Kansas got themselves a talented transfer, as Dwight Coleby of Ole Miss decided to transfer to the Jayhawks’ program on Monday. Coleby spent his first two years at Ole Miss. As per transfer rules, Coleby will have to sit out next season at Kansas and will be eligible to play in the 2016-17 season.
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“We’ve been keeping an eye on transfers the entire spring due to the fact we lose so many big guys next year,” Self said of 2015-16 KU senior forwards Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor and Hunter Mickelson. “It would be nice to have a big guy in your program that knew the system, and we can rely on to be a foundation. When Dwight became available, we researched it and watched tape. He’s a exactly what I think we need. He’s a big guy that can play either bigs position. He’s active. He reminds me of a lot of a bigger Jamari or Thomas Robinson-type body. He’s got a great motor. I feel like he can play on the block. He can play facing. He can do a lot of different things. He’s raw offensively, but he’s a premiere athlete and should be a solid rebounder and defender right off the bat.”
Coleby, a native of the Bahamas, played in all 34 games for the Rebels last year. He averaged 5.4 points and 4.8 rebounds in 16.4 minutes per game. Coleby was also second on Ole Miss in blocked shots with 29.