BREAKING: Creighton transfer Arthur Kaluma commits to K-State

K-State fans cheer on the men's basketball team during the Sunflower Showdown against Kansas in Bramlage Coliseum on Feb. 29, 2020. (Archive photo by Logan Wassall | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State men’s basketball earned a commitment from Creighton transfer Arthur Kaluman, per Jeff Goodman. The 6-foot-7 forward ranked as the second-best available player in the portal, according to 247Sports.

Kaluma becomes K-State’s second transfer this offseason, joining guard Tylor Perry from North Texas. He will likely fill the role previously held by Keyontae Johnson, who is taking his talents to the NBA.

In his sophomore season with Creighton, Kaluma averaged 11.8 points per game with six rebounds en route to an Elite Eight appearance. Kaluma’s postseason experience will be key for the Wildcats, who look to advance beyond its own Elite Eight finish last season.

K-State has two remaining scholarship openings, with another guard and a big likely to be on the radar for head coach Jerome Tang and his staff.