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Kansas Basketball: Jayhawks land transfer AJ Storr from Wisconsin

Mar 22, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard AJ Storr (2) dribbles the ball against the
Mar 22, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard AJ Storr (2) dribbles the ball against the / Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The Transfer Portal has seemingly taken over the sport of college basketball, and the news and offseason changes seem to be endless. A major move was finalized on Thursday as former Wisconsin guard AJ Storr committed to Kansas for his junior season, joining what should be an impressive Jayhawks squad.

Storr is a 6’6 wing originally from Rockford, Illinois who was truly bounced around in his playing career. Before even making it to college, the future Top 100 prospect played high school ball in Illinois, Nevada, Arizona, and Florida. He then spent his freshman season of college at St. John’s, starting half the games during Mike Anderson’s last season in Queens.

This past season, Storr was a major part of the success at Wisconsin, averaging 16.8 points and 3.9 rebounds for the Badgers. He was among the Big Ten’s leaders in points and field goals and earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors.

Wisconsin’s leading scorer as a sophomore, Storr was a consistent offensive piece in this Badgers’ backcourt and helped lead the team to a very solid season. Storr had a few double-doubles early in Big Ten play before dropping a career-high 30 points on Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament.

While the Badgers’ season would end in upset at the hands of James Madison, Storr was part of a talented roster that won 22 games, finished 5th in conference play, and advanced to the title game of the Big Ten Tournament. Now, Storr is part of a mass exodus of talent from Wisconsin, though this situation certainly isn’t unique to the Badgers.

He’ll now join a Kansas squad looking to be one of the most talented in the nation next season. Not only do the Jayhawks have All-American Hunter Dickinson back next season, but have been one of the most active teams in the Transfer Portal in the early going. Bill Self and his staff already landed two star guards in Riley Kugel from Florida and Zeke Mayo from South Dakota State.

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One of the top names in the Portal is off to Kansas and Storr certainly helps elevate the Jayhawks for next season. He settles into yet another school while hoping to continue to improve himself for the next level. It would be surprising to see Storr stay more than one season in Lawrence, but he should get a chance to improve his play and contribute on a much more talented team than he had around him in Madison.