Kansas Jayhawks among top schools to contact Miami basketball transfer portal guard

This former Hurricane would be a great addition to the Jayhawks
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The Kansas basketball program has already added four players in the transfer portal, bringing in AJ Storr, Zeke Mayo, Riley Kugel, and most recently, Rylan Griffen. All four of those players alongside returning Jayhawks Hunter Dickinson, Dajuan Harris, and KJ Adams should make up one of the most well-rounded and versatile rosters in the country next season.

Griffen was viewed as the final piece of the puzzle for KU, but Could Bill Self still be targeting more talent in the portal? It certainly appears that way. According to the father of one of the best remaining transfers in the country, Kansas reached out to former Miami guard Wooga Poplar once he departed from the school.

Kansas basketball reaches out to former Miami guard Wooga Poplar

Poplar entered the transfer portal this week and was reportedly contacted by the likes of Kansas, Arkansas, Duke, Villanova, St. John’s, Ole Miss, and Arizona State. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard broke out at Miami this past season, averaging a career-high 13.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists on 42.6% shooting. His 38.5% 3-point and 86.4% free-throw percentages signify he is an above-average shooter.

A native of Philadelphia, Poplar played three years with the Hurricanes before going portaling for his final season of eligibility. He is viewed as an NBA prospect and could have his name called at the draft next year. Poplar is an athletic, lengthy guard who has a lights-out jumper and could bud into a star at KU.

Kansas is already chock-full of guard depth, but another point worth noting is that Kugel has yet to officially sign his letter of intent to play at Kansas since he committed, while Storr and Mayo did. Coach Self may be searching for fallback options to replace Kugel if he were to leave, as the current squad has enough depth as it is.

The likelihood is that the Jayhawks will not aggressively pursue Poplar unless another player leaves for the portal. Even with Johnny Furphy leaving for the NBA, there is an abundance of talent on this roster, which isn't a bad thing. Regardless, KU fans should keep an eye on his name because he would be a great fit.