The Kansas basketball team has had a good offseason in terms of the transfer portal, and it was needed. The Jayhawks didn't have a great season last year by their standard as they didn't win the Big 12 and they also didn't make it out of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Those are two things that Kansas typically accomplishes. Transfer portal additions should help them next season, and one intriguing addition is Mississippi State transfer Shakeel Moore.

“Guard Shakeel Moore, a fifth-year senior transfer from Mississippi State, has signed a financial aid agreement and will play at Kansas for the 2024-25 season, KU men’s basketball head coach Bill Self announced today,” A release from the Kansas basketball team said.

Shakeel Moore is bringing a lot of experience to the Jayhawks as he played for the Bulldogs for four seasons before transferring. He hasn't put up any crazy numbers in his career, but he has been a consistent contributor since he was a freshman at Mississippi State. He is as reliable as they come.

“Shakeel [Moore] is a combo guard who can play on and off the ball,” Self said. “He’s a terrific athlete, and we feel like he will be a nice complement to the personnel already on the roster. His experience and maturity should allow him to be a good fit here. He’s a tremendous young man that will graduate from Mississippi State this summer.”

Moore got a good amount of playing time during his freshman season at Mississippi State as he averaged over 18 MPG. He ended up averaging just under seven PPG that season, and he has had similar scoring numbers in all four of his college seasons.

Last season, Moore averaged 23.5 MPG, 7.9 PPG, 2.2 RPG and 1.8 APG. It was a good year for him and the Bulldogs as they ended up making it to the NCAA Tournament. They ended up losing in the first round. Now, Moore is ready to finish off his career with the Kansas basketball team.

Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Shakeel Moore (3) hangs onto the rim after a dunk against the Michigan State Spartans in the first round of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at the Spectrum Center.
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Shakeel Moore is a great pickup for the Kansas basketball team, and the Jayhawks have picked up four other players from the transfer portal this offseason as well. They have also added Rylan Griffen from Alabama, Noah Shelby from Rice, AJ Stoor from Wisconsin and Zeke Mayo from South Dakota State.

The biggest pickup for this Kansas team this offseason was AJ Stoor. Stoor was one of the best players in college basketball last year as he had a huge season with the Badgers, and he should fit in well with this Kansas team.

Overall, it was a very good offseason in terms of the transfer portal for Kansas basketball. They picked up five players, and they only lost one. Bill Self noted at the end of last season that he had been thinking ahead to next year for awhile. He has a lot of hope for this team, and these portal additions should make him and Jayhawks fans feel even more confident. It would be surprising if Self doesn't lead his team to a big bounce back season.