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Kevin McCullar Jr.

Position Guard
Height 6'7"
Weight 212 lbs.
Hometown San Antonio, Texas
High School Wagner HS / Texas Tech
Class Graduate senior

Entered the NBA Draft process following the 2022-23 season and decided to return to Kansas for a fifth year … A transfer from Texas Tech who was a redshirt senior at Kansas in 2022-23 … A three-time All-Big 12 selection … Was a Naismith Defensive Player of the Year semifinalist in 2021-22 and 2022-23 … Has 1,040 points, 589 rebounds, 231 assists and 178 steals for his career … A three-time Academic All-Big 12 selection … Graduated in May of 2023 with a liberal arts and sciences degree.

All Big 12 Third Team [2023]
Big 12 All Defensive Team [2023]
Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Semifinalist [2023]
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention [2022]
Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Semifinalist [2022]
Academic All-Big 12 First Team [2022]
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention [2021]
Academic All-Big 12 First Team [2021]
Academic All-Big 12 First Team [2020]

Averaged 13.6 points and 6.3 rebounds over three games … Went for 19 points in game three.

Named to the Big 12 All Defensive Team and All-Big 12 Third Team as selected by the league coaches … Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Semifinalist (1 of 10) … Finished fourth in the Big 12, 33rd nationally, in steals per game with 2.0 … Finished third in scoring at 10.7 points per game … Was second on the team, fourth in the Big 12, in rebounds per game at 7.0 rpg … Scored double digits in 21 games … Recorded seven double-doubles, which ranked third in the Big 12 … Blocked 25 shots, the second most on the team … Recorded a season-high five steals in back-to-back games … Achieved a season-high 21 points at Missouri (12/10) … Recorded his 1,000 career point on senior night versus his previous school Texas Tech (2/28).

Averaged 10.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and led Tech with 3.1 assists and 1.4 steals per game… Scored 17 points against Duke in the Sweet 16 after going for 14 points in the win versus Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament Second Round and 10 in the first round against Montana State … Recorded double figures scoring in 16 of 29 game played during the season, including scoring a career-high 24 points in a win against Grambling (11/12) and dropping 21 points on Arkansas State (12/14) … Posted one double-double, going for 14 points and 10 rebounds against Gonzaga (12/18) … Finished the year shooting 100-for-249 (40.2 percent) from the field and making 28 3-pointers … Had 89 assists, which was second on the team, and had 18 games with three or more assists, including a career-high seven assists against Alabama State in non-conference play and later a five-assist game against Kansas in the Big 12 Championship final … Posted a steal in 19 of 24 games with a season-high three coming in games against Prairie View A&M, Alabama State, Baylor, Iowa State and TCU.

Earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors after he averaged 10.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game … Scored a season-high 16 points in the road win at Texas by going 6-for-7 from the field with two 3-pointers … Had two double-doubles with 15 points/11 rebounds at Iowa State and then 10 points/10 rebounds at home against Baylor … Led the Red Raiders with 34 steals for the season, averaging 1.7 steals per game … Set a season-high with six steals in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinals against Texas, a game in which he also had 11 rebounds … Finished with 15 points, 8 rebounds and two steals in the NCAA Tournament second round loss against Arkansas … Helped lead Tech to the second round by having 10 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists in the NCAA Tournament first round win over Utah State … Averaged 6.5 rebounds in Big 12 play, which ranked eighth in the conference … Recorded two or more steals in 10 of 20 games played and scored in double figures in 14 games … Missed the first nine games of the season due to an injury suffered in the preseason, but would play in the final 20 with 19 straight starts to end the year … Was an Academic All-Big 12 Team for the second straight season.

Started the final six games of the season and played in 29 contests where he averaged 6.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game… Finished the season scoring in double figures in eight games, leading the team in scoring three times and topping the team in rebounding in six games… Scored a season-high 15 points at Oklahoma State … Started the final six games, beginning by scoring nine points and having six rebounds in a home win over Kansas State … Posted a career-high 11 rebounds and added six points in a road victory at Iowa State before scoring 13 at Oklahoma and Baylor … Led the Red Raiders with eight rebounds and also had seven points in the regular-season finale against Kansas with four of the rebounds coming on the offensive end … Finished the season with eight games of having five or more rebounds and was third on the team with 35 steals for the season with a career-high four steals against Kansas State and Oklahoma State… Averaged 7.6 points and 4.1 rebounds in conference play and with 10.2 points and 5.8 rebounds in the final five games of the year … Along with his success on the court, he was named to the Academic All-Big 12 Team.

2018-19 (REDSHIRT)
Redshirt season

Helped lead Converse Wagner to the Class 6A title game as a sophomore before averaging 16.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game his senior season … ESPN listed him as a top-30 national player and rivals.com lists him as a 4-Star prospect.

Son of Kevin McCullar Sr. and Hether … Has one sibling, Katelyn … His father played football at Texas Tech and then with the Green Bay Packers in the NFL … Chose Texas Tech over Louisville, Kansas State and Houston … Graduated in May of 2023 with a liberal arts and sciences degree.

Men's Basketball 🎙 Jayhawker Podcast: Kevin McCullar

Today on the Jayhawker Podcast we’re talking with Kansas Guard Kevin McCullar. We’ll get his thoughts on the season so far, find out about his plans for Senior Night, and look ahead to the Jayhawk’s chances in the Big XII Tournament and March Madness.