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Update on Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players in New Schools

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Kansas goalie Tristan Enaruna walks past Iowa State goalie Jalen Coleman-Lands, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb.13, 2021, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall)

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The Kansas men’s basketball team had five eligible players who left the program through the transfer portal last offseason.

Bryce Thompson left KU for Oklahoma State, while Tristan Enaruna surfaced in Iowa State, Latrell Jossell in Stephen F. Austin, Tyon Grant-Foster in DePaul, and Gethro Muscadin in New Brunswick. Mexico.

Here’s a look at how these five players, along with four other former KU players who are at other schools (Silvio De Sousa, Charlie Moore, Elijah Elliott and Garrett Luinstra), have fared so far at the during the 2021-22 season.

Gethro Muscadin

Muscadin, a 6-foot-10, 230-pound sophomore center from Gonaives, Haiti, left the New Mexico program by mutual decision of player and coach Richard Pitino this week, according to the Albuquerque Journal’s Geoff Grammer reported.

Muscadin – he averaged 9.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game while starting nine of the Lobos’ first 12 games – was relegated to a reserve role in the 90-72 home loss to SMU on Sunday.

“My biggest thing with Gethro is – we spoke after SMU – and I think we both agreed that was not the right fit for him,” Lobos freshman coach Pitino told the Albuquerque Journal. “And, you know, other than that, we only wish him the best. We will help him with whatever we can to move forward.

Muscadin – he was ranked No.140 in the recruiting class of 2020 by Rivals.com – played 33 total minutes in 12 games in his debut season at KU. He averaged 20.5 minutes per game for the (7-6) Lobos. He was successful 48.8% of his shots, including 2 of 5 threes and 30 of 39 free throws (76.9%). He had 19 blocks.

Bryce thompson

Thompson, a 6-5, 195-pound second-year guard from Tulsa, Oklahoma, who played 20 games in his injury-scarred freshman year at KU, has started seven of 10 games at Oklahoma State.

Thompson – averaging 8.5 points per game on 40.7% shots (30.0% on three and 66.7% from the line) – missed the Dec. 13 game against Cleveland State and was limited at six minutes in a Dec. 18 loss to Houston with a hip pointer injury.

Overall, he played 23.4 minutes per game for the Pokes (7-4), who, due to NCAA penalties, are ineligible for the NCAA playoff tournament.

Thompson, the No. 21 ranked player in the recruiting class of 2020 according to Rivals.com, averaged 4.6 points and 1.5 rebounds in 17.1 minutes per game during his cool season at KU. He has started four games.

OSU had its Dec. 21 game against USC called off due to COVID-19 concerns at USC. The Pokes’ next scheduled game is the Big 12 opener at Texas Tech on January 1, followed by a home game against Kansas on January 4.

Tyon Grant-Foster

Grant-Foster, a 6-7, 205-pound senior guard at Kansas City Schlagle High School and Indian Hills Community College, has only played one game at DePaul due to an undisclosed medical issue.

He scored nine points on 3 of 6 shots while grabbing three rebounds while playing 15 minutes in the first half of the Blue Demons’ season opener November 10 over Coppin State.

Lawrence Kreymer from depauliaonline.com reported that Grant-Foster was rushed to hospital at half-time in that game.

“We had a medical problem in the locker room at half-time with Tyon Grant-Foster,” DePaul coach Tony Stubblefield said after the opener, as quoted by Kreymer. “But he’s in a local hospital, stable and responsive.”

Since Game 1, there has been no official word on Grant-Foster’s condition and his prospects for a return to action. Grant-Foster hasn’t participated in the pre-game warm-ups since Game 1, according to Kreymer.

In his only season at KU, Grant-Foster averaged 3.1 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in 22 games. He recorded 8.1 minutes per game.

The Blue Demons (9-1) have seen three straight games canceled due to COVID-related issues. DePaul, who beat Louisville and Rutgers with his only loss to Loyola Chicago, is next set to play against Butler on Dec. 29 in Indianapolis.

Tristan Enaruna

Enaruna, a 6-8, 220-pound junior goaltender / forward from Almere Flevoland, the Netherlands, was a starter for the No.9-seeded Iowa Cyclones, who are on a 12-0 start. .

He averages 6.3 points and 3.8 rebounds in 16.6 minutes per game.

The athletic winger converted 54.4% of his shots. He’s 2 of 4 of three and 11 of 14 (78.6%) on the line with four assists against 13 turnovers. He has eight blocks and eight interceptions.

Ranked No.44 in the recruiting class of 2019 by Rivals.com, Enaruna averaged 2.8 points and 1.6 assists in his second season at KU. He averaged 9.4 minutes per game in 25 games.

“What really surprised the Cyclones under (first year coach) TJ Otzelberger was the team’s remarkable defensive turnaround. Tyrese Hunter has been a stunt on the defensive end, while forwards Tristan Enaruna and George Conditt IV make life difficult on the rim workouts. The result? In five games against top-level teams, the opponents only score 0.83 points per possession ”, wrote Kevin Sweeney of Sports Illustrated.

Sweeney’s comment also appeared in a story by Randy Peterson in the Des Moines Register.

ISU will meet Baylor on January 1 in Ames, Iowa, in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

Latrell Jossell

Jossell, a 5-11, 160-pound sophomore guard from Chicago who played high school basketball in Keller, TX, was a regular member of Coach Kyle Keller’s rotation to Stephen F. Austin.

He’s finally healthy after undergoing surgery last spring to correct a heel problem that bothered Jossell during his final year of high school and his only season at KU.

Jossell is averaging 8.4 points per game with 40% shooting. He made 26 of 59 threes for 44.1%.

Making his first start for the Lumberjacks, Jossell hit three threes and scored nine points in an 80-72 loss to KU on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

“He tries hard every day. He has a great mind. It is fun to be around. He’s everything Coach (Bill) Self said he was, ”Keller said, adding,“ he’s not that tall. He’s a little guard at 2, that’s what he is.

Jossell had 3 of 8 lines and scored 13 points while playing 27 total minutes in his lone season for the Jayhawks.

The Lumberjacks (8-4) called off a game against Jackson State on Tuesday night due to COVID concerns in JSU’s schedule. Stephen F. Austin will meet with UTRGV on December 30.

Four other former KU players still play college basketball.

Silvio De Sousa

De Sousa, a 6-9, 250-pound senior forward from Angola who left the KU squad in October 2020, is ending his college career in Chattanooga, which is off to a 10-3 start.

Holder in 13 games, he averaged 12.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per outing. He managed 58.3% of his shots and 68.4% of his free throws. He’s 2 of 11 of three with 10 assists, 22 turnovers and 17 blocks.

He had career averages of 3.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game at KU, where he participated in the NCAA investigation into recruiting infractions. He was also suspended for his role in a brawl at the end of a game against Kansas State in the 2019-20 season, as well as a legal issue for which he was found not guilty of assault and battery. aggravated in court.

“There was no problem and coach Lamont Paris praised him for his work ethic and character. journalist Joe Sullivan wrote in an article in the Tennessean December 14.

Charlie moore

Moore, a 5-11, 180-pound sixth-year point guard from Chicago, ends his college career in Miami, Fla after stops at Cal, DePaul and KU.

Moore, a starter in all 12 games, averaged 10.8 points on 40.8% shots for the 9-3 Hurricanes. He made 17 of 51 threes for 33.3%. He has 41 assists for 23 turnovers.

Moore averaged 2.9 points and 1.3 assists per game at KU in 2018-19. He averaged 13.1 minutes per game in 35 games (one start).

Elie Elliott

Elliott, a 6-4 Southlake, Texas goaltender and former KU substitute, is averaging 8.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per game at 9-3 Texas Wesleyan. He has 19 assists and 16 turnovers in seven games at NAIA School. He appeared in nine games in 2019-20 at KU.

Garrett luinstra

Luinstra, a 6-2, 165-pound goalie from Free State High to Lawrence, is a junior in central Missouri. The plan is for him to take a medical red shirt this season due to an ankle injury suffered in the fall. He averaged 5.6 points per game last season for the Mules. He has started 15 of the team’s 22 games. A former KU substitute, he played 10 games with the Jayhawks in 2018-19.

Gary Bedore covers all aspects of Kansas basketball for The Star – the current squad as well as former players and coaches and recruiting. He attended KU and was born and raised in Chicago, as well as Lisle, Illinois.