LAWRENCE — Joseph Yesufu’s two-year run with the Kansas men’s basketball program is coming to an end.
A KU official confirmed Thursday that Yesufu, a junior guard, has entered the transfer portal. The decision comes less than a week after the Jayhawks’ 2022-23 season wrapped up in the round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament with a loss against Arkansas. And it means that as of Thursday afternoon, there are four Kansas players who’ve elected to transfer away.
Yesufu joined super-senior forward Cam Martin, sophomore forward Zach Clemence and sophomore guard Bobby Pettiford Jr. in the portal. Unlike them, Yesufu was a mainstay in the Jayhawks’ rotation this past season and even started a few games, but it didn’t appear as if there was much room for his role to grow moving forward. So Yesufu, whose college career started at Drake, will try to find that somewhere else.
When Kansas won the national championship during the 2021-22 season, Yesufu made 34 appearances and averaged 2.1 points, one assist and 0.9 rebounds per game. This past season as the Jayhawks captured a second-straight Big 12 Conference regular season title, he played 35 games and averaged 4.1 points, 0.4 assists and 1.2 rebounds per game. Yesufu had flashes of great games across the two seasons, but at times lacked the consistency on both ends that would have led to a more significant role.
Jordan Guskey covers University of Kansas Athletics at The Topeka Capital-Journal. He is the National Sports Media Association’s sportswriter of the year for the state of Kansas for 2022. Contact him at email@example.com or on Twitter at @JordanGuskey.
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