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Tuesday / June 18.
  • Mississippi State lands former Kansas commit Riley Kugel

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Florida transfer guard and former Kansas commit Riley Kugel has found a new home.

    The 6-foot-5 Florida native has committed to Mississippi State.

    He joins Kanye Clary (Penn State) and, RJ Melendez (Georgia) in the transfer class for Chris Jans.

    Across two seasons as a college player, Kugel has averaged 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 23.2 minutes per game. He’s also shot 69-of-202 (34.2%) from 3-point range over his career.

    He started 11 total games for the Gators last season. The Orlando native was a four-star prospect and the No. 56 overall player in the country per 247Sports coming out of high school.

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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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