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Big 12 News and Notes: WVU Picks Up Big Commit, Kansas to Host Dickinson and More



Big 12 News and Notes
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The transfer portal has slowed down a little bit in the meantime but there is still news going around in the Big 12 Conference. Let’s take a look at some of the Big 12 news and notes from this weekend.

WVU Lands Top Transfer Jesse Edwards

Syracuse transfer Jesse Edwards announced on Sunday that he will be committing to play at West Virginia for his final year of eligibility. Edwards chose WVU over Kansas and Gonzaga, who he had in his final three schools.

Edwards (6-foot-11) took one visit during his week-long recruitment, heading to Morgantown over the weekend.

Edwards averaged 14.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks on 59 percent shooting from the field. Edwards was named to the All-ACC Third Team this past season. Edwards has started for the Orange in the past two years. Edwards played seven minutes against West Virginia in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

What Does Transfer Big Commit Jesse Edwards Bring to West Virginia?

Kansas to Host Michigan’s Dickinson

On Saturday, it was reported that Kansas will be hosting a visit for Michigan transfer Hunter Dickinson. Dickinson is regarded as the best player in the transfer portal, according to EvanMiya.

Dickinson averaged 18.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks this past season for the Wolverines. Dickinson shot 56 percent from the field and 42 percent from three.

The Jayhawks were in contact with Edwards, but put full focus on Dickinson over the weekend. Kansas has lost five players from this past season to the transfer portal. Dickinson has been named to the All-Big Ten Team for three-straight years.

Texas Tech’s Jaylon Tyson Enters Portal

Tobias Bass of The Athletic reported on Sunday night that Texas Tech starting guard Jaylon Tyson will be entering his name into the transfer portal. Tyson spent one season at TTU after transferring from Texas.

Tyson averaged 10.7 points and 6. 1 rebounds this past season for former head coach Mark Adams. With the Red Raiders hiring UNT’s Grant McCasland, Tyson leaves the program with the coaching change.

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