Kansas lands touted Ole Miss transfer Dwight Coleby

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas has landed Ole Miss transfer Dwight Coleby, a highly touted center who will redshirt next season and have two years of eligibility remaining.

The Jayhawks will lose a trio of forwards in Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor and Hunter Mickelson after next season. The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Coleby should be able to help replenish the front court after playing in all 34 games for the Rebels last season.

Coleby, a native of the Bahamas, averaged 5.4 points and 4.8 rebounds last season. He played 16.5 minutes a game for a team that was 21-13 and reached the NCAA Tournament.

Kansas coach Bill Self called Coleby ''exactly what I think we need. He's a big guy that can play either bigs position. He's active. He reminds me a lot of a bigger Jamari.''

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