Former Michigan Wolverines big man Hunter Dickinson has announced that he has transferred to the Kansas Jayhawks. Dickinson was largely considered the top player this offseason to enter their name in the transfer portal. Head Coach Bill Self lost some talent to the NBA Draft and needed to reload for the upcoming college basketball season. Dickinson committed to the Kansas Jayhawks over the Maryland Terrapins, Georgetown Hoyas, Villanova Wildcats, and Kentucky Wildcats. This move will help keep the Jayhawks near or at the top of the Big 12 for the 2023-24 college basketball season.
Breaking: Hunter Dickinson, the No. 1 player in ESPN’s men’s basketball transfer rankings, announced on social media that he has committed to Kansas. pic.twitter.com/oB21iC1lDK
— ESPN (@espn) May 4, 2023
This past season as a junior for the Michigan Wolverines, Hunter Dickinson averaged 18.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.8 blocks per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 56 percent and a three-point percentage of 42.1 percent. When Dickinson announced that he was entering the transfer portal, it came as a fairly shocking move. He has been the best player for the Michigan Wolverines for most of his college basketball career. This signals that a rebuild within the Michigan program may be overdue.
The Kansas Jayhawks are a Blue Blood program that expects to compete for the National Championship every single season. For this upcoming season, the roster looks good enough to at least be a contender during the 2024 NCAA Tournament. Hunter Dickinson will look to improve his NBA Draft stock with his new program.