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The 100 best players who entered college hoops portal this off-season and where they ended up


Well people, we've reached that time of the summer where we just about put a bow on college hoops coverage.


The roar of the season is behind us, and rush of the transfer portal has just about wound down. It will officially die off in the coming days, as the NBA Draft deadline comes Wednesday, meaning any players returning to college hoops will have to make their announcements no later than Wednesday.


So, with portal season about over, and rosters just about set, I've decided to do something different.


In the past, I've ranked the top available players in the portal. Now, with the portal closed and most of the top players committed, what I will do now is rank the 100 top transfers of the off-season.


Here is the list:


1. AJ Storr, F, Wisconsin - committed to Kansas


Storr was my top-ranked player the day he entered the portal and has remained there all spring long. And with good reason - the dude is a BALLER. He averaged 17 points per game last season at Wisconsin, and saved his best games for the biggest ones, scoring 20+ in three straight in the Big Ten Tournament.


Now he heads to Kansas where he will be the team's best players and likely leading scorer - in a deep and talented lineup that includes returning center Hunter Dickinson, point guard DaJuan Harris, and a few other guys on this list.


2. Kadary Richmond, G, Seton Hall - committed to St. John's


It took Richmond right up until the May 1 deadline to get into the portal, but once he did - he immediately became one of the most coveted players in the country. The 6'6 guard has NBA size, length and skill and put it all on display with the Pirates this season, averaging 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists.


Richmond isn't a great three-point shooter (if he was, he'd be in the NBA) but can take over games in just about any other way needed. He is the key piece on a St. John's team that I now have ranked in the Top 25 headed into 2024-2025.


3. Johnell Davis, G, Florida Atlantic - committed to Arkansas


With Dusty May's name in coaching rumors all season long, we assumed Nelly Davis would hit the portal - and he did, giving John Calipari the face of his quick-fix rebuild in Fayetteville.


Davis is a bona-fide college basketball star, helping Florida Atlantic to its 2023 Final Four, and 18 points per game this season. He had some of his best performances for the Owls' biggest games, including a 30+ point effort in a December win over Arizona.


4. Coleman Hawkins, F, Illinois - N/A


Hawkins is in the midst of the NBA Draft testing process, so it's hard to know exactly if he'll return to school in 2024-2025. If he does, someone will get one of the best forwards in college hoops this past season a player who - despite dealing with knee tendanitis - averaged 12 points and six boards on 37 percent three-point shooting, as an undersized big man in the Big Ten.


In terms of what's next, if he does return to school - it feels like it won't be Illinois. North Carolina and Arkansas are the presumed favorites for his services.


5. Jeremy Roach, G, Duke - committed to Baylor


When people talk about "what it takes to win in March" what is the first answer everyone gives?! Usually, veteran guard play, right?!


That's also why you can't put a price (well, in the NIL era, maybe you can) on the value Roach brings to Waco, as a four-year starter at Duke who led his team to a Final Four. The soon-to-be fifth-year senior is also coming off his best season yet, averaging 14 points and 3.3 assists on 44 percent three-point shooting.


With his addition, and a few others on this list, I have the Bears as a Top 5 team headed into next year.



6. Tucker DeVries, F, Drake - committed to West Virginia


The two-time Missouri Valley Player of the Year had maybe the most boring recruitment of anyone in the portal, entering, then following his father to West Virginia. DeVries is a legit NBA talent who averaged 22 points on 36 percent shooting from three this season, although realistically it could take him some time to adjust to the high-major level of college hoops.


7. Myles Rice, G, Washington State - committed to Indiana


Rice is kind of the opposite of everything that Mike Woodson has had at the point guard position the last few years. He isn't an elite athlete like Xavier Johnson but is poised and mature beyond his years. The 6'3 fourth-year sophomore is a player who missed all of the 2022-2023 season while battling cancer, only to come back in 2024 and win Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.


Rice averaged 15 points and just under four assists per game, and immediately brings stability to the point guard position with the Hoosiers.


8. Cam Christie, F, Minnesota - N/A


Christie is kind of the opposite of Coleman Hawkins above - a player without a lot of college experience, but also one who is shooting up NBA Draft boards based on high-upside, elite talent.


The brother of Los Angeles Laker Max Christie, the younger Christie averaged 11 points per game on 39 percent shooting from behind the three-point arc this season.


Bluntly, I'd be shocked if he returns to college hoops in 2024-2025.


9. Koby Brea, G, Dayton - committed to Kentucky


Sometimes to understand a player's impact on the game, all you have to do is look at who wants him. And when Koby Brea entered the portal, he had maybe the craziest "final five" of any player in the history of the portal, as he ultimately chose between Kentucky, Kansas, UConn, Duke and North Carolina.


In the end, he picked the Wildcats, and will bring quite literally the best shooting stroke in America with him. Brea led college basketball in three-point percentage last year (for players who qualified), hitting a staggering 49.8 percent from behind the three-point arc, and did it on over 200 total attempts. Insane!



10. Norchad Omier, F/C, Miami - committed to Baylor


We told you there'd be more Baylor players on this list, and Omier comes in just a few spots behind Jeremy Roach.


The 6'7 senior isn't the biggest player on the floor, but plays as hard as anyone after averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds per game.


He adds instant toughness and experience to Baylor's front court, after helping Miami to the Final Four a few years ago.


11. JT Toppin, F, New Mexico - Texas Tech


Toppin was one of college basketball's hidden gems last year. The 133rd ranked player in the high school class of 2023, Toppin emerged into one of the best freshmen big men in college hoops, averaging 12 points, nine rebounds and nearly two blocks per game last year. In the process, he earned Mountain West Freshman of the Year honors, helping the Lobos to the NCAA Tournament.


After the season, Toppin was a late portal addition, who also entered the NBA Draft. On Tuesday, right before the deadline he withdrew and committed to Grant McCasland and Texas Tech. It is a hell of a late off-season portal pick-up for the Red Raiders, who needed front court depth and got one of the best players available.


12. Jaylen Wells, F, Washington State - N/A


If Toppin was one of the best hidden gems in college basketball this year, Wells was one of the best stories, period. He began his career at Division II Sonoma State (right in the middle of Northern California wine country) earning DII All-American honors, before transferring to Washington State this season. There, he helped the Cougars to their first tournament in a decade, averaging nearly 13 points on nearly 42 percent three-point shooting.


Following coach Kyle Smith's departure for Stanford, Wells entered his name in the portal, while also pursuing the NBA Draft. At 6'8, with the shooting stroke he has, Wells is the prototypical player that NBA teams are looking for right now.


If he comes back, expect him to be pursued by every team that needs elite wing talent.


13. Kobe Johnson, F, USC - committed to UCLA


The younger brother of Atlanta Hawks forward Jalen Johnson, Kobe Johnson brings two things to UCLA that they desperately were lacking last year - scoring ability and defensive toughness. The powerfully built 6'6 Johnson averaged 10 points, five rebounds and over two steals per game last year, and was a two-time All-Pac 12 Defensive team selection at his former school.


14. Jaxson Robinson, G/F, BYU - N/A


Because of the nature of who he is, where his former coach went and the fact that he's one of the few remaining difference-makers in the portal, Robinson has become one of the most high-profile transfers available this off-season.


The 6'8 Robinson led BYU in scoring at 14 points per game, all while shooting 35 percent from behind the three-point arc.


With his degree in hand, the question now: Does he follow Mark Pope to Kentucky, or stay in the draft and hope to hear his name called in late June. All of Lexington will be watching.


15. Lamont Butler, G, San Diego State - committed to Kentucky


In the Jeremy Roach section above, we mentioned that you can't put a price on veteran guard play, and apparently Kentucky agrees. That's because one day after Butler entered the portal in late April the entire Wildcat staff was on a plane to secure Butler's commitment.


Butler comes to Lexington off back-to-back deep NCAA Tournament runs at San Diego State, where he hit an iconic buzzer beater in the 2023 Final Four, before leading the Aztecs to the Sweet 16 in 2024. He is arguably the best two-way guard who entered the portal this year, as the reigning Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year. Expect his scoring to increase as well in Mark Pope's wide open system.


16. Alijah Martin, G, Florida Atlantic - committed to Florida


Along with Johnell Davis and Vlad Goldin (who we'll get to in a minute), Martin was a key cog during the glory run of Florida Atlantic over the last few seasons. He averaged double figures each of the last three years, with his best season coming during the Owls' Final Four run in 2023, when he averaged 14 points on just under 40 percent three-point shooting.


While he largely played off the ball at Florida Atlantic, it's worth noting that when he committed, he said that he expected to play point guard for the Gators in 2024-2025. He'll team with returnee Walter Clayton for one of the most lethal backcourts in the SEC.


17. Zeke Mayo, G, South Dakota State - committed to Kansas


There's a pretty good track record of players from the Summit League transferring up and making an impact, with Baylor Schierman (formerly of South Dakota State) turning into a star at Creighton, with Grant Nelson (North Dakota State) helping Alabama to a Final Four this year.


Will Mayo be next?


The 6'4 guard is the reigning Summit League Player of the Year, who averaged 18.8 points per game this season, go along with six boards and three rebounds per game - all while shooting 39 percent from beyond the three-point arc.


Like AJ Storr (listed above), Mayo should be able to immediately come in and add some pop to a Kansas backcourt that desperately needs it.


18. Desmond Claude, G, Xavier - committed to USC


For whatever reason Claude just seems like a guy who has fallen through the cracks of "best available transfer portal players" this off-season after finishing as one of the most productive guards in the Big East last season.


The 6'6 guard averaged almost 17 points per game for Sean Miller last year, and has NBA size and length for the position. His three-point shot certainly needs work if he wants to make it as a pro (he shot just 23 percent last season). But Eric Musselman is a coach who puts the ball in his best player's hands and lets them make plays - a role Claude should thrive in, in 2024-2025.


19. Cade Tyson, G, Belmont - committed to North Carolina


North Carolina went into the off-season needing two things: An impact big and more three-point shooting. And while they're still looking for that big man, Tyson should provide the shooting that this backcourt very much needed.


The brother of the Denver Nuggets' Hunter Tyson, Cade Tyson was a breakout star at Belmont this year. He averaged just under 17 points per game, on a staggering 46.5 percent three-point shooting, one of the best marks in college basketball.


An Eliot Cadeau, RJ Davis and Tyson backcourt (with McDonald's All-American Ian Jackson potentially coming off the bench) is as good as it gets in college hoops.



20. Cliff Omoruyi, C, Rutgers - committed to Alabama


One of the big men that got away for North Carolina, Cliff Omoruyi, who chose Alabama over the Tar Heels (among others) in early May.


While Omoruyi may have been the final piece of a Carolina team that could've been considered No. 1 in the country, you can now make the case that with Omoruyi, the Crimson Tide should be No. 1 entering 2024-2025 (assuming they return Mark Sears and Jarin Stevenson).


The 6'11, soon-to-be fifth-year senior is the true rim-protecting center the Tide lacked last year, after averaging 10 points, eight rebounds and nearly three blocks in his final season at Rutgers.


21. Vlad Goldin, C, Florida Atlantic - committed to Michigan


Yet another member of Dusty May's Florida Atlantic juggernaut the last two years, Goldin is the only player on this list to follow his former coach from Boca to Ann Arbor (there are rumors that the Michigan admissions department didn't help in this process, but those remain just rumors).


The 7'1 center should be an immediate difference-maker in the Big Ten, after averaging 16 points, seven rebounds and nearly two blocks per game this past year. He's the first of many current Wolverines you'll find on this list.


22. Jordan Pope, G, Oregon State - committed to Texas


Of every player on these "best player in the portal" lists, I'd argue I'm higher on Pope than just about anyone who covers this stuff for a living.


The 6'2 Pope isn't a big guard, but can get to his spots on the floor and proved this year he can be a difference-maker at the high-major level. At Oregon State he averaged 17.6 points on 37 percent shooting from three, while also dishing out a team-high 3.4 assists per game.



23. Tyrese Hunter, G, Texas - committed to Memphis


Hunter is an interesting player in the sense that he transferred to Texas two years ago from Iowa State as one of the most coveted players in the portal, but after two years in Austin, he's still kind of the same guy he was when he arrived.


The 6'0 guard has elite, quick-twitch speed, with the ability to get to the basket at will. This past year he averaged 11 points per game, while shooting 34 percent from three, and four assists per contests.


While those numbers are quite similar to what he did through his first two years of college, it doesn't change that he's an impact guard at the highest levels of the sport. A fresh start under Penny Hardaway might be exactly what we need to get an even better version of Hunter.


24. Oumar Ballo, C, Arizona - committed to Indiana


When Ballo entered the portal, I saw him on a lot of those "best player available" lists. And while I don't think that's totally fair or accurate, what you can't deny is that he has a presence every time he steps on the floor.


Ballo is a true 7-footer and space eater on both ends of the floor, and a guy who has done it at the highest levels for five years now. That included last year where he started all 36 games for Arizona, averaging 13 points and 10 rebounds per game.


Ballo isn't a perfect prospect, but he will bring a physicality and toughness to the paint which should do the Hoosiers well in Big Ten play. He also brings a winning mentality with him as well, after playing in a Final Four and three Sweet 16's in his career.


25. Trey Towsend, F, Oakland - committed to Arizona


The Horizon Player of the Year was a key cog on one of the best "stories" of March, as he helped Oakland upset Kentucky in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. He now moves on to Arizona where he should should help fill the role of the departed Pelle Larsson, after averaging 17 points on 37 percent shooting from three this season.


26. DJ Wagner, G, Kentucky - Arkansas


Bluntly, I am higher than most on Wagner, and don't understand why the kid gets so much criticism whenever his name is brought up.


Now look, did he play like a "No. 1 high school player in America" generally does in his first year of college? No. But he averaged double-figures for virtually his entire freshman year at Kentucky, added 3.3 assists per game and did it through injuries and twists and turns on the roster.


Wagner will now get a fresh start, following John Calipari to Arkansas. In the same way it'll be a fresh start for Coach Cal it will be for Wagner as well. And think new surroundings will be best for both.



27. Rylan Griffen, G/F, Alabama - committed to Kansas


The third, new Kansas Jayhawk on this list - Griffen will bring more scoring and shooting to an all-of-a-sudden explosive Jayhawk backcourt.


The 6'6 junior averaged 11.2 points per game on 39 percent shooting this year, and really was at his best late. That included three straight double-figure scoring efforts during the Tide's Final Four run, including a 19-point performance against North Carolina in the Sweet 16.


He, AJ Storr and Zeke Mayo are a big reason why many believe the Jayhawks should have a "preseason No. 1" next to their name.


28. Chucky Hepburn, G, Wisconsin - committed to Louisville


Hepburn doesn't blow you away with size or elite skill, but he's one of those steady, veteran guards that you just know you can rely on.


A three-year starter in the Big Ten at Wisconsin, Hepburn averaged 10 points and four assists per game this year, with his scoring actually dipping a bit from his sophomore season in 2023 when he averaged 12 per game.


He's the exact kind of veteran, steady presence Pat Kelsey needed for his off-season Louisville overhaul.


29. Andrew Carr, F, Wake Forest - committed to Kentucky


While it sounds like a cliche (and certainly something you can say about a lot of guys on this list) you simply can't find a lot of players with this guy's size and skill. The 6'10 forward averaged 13 points per game at Wake Forest last season, but more importantly did it while shooting 37 percent from behind the three-point arc.


Once he entered the portal he became a priority for a number of schools, with Mark Pope and Kentucky winning out. He is the perfect four-man for Pope's system, and has a good chance to be the leading scorer for Pope's Wildcat team next season.


30. Kanaan Carlyle, G, Stanford - committed to Indiana


Credit to Carlyle, who didn't make his debut for Stanford until the middle of December - and then stepped in and was an immediate impact contributor as a true freshman, right as league play was ramping up.


The 6'4 guard from Atlanta averaged 11 points per game as a freshman last season. While his three-point shot needs work (32 percent) he has the size and athleticism to one day be an NBA guard.


31. Aidan Mahaney, G, Saint Mary's - committed to UConn


Mahaney was one of the true portal shockers this off-season, electing to leave Saint Mary's, after leading the Gaels in scoring each of the last two seasons.


Upon hitting the portal, the 6'3 guard from the LA area immediately became a priority recruit for many of the nation's best teams, ultimately choosing the two-time defending national champions. He averaged just under 14 points per game for the Gaels, and after seeing his three-point shooting numbers dip this season, expect them to creep back up to their 2022-2023 levels, when he hit 40 percent on the season.



32. Jonas Aidoo, C, Tennessee - committed to Arkansas


Aidoo is the exact, kind of guy that the NIL era was built for - a damn good college basketball player, that probably isn't built for the NBA, who can now make great money while remaining in college.


The 6'11 center averaged 11 points, seven rebounds and nearly two blocks per game this season, helping Tennessee to an Elite Eight finish in this year's Big Dance. He'll now move hope to bring the same post presence and rim protection to John Calipari's first Arkansas team.


33. Great Osobor, F/C, Utah State - committed to Washington


Osobor is quite possibly the most interesting player on this list, if only because he has been publicly labeled college basketball's "highest paid player" of the NIL era. While that's certainly good for he and his family, I am curious the reaction when he steps on the court. Because while I think he's a good player, as you can tell by this ranking, I'm not sure the production will make expectations.


On a positive note, Osobor is the reigning Mountain West Player of the Year, and a bull in a China shop around the rim. He averaged 17.7 points per game and nine rebounds helping Utah State to a conference regular season title and at-large bid this season.


At the same time, he is a 6'8 center who can't really stretch the floor, doesn't protect the rim and does all his damage offensively around the rim. I'll be curious how that translates in the Big Ten, a league that has more true, 7-foot, back-to-the-basket centers than anywhere in college basketball.


Osobor will be good at Washington. I'm just curious how good, and what the reaction will be with the public price tag.


34. Amari Williams, F/C, Drexel - committed to Kentucky


Ironically, the next player on this list is Osobor's former teammate in their home country of England, Amari Williams - and like Osobor, Williams was plenty coveted once he hit the portal.


The three-time CAA Defensive Player of the Year, Williams averaged 12.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game, in just 22 minutes played per game this year. He immediately brings a defensive paint presence and rim protection to Mark Pope's first Kentucky roster.


35. Chibuzo Agbo, F, Boise - committed to USC


A Southern California native, Agbo started his career at Texas Tech before becoming a breakout star these last few years at Boise - including this last season where he averaged 14 points and five rebounds per game on an NCAA Tournament team.


He probably won't put up quite those numbers on Eric Musselman's first USC squad, but should be a very nice complimentary piece alongside Desmond Claude (listed above).


36. Tramon Mark, G, Arkansas - committed to Texas


Speaking of Musselman, Mark was probably the most consistent player on Coach Muss' final Razorback team a season ago. The 6'6 guard averaged 16 points per game and four rebounds while shooting 36 percent from three.


He'll now return to his home state of Texas, where he'll be the big guard that Rodney Terry lacked last season - and try and help the Longhorns navigate year one in the SEC next season.


37. Khalif Battle, G, Arkansas - committed to Gonzaga


Mark may have been Arkansas' most consistent player last year, but for a stretch Battle wasn't just the Hogs best player - he was one of the best guards in America.


On the year Battle averaged 14.8 points per game including 35 percent from beyond the three-point arc. However, his last month was just insane, as he scored 20+ points in the Hogs' final seven games. That included a 42-point performance against Missouri, 36 points against Vanderbilt and 34 at Rupp Arena against Kentucky.


He'll now head to Gonzaga, a Sweet 16 team a year ago, that really was lacking the exact kind of scoring pop Battle can provide.


38. Michael Ajayi, F, Pepperdine - committed to Gonzaga


Ajayi was one of the first big name portal entries and commits, as he entered the portal shortly after former Pepperdine head coach Lorenzo Romar was fired, and committed to the Zags before the end of March.


So Ajayi has been in tow in Spokane for a while, and arrives as a big, play-making forward that - like Battle - adds scoring pop to a team that didn't always have a ton last year. He averaged 17.1 points per game on a staggering 47 percent shooting from three and also ripped down close to 10 rebounds per game as well.


39. Malik Mack, G, Harvard - committed to Georgetown


Ed Cooley hasn't had a lot of big recruiting wins in his first 18 months as a head coach, but convincing the DC-area guard to return home after one year at Harvard may be his biggest yet.


Mack is a lightning quick lead guard, who was a flat-out star this season, averaging 17.2 points per game, to go along with 4.8 assists and over four rebounds per game as well.


Even if there is an adjustment period to high-major basketball, Mack has the burst and scoring prowess that the Hoyas simply lacked in their backcourt a season ago. He's also almost certainly a multi-year player, who can evolve into an All-Big East kind of player by his junior or senior seasons.


40. Achor Achor, F, Samford - committed to Kansas State


Achor was one of the breakout stars, on one of the most exciting teams in college hoops last year. He averaged 16 points and six rebounds for a Samford team that won 30 games and nearly upset Kansas in Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament. Playing "Bucky Ball" for head coach Bucky McMillan, he also made 43 percent of his threes as well.


Following that NCAA Tournament matchup between Samford and Kansas, Bill Self said: "That's my first experience with Buckyball and I would just as soon not play against it again for a while."


Now he'll see some version of it twice a year, as Achor has committed to Kansas' biggest rival in Kansas State.



41. Adou Thiero, F, Kentucky - committed to Arkansas


I said it during the season and will say it again: It's hard for me to remember a single player improving more, year over year than Adou Theiro did from his freshman and sophomore year at Kentucky. Even with modest stats (7.2, five rebounds per game), Theiro was a different-player in 2023-2024, as a high-flying athlete that can truly guard positions 2-5 on the court.


Now he'll follow John Calipari to Arkansas, where he should immediately slot into one of the starting forwards spots. He should bring much needed toughness and energy to Fayetteville, and has long-term NBA upside if he keeps developing the way he did this year.


42. Terrence Edwards Jr., G, James Madison - committed to Louisville


A second Louisville guard on this list, Edwards was a key cog on the James Madison team that upset Wisconsin in Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament. At 6'6 he is a playmaker who averaged 17 points and 3.5 assists, all while shooting 34 percent from behind the three-point arc. He should team with Chucky Hepburn (listed above) to give Louisville one of the most dangerous backcourts in the ACC.


43. Ryan Conwell, G, Indiana State - committed to Xavier


While Robbie Avila (we'll get to him soon) was the big name on Indiana State's NIT runner-up squad, Conwell was arguably their best scorer. In one season in Terre Haute, he averaged 16.6 points per game, while shooting 41 percent from behind the three-point arc.


When coach Josh Schertz left for Saint Louis Conwell decided to hit the portal, and will now join Sean Miller and the Xavier Musketeers. He should help replace some of the production from the departed Desmond Claude.


44. PJ Haggerty, G, Tulsa - committed to Memphis


The 6'3 Haggerty was one of the most explosive guards in college basketball last year, averaging 21 points per game as a redshirt freshman at Tulsa. While his shot needs work (just 29 percent from three), he'll join Tyrese Hunter at Memphis, for what should be one of the most dynamic and exciting backcourts in college basketball.


45. Chaz Lanier, G, North Florida - Tennessee


Lanier has certainly made headlines late in the portal cycle. As one of the few "big name" players left as we enter the end of May, he has been caught in the middle of a portal recruiting war between Tennessee and Kentucky.


It was a battle that was ultimately won the home-state Vols on the Friday heading into Labor Day weekend.


While he probably isn't quite the difference maker many have made him out to be, he was and is a damn good college basketball player, who averaged 19 points per game on 44 percent three-point shooting at North Florida this year.


46. Kasean Pryor, F, South Florida - committed to Louisville


Louisville needed size and scoring in the front court late in the portal cycle, and got it just days ago with the addition of Pryor. A 6'10 forward, Pryor averaged 13 points and eight rebounds, while hitting 35 percent from behind the three-point arc this season.


He isn't a typical, true "low post" big, so it will be interesting to see how Pat Kelsey uses him this year with the Cardinals.



47. Chris Youngblood, G, South Florida - committed to Alabama


Pryor's former team at South Florida checks in next on this list, and if there's one thing that Chris Youngblood does at an elite level, it's shoot the basketball. He led the Bulls in scoring at 15 points per game and hit 41 percent on threes, taking five a game.


He should in seamlessly in Nate Oats' high-octane, fast-paced, three-point heavy offense.


48. Dug McDaniel, G, Michigan - committed to Kansas State


It was an up-and-down final season in Ann Arbor for McDaniel in 2023-2024. On the court he was excellent, averaging 16.3 points and 4.7 assists, but off the court struggled, and actually missed time to deal with academic issues.


Still, after Juwan Howard's firing he now gets a fresh start at Kansas State, where he immediately becomes one of the better point guards in the Big 12.


49. Miles Kelly, F, Georgia Tech - committed to Auburn


A 6'6 forward, Kelly was Georgia Tech's leading scorer each of the last two seasons. He's got prototypical size and length on the wing, although his three-point shot is a little bit inconsistent (32 percent this season).


Kelly pulled a Memorial Day weekend surprise, committing to Bruce Pearl and his staff at Auburn, giving a team that lacked backcourt depth and scoring, a key piece they were truly missing.


50. TJ Bamba, G, Villanova - committed to Oregon


It's funny to see how one year can change the perception of a guy on lists like this.


A season ago Bamba hit the portal to much fan-fare, after leading Washington State in scoring. But after an up-and-down year at Villanova, I saw him plunging down most, "best available" lists.


Bluntly, I still see a 6'4 fifth-year senior as a guy who can have an impact, after that semi-disappointing year at Villanova, where he averaged 10 points on 38 percent three-point shooting. With the ball in his hands, he can thrive back on the West Coast at Oregon.


51. Zvonimir Ivisic, F/C, Kentucky - committed to Arkansas


"Big Z" is certainly one of the most unique - and quite possibly well known - players on this list. After a lengthy battle with both Kentucky's admissions department and the NCAA to get eligible, Ivisic had a debut for the ages, scoring 13 points, with three three-pointers against Georgia. He even threw in a nifty, behind the back pass for good measure.


Unfortunately, that was kind of peak of his season, which makes him a little bit tough to judge on a list like this. Ivisic only averaged five points and three rebounds in his one year in Lexington, but did show flashes beyond just that debut, including an 18-point performance against Alabama.


Now at Arkansas, with a full off-season working out with his teammates, no NCAA issues and with a less-crowded frontcourt, it could be a breakout 2024-2025 for Big Z.




52. Mark Mitchell, F, Duke - committed to Missouri


It's tough to know where to put Mitchell on a list like this. On the one hand, he is a former McDonald's All-American and averaged 11 points per game on a team that ended in the Elite Eight this season. On the other, he has very obvious holes in his game, most notably, a three-point shot that went in just 27 percent of the time this season.


Still, the talent is there, and he is absolutely worth the gamble for a Missouri team that went winless in SEC play last season. At worst, they're getting a proven, established player at the high-major level, with NBA size and length.


Of course, if it pops and the three-ball goes in a bit more consistently (he hit 34 percent as a freshman in 2023) the Tigers just landed an SEC first team type talent and likely NBA pick.


We'll assume Mitchell lands somewhere in the middle, but this is still an excellent get for a Tigers team that needed a talent infusion.


53. Darlingstone Dubar, F, Hofstra - committed to Tennessee


Tennessee obviously had a great track record with a high-scoring mid-major wing last year in Dalton Knecht, and with Dubar, it's likely they're trying to repeat that formula to the best of their ability in 2024-2025.


While it's unlikely anyone is this year's Dalton Knecht, Dubar is a guy who filled it up at the mid-major level this year, averaging over 20 points per game.


The defense will always be elite in Knoxville. But Dubar and Chaz Lanier above will add the scoring pop needed to keep Tennessee in the mix of "SEC title contender" status.


54. Deivon Smith, G, Utah - committed to St. John's


Rick Pitino certainly had a busy off-season, not only landing Kadary Richmond (the best lead guard available, in my opinion), but also getting Smith in the same week.


Smith is a little undersized at right around 6'0, but is electric with the ball in his hands (7.1 assists per game) and has a toughness about him rarely seen in guys his size. The dude averaged six rebounds per game this past season, again at 6'0.


It'll be interesting to see how Pitino plans to use Richmond and Smith, but if there's one coach I trust to figure it out, it's Pitino.


55. Jamir Watkins, F, Florida State - N/A


The 6'7 forward, and Florida State's leading scorer this season, Watkins is just about everything any NBA team - or college team for that matter - could want in a wing. In addition to his 15.6 points per game, he also hit 34 percent from three.


Admittedly, he is also a little loose with the ball and turns it over quite a bit (2.5 per game). But you also can't teach his size and instincts, and would seemingly have plenty of options if he elected to return to college basketball.


56. Javian McCollum, G, Oklahoma - committed to Georgia Tech


McCollum is a cool story of how the transfer portal can elevate a player in one year, as he began his career at Siena, transferred to Oklahoma and became a Big 12 star this year. Unfortunately for Sooners fans, after one year in Norman, he decided to look around again, landing in Atlanta.


The 6'2 McCollum is a super dynamic guard who led the Sooners in scoring last year, tallying over 13 points per game. While his shot didn't fall at a high clip (31 percent from three) he is a guy who did hit over 40 percent at the mid-major level, and can still pretty get to the rim pretty much any time he wants.


Georgia Tech head coach Damon Stoudamire needs all the talent he can get in Atlanta, and McCollum is the type of lead guard who can get the Yellow Jackets back into the NCAA Tournament picture.


57. Brandon Garrison, C, Oklahoma State - committed to Kentucky


For those who choose to criticize Mark Pope's first off-season in the portal, one, they don't know what they're talking about, but two how about this: He convinced a former McDonald's All-American to come and serve as a back-up center this season.


If that's not elite recruiting and roster building, I don't know what is.


To Garrison's credit, as a true freshman last year he largely held his own in the toughest conference in college basketball, averaging 7.5 points, five rebounds and 1.5 blocks in just 22 minutes of play. One, those numbers could and should increase this year, and two why I like this move so much for Kentucky is that Garrison could and likely will be a multi-year player for the Cats.


Just a solid, solid pick-up overall.



58. Tony Perkins, G, Iowa - committed to Missouri


We mentioned Missouri needing a talent upgrade a minute ago, and while Mark Mitchell is the headliner of their class, Tony Perkins might be the most important addition.


Perkins is the type of veteran guard that every team in America would love to have, after spending four years at Iowa. This past season was his best, when he averaged 14.6 points and 4.6 assists per contest, leading a Hawkeye team that was just on the outside of the tournament picture.


There's nothing flashy about Perkins, but again, he's the type of veteran guard every program would love to have.


59. Mason Gillis, F, Purdue - committed to Duke


When evaluating transfers, it's not always just about raw stats, but how they fit in with their new school. And there may be no better example than Gillis and Duke.


We all know that the 2024-2025 Blue Devils will be built around their freshman class (headlined by the No. 1 player in America, Cooper Flagg) and Jon Scheyer's task this off-season was to find veterans that he could plug in around him.


That's exactly who Gillis is, as a guy who played a key role at Purdue this past year, and will do the same in Durham in 2024-2025. Serving as the Boilermakers' sixth man, he averaged 6.5 points per game, but did it on 47 percent three-point shooting.


Gillis won't put up huge numbers. But he's the exact kind of guy Duke needed to bring in this off-season.


60. Sincere Parker, G, Saint Louis - McNeese State


Shout out to the "American Gangster," Will Wade, for cleaning up in the portal this off-season. Coming off a year where McNeese State won 30+ games and blitzed through the Southland, he landed a loaded portal class headlined by Parker.


The power guard isn't an amazing athlete, but at 6'3 can get to his spots on the floor and put the ball in the basket. He led Saint Louis in the A-10 in scoring at 15.9 points per game, all while hitting 43 percent from three.


It isn't an exaggeration to say that Parker is one of the most accomplished players to ever commit to a Southland school, and he will be the face of an even-more loaded 2024-2025 McNeese team.


61. JP Pegues, G, Furman - committed to Auburn


If Pegues name sounds familiar, it should - as a year ago, he hit an iconic buzzer-beater to help Furman beat Virginia and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.


This year, he turned from March Madness hero to mid-major superstar, averaging 18.1 points per game this season for the Paladins, to go along with 4.8 assists per game and 36 percent three-point shooting.


He comes to Auburn to provide much-needed backcourt depth and experience after the transfers of Aden Holloway (Alabama) and Tre Donaldson (Michigan). Pegues is a bit undersized (just 6'1) but should provide plenty of backcourt scoring pop.


62. Kylan Boswell, G, Arizona - committed to Illinois


Boswell is a tough player to evaluate.


On the one hand, the 6'2, former five-star was a starter on one of the best teams in college hoops this year. He also showed flashes of greatness, including 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists in a season-opening win over Duke.


At the same time, those numbers plummeted by the end of the year, as Boswell grew wildly inconsistent and talks of his dedication off the court started to creep up. By the off-season it was clear that Arizona's staff was more comfortable handing the keys to back-up Jaden Bradley, a big reason for Boswell's departure.


Still, a fresh start might be best for all parties and Boswell will get that in his hometown. There is plenty of talent around him at Illinois, and plenty of chance for a solid redemption in the Big Ten.


63. Tarris Reed Jr., C, Michigan - committed to UConn


UConn has employed a two-headed monster in the front court in each of their last two title runs, and now Reed comes to Storrs to join Samson Johnson and keep the tradition going.


The 6'11 Reed was one of the few bright spots on an otherwise forgettable Michigan team this year, averaging nine points, seven rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. And to his credit, he continued to play hard, even as the team struggled - effort that will be music to coach Dan Hurley's ears.


64. Danny Wolf, C, Yale - committed to Michigan


The 7'0 Wolf was a mid-major star at Yale this year, averaging 14 points and nine rebounds per game, helping the Bulldogs to the 2024 NCAA Tournament. He also hit 34 percent from behind the three-point arc, an always added bonus for a player his size.


While the step up will be an adjustment for Wolf, the good news for him is that he won't have to be a star right away. He'll join Vlad Goldin (listed above) on the new-look Wolverines, giving them one of the best one-two frontcourt punches in the league.


65. Andrej Jakimovski, F, Washington State - committed to Colorado


Jakimovski is a Torres special, a guy you likely won't see on a lot of tranfer lists, but a guy I loved every time I watched Washington State this season.


The 6'8 wing from Macedonia is the prototypical stretch player in new age basketball, after averaging 9.8 points on 33 percent three-point shooting for the Cougars' NCAA Tournament team. He has found a near perfect fit landing in Bouler with Tad Boyle.


66. Igor Milicic Jr., C, Charlotte - committed to Tennessee


A third, new Tennessee Vol on this list, Milicic Jr. brings both size, but also athleticism to Knoxville. This past season the 6'10 forward averaged 13 points and eight rebounds per game, but if a fluid big man who can run the floor, and step out and hit the three (37.6 percent this year).


It's interesting that all three high-profile players that Tennessee brought in are also prolific three-point shooters, proving that we really are entering a new era of basketball. Rick Barnes isn't known for prioritizing offense, but he clearly has this off-season.


67. Wooga Poplar, G, Miami - N/A


One of the few high-profile players remaining in the transfer portal who we know is coming back to college hoops, Poplar has certainly gained interest across college hoops. The 6'5 guard averaged 13 points per game this season, while hitting 38 percent from three, this after serving as a key piece on Miami's Final Four two seasons ago.


Originally from Philly, it seems like Villanova leads for his services, but his recruitment seemingly remains up in the air at this point.


68. Eric Dailey Jr., F, Oklahoma State - committed to UCLA


The 6'8 Dailey is coming off a productive first year in college basketball, where he averaged 9.8 points and 4.8 rebounds at Oklahoma State. While those numbers won't blow you away, they also aren't all that bad for a true freshman in the rugged Big 12.


Now he heads to UCLA where he gives Mick Cronin yet another athlete (along with Kobe Johnson) that he simply didn't have last year, and should be a nice multi-year piece for the Bruins as they move to the Big Ten.


69. Joshua Jefferson, F, Saint Mary's - committed to Iowa State


The combination of a late season injury and playing (when healthy) in Saint Mary's painfully slow system, has probably hurt the awareness of Jefferson on lists like this.


Still, the 6'8 forward is an elite athlete, who averaged double-figures on a Top 25 team this season, all while serving as a true difference-maker on the wing. He should fit in perfectly with the rugged, defense-first approach in Ames next season.


70. Jevon Porter, F/C, Pepperdine - committed to Loyola Marymount


One of the younger brothers of Michael Porter Jr., Jevon actually plays a lot like his older bro. At 6'11 he can stretch the floor, hitting 35 percent from three in 2023, before seeing the numbers dip this season.


Still, the talent is there after averaging 15 points per game this season, and he will now follow former head coach Lorenzo Romar to Loyola Marymount where Romar was hired as an assistant. It's worth noting, that - much like two of his older brothers - an off-the-court issue plagued Jevon Porter this spring.


71. Arthur Kaluma, F, Kansas State - N/A


It's certainly been a star-crossed career for Kaluma who had a breakout 2022 NCAA Tournament (including a 24-point performance against future champ Kansas), then decided to return to school and took a step back in Year 2 at Creighton. This past season he elected to transfer to Kansas State, where he put up a respectable 14 points per game.


For the second year in a row Kaluma has both entered the NBA Draft and the transfer portal, and it seems as though his intention is to stay in the draft. Despite a relatively static career where his game and stats haven't changed much, he'll have plenty of good options if he elects to return to school.


72. Jacob Crews, F, UT-Martin - committed to Missouri


If there's one guy I believe can sort of "outplay his ranking" on this list next season, it's Crews. After a very quiet two years at UT-Martin, Crews had a breakout campaign, averaging 19 points on 41 percent three-point shooting.


He entered the portal after the season and quickly committed to the Tigers, giving them scoring pop on the wing from the 6'8 forward.


73. Tobe Awake, F, Tennesse - committed to Arizona


While the stats on Awaka won't blow you away, he'll bring one thing to the frontcourt Arizona needs - and that's toughness. The 6'8 forward averaged just five points and four rebounds per game at Tennessee, but should provide plenty of quality minutes as a back-up big behind Montejus Krivas and Trey Townsend in the frontcourt.


74. Sam Walters, F, Alabama - committed to Michigan


The portal is a wild place, and just days after telling reporters at the Final Four how happy he was at Alabama, Walters elected to leave Tuscaloosa (in his defense, in their era, who's to say if he wanted to leave - or if he was forced out).


Regardless, Walters ended up at about as good of a place as he could've asked for in Ann Arbor. The 6'10 forward is definitely a work in progress, but after shooting 39 percent from behind the three-point arc as a freshman in the SEC, the upside is there. If it clicks, Walters is a future NBA player.


75. Aaron Bradshaw, C, Kentucky - committed to Ohio State


A former McDonald's All-American, Bradshaw made the somewhat surprising decision to transfer to Ohio State after John Calipari departed for Arkansas. While his talent is still raw, there's no denying that at 7'0, with elite athleticism and three-point range, Bradshaw has all the tools to one day play in the NBA.


This is a really good get for first year head coach Jake Diebler.


76. Kevin "Boopie" Miller, G, Wake Forest - committed to SMU


One year after transferring to Wake Forest, Miller is on the move again and has a chance to be the star of Any Enfield's first SMU basketball team. At 6'0 feet he is a little undersized, but is coming off a season where he averaged 15.6 points in the ACC.


Miller probably wouldn't be described as an "elite distributor" but did average 3.5 assists per game at Wake Forest as well.


77. Tre White, F, Louisville - committed to Illinois


After starting his career at USC, then playing at Louisville a year ago, White will be heading to his third school in three years at Illinois.


The 6'8 forward averaged 13 points per game for the Cardinals and showed an ability to defend at a high level in his previous stops as well. White's jump shot really isn't there (just 29 percent from three last year), but he's the kind of powerful, rugged wing who should thrive in the Big Ten.


Expect him to play in a similar role to how Coleman Hawkins palyed last season.


78. Trevon Brazile, F, Arkansas - N/A


Poor Brazile arrived at Arkansas with a lot of fanfare, and after a great start, simply couldn't stay healthy and harness his potential over the last year and a half. After averaging 11 points in nine games during the 2022-2023 season an injury ended his season and he struggled in his return to the court in 2024.


Still, there's no doubt the talent is there for the 6'11 Brazile who has elite athleticism and hit 35 percent from behind the arc this season.


Over the Memorial Day holiday Brazile elected to remove his name from the NBA Draft process. It'll be fascinating to see where he ends up.


79. Yohan Traore, F/C, UC Santa Barbara - committed to SMU


Another multi-time transfer, Traore is probably what we should expect in the new age of college hoops. A former McDonald's All-American, the 6'11 Traore began his career at Auburn, struggled and transferred down to UC-Santa Barbara. After having immediate success (14.5 points, five rebounds per game), he has now transferred back up to SMU.


While Traore certainly has limitations (he hit zero three-pointers this year) he is the kind of big body SMU desperately needs as they move up to the ACC. He should have plenty of opportunity to put up stats on an almost entirely new roster in Dallas.


80. Frankie Fidler, F, Omaha - committed to Michigan State


While Michigan State and Tom Izzo haven't fully embraced the portal era, they have picked their spots and found another nice piece in Fidler.


The 6'7 junior was an All-Summit League performer this year, averaging 20.1 points and six rebounds per game on 35.6 percent three-point shooting. He should add some much needed offense to a Spartan backcourt that desperately needs it.


81. Andrej Stojackovic, F, Stanford - committed to Cal


The son of NBA legend Peja Stojackovic, Andrej made the somewhat surprising decision to stay in the Bay Area, despite offers from North Carolin and Kentucky (among others) this off-season.


While the stats (7.8 points per game, 32 percent three-point shoting) don't blow you away, the pedigree and upside is there. Now it's up to Cal coach Mark Madsen to unlock it. If he does, this could be one of the portal steals of the off-season.


82. Roddy Gayle Jr., G, Ohio State - committed to Michigan


Yet another addition to Dusty May's first Michigan team, Gayle is just a solid, college guard. Gayle won't wow you athletically and needs to shoot the ball better (just 28 percent from behind the three-point arc), but you can't find many guys who averaged 13.5 points per game in a league like the Big Ten in the portal.


The fact he transferred from Ohio State to Michigan adds extra intrigue.


83. Pop Isaacs, G, Texas Tech - committed to Creighton


Isaacs is certainly an interesting name on this list, as a player who is coming off major surgery this off-season, and also dealt with a major off-the-court legal issue this year.


On the court though he's a solid, lead guard who played through injury to average 16 points and 3.5 assists per game in the Big 12 this year.


There's a chance that leading Greg McDermott's wide-open, dynamic offense, he could greatly outperform his ranking.


84. Layden Blocker, G, Arkansas - committed to DePaul


Blocker is another player coming off his freshman year whose numbers don't wow you, but whose pedigree we're willing to bet on. A former Top 30 recruit nationally, the 6'2 lefty showed flashes in his one season at Arkansas, including 11 points in a Battle 4 Atlantis loss to North Carolina and 14 in an SEC game against Florida.


Again, we'll bet on the upside here. And at a DePaul program that just needs "dudes" he could be the star of Chris Holtmann's first Blue Demons team.


85. William Kyle III, F, South Dakota State- committed to UCLA


The second former South Dakota Jackrabbit on this list (joining former teammate Zeke Mayo), Kyle is yet another nice piece for Mick Cronin's UCLA Bruins. The 6'9 forward averaged 13 points and six rebounds per game, but also was the Summit League Defensive Player of the Year blocking nearly two shots per game.


The quickest way to find minutes for Cronin is to compete on the defensive end, and Kyle should have no problem doing just that.


86. Brandon Murray, F, Ole Miss - committed to McNeese State


Murray has certainly had a roundabout journey in college hoops. He began his career playing for Will Wade at LSU, winning SEC Freshman of the Year back in 2022. When Wade was fired he ended up at Georgetown, where he led the Hoyas in scoring... only for Patrick Ewing to get fired. Then he spent the last season at Ole Miss, where he never could find a role on Chris Beard's squad.


He will now head to his fourth school in four years, but will also reunite with Wade, a coach who seemed to get the most out of him as a freshman three years ago. There's a chance he could greatly outperform his spot on this list, and end up as one of the best transfers at the mid-major level.


87. Bensley Joseph, G, Miami - committed to Providence College


Like others on this list, Joseph is just a solid, veteran college guard who has seen it all in three years of college basketball. He was a key backup for Miami's 2023 Final Four team, and had his best season yet in 2024, averaging just under 10 points, to go along with 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game.


He won't blow you away with size or skill, but the more you watch him the more you realize the value he brings. This is quietly a very nice pick-up for Providence.


88. Ugonna Onyenso, C, Kentucky - NA


After two years in college basketball, Onyenso is still a largely developmental offensive player, who also doubles as an elite defender. The 7'0 native of Nigeria averaged a staggering 2.8 blocks per game this season, doing it all in just 18 minutes of play.


Onyenso is currently testing the NBA Draft waters, but if he returns, he should be highly-coveted by teams in the late spring that still need a difference-maker defensively.


89. Robbie Avila, F, Indiana State - committed to Saint Louis


The man who stole headlines as "Cream Abdul-Jabaar" this season at Indiana State, the highly-skilled, 7'0 Avila has decided to follow his former coach Josh Schertz to Saint Louis.


Admittedly, it feels a bit much seeing him in the top 10 of some of these "best players in the portal" lists, as he isn't an elite defender and is best offensively in a system that is built around his unique talents. The good news is, that he has found just that at Saint Louis and should be an All A-10 type performer this year.


90. Meechie Johnson, G, South Carolina - committed to Ohio State


What a wild ride for Meechie Johnson, who began his career at Ohio State, transferred to South Carolina and is now back with the Buckeyes for his final season.


Admittedly, it felt like he kind of found his spot at South Carolina. He isn't an elite athlete, but found an offense that suited him, and led the Gamecocks in scoring at 14 points per game this season.


We'll see if a return home does him well, but it's hard to imagine him having a bigger role or better stats than he did at South Carolina.


91. Aden Holloway, G, Auburn - committed to Alabama


I'm maybe a little higher on Holloway than most, and it's for a simple reason: The stats are skewed on Holloway, playing in a Bruce Pearl system in which a lot of players play, and only one or two put up big numbers.


So yes, as a freshman Holloway "only" averaged 7.3 points and three assists per game, but then again, he did it in 20 minutes of play this season. While Holloway's three-point shot definitely needs work (30 percent last season), his skill-set is much better suited for Nate Oats' wide open offensive system in Tuscaloosa.


92. Milos Uzan, G, Oklahoma - committed to Houston


I'm admittedly a little bit lower on Uzan than some prospects on this list, but he makes the cut for one simple reason: If Kelvin Sampson believes in him, I'd be an idiot not to.


Uzan was the only real portal addition for the Cougars this off-season and will be tasked with replacing Jamal Shead at the point guard position. He averaged nine points, 4.5 assists and nearly two steals per game, but must improve his 29.6 percent three-point percentage.


93. Isaiah Swope, G, Indiana State - committed to Saint Louis


Another player who elected to follow Schertz from Indiana State to Saint Louis, Swope was a bucket, averaging 15 points on 36 percent three-point shooting last season. He isn't overly big (just 5'10) proved he can get his offense against high-level competition, with three straight double-figure performances against power conference competition in the NIT.


94. Dillon Mitchell, F, Texas - committed to Cincinnati


A former McDonald's All-American, Mitchell kind of "is what he is" at this point. What he is, is an elite level athlete, who plays really hard and averaged 9.5 points and seven rebounds per game this past season.


The problem is, virtually all of his offense comes simply from effort since, as a 6'8 wing he still has yet to hit a three-pointer in two years as a college basketball player.


Still, this is a zero downside take for Wes Miller and Cincinnati. And if they can somehow help Mitchell develop a jump shot they could have a future first round pick on their hands.


95. Keyshawn Hall, F, George Mason - committed to UCF


This will be the third stop in three years for Hall, who began his career at UNLV, before having a breakout season at George Mason in 2023-2024. The 6'8 wing averaged 16 points and eight rebounds per game this season, all while shooting 37 percent from three.


He has the potential to be the best player on a Knights team entering its second year in the Big 12. It is worth noting that he left George Mason under some, umm, interesting circumstances.


96. Riley Kugel, G, Florida - committed to Mississippi State


It was certainly an interesting off-season for Kugel who entered the portal and almost immediately committed to Kansas... only to see Kansas add several key bodies, leading him to re-open his recruitment.


Now he'll head to Mississippi State where he'll give Chris Jans' Bulldogs some needed scoring in the backcourt. He averaged 9.2 points for Florida as mostly a sixth man, but is capable of more offense with more time on the floor.


97. TJ Power, F, Duke - committed to Virginia


Power is a former five-star, who got lost in the shuffle at Duke and was relegated to mostly spot-up three-point shooting. Despite playing in just 26 games, and averaging just six minutes per game, he still managed to shoot 36 percent from behind the three-point arc on 42 attempts.


While Virginia certainly isn't an offense that "showcases" its players offensively, Power should be in better position to show what he's capable of. A three-level scorer in high school, Power could be a breakout player in the ACC next year.


98. Otega Oweh, G, Oklahoma - committed to Kentucky


It was an up-and-down season for Oweh. On a positive, he averaged 11 points on 37 percent shooting from three for Oklahoma. On a negative, he scored in double figures just two of the Sooners final 12 games.


Now he gets a fresh start in Lexington, where he seems to be a tailor-made fit for Mark Pope's dynamic, three-point heavy offense.


99. Houston Mallette, G, Pepperdine - committed to Alabama


Like Chris Youngblood above, Mallette is a seemingly perfect fit for Nate Oats' system. The guard from Pepperdine (the third former Pepperdine player on this list, by the way), Mallette was an elite three-point shooter at the mid-major level, hitting 41 percent on nearly five attempts per contest.


As easy as it is to forgett, when guard Latrell Wrightsell went out with injury last season, the Tide weren't an elite three-point shooting team. With Youngblood and Mallette alongside Wrightsell and Mark Sears, that will not be an issue next season.


100. Skyy Clark, G, Louisville - committed to UCLA


I don't know what it is, but I just can't quit Skyy Clark. The former five-star recruit was one committed to Kentucky, decommitted and played half a season at Illinois, before transferring to Louisville this year. But in an otherwise forgettable year for the Cardinals, Clark started to show flashes of his five-star pedigree, averaging 13 points and three assists for a forgettable Cardinals team.


He now goes to UCLA, where he will likely have the ball in his hands on a talented Bruins team. If there's a spot where that five-star pedigree can finally come to fruition, it feels like Westwood is it.



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