California guard Charlie Moore to transfer to Kansas

Moore wanted to move closer to home to be near his family and his ailing father.

California point guard Charlie Moore has decided to transfer to Kansas, marking the Jayhawks' third major transfer addition since last season ended.

Moore, a 5-foot-11 point guard who averaged 12.2 points and 3.5 assists last season as a freshman, will join Memphis transfers Dedric and K.J. Lawson in Lawrence. All three will sit out next season before becoming eligible for the 2018-19 season because of NCAA transfer regulations.

"I'm going to attend Kansas," Moore said, via Scout.com. "I just thought it was the best decision for me. It's closer to home and it's a winning program and the coaches were good to me.

"I bring toughness to the team. I'm a ball handler that makes good decisions and a scorer at times when needed."

Moore grew up in Chicago, and he wanted to move closer to home to be near his ailing father.

There is a chance Moore could be granted a waiver — due to his family reason for a transfer — which would allow him to play immediately next season, but that doesn't seem likely considering he will still be close to eight hours away from Chicago.

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