Mark Smith commits to Kansas State; Ed Chang to transfer

Former Missouri guard Mark Smith prepares to shoot a free throw against Texas A&M on Jan. 21 at Mizzou Arena. Smith announced his commitment to Kansas State on Tuesday.

Tyler Hollins

Former Missouri guard Mark Smith announced his commitment to Kansas State on Tuesday via Instagram. He will join the Wildcats as a graduate transfer.

Smith started 24 of Missouri’s 26 games this season and was one of the Tigers’ main sharpshooters. He averaged 9.7 points per game on 37.2% shooting.

Smith joins a Wildcat squad in need of 3-point shooting. Kansas State — which finished this season with a 9-20 record— shot 30% from 3, ranking 314th in the nation. Smith is a career 35.3% 3-point shooter.

MU forward Ed Chang becomes fourth Tiger to enter transfer portal

Missouri forward Ed Chang entered the transfer portal, a team spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.

Chang, a junior, becomes the fourth Tiger to enter the transfer portal since Missouri’s NCAA Tournament loss against Oklahoma. He joins Smith, Xavier Pinson Mark Smith and Parker Braun.

Chang’s decision doesn’t come as a surprise. He didn’t appear in any games this season after transferring from Salt Lake Community College. Chang played his freshman year at San Diego State, averaging 1.6 points and 0.7 rebounds per game.

Chang’s departure leaves the Tigers with three scholarships available and leaves MUissouri with just four non-seniors players from this season’s squad who haven’t entered the transfer portal. Those players are Kobe Brown, Javon Pickett, Torrence Watson and Jordan Wilmore.