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Bryce Thompson enters transfer portal

The Jayhawk guard originally had considered OSU.

NCAA Basketball: Texas Tech at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas freshman Bryce Thompson has entered the transfer portal, he announced on Twitter on Tuesday. Thompson included Oklahoma State in his top four schools along with North Carolina and Oklahoma before choosing Kansas back in 2019.

Thompson appeared in 20 of the Jayhawks’ 30 games this season, averaging 4.6 points on 17.1 minutes per game. The Tulsa, Oklahoma, native struggled to find a rhythm last season as he battled through back injuries and a broken hand.

The former five-star recruit was ranked No. 21 in the nation according to the 247sports composite rankings. Thompson was one of the premier scorers in his class and could help fill the void left by Cade Cunningham offensively if Mike Boynton could secure his services. Thompson will undoubtedly become one of the highest-recruited names in the transfer portal, but OSU could have an upper hand as it was an original finalist for the sharpshooter and is just an hour away from his hometown.

The Cowboys currently haven’t signed anyone in the class of 2021 but have reached out to several players currently in the transfer portal. The team currently stands to lose Cunningham and Ferron Flavors, but returns nearly all of what was a young team a season ago.