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Where Would Be the Best Fit For Nijel Pack?

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At 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Kansas State transfer Nijel Pack will announce where he is heading next to play. Pack has visited Miami (FL), Ohio State and Purdue since entering the transfer portal.

Pack averaged 17.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists at Kansas State under former head coach Bruce Weber. Pack was named to the All-Big 12 First Team this past season. The 6-foot gaurd has three years of eligibility remaining.

Where would Pack fit best between the schools he visited?

Out of the three options he has, Pack would fit best at Miami. Head coach Jim Larranaga is coming off an Elite Eight run where they were one half away from defeating the eventual national champions. Larranaga has his program exactly where he needs them to be. Miami is a great destination. Great weather, great basketball conference and they still can compete. Purdue and Ohio State would be great options as well, but how many great players have Matt Painter and Chris Holtman brought in from the portal? Not many. That’s just not their style, they develop four-year guys.

Pack could head to Miami, stay for a year or two and run an offense for an ACC school that can compete at the top half of the conference when they’re at their best.

Ethan Bock joins The Portal Report with years of experience covering college athletics within the Sports Now network, as he currently works for WV Sports Now as the West Virginia basketball beat writer. In addition to writing, he also serves as an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast.

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