Mississippi State transfer Mario Kegler commits to Baylor

KNOXVILLE, TN - JANUARY 21: Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Mario Kegler (4) takes a shot over Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) during a game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Tennessee Volunteers on January 21, 2017, at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. Tennessee defeated Mississippi State 91-74. (Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire)
Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire

Former Mississippi State Bulldogs talent Mario Kegler has committed to the Baylor Bears, a source told FanRag Sports on Sunday. Per NCAA transfer rules, he will have to sit the upcoming voyage before being eligible to play in the 2018-19 college basketball season.

During his lone season with Mississippi State, Kegler averaged 9.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest. He also shot 42 percent from the floor and a solid 35 percent from beyond the arc.

The 6-foot-7 wing was a 4-star talent in the 2017 recruiting class.

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Mississippi State is coming off a solid, if unspectacular, 2016-17 season. By the time it was all said and done, the Bulldogs had an overall record of 16-16.

As for the Bears, Baylor finished last season with an overall record of 27-8. The program made its fourth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Bears would eventually lose in the regional semifinal.

Early in the offseason, FanRag Sports reported that Baylor and Wichita State finalized a home-and-home series for next season starting on Dec. 2 in Waco. There will be a return game in Wichita during the 2018-19 college basketball season.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.

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