Hunter Dickinson transferred from Michigan to Kansas during the college basketball offseason after three seasons with the Wolverines.
Dickinson appeared to be fully embracing the culture at the University of Kansas as he prepares to try to make an impact with the Jayhawks. He recently appeared on the «Rock Chalk Unplugged» podcast and snapped a picture of how Midwestern Michigan compared to Kansas.
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«Just walking around, the people are super, super welcoming,» Dickinson said. «Super nice. I definitely have those Midwestern vibes. I think Michigan, they weren’t that nice. They were nice people but not that nice.»
«I feel like Michigan is like a fake Midwest. Kansas is actually a Midwestern city. But you know, I loved my time in Michigan, but the people here in Kansas are especially nice.»
THE KENTUCKY BASKETBALL TEAM PRACTICES AT DRAKE’S MANSION IN TORONTO DURING THEIR STAY IN CANADA
The center later admitted what it thought about the practices when it started. He said he thought he was fit at the start of offseason practices, but the workouts showed he wasn’t.
Dickinson played 34 games for Michigan during the 2022-23 season. He averaged 18.5 points, 9 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. He was on the 2022-23 Naismith Trophy watch list prior to the start of the season. The Wolverines went 18-16 and missed the NCAA Tournament.
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Kansas went 28-8 during the season, but was eliminated in the second round.