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Kansas Basketball Picks Up Mississippi State Transfer Shakeel Moore


Just hours after losing sophomore guard Elmarko Jackson after tearing his patellar tendon in a camp scrimmage Tuesday, Kansas picked up a guard to possibly take his place in senior guard Shakeel Moore.

Moore started 22 of 32 games last season with Mississippi State, who finished the 2023-24 season 21-14 and fell to Michigan State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Despite the 66% win percentage, as well as an 8-10 conference record in the SEC, Moore was one of the highest scorers for the Bulldogs, scoring 8.0 points/game and shooting a career high 47% FG and 35.9% on three-pointers.

The 6’1″ guard from Greensboro, N.C. started his career at North Carolina State, starting just two games and averaging 6.8 points per game in his freshman season before transferring to Mississippi State.

According to 247Sports, the addition of Moore leaves just one scholarship spot left on KU’s roster. The Jayhawks return veteran players like Hunter Dickinson, Dajuan Harris, KJ Adams, and Zach Clemence. They also return sophomore Jamari McDowell and bring in freshmen center Flory Bidunga and guard Rakease Passmore.

Moore is the 5th transfer adding to KU’s 2024-25 roster following Lawrence native Zeke Mayo from North Dakota State, AJ Storr from Wisconsin, Rylan Griffen from Alabama, and Noah Shelby from Rice.