June 19, 2024

AJ Storr, a former guard for Wisconsin, has decided to transfer to Kansas, as he disclosed to The Athletic.

Ranked at No. 16 among the top players in the transfer portal by The Athletic, Storr also explored options with Illinois, Texas, and Arkansas under John Calipari. He will now join the Jayhawks, who posted a 23-11 record last season and made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament before being defeated by Gonzaga.

During his inaugural season with Wisconsin, Storr averaged 16.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He began his collegiate journey with St. John’s in 2022-23 before transitioning to the Badgers.

He emerged as the standout player on a Wisconsin squad that secured a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Despite earning second-team All-Big Ten honors last season, there are aspects of his game beyond scoring that could use improvement.

The upside is that he excels at scoring, making him a formidable threat in college basketball. Storr’s athleticism shines, particularly in transition and when driving or cutting to the rim, making him a mismatch for opponents. Once he builds momentum, he becomes difficult to contain en route to the basket. However, he tends to take a high volume of contested shots and struggles with playmaking, often missing opportunities to find open teammates for passes or kickouts. Storr’s conversion rate on halfcourt attempts at the rim was just 53.6 percent, a subpar figure considering his size and strength.

His ability to lead a successful team hinges on his development as a decision-maker and shooter.

Mar 15, 2024; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard AJ Storr (2) dribbles up court against the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

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