3 transfer portal players the Kansas Jayhawks should pursue and 2 they should avoid

There is some tremendous talent in the transfer portal, but not every player is a good fit
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Jalen Blackmon
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AVOID - G Jalen Blackmon, Stetson

2023-24 Statistics: 35 G, 21.3 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 1.9 APG, 42.8% FG, 3.1 3PM, 38.1% 3PT

The brother of former Indiana Hoosier James Blackmon entered the transfer portal this week and said Kansas was one of the schools to reach out to him. While he is a prolific scorer who can put points up in a hurry, he is not the kind of player Coach Self should be looking to add in the portal.

Blackmon is an undersized volume shooter who was able to take advantage of a weak schedule in the A-Sun. Even so, his field goal percentage during conference play was 39.6%, while his 3-point percentage dipped to 32.9%, more than five points lower than his season average. There is no reason to think that would change in the Big 12.

Kansas needs a guard who can create his own shot, but it does not need a ball-dominant player like Blackmon who plays hero ball all the time. There are far better options in the portal that are much more efficient than Blackmon and have a smarter shot selection.