K-State lands transfer Will McNair

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 has earned a commitment from Mississippi State transfer Will McNair Jr., per On3’s Joe Tipton. A 6-foot-11 forward, McNair previously committed to Providence but flipped to K-State, completing the Wildcats’ roster for 2023-24. 

A fifth-year senior, McNair averaged 3.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game at Mississippi State last year with a 12.6 average minutes per game. Current Wildcat guard Cam Carter also played for the Bulldogs before transferring to Manhattan last year. 

McNair joins guards Tylor Perry, Ques Glover and forward Arthur Kaluma as transfer additions for the Wildcats this offseason. Glover, similar to McNair, had previously committed to BYU before flipping to K-State this offseason. 

The difference is McNair had spent time with Providence before decommitting. The big man accompanied the Friars on the team’s foreign trip to Portugal in August where he averaged 9.3 points and eight rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game.

Head coach Jerome Tang and company had been searching the portal for another big man to complete the Wildcats’ roster. McNair will look to be that final piece for a K-State team with expectations of making back-to-back deep runs in March.