Kenny Pohto withdraws name from transfer portal


Madeline Bell

Sophomore Kenny Pohto plays offense against the defenders Houston during the game on Feb. 2 at Charles Koch Arena.

Sophomore big man Kenny Pohto is pulling his name from the transfer portal, according to an ESPN report.

The Stockholm, Sweden, native is the only returning starter for Wichita State. He averaged 8.7 points and 5.7 rebounds as a forward this past season.

Pohto adds a veteran presence in the post, alongside graduate transfer Jacob Germany and center Quincy Ballard, who was injured for the majority of the 2022-23 season.

Pohto was the first Shocker to enter the portal on March 13.

He is joined by transfers Bijan Cortes, Harlond Beverly and freshman Joy Ighovodja.

Other returning members of the 2022-23 roster include junior guard Xavier Bell, junior wing Colby Rogers, sophomore forward Isaac Abidde, sophomore wing Jalen Ricks and walk-ons Henry Thengvall and Trevor McBride.

Wichita State has two scholarship spots left on their roster.