Kansas lands commitment from William & Mary grad transfer

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Kansas landed a commitment from William & Mary transfer Jack Whitman, according to multiple reports on Tuesday afternoon.

Whitman is a 6-foot-9, 235 pound low-post presence from Lexington, Kentucky. As a junior, he averaged 10.1 points and 5.4 boards, but opted to become a graduate transfer. He’ll provide Kansas with some front court depth next season, becoming the seventh transfer on the roster for the Jayhawks next season: Malik Newman, San Cunliffe and Dwight Coleby will play next year while Dedric Lawson, K.J. Lawson and Charlie Moore will sit out the season as redshirts.

Here’s where this thing gets interesting, however: He would also be the 13th player on scholarship for the Jayhawks next season, meaning that there would not currently be room for Trevon Duval or Jeremiah Tilmon, uncommitted Class of 2017 players, or Svi Mykhailiuk, a sophomore who declared for the NBA Draft without an agent.