TCU transfer receiving interest from Kansas Jayhawks and other Big 12 programs

This wing is the exact kind of player Bill Self would look for
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The Kansas basketball team is searching for a wing in the transfer portal to replace Johnny Furphy if he departs for the NBA. Bill Self and the Jayhawks could also fill the void of Kevin McCullar with the All-Big 12 First Team selection running out of eligibility.

While the roster is chock full of guards, there is plenty of work to do in terms of wings and forwards. The Jayhawks have been linked to several portal entries like AJ Storr, Colby Rogers, and even 5-star recruit Liam McNeeley, but this transfer who is familiar with Big 12 basketball would be an excellent addition to the squad.

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Micah Peavy entered the transfer portal after spending three years at TCU. The 6-foot-7 wing started all 34 games for the Horned Frogs this season, averaging 10.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.3 steals on 45.8% shooting. According to 24/7 High School Hoops, Kansas is one of the schools in contact with Peavy.

Kansas could certainly use a wing with Peavy's size. He is exceptional on the defensive end and a respectable rebounder. His gritty play style is exactly what Coach Self looks for in a forward, and he and Riley Kugel could compete for a spot in the starting rotation if Furphy leaves.

His offense could still use some work, and his 26.7% lifetime 3-point percentage leaves something to be desired. However, he hit threes at a career-high 31.0% clip in the 2023-24 season and has shown considerable improvements over the past few campaigns. Peavy's profile is similar to that of McCullar when he entered the portal two years ago.

In addition to his time in Fort Worth, he gained even more experience in the Big 12 after beginning his collegiate career at Texas Tech. Georgetown has been picking up steam Peavy in recent days, but with Kansas now in the mix, it will be interesting to see how the rest of his recruitment plays out.