KU involved with UTSA transfer guard Ivy-Curry

photo by: AP Photo/Nikki Boertman

UTSA guard Jordan Ivy-Curry (1) shoots defended by Memphis forward Nae'Qwan Tomlin (7) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, in Memphis, Tenn.

The Kansas men’s basketball team is involved in recruiting yet another high-scoring transfer.

Jordan Ivy-Curry, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound guard from La Marque, Texas, who most recently played UTSA, was slated to have a Zoom call with KU on Friday, The Portal Report and Shay Wildeboor of JayhawkSlant.com reported.

Despite coming off the bench and playing just 27 minutes per game, Ivy-Curry averaged 17.1 points and 5.2 rebounds for the Roadrunners during the 2023-24 season while shooting 38.7% from 3-point range.

KU was one of the initial schools, per multiple reports, to reach out to Ivy-Curry after he decommitted from Virginia Tech, his original transfer destination. In general Ivy-Curry has taken an interesting path through college basketball, transferring to Pacific after two seasons at UTSA before entering the NBA Draft, withdrawing and then returning to UTSA.

Despite suggestions earlier this spring (while he was still committed to Virginia Tech) that Ivy-Curry would again enter the NBA Draft pool, he was not included in the NBA’s list of early entries that came out this week.

Ivy-Curry has one year of collegiate eligibility remaining.

The Jayhawks recently lost a reserve guard expected to be on their 2024-25 roster in incoming freshman Labaron Philon, who decided to attend Alabama instead.

With 11 players already signed to play for KU next year, Florida transfer Riley Kugel committed and Johnny Furphy undergoing the draft process, the Jayhawks could potentially have space for another scholarship player in Ivy-Curry, though he would have to compete for playing time with the likes of returning combo guard Elmarko Jackson and South Dakota State transfer Zeke Mayo.


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