Kansas State center Jerrell Colbert has entered the Transfer Portal

On3 imageby:Dan Morrison04/01/24


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Kansas State Wildcats center Jerrell Colbert has entered the Transfer Portal. This is his second time entering the Transfer Portal after leaving LSU to come to Kansas State.

Jerrell Colbert played his high school basketball at Houston High School in Germantown, Tennessee. There, he played for 17-year NBA veteran Mike Miller. In 2020-21, he was named Memphis Commercial Appeal Second Team All-Metro.

After high school, Colbert initially chose to go to LSU where he played as a freshman in the 2021-22 season. That was the last season that Will Wade was the head coach at LSU and the next year, he chose to transfer to Kansas State.

In the 2022-23 season, Jerrell Colbert took a redshirt, not seeing any action. However, by the 2023-24 season, he became a key piece for the Wildcats, playing in 31 games and getting 13 starts. He averaged 2.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 0.4 assists per game.

However, it was a disappointing season on the whole for the Kansas State Wildcats. The team put together a record of 19-15. That was good for a tie for ninth place in the Big 12 during the regular season and saw Kansas State earn a bid in the NIT. There, the Wildcats lost in the first round to the Iowa Hawkeyes.

With two stops and a redshirt under his belt, Jerrell Colbert still has another two seasons of eligibility.

To keep up with the latest players on the move, check out On3’s Transfer Portal wire.

Kansas State and the Transfer Portal

The Transfer Portal for men’s college basketball opened on March 18th, which was the day after Selection Sunday. It will be open for 45 days from that point. That timing was frustrating for many coaches, as it meant that players could hypothetically leave while their team is still alive in a postseason tournament. It also means that coaches need to recruit through the portal and evaluate their rosters while their teams are still playing.

To this point in the 2024 transfer cycle, it’s been a busy one for the Kansas State Wildcats and head coach Jerome Tang. To this point in the 2024 cycle, there have been six Kansas State players who have entered the Transfer Portal, including Jerrell Colbert.

No players have committed to transfer to Kansas State at this point, but the Wildcats do appear to be active in recruiting players from the portal. That includes a pair of Michigan Wolverines, Dug McDaniel and Tarris Reed, who have both visited Kansas State recently. Landing those commitments could go a long way in reshaping the offseason for the Wildcats.