The suspense is finally over. After initially entering the transfer portal in late March, Michigan center Hunter Dickinson, widely regarded as the top player on the market, has settled on the Kansas Jayhawks.
While several top programs were chasing after the 7-foot-1 center, including Georgetown, Kentucky, Maryland, and Villanova, Dickinson admitted to “really struggling” to pick a school before officially announcing his commitment on his social media pages.
- Hunter Dickinson’s stats last season: 18.5 PPG, 9 RPG, 1.8 BPG, 56% FG, 42% 3PT
Obviously this is a big blow for the Wolverines, losing a two-time First-team All-Big Ten member who won Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors in 2021. After starting 89 games across three seasons, Dickinson will now join the Jayhawks in the Big 12.
The Jayhawks, who are just one year removed from winning the men’s college basketball NCAA Tournament, should once again be viewed as top contenders heading into the 2023-24 season with Dickinson now on board. Dickinson is headed into his senior season and should be headed for the 2024 NBA Draft once his career at Kansas wraps up.
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