Chris Jans will have a familiar face on his first roster at Mississippi State as he continues to add through the transfer portal. One of his former players in New Mexico State Center, Will McNair Jr., has committed to join the Bulldogs.

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McNair, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, played for Jans the past 3 seasons at New Mexico State. As a junior, the 6-foot-10 center averaged 6.6 points per game and 4.9 rebounds, and registered 9 games with 10 or more points and two double-doubles. McNair shot 55 percent from the field and 53 percent from the free-throw line for New Mexico State, which made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. McNair was one of 6 Aggies to enter the portal after Jans left for Starkville.

McNair is expected to offer depth behind Tolu Smith at the center position, and McNair’s rebounding ability will be a key contributor.

McNair is the second transfer for Mississippi State this off-season after former Oregon State point guard Dashawn Davis.