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NCAA Basketball: Pros and cons of Rutgers transfer Cliff Omoruyi final 4 teams

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Kansas State Wildcats


Coach Jerome Tang could’ve left for another job but is sticking around at K-State. And he’s looking for his next impact transfer to break out with. The new-look backcourt includes Dug McDaniel (Michigan), CJ Jones (UIC), and Brendan Hausen (Villanova).

With Arthur Kaluma in the portal, the frontcourt doesn’t have a go-to option. So like at Georgetown, this would be an opportunity for Omoruyi to have a more focal role on offense, instead of potentially being limited as just a rebounder/defender at Alabama and UNC. The difference between the Hoyas and the Wildcats is that K-State is much closer to being an NCAA Tournament team on paper.


The first issue is that while the Wildcats are more likely to win than Georgetown, they’re still not in the same range as UNC or Alabama. Even with Omoruyi, Kansas State likely wouldn’t be a top-25 team. The Big 12 is loaded at the top and it’s going to be a tough task for them to get back in the postseason mix.

The other point to watch is that Coach Tang already added a center in the past week, Baye Fall. The 6’10 forward is a former 5-star prospect who didn’t play much at Arkansas as a freshman. Obviously, Omoruyi is a better and more proven player but did they add Fall as a backup or was he recruited to be the starter?