Baylor lands Mississippi State transfer Mario Kegler

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Baylor picked up a former top-50 recruit on Sunday as Mississippi State transfer Mario Kegler announced his commitment to the Bears.

Formerly the No. 48 overall prospect in the Rivals.com Class of 2016 national rankings, the 6-foot-7 Kegler put up 9.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game last season as a freshman for the Bulldogs. Kegler shot 42 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range for the season.

Kegler will have to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer regulations, but he’ll have three years of eligibility remaining once he’s allowed to play. Having previously visited Baylor on an official visit during the initial recruiting process, Kegler and the Bears were already familiar with each other before connecting on this commitment.

A talented scorer who could be a mismatch in some lineups, it’ll be intriguing to see what Baylor can do in terms of working with Kegler since they’ve done so well recently with developing forwards.