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Former Ole Miss center to visit Kansas this weekend

Dwight Coleby, Jacorey Williams

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With three members of their front court for the 2015-16 season being seniors, Kansas has some room for additional depth. Friday it was reported by the Lawrence Journal-World that the Jayhawks will be hosting a transfer this weekend in the form of former Ole Miss center Dwight Coleby.

Coleby averaged 5.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore in 2014-15, making three starts and playing 16.5 minutes per contest. Coleby would have to sit out the 2015-16 season per NCAA transfer rules, but that wouldn’t be an issue for Kansas given the options they’ll have in the front court.

Perry Ellis, an early candidate for Big 12 Player of the Year honors (Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, who won it last season, returns as does Iowa State’s Georges Niang), will be a senior as will Jamari Traylor and Hunter Mickelson. Landen Lucas will be a redshirt junior, with five-star prospects Cheick Diallo and Carlton Bragg joining the program this summer.

Coleby is the second transfer that Kansas has been linked with in recent weeks, with former Providence center Paschal Chukwu expected to visit Lawrence in early June.