Kansas snags ex-Alabama G Rylan Griffen from portal

Kansas snags ex-Alabama G Rylan Griffen from portal

Bill Self continues to do a stellar job of re-tooling the Kansas roster for the 2024-25 campaign, adding former Alabama guard Rylan Griffen earlier today.

Griffen started 33 of 36 games for the Crimson Tide’s Final Four team, averaging 11.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. He hit 45.4 percent of his field-goal attempts, 39.2 percent of his 3-pointers and 81.0 percent of his free throws.

During five NCAA Tournament games, Griffen averaged 12.4 points, 2.2 assists and 1.8 RPG. He drained 13-of-27 of his treys (48.1%) and 21-of-42 FGAs (50.0%).

Griffen had his best game in a Sweet 16 win over North Carolina, producing 19 points and four rebounds while burying 5-of-8 launches from downtown.

As a true freshman at Alabama in 2022-23, Griffen played in 37 games, logging 15.8 minutes per contest. He averaged 5.9 points and 2.6 RPG.

In addition to Griffen, KU has added former Florida wing Riley Kugel, ex-South Dakota St. guard Zeke Mayo and former Wisconsin guard AJ Storr via the portal.

The Jayhawks are still awaiting word on whether or not center Hunter Dickinson is going to return to Lawrence.

FanDuel currently has KU installed as the +1000 (or 10/1) ‘chalk’ to win the 2025 NCAA Tournament.