Every player Jerome Tang grabbed in the transfer portal for Kansas State basketball

Jerome Tang is known for bringing in quality transfer, but this just might be his best transfer class yet!
Mar 13, 2024; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Dug McDaniel (0) celebrates his three-point shot against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament.
Mar 13, 2024; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Dug McDaniel (0) celebrates his three-point shot against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament. / Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas State basketball took quite a few blows this offseason with players graduating, declaring for the NBA Draft, or entering the transfer portal. The good news is that Jerome Tang took the hits and swung back.

The Wildcats lost Tylor Perry and Will McNair Jr. to eligibility and the NBA Draft, but the good news is that David Nguessan decided to use his last year of eligibility and return to Kansas State. However, while the transfer portal gives, it also takes away.

Tang lost a total of five players to the transfer portal, which include Cam Carter (LSU), Dorian Finister (Sam Houston), Jerrell Colbert (SMU), RJ Jones (TCU), and Dai Dai Ames (undecided). The Wildcats lost both experienced players and the youth of the 2023-2024 team.

However, even with five losses to the portal, Tang has worked hard all offseason to balance it out and bring in five guys of his own. So here is every player Tang has brought in through the transfer portal for Kansas State basketball.

. PG. player. . . 485. Kansas State MBB transfer portal. Dug McDaniel. . Dug McDaniel

Dug McDaniel was the first player Jerome Tang brought in through the transfer portal and he was a big one. McDaniel comes in as a 4-star transfer out of Michigan who will still have two years of eligibility as an incoming junior. McDaniel averaged 16.3 pointers per game, 4.7 assists, and 3.7 rebounds in 2023-2024 and that was with missing quite a few away games due to academic reasons.

McDaniel will be the perfect replacement for Tylor Perry, who graduated and declared for the NBA Draft. His shooting ability will also help make up for the loss of Carter and the possible loss of Arthur Kaluma, who also declared for the NBA Draft, but could make his return to Kansas State.

. . Brendan Hausen. SG. KState MBB transfer portal. . Brendan Hausen. 479. player.

Brendan Hausen comes to Kansas State from Villanova as a shooting guard with two years of eligibility left. Tang adds another 4-star transfer in Hausen who averaged 6.2 points per game, 0.5 assists, and 1.6 rebounds. Now his numbers may not look great, but he has a lot of potential and had limited playing time at Villanova. Hausen has the ability to step into a starting role for the Wildcats and he will be a good replacement for the loss of Carter.

. Baye Fall. player. . . 524. Baye Fall. C. Kstate MBB transfer portal.

Baye was a big transfer find for Jerome Tang and his squad...emphasis on BIG. Fall comes from Arkansas, a program a lot of people speculated that Tang would take over this offseason, but little did they know, he was just getting a transfer from them.

Fall comes in as a 6-foot-11 center for the Wildcats and will most certainly be the replacement for Will McNair Jr., who tag-teamed with NGuessan in 2023-2024. Fall will add more height than Tang has ever had to the Wildcat offense. While his stats don't jump on the page, he will have a better opportunity to hit the hardwood under Tang.

Max Jones. SG. player. Kstate MBB transfer portal. . . Max Jones. 2359. .

Max Jones i the latest transfer to decide on Kansas State coming from Cal State Fullerton. Like a couple of the transfers coming to Kansas State, jones comes from a smaller program where he dominated. In his first season at Cal State, he averaged 12.5 points per game, only to up his numbers this past season to 15.3 points per game, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.9 assists.

Jones will be able to fill the role of Arthur Kaluma if he does not end up returning to the team after the NBA Draft process. Jones will help stretch the floor and make defenders feel like they have to defend the entire half-court truly.

CJ Jones. CJ Jones. Kstate MBB transfer portal. . . . . player. 2359. CG

CJ Jones comes from Illinois Chicago, the smallest program of all the offseason transfers. Jones also comes in with multiple years of eligibility left, which is something Tang has not had in the pst with transfers.

Jones averaged 11.4 points per game, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.8 assists in 2023-2024. His vision is one of his best assets as shown by his average assists per game from last season. He knows how to score, but also how to set up his teammates to score.

Jerome Tang has brought in a solid group of new transfers this offseason as he had the past two seasons. The biggest difference in this transfer class compared to others is that this class is younger and can be a group that can grow and learn under Tang.