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What Tyson Jolly’s Reported Transfer Means for Baylor

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He’ll play elsewhere. The Bears will look to add some transfers.

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KCEN’s Nick Canizales is reporting that Tyson Jolly is transferring from Baylor. The red-shirt freshman battled a lung issue and struggled to get minutes this season. He finished his freshman campaign with 1.4 points per game.

Baylor should be active on the transfer market for guards. The Bears need additional wing scoring, and with Jake Lindsey, King McClure and incoming Yale transfer Makai Mason set to be seniors, the Bears need some young guys.

Baylor currently has 10 scheduled scholarships. Seniors: Lindsey, Mason, McClure. Junior: Darius Allen (Junior College transfer). Sophomores: Tristan Clark, Mario Kegler and Mark Vital. Freshmen: Matthew Mayer, Flo Thamba and Ibrahim Ali.

The Bears can use 13 scholarships, which leaves several moves to make. The Bears will look to add Tyler Harris, a Memphis standout and high scoring guard. He recently visited Baylor. While he doesn’t play for new Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway’s AAU Team, his relationship with Hardaway appears to be much better than his relationship with outgoing coach Tubby Smith. The Bears could really use Harris.

Hopefully Jolly is the lone transfer. The rest of the cast is either well positioned to play now or in the future. The Bears have picked up big transfers in the past, and landed nice recruits late in the cycle. They’ll need to do so again.