Thanks to an extremely talented coaching staff (looking at Director of Recruiting Operations Jason Smith!!), the Baylor Men’s Basketball team has added extraordinary talent from high schools and the transfer portal to their now slightly less depleted roster! In the past few months, Gs Keyonte George and Adam Flagler declared their intention to enter the 2023 NBA Draft (George was picked in the first round by the Utah Jazz and Flagler signed as an undrafted free agent with the Oklahoma City Thunder) and Gs LJ Cryer and Dale Bonner transferred to Houston and Ohio State, respectively. Thankfully the Bears are bringing in young, fresh talent in the form of star Gs Miro Little and Ja’Kobe Walter along with sophomore G Jayden Nunn who transferred from VCU, senior G RayJ Dennis—unanimous MAC Player of the Year from Toledo—and now sophomore F Yanis Ndjonga from New Mexico Military Institute. Ndjonga was born and raised in Cameroon and participated in the 2021 FIBA Africa Champions Clubs Road to B.A.L., averaging 2 points and 2 rebounds each game. In his one and only season at the New Mexico Military Institute, Ndjonga averaged 13.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over 26 games. Ndjonga will join a Baylor team consisting of Little, Walter, Nunn, Dennis, Yves Messi, Jalen Bridges (who initially declared for the 2023 NBA Draft and then announced he’d return to the Bears for his final season of collegiate play!), Dantwan Grimes, Caleb Lohner, Langston Love, Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua, Joshua Ojianwuna, and Austin Sacks. The Baylor Men’s Basketball team lost many of their starters after this past season in a quick fashion, and although the empty roster spots were intimidating at the time, the Bears have more than enough young and new talent to compete for another Big 12 championship!