Baylor Basketball

Baylor Lands Former 4-star MBB Transfer

June 18, 2017

Mario Kegler is a familiar name to Baylor men's basketball fans who follow recruiting.  Kegler was a 4-star prospect coming out of Mississippi who narrowed his final list to Baylor, Arizona State, Indiana, Maryland and Mississippi State before choosing the Bulldogs. 

After a freshman season where Kegler played 28 minutes per game and averaged 10 points and 6 rebounds, the 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward asked for his release to transfer.  After a weekend visit to Baylor, Kegler decided Baylor was the right spot to further his basketball career. 

Kegler will be required to sit out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA guidelines before having and three years of eligibility left beginning in the 2018-19 season. 

Kegler is a power wing player who will remind Baylor fans of Taurean Prince.  As a freshman, Kegler drained 40 three pointers at a 35-percent  clip.  Like Prince, he can struggle with turnovers (2 per game) but has a huge upside and NBA potential if he uses his transfer year to improve and become a more polished offensive and defensive player. 

Kegler follows in the Scott Drew mold of finding long, athletic players.  He sports nearly a 7-foot wingspan.  After a year in Charlie Melton's strength program, expect Kegler to be a high impact player for the Bears in 2018-19. 
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