Ismael Massoud plans to enter transfer portal

After a free throw, junior forward Ismael Massoud fights against two KU players trying to get the rebound. K-State men's basketball played the Kansas Jayhawks on Jan. 17, 2023. K-State beat KU 83-82 in overtime in a sold out Bramlage Coliseum. (Archive photo by Macey Franko | Collegian Media Group)

Editor’s note: The headline has been updated to reflect Ismael Massoud’s plans. He has not yet entered the transfer portal, and we apologize for the lack of clarity with the original headline.

Junior forward Ismael Massoud announced his intention to enter the transfer portal after graduating from Kansas State this spring.

His announcement comes after the men’s basketball team made a run to the Elite Eight in which the Wildcats fell to Florida Atlantic, 79-76.Β 

Massoud had a major presence in the March Madness run, hitting multiple late-game shots against Kentucky and Michigan State in the Round of 32 and the Sweet 16.

Massoud averaged 5.4 points per game this past season while leading the team with a 41.8% from 3-pointers.