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Big 12 News and Notes: K-State Picks Up Arthur Kaluma, WVU Hosts Surprise Transfer and More



Big 12 basketball had more transfer portal news over the weekend. Kansas State and head coach Jerome Tang added needed additions to their portal class.

Kansas State Lands Top Transfer Arthur Kaluma

Creighton transfer forward Arthur Kaluma committed to Kansas State on Sunday afternoon. Kaluma was the 19th-highest-ranked transfer, according to 247 SportsKaluma joins North Texas guard Tylor Perry as the Wildcats’ portal additions.

Kaluma (6-foot-7) leaves Creighton after two seasons. Kaluma averaged 11.8 points and 6.0 rebounds on 42 percent shooting from the field as a sophomore. Kaluma was a starter for the Bluejays in back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. Creighton reached the Elite-8 as Kaluma scored in double figures in all games during March Madness.

Kansas State lost their leading scorers Keyontae Johnson and Markquis Nowell to the NBA but return Nae’Qwan Tomlin. Kaluma will join a program that looks to continue the momentum after Tang’s first season as head coach.

WVU Hosts Seton Hall Transfer Alexis Yetna

Seton Hall transfer forward Alexis Yetna visited West Virginia over the weekend, a source told WV Sports Now. Yetna is leaving Morgantown at some point later in the day on Sunday.

Yetna (6-foot-8) last played during the 2021-22 season for Seton Hall, averaging 8.1 points and 7.6 rebounds. Prior to SHU, Yetna played for South Florida as the native of France won the AAC Rookie of the Year in 2019. Yetna has had a wild journey through college basketball playing in three seasons over six years. Yetna was ineligible during the 2017-18 season and was injured during the 2019-20 and 2022-23 seasons. Yetna missed this past season due to a knee injury.

Yetna entered the transfer portal on April 14 and now is one of the top transfers available. Yetna has flown under the radar but is receiving interest from other Power-5 schools. West Virginia’s staff believes that Yetna can contribute to a team that’s bringing in a top transfer portal class. Yetna can add to the depth that the rotation needs.

Yetna has one year of eligibility remaining.

Source: Seton Hall Transfer Alexis Yetna Visiting WVU This Weekend

2024 4-Star F Tyler McKinley Commits to Cincinnati 

On Thursday night, 2024 4-star forward Tyler McKinley announced his commitment to Cincinnati. McKinley is originally from the Cincinnati area but now plays at Link Academy in Missouri.

McKinley chose the Bearcats over Xavier, Ohio State, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Alabama and Tennessee.

UC head coach Wes Miller now has his first commitment in the class of 2024. Miller and his coaching staff bring in two 4-star high school recruits this offseason with Jizzle James (G) and Rayvon Griffith (F).

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