McNeese loses three-point phenom Kuxhausen, two others to transfer portal

Published: Mar. 16, 2021 at 12:36 AM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - On the same day McNeese basketball introduced John Aiken as its next head men’s basketball coach, the Cowboy program lost three seniors including the nation’s best three-point shooter in Dru Kuxhausen.

Kuxhausen announced his intention to transfer out of the McNeese program on his Twitter account Monday.

“I’m thankful for the last two years at McNeese. I can’t thank my coaches enough for giving me an opportunity when nobody else would. I’ll forever be grateful for that. I want to thank my best friends/teammates for making these two years so special,” said Kuxhausen in his post. “With that being said, I am entering the transfer portal as [a] grad transfer and will look for my next opportunity!”

The Nebraska native took the college basketball world by storm in 2020, leading the country in three-point shooting with 125 made three-point field goals. He followed up this past season by hitting the 20th most at the Division I level with 74. His 199 made three-pointers is the most by any player in the country during that time. Kuxhausen averaged 11.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists this past season.

Also announcing their plans to transfer was forward Jeremy Harrell and guard Ra’Shawn Langston.

Harrell spent the last three years in Lake Charles and will leave the program having made just four total starts. He started just two games this season averaging just over four points per game to go along with two-and-a-half rebounds per contest. Harrell transferred into the McNeese program as a JUCO player having played for two seasons at Southwest Mississippi Junior College.

Langston was a transfer as well, although the Arkansas native came from Louisiana Tech after sitting out a season ago. He came off the bench this season scoring in double figures five times in just ten games played. Langston battled a knee injury that kept him out of play following McNeese’s January 9 matchup with Northwestern State. Langston would average six points, just under two rebounds and nearly one-and-a-half assists.

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