Kansas City guard Brandon McKissic headed to Florida
Brandon McKissic, a Kansas City senior and one-time Kansas basketball recruiting target announced Friday that he would continue his college basketball career at the University of Florida.
A 6-foot-3, 195-pound senior from Ferguson, Mo., McKissic announced Friday morning via Twitter that he was joining the Gators program.
McKissic led the Roos in scoring at 17.2 points per game on 50.8% shooting from the floor and 43% shooting (30 of 70) from 3-point range during the 2020-21 season.
He met virtually with the Kansas coaches shortly after KU’s season ended and received a scholarship from KU soon thereafter.
But the Jayhawks added two prospects — Creedmoor, N.C., point guard Bobby Pettiford, a former Louisville commitment, and Division II All-American Cam Martin — in the past week and appeared to have backed off in their pursuit of McKissic.
Kansas moves forward with one open scholarship remaining as KU coach Bill Self and his staff seek to remake part of KU’s roster heading into the offseason.
Junior Tyon Grant-Foster, sophomore Tristan Enaruna and freshman Gethro Muscadin, in consecutive days, all announced their decisions to enter the transfer portal this week.
None of the three played a major role in the Jayhawks’ rotation this season.
KU remains in pursuit of prep guard Ty Ty Washington (6-foot-4, 180-pound PG ranked No. 32 by Rivals in 2021 class), whose AAU team had its run at Geico Nationals end on Friday, and the Jayhawks also appear to be keeping their eye on the transfer portal, which has more than 1,000 names in it, including a handful of talented and well-known players like Oklahoma’s Brady Manek, Creighton’s Christian Bishop, Texas Tech’s Marcus Santos-Silva and Kyler Edwards, Florida’s Noah Locke and more.
While KU currently is looking to fill one more roster spot, it’s possible that KU could see one or two more players depart this offseason — be it through transfer or early entry into the NBA draft — which would create more available scholarships to hand out.