Kansas State basketball already has three players enter transfer portal

The transfer portal has been open for about three weeks and the Wildcats have already lost three players.

Kansas State Wildcats head coach Jerome Tang calls out to guard Cam Carter (5) in the second half of the game versus Cincinnati.
Kansas State Wildcats head coach Jerome Tang calls out to guard Cam Carter (5) in the second half of the game versus Cincinnati. / Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

Kansas State basketball missed the NCAA Tournament by what was probably a slim margin. There were a lot of what-ifs that played into this season. What if Kansas State won one or two more games? What if the Wildcats hadn't gone on a four-game losing streak? What if the Wildcats had been better on the road?

However, the season is over and everything turns to preparing for next year. A hot topic that always comes around at the end of a team's season is the transfer portal. Who is going to transfer out and who is going to transfer in?

Well, the Wildcats have already lost three players to the portal, 2-year starter Cam Carter, freshman Dorian Finister, and sophomore Jerrell Colbert. Colbert just recently announced his choice to enter the portal. The biggest loss out of these three is Cam Carter, the player that had been with head coach Jerome Tang the longest on the team.

Carter transferred to Kansas State from Mississippi State and played under Tang in both of their first seasons with the Wildcats. Carter played in 70 games for the Wildcats and was a part of the squad that wet at the Elite Eight in 2023 as a starter. Carter averaged 10.4 points per game, 2.0 assists per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, and shot 38.8% from the floor at Kansas State. Carter has already announced he will be heading back to the SEC, this time landing at LSU.

Kansas State is already losing three seniors with Tyler Perry going to the draft, and Will McNair Jr. and David N'Guessan graduating. With Carter leaving, that means the Wildcats will have four starters to replace in the 2024-2025 season.

The loss of Finister and Colbert also means the Wildcats are losing youth which is something they need right now. Tang has only been at Kansas State for two seasons and needs to build his roster for years to come.

It looks like Arthurs Kaluma will be the only returning starter next season and Tang will have to hit the portal himself to bring guys in. There are always young guys on the bench, but if Tang wants to experience on the court next season, he needs to go out recruiting now.

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