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Expectations for next season.

Mr. Brown, Mr. White, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Orange and maybe Mr. Pink.
i don't tip steve buscemi GIF
 
What are you "shaking your head" about?

How could anyone make an accurate prediction when half the team likely isn't returning and will need to be replaced, including several principal contributors?

At this point, with so many unknowns, forecasting is pointless.
Here are some players in the portal who could help us including PG's and BIGS.

I understand there are more players still playing who will probably enter but thought these would be something to look at, consider, throw down, eliminate, like, etc.


College basketball transfer portal 2024: The top 15 available prospects after Wisconsin star AJ Storr enters

There is a new No. 1 transfer portal prospect in college basketball.


CODY NAGEL62 mins0

There is a new No. 1 transfer portal prospect in college basketball after Wisconsin star AJ Storr entered Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-7 sophomore previously announced his intentions to enter the NBA Draft, but is keeping his college eligibility intact. Storr is arguably the biggest name to enter the transfer portal up to this point in the spring window. The Badgers recently finished runner-up in the Big Ten Tournament, but were upset in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last weekend.

As of Wednesday morning, there were 990 transfer portal entries dating back to the first game of the season back in November. The high rate of transfers is not expected to slow down any time soon with the NCAA Tournament and other postseason events ongoing.

Some of the top transfers in the 2024 cycle are already coming off the board, but there is plenty of high-level talent still available, including a handful from high-major programs. The spring portal window remains open until May 1.

Below is a closer look at the 15 best-available prospects in the college basketball transfer portal as of Thursday at 2:50 p.m. ET:

15. SAINT THOMAS | SF | NORTHERN COLORADO

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 94 rating | No. 4 SF | No. 19 overall

Saint Thomas expects to be a top target for many programs after the Northern Colorado forward entered the transfer portal. One of the best wings in the transfer cycle so far, Thomas averaged 19.7 points and dished out 4.2 assists per game for the Bears during the 2023-24 campaign. The 6-foot-7, 200-pound junior from Nebraska previously transferred to Northern Colorado from Loyola Chicago. Thomas produced a breakout season for the Bears, leading the team in scoring, rebounds, steals and blocks.

14. CADE TYSON | SF | BELMONT

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 94 rating | No. 3 SF | No. 18 overall

The list of schools already in pursuit of former Belmont standout Cade Tyson is long with a handful of power programs in the mix. The 6-foot-7, 205-pound sophomore from North Carolina averaged 16.2 points per game this season, third most for the Bruins. He also grabbed 5.9 rebounds and dished out 1.6 assists per game, shooting an impressive 49.3% from the field and 46.5% from 3-point range. He is the younger brother of former Clemson standout and NBA player Hunter Tyson.

13. DUG MCDANIEL | PG | MICHIGAN

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 94 rating | No. 3 PG | No. 16 overall

Dug McDaniel spent two seasons at Michigan under Juwan Howard, but with the Wolverines moving on from their head coach, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound point guard is in pursuit of new options. McDaniel has two years of eligibility remaining. He doubled his average scoring output this past season as a sophomore, recording a team-high 16.3 points per game, as well as 3.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists. McDaniel ranked as the No. 113 overall recruit nationally coming out of Virginia in the 2022 class.

12. AMARI WILLIAMS | C | DREXEL

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 94 rating | No. 5 C | No. 15 overall

Amari Williams, a veteran 6-foot-10, 265-pound big man from Drexel, expects to be a popular target in the transfer portal for teams in need of a rim protector. Williams has an additional year of eligibility remaining. In four seasons with the Dragons, Williams scored more than 1,000 points, grabbed more than 700 rebounds and blocked nearly 200 shots. The three-time CAA Defensive Player of the Year averaged 12.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game this season.

11. BRANDON HUNTLEY-HATFIELD | PF | LOUISVILLE

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 95 rating | No. 2 PF | No. 14 overall

Brandon Huntley-Hatfield spent the past two seasons at Louisville after transferring in from Tennessee. The big 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward averaged a career-best 12.9 points and 8.4 rebounds for the Cardinals during his junior campaign in 2023-24. His departure from Louisville comes after head coach Kenny Payne was fired. Huntley-Hatfield shot 56.7% from the field and started in all 32 games for the Cardinals this season.

10. ZEKE MAYO | PG | SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 95 rating | No. 2 PG | No. 12 overall

The Summit League Player of the Year, Zeke Mayo averaged 18.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists as a junior while shooting 47% from the field and 39% from 3-point range. The South Dakota State veteran entered the portal earlier this week after the Jackrabbits were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament last weekend. Mayo spent three seasons at South Dakota State where he started in 87 of 102 total games played. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard averaged 15.5 points during that time.

9. MALIK MACK | PG | HARVARD

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Tranfer portal rating: 4-star | 95 rating | No. 1 PG | No. 11 overall

The top point guard in the transfer portal up to this point, former Harvard standout Malik Mack will be a prized possession for those in need of a ball handler. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound freshman led the Crimson in points (17.2 per game), assists (4.8 per game) and steals (1.3 per game) this season. Mack also shot 41.0% from the field. He started in all 24 games played at Harvard. Mack rated as a mid-three-star recruit coming out of Washington (D.C.) St. John's in the 2023 class.

8. OTEGA OWEH | SG | OKLAHOMA

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 95 rating | No. 3 SG | No. 10 overall

Otega Oweh spent two seasons at Oklahoma under head coach Porter Moser. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound sophomore averaged 11.4 points per game for the Sooners during the 2023-24 campaign. Oweh added 3.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.5 steals to his stat line while shooting 49.3% from the field. He started in 28 of 32 games this season, averaging 24.9 minutes per contest. Oweh entered the portal last week as the first transfer departure from Oklahoma this cycle.

7. ANDREJ STOJAKOVIC | SF | STANFORD

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 95 rating | No. 2 SF | No. 8 overall

Andrej Stojakovic is one of two McDonald's All-Americans that entered the portal early last week. The Stanford freshman and son of former NBA star Peja Stojakovic averaged 7.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists this season while shooting 32.9% from 3-point range. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound small forward ranked as the No. 19 overall recruit in the 2023 class. Stojakovic departed the Cardinal following the firing of head coach Jerod Haase and is one of the most intriguing wings in the portal.

6. BRANDON GARRISON | C | OKLAHOMA STATE

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 95 rating | No. 3 C | No. 7 overall

Freshman big man Brandon Garrison, another McDonald's All-American, announced his decision to leave Oklahoma State after the firing of head coach Mike Boynton. The 6-foot-11, 245-pound center averaged 7.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks this season for the Pokes, starting in 29 of 32 games. Garrison ranked as No. 45 overall recruit and top high school prospect in Oklahoma for the 2023 cycle. He picked Oklahoma State over additional options that included Arkansas, Houston, Kansas and Oklahoma.

5. KANAAN CARLYLE | CG | STANFORD

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 95 rating | No. 1 CG | No. 6 overall

Kanaan Carlyle entered the transfer portal last week after announcing his intentions to leave Stanford following the firing of head coach Jerod Haase. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound freshman averaged 11.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game this season. Carlyle missed the first month of the schedule for the Cardinal but returned in December. He shot 38.6% from the field. Carlyle ranked as the No. 59 overall recruit coming out of the 2023 cycle. Now, the Georgia native expects to be a hot commodity in the portal.

4. KOBE JOHNSON | SF | USC

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 96 rating | No. 1 SF | No. 5 overall

Kobe Johnson is the top wing to enter the transfer portal during the early period of the spring window. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound junior averaged a career-best 10.9 points this season at USC. He shot 40.4% from the field, including 31.3% from 3-point range. Johnson started in 57 of 91 total games played during the past three seasons for the Trojans. He is a two-time member of the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team.

3. CLIFFORD OMORUYI | C | RUTGERS

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 97 rating | No. 2 C | No. 3 overall

Clifford Omoruyi spent the past four seasons at Rutgers, but will take his talents elsewhere for an additional year of eligibility in 2024-25. The 6-foot-11, 240-pound center averaged double-digit scoring in each of his final three seasons with the Scarlet Knights, including 10.4 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game (third-most in Division I) during the 2023-24 campaign. Omoruyi started in every game for Rutgers the past three seasons. A native of Nigeria, Omoruyi ranks among the top-6 in program history for field goal percentage (.549), blocks (221), rebounds (933) and single-season blocks (93).

2. MAXIME RAYNAUD | C | STANFORD

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 97 rating | No. 1 C | No. 2 overall

France native Maxime Raynaud spent three seasons at Stanford where he developed into a talented center. The 7-foot-1, 250-pound big man averaged 15.5 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as a junior this season. He also posted a career-high 26 blocks in 32 games played. Raynaud recorded 12 double-doubles for the Cardinal, but departed from the program following the firing of head coach Jerod Haas. Raynaud won a Gold Medal with France and led the team in scoring at the 2023 FIBA U-20 European Championships in Greece.

1. AJ STORR | SG | WISCONSIN

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 97 rating | No. 1 SG | No. 1 overall

Two days after declaring for the NBA Draft, Wisconsin guard AJ Storr entered the transfer portal. The 6-foot-7, 205-pound sophomore previously transferred from St. John's to the Badgers ahead of the 2023-24 season. Storr led Wisconsin in scoring, averaging 16.8 points per game, while shooting 43.4% from the field, including 32.0% beyond the 3-point line. An Illinois native, Storr rated as a three-star guard coming out of the 2022 high school recruiting class.
 
Here are some players in the portal who could help us including PG's and BIGS.

I understand there are more players still playing who will probably enter but thought these would be something to look at, consider, throw down, eliminate, like, etc.


College basketball transfer portal 2024: The top 15 available prospects after Wisconsin star AJ Storr enters

There is a new No. 1 transfer portal prospect in college basketball.


CODY NAGEL62 mins0

There is a new No. 1 transfer portal prospect in college basketball after Wisconsin star AJ Storr entered Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-7 sophomore previously announced his intentions to enter the NBA Draft, but is keeping his college eligibility intact. Storr is arguably the biggest name to enter the transfer portal up to this point in the spring window. The Badgers recently finished runner-up in the Big Ten Tournament, but were upset in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last weekend.

As of Wednesday morning, there were 990 transfer portal entries dating back to the first game of the season back in November. The high rate of transfers is not expected to slow down any time soon with the NCAA Tournament and other postseason events ongoing.

Some of the top transfers in the 2024 cycle are already coming off the board, but there is plenty of high-level talent still available, including a handful from high-major programs. The spring portal window remains open until May 1.

Below is a closer look at the 15 best-available prospects in the college basketball transfer portal as of Thursday at 2:50 p.m. ET:

15. SAINT THOMAS | SF | NORTHERN COLORADO

(Photo: Northern Colorado Athletics)

Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 94 rating | No. 4 SF | No. 19 overall

Saint Thomas expects to be a top target for many programs after the Northern Colorado forward entered the transfer portal. One of the best wings in the transfer cycle so far, Thomas averaged 19.7 points and dished out 4.2 assists per game for the Bears during the 2023-24 campaign. The 6-foot-7, 200-pound junior from Nebraska previously transferred to Northern Colorado from Loyola Chicago. Thomas produced a breakout season for the Bears, leading the team in scoring, rebounds, steals and blocks.

14. CADE TYSON | SF | BELMONT

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 94 rating | No. 3 SF | No. 18 overall

The list of schools already in pursuit of former Belmont standout Cade Tyson is long with a handful of power programs in the mix. The 6-foot-7, 205-pound sophomore from North Carolina averaged 16.2 points per game this season, third most for the Bruins. He also grabbed 5.9 rebounds and dished out 1.6 assists per game, shooting an impressive 49.3% from the field and 46.5% from 3-point range. He is the younger brother of former Clemson standout and NBA player Hunter Tyson.

13. DUG MCDANIEL | PG | MICHIGAN

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 94 rating | No. 3 PG | No. 16 overall

Dug McDaniel spent two seasons at Michigan under Juwan Howard, but with the Wolverines moving on from their head coach, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound point guard is in pursuit of new options. McDaniel has two years of eligibility remaining. He doubled his average scoring output this past season as a sophomore, recording a team-high 16.3 points per game, as well as 3.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists. McDaniel ranked as the No. 113 overall recruit nationally coming out of Virginia in the 2022 class.

12. AMARI WILLIAMS | C | DREXEL

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 94 rating | No. 5 C | No. 15 overall

Amari Williams, a veteran 6-foot-10, 265-pound big man from Drexel, expects to be a popular target in the transfer portal for teams in need of a rim protector. Williams has an additional year of eligibility remaining. In four seasons with the Dragons, Williams scored more than 1,000 points, grabbed more than 700 rebounds and blocked nearly 200 shots. The three-time CAA Defensive Player of the Year averaged 12.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game this season.

11. BRANDON HUNTLEY-HATFIELD | PF | LOUISVILLE

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 95 rating | No. 2 PF | No. 14 overall

Brandon Huntley-Hatfield spent the past two seasons at Louisville after transferring in from Tennessee. The big 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward averaged a career-best 12.9 points and 8.4 rebounds for the Cardinals during his junior campaign in 2023-24. His departure from Louisville comes after head coach Kenny Payne was fired. Huntley-Hatfield shot 56.7% from the field and started in all 32 games for the Cardinals this season.

10. ZEKE MAYO | PG | SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 95 rating | No. 2 PG | No. 12 overall

The Summit League Player of the Year, Zeke Mayo averaged 18.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists as a junior while shooting 47% from the field and 39% from 3-point range. The South Dakota State veteran entered the portal earlier this week after the Jackrabbits were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament last weekend. Mayo spent three seasons at South Dakota State where he started in 87 of 102 total games played. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard averaged 15.5 points during that time.

9. MALIK MACK | PG | HARVARD

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Tranfer portal rating: 4-star | 95 rating | No. 1 PG | No. 11 overall

The top point guard in the transfer portal up to this point, former Harvard standout Malik Mack will be a prized possession for those in need of a ball handler. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound freshman led the Crimson in points (17.2 per game), assists (4.8 per game) and steals (1.3 per game) this season. Mack also shot 41.0% from the field. He started in all 24 games played at Harvard. Mack rated as a mid-three-star recruit coming out of Washington (D.C.) St. John's in the 2023 class.

8. OTEGA OWEH | SG | OKLAHOMA

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 95 rating | No. 3 SG | No. 10 overall

Otega Oweh spent two seasons at Oklahoma under head coach Porter Moser. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound sophomore averaged 11.4 points per game for the Sooners during the 2023-24 campaign. Oweh added 3.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.5 steals to his stat line while shooting 49.3% from the field. He started in 28 of 32 games this season, averaging 24.9 minutes per contest. Oweh entered the portal last week as the first transfer departure from Oklahoma this cycle.

7. ANDREJ STOJAKOVIC | SF | STANFORD

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 95 rating | No. 2 SF | No. 8 overall

Andrej Stojakovic is one of two McDonald's All-Americans that entered the portal early last week. The Stanford freshman and son of former NBA star Peja Stojakovic averaged 7.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists this season while shooting 32.9% from 3-point range. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound small forward ranked as the No. 19 overall recruit in the 2023 class. Stojakovic departed the Cardinal following the firing of head coach Jerod Haase and is one of the most intriguing wings in the portal.

6. BRANDON GARRISON | C | OKLAHOMA STATE

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 95 rating | No. 3 C | No. 7 overall

Freshman big man Brandon Garrison, another McDonald's All-American, announced his decision to leave Oklahoma State after the firing of head coach Mike Boynton. The 6-foot-11, 245-pound center averaged 7.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks this season for the Pokes, starting in 29 of 32 games. Garrison ranked as No. 45 overall recruit and top high school prospect in Oklahoma for the 2023 cycle. He picked Oklahoma State over additional options that included Arkansas, Houston, Kansas and Oklahoma.

5. KANAAN CARLYLE | CG | STANFORD

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 95 rating | No. 1 CG | No. 6 overall

Kanaan Carlyle entered the transfer portal last week after announcing his intentions to leave Stanford following the firing of head coach Jerod Haase. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound freshman averaged 11.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game this season. Carlyle missed the first month of the schedule for the Cardinal but returned in December. He shot 38.6% from the field. Carlyle ranked as the No. 59 overall recruit coming out of the 2023 cycle. Now, the Georgia native expects to be a hot commodity in the portal.

4. KOBE JOHNSON | SF | USC

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 96 rating | No. 1 SF | No. 5 overall

Kobe Johnson is the top wing to enter the transfer portal during the early period of the spring window. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound junior averaged a career-best 10.9 points this season at USC. He shot 40.4% from the field, including 31.3% from 3-point range. Johnson started in 57 of 91 total games played during the past three seasons for the Trojans. He is a two-time member of the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team.

3. CLIFFORD OMORUYI | C | RUTGERS

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 97 rating | No. 2 C | No. 3 overall

Clifford Omoruyi spent the past four seasons at Rutgers, but will take his talents elsewhere for an additional year of eligibility in 2024-25. The 6-foot-11, 240-pound center averaged double-digit scoring in each of his final three seasons with the Scarlet Knights, including 10.4 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game (third-most in Division I) during the 2023-24 campaign. Omoruyi started in every game for Rutgers the past three seasons. A native of Nigeria, Omoruyi ranks among the top-6 in program history for field goal percentage (.549), blocks (221), rebounds (933) and single-season blocks (93).

2. MAXIME RAYNAUD | C | STANFORD

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 97 rating | No. 1 C | No. 2 overall

France native Maxime Raynaud spent three seasons at Stanford where he developed into a talented center. The 7-foot-1, 250-pound big man averaged 15.5 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as a junior this season. He also posted a career-high 26 blocks in 32 games played. Raynaud recorded 12 double-doubles for the Cardinal, but departed from the program following the firing of head coach Jerod Haas. Raynaud won a Gold Medal with France and led the team in scoring at the 2023 FIBA U-20 European Championships in Greece.

1. AJ STORR | SG | WISCONSIN

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Transfer portal rating: 4-star | 97 rating | No. 1 SG | No. 1 overall

Two days after declaring for the NBA Draft, Wisconsin guard AJ Storr entered the transfer portal. The 6-foot-7, 205-pound sophomore previously transferred from St. John's to the Badgers ahead of the 2023-24 season. Storr led Wisconsin in scoring, averaging 16.8 points per game, while shooting 43.4% from the field, including 32.0% beyond the 3-point line. An Illinois native, Storr rated as a three-star guard coming out of the 2022 high school recruiting class.
POINT GUARDS



Noah Reynolds, from Green Bay
: Reynolds is a well-traveled guard who has turned himself into a real hooper. The former Wyoming product committed to Wisconsin last year before backing out, joining Green Bay and leading the Phoenix to a revival season. Reynolds averaged 20 points per game and was named the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year in addition to his first-team, all-league honors. Reynolds dominated the Horizon League. Can he make the jump?

Jamal Mashburn Jr., from New Mexico: Mashburn has been getting buckets for four years. Mashburn has just one year of eligibility remaining, and he’s 144 points away from cracking the 2,000-point plateau. We know the deal with Mashburn now. He’s a consistent double-digit scorer who is more of a scorer than a distributor. He’s a good, not great, 3-point shooter, but Mashburn is a midrange assassin. The 6-foot-2 veteran is a plug-and-play starter who will command a serious market in the 2024 cycle.

Dakota Leffew, from Mount St. Mary’s: Leffew took a big jump in his second true year with a big on-ball role. The 6-foot-5, 185-pound guard averaged 17.6 points and 3.9 assists while shooting 36% from 3-point range.

Malik Mack, from Harvard: Mack was one of the top freshmen in the country, and he’ll quickly become one of the most sought-after prospects for point guard-needy teams in the transfer portal. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard struggled at times to finish at the rim, but that’s about it. Mack is a tantalizing talent with oodles of room to grow. Mack owned a 33% assist rate last season and was an instant flamethrower for an iffy Harvard offense.

Zeke Mayo, from South Dakota State: Mayo tore up the Summit League, and he’s a true three-level scorer. Mayo shot over 60% at the rim, 53% on 2s, 82% at the free throw line and 38% from beyond the 3-point stripe. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard scored in double figures in all but two games this past season.

Ja'Kobi Gillespie, from Belmont: Gillespie’s shooting splits are fantastic. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound guard shot 39% from 3-point range, 83% from the free throw line


BIGS and OTHERS SOME REPEATS


BIGS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER

1. MAXIME RAYNAUD, C, STANFORD CARDINAL


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2023-24 Stats: 15.5 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 2.0 APG

Rating: 97

Eligibility: One season remaining

Stanford is owning the transfer portal rankings at the moment after the firing of Jerod Haase. The Cardinal has had several hit the portal, but no one is more exciting than their big-man Maxime Raynaud.

The French big man stands 7-foot-1 - 200 and has made significant strides in his development with each passing year. Not only does he have has great size, but he's also very skilled. Raynaud is an offensive weapon that can be used in a variety of ways and in the right system.

He was named the Pac-12's Most Improved Player and received All-Conference second-team honors.



Maxime Raynaud was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection as a junior at Stanford and also the recipient of the conference’s Most Improved Player award after averaging 15.5 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2 assists, 0.8 blocks, and 0.7 steals while shooting 57% from the floor, 36% from three, and 78% from the free-throw line.

The 7-foot-1 native of France has made notable strides in each of his three seasons at Stanford before becoming a full-time starter this year. He’s very skilled for his size, not just because he can stretch the floor with set-shot threes, but because he is comfortable putting it on the floor for a couple of bounces, is a passing threat, and even utilizes his shot-fake well. While he can stretch the floor, he is a true mismatch problem who attempts 72% of his shots near the rim per Pivot Analysis, finishing 64% of them with good touch and dexterity.



2. CLIFF OMORUYI, C, RUGERTS SCARLET KNIGHTS

Cliff Omoruyi (Photo: Vincent Carchietta, USA TODAY Sports)

2023-24 Stats: 10.4 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 2.9 BPG

Rating: 97

Eligibility: One season remaining

On the other side of the big-man spectrum is Clifford Omoruyi. He is by no means an offensive weapon, but he is a defensive menace with his size, length, strength and athleticism.

Omoruyi is the top rim protector in the portal, so far, and among the best in all of college basketball. He can move his feet, run the floor, elevate high above the rim and wreak havoc on opponents in the paint.

He's taking an official visit to St. John's (who are considered to be the leader in the clubhouse) in the near future. He'll come off the board quick if Rick Pitino can continue to impress him.



5. BRANDON GARRISON, C, OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS

Brandon Garrison (Photo: Courtesy of Oklahoma State Athletics)

2023-24 Stats: 7.5 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.5 BPG

Rating: 95

Eligibility: Three seasons remaining - 6’ 11” 245

The first McDonald's All American to enter the transfer portal this cycle was Brandon Garrison, after the firing of Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton.

Garrison is a very physically gifted big-man who plays impacts the game on the glass and on defense. He's raw and limited on offense, but he has been improving on that side of the court. And with three years to play, Garrison can bring an immediate impact to any team in the country.



8. AMARI WILLIAMS, C, DREXEL DRAGONS

Amari Williams (Photo: Courtesy of Drexel athletics)

2023-24 Stats: 12.2 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 1.9 APG, 1.8 BPG

Rating: 94

Eligibility: One season remaining

Amari Williams made his way to the United States from England. And since making his arrival at Drexel, Williams has tallied three Defensive Player of the Year honors in the CAA Conference.

He's a 6-foot-10 big man with length and an impressive frame. But although he's an impact defender and rebounder, he's not the best of scorers. Still, he can clean up on the glass and finish around the rim on offense. However, his best offensive attribute is his ability to pass the basketball.

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14. Gibson Jimerson

Old school:
Saint Louis

Shooters like Jimerson don't come around often. The 6-foot-5 wing hit 39.5% of his 789 long-range attempts over five seasons for Saint Louis. He's got one season left to play and should be heavily pursued after demonstrating one of college basketball's most consistent outside strokes in an unparalleled sample size.

2. Zeke Mayo

Old school:
South Dakota State 6’ 4” 185

Mayo earned Summit League Player of the Year after averaging 18.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists for a South Dakota State team that won the conference. He's a career 38.8% 3-point shooter and scored 19 points on just 11 shots against Iowa State's vicious defense in an NCAA Tournament loss. There is a strong recent track record of Summit League Players of the Year transferring up

Top Transfers In The Portal

Transfer Ranking

Rank

Name

Team

New Team


Class

Pos

Projected OBPR

Projected DBPR

Projected BPR

HS Recruit Ranking


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

1

Tony Perkins​

Iowa


SR

SG

4.26

1.61

5.87

☆ ☆ ☆

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

2

Sean Pedulla​

Virginia Tech


JR

PG

4.32

1.38

5.70

☆ ☆ ☆

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

3

Tucker DeVries​

Drake

West Virginia

JR

SG

4.34

1.35

5.69

☆ ☆ ☆

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

4

Dug McDaniel​

Michigan


SO

PG

3.55

1.78

5.33

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

5

Ja'Kobi Gillespie​

Belmont

Maryland

SO

PG

3.88

1.45

5.33

☆ ☆ ☆

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

6

Chris Manon​

Cornell


JR

SG

3.16

2.07

5.22

☆ ☆ ☆

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

7

Kobe Johnson​

USC


JR

SF

2.13

2.91

5.04

☆ ☆ ☆

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

8

Joshua Jefferson​

Saint Mary's


SO

SF

1.75

3.17

4.92

☆ ☆ ☆

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

9

Clifford Omoruyi​

Rutgers


SR

C

1.59

3.33

4.92

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

10

Otega Oweh​

Oklahoma


SO

SG

2.29

2.57

4.87

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9. DUG MCDANIEL, PG, MICHIGAN WOLVERINES


Dug McDaniel (Photo: David Wilcomes / MGoBlog.com)

2023-24 Stats: 16.3 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 4.7 APG

Rating: 94

Eligibility: Two seasons remaining

Juwan Howard it out at Michigan and his players are in the portal — particularly his point guard, Dug McDaniel.

He may be small, but McDaniel has a lot of game. Under Howard, McDaniel has made progress as a shooter and scorer. The 5-foot-9 guard put up numbers on a bad team in the Big Ten this season. And while his numbers may drop next year, he should be making a bigger impact on the win column for his next program.
 
We haven't added anyone yet I don't really understand the optimism. Moore and Freeman are nice adds but the class isn't top 25 anywhere.

Starling for Girard is going to go down historically as one of the worst roster decisions in CBB history. 2-0 vs his former team and a Final Four appearance has anyone ever absolutely deuced on their previous program to that extreme? Unless Zona comes back tonight Joe will not lose to Bama or UNC Sat.

I'm sure we'll get some interesting mid major guys and be around 20 wins not being too pessimistic just don't seeing us leaving where we have consistently been for the last few years.

Maybe the year after we sneak in to the field as a bubble/play in team if we have the seniors and 2nd year Freeman and Moore + transfers. Or better.
 
I can't stand what NIL and the transfer portal has become. I am all for players getting compensated for image and likeness, but what its become is really bad for the game. Also what's really bad for the game is the portal. If a player wants to transfer fine, go on to greener pastures, but why not bring back the 1 year waiting period to play? Those two things have led to almost entirely new teams every year unless you have unlimited NIL. Bad for the coaches, the fans, the game, and not great for the players (unless they are getting $$$). That said, my hope is for a fun team that is easy to root for, plays together and makes the tourny as a 6 or 7 and competes for 3 or 4th in the ACC.

When 40% of the players in all of division 1 transfer every year, the product is going to lose viewers and supporters.
 
We haven't added anyone yet I don't really understand the optimism. Moore and Freeman are nice adds but the class isn't top 25 anywhere.

Starling for Girard is going to go down historically as one of the worst roster decisions in CBB history. 2-0 vs his former team and a Final Four appearance has anyone ever absolutely deuced on their previous program to that extreme? Unless Zona comes back tonight Joe will not lose to Bama or UNC Sat.

I'm sure we'll get some interesting mid major guys and be around 20 wins not being too pessimistic just don't seeing us leaving where we have consistently been for the last few years.

Maybe the year after we sneak in to the field as a bubble/play in team if we have the seniors and 2nd year Freeman and Moore + transfers. Or better.
Geez man, can you spoiler all of that? Now I have no reason to watch the next two season.
 

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