his perimeter defense is average, he could serve as a spark plug on the second unit. Rogers is an established scorer who takes and makes plenty of shots from long-range.

While he might not crack the starting five, Rogers could be the first man off the bench for Coach Self in 2024-25. Kansas basketball fans should monitor his situation as he begins planning visits with his top three schools.