The Kansas basketball program is loading up on transfer talent.
On Tuesday, prized Cal guard Charlie Moore announced he’ll be making his way into a Jayhawks uniform and will play for coach Bill Self.
The 5-foot-11 guard was a highly touted ESPN 100 prospect before committing to play for Cal last season. He cites a desire to be closer to home as the main reason for his transfer.
Moore announced his decision on social media.
Moore is originally from Chicago, which makes the 548-mile trip from home from Kansas more feasible than the 2,100-mile journey to Cal. He will be joined by fellow transfer students Dedric and K.J. Lawson, both of whom are coming over from the program at Memphis.
The three players won’t be eligible to play until the 2018-19 season, as determined by the NCAA rules of eligibility for transfer students. Had they been graduate transfer students, they would have been able to play right away.
For coach Bill Self and Kansas, the future appears to be bright. Typically relying on a talent rich freshman class to field a competitive team, it appears the the recruiting trail has started early this time around.