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Baylor Basketball Adds Mario Kegler—Former Top 50 Recruit

He’ll have three years of eligibility at Baylor

NCAA Basketball: Tennessee at Mississippi State Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor basketball has landed Mario Kegler, a Mississippi State transfer and top 50 recruit in the 2016 class. He’ll sit out the 2017-2018 season and then have three years of eligibility.

Kegler averaged 9.7 points and 5.5 rebounds for the Bulldogs last season. He’s a 6-foot-7-inch shooter (35% from deep as a freshman) that can also defend multiple positions. With the 2017-2018 Bears losing Jo Lual-Acuil, Manu Lecomte, Terry Maston and Nuni Omot, this is a superb addition for Baylor.

Kegler joined a wave of players who have left Ben Howland’s program at Mississippi State. This was an especially tough loss for Mississippi State because of Kegler’s promising future. Now that future will benefit the Bears.

Baylor now has 12 scholarship players for the 2017-2018 season. The Bears often keep one available, so I expect the team is done adding players in this class.