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Sunday / April 21.
  • Syracuse adds Kansas transfer Kyle Cuffe Jr.

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Kansas transfer Kyle Cuffe Jr. has committed to Syracuse, he told ZAGSBLOG.

    “Syracuse University gives me a chance to be closer to home and the best chance to compete for a national title playing under a great coach and great teammates,” he said.

    The 6-foot-2 Harlem, N.Y. native and Blair Academy (N.J.) product was a redshirt on the 2022 Kansas national championship team. He only played in two games last season before tearing his MCL and PCL, but is now 100% healthy.

    “I’m very athletic,” he said. “I’m shooting the ball a lot better. I’m a defender and a winner.”

    In 2019-20, he averaged 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game under legendary Blair coach Joe Mantegna.

    He initially committed to Kansas in December 2020 over St. John’s, Pitt, Georgia, Texas A&M and Kansas State.

    Cuffe is the fourth player to transfer to Syracuse since Adrian Autry took over for Jim Boeheim. He joins Naheem McLeod (Florida State), JJ Starling (Notre Dame) and Chance Westry (Auburn).

    Cuffe was one of several players to transfer out of Kansas, which now has the No. 1-ranked transfer class led by 7-foot-2 former Michigan big man Hunter Dickinson, the No. 1 player in the portal.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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