Rylan Griffen, a starter on the Alabama team that reached the NCAA Final Four, has signed with Kansas out of the transfer portal, Jayhawks coach Bill Self announced Friday.

The 6-foot-6 guard started 33 of 37 games and averaged 11.2 points per game for the Crimson Tide. He should help a KU offense that ranked 11th in the Big 12 in 3-point shooting.

“Rylan’s won everywhere he’s been,” Self said. “He’s a solid shooter, making 39% from 3-point range on last season’s Final Four team at Alabama. He’s also a solid defender, often guarding the best perimeter player on the opposing team. Rylan fits our system well.”

Griffen scored a career-high 21 points twice last season, against Missouri and at Kentucky. He had 19 games of 10 or more points and had 10 games where he made at least three 3s.

The Jayhawks also have signed AJ Storr (Wisconsin), Riley Kugel (Florida) and Zeke Mayo (South Dakota State) since the season ended.


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