There is a chance that Ernest Udeh will continue his college basketball career in the Sunflower State even though his time with the Kansas Jayhawks has come to an end.
Udeh, a 6-foot-11 center who was a McDonald’s All-American coming out of high school in Orlando, is considering Kansas State as a potential transfer destination, according to recruiting expert Andrew Slater.
The former KU big man plans to visit Duke, TCU and K-State in the coming weeks before he makes a decision about his college basketball future.
6’11” Ernest Udeh Jr. @ernestudehjr , a former McDonald’s All-American who has entered the transfer portal, will visit #Duke tomorrow.
The former honors student with @drphillipshoops & @SE_Elite_3SSB is also scheduled to visit TCU & Kansas St. after the dead period ends. pic.twitter.com/EtKHlt35Ze
— (@Andrew__Slater) May 15, 2023
Udeh is on the move after he averaged 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds per game as a reserve big man during his lone season with the Jayhawks. Even though his production was limited as a freshman he is a coveted transfer because of his size. There is also no doubting his talent. Udeh was a defensive force when he was on the court last season, as he recorded 18 blocks and 20 steals in 249 total minutes.
His career highs were 10 points against Seton Hall and six rebounds against K-State.
He appeared to have a bright future at KU until the Jayhawks landed Michigan big man Hunter Dickinson out of the transfer portal, which severely reduced his future playing time.
The Wildcats will face stiff competition for Udeh, but it’s easy to see why head coach Jerome Tang is interested in him out of the transfer portal. Tang has said that he wants to add a versatile big man to the roster at some point this spring, and Udeh would provide an instant upgrade to the K-State front court.
Udeh will visit Duke later this week. He is expected to visit K-State and TCU later this month.
If Udeh chooses K-State he would become the first basketball player of the modern era to suit up for the Jayhawks as a freshman and then play for the Wildcats as a sophomore.