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William Kyle III Visits Nebraska

by Apr 1, 2024Nebraska Mens Basketball

William Kyle III
Photo Credit: Collin Stilen

William Kyle III is one of the most sought-after names in the Division I transfer portal.

After two seasons at South Dakota State during which the 6-foot-9, 230-pound forward developed into a first-team All-Summit performer, Summit League Defensive Player of the Year and 2024 Summit League Tournament MVP, Kyle entered the transfer portal. 

His ability to efficiently score around the rim, draw fouls, be a two-way rebounder and turn offensive rebounds into second-chance points has some of the country’s most notable Division I programs calling. 

It has been a week since Kyle entered the transfer portal and the list of suitors for the Bellevue West alumnus is over 30 teams. 

On Friday morning, Kyle had in-home visits with Texas A&M head coach Buzz Williams and Wake Forest head coach Steve Forbes. 

On Monday morning, Kyle visited Nebraska, and Hail Varsity caught up with him afterwards for our latest recruiting notebook, presented by Pinnacle Bank.

“It was good, we went through all of the facilities and they are outstanding,” Kyle said. “I really liked how they had a presentation made for me talking about my development and how I would fit their playing style.”

With Josiah Allick exhausting his eligibility and Blaise Keita entering the portal, Nebraska has plenty of opportunity available for a frontcourt player to come in and make an immediate impact, especially one as athletic and defensive-minded as Kyle. Fred Hoiberg and his staff’s NBA connections and pedigree is something Kyle will consider as he makes his decision.

“They showed me a lot of Josiah Allick and [Rienk] Mast clips and showed the bigs having the ball a lot,” he said. “If I were to be there they showed me how they would be able to showcase me and play in their five-out system that the NBA is playing with their bigs now.” 

What is next for Kyle is another in-home visit with Iowa State on Tuesday. Although he is beginning to trim the list of schools that have made contact, the interest keeps coming. He received more phone calls on Monday as Final Four participant and reigning National Champion Connecticut was the latest to reach out. Villanova and Michigan made contact as well. 

Kyle said a decision on where he will play college basketball next season will likely come in the next few weeks, by the end of April at the latest.

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