Top Transfers for 2020-2021
Each of these players entered the transfer portal. That may be a bit confusing to what that really means. Here are the words from the NCAA website:
The Transfer Portal was created as a compliance tool to systematically manage the transfer process from start to finish, add more transparency to the process among schools and empower student-athletes to make known their desire to consider other programs.
This list could be exhausting with talent. We are bringing to you a Top Transfers that are immediately eligible in college basketball.
- Former Big South Player of the Year, Carik Jones, may be the best on the list. He left Radford and chose Louisville over a host of other big time basketball schools. He averaged 20 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists last season.
- Heading to Memphis is 6’7” Landers Nolley II. He left Virginia Tech after showing his stuff against Clemson in his college debut with 30 points. For the season he averaged 15.5 points including scoring 22 against Michigan State.
- Ohio State lost point guard D.J. Carton to Marquette. He put up over 10 points and assists per game and was a Top 50 recruit in 2019.
- James Akinjo was Freshman of the Year in the Big East in 2018-19 with Georgetown but left suddenly in his sophomore year. He average 13.4 points and 4.4 assists last year. He is going to Arizona.
- Purdue lost big man, 7’3” Matt Haarms to BYU. He was a sought after center after starting over 40 games in the last 3 seasons. He is a prolific shot blocker and really alters the inside game. He averaged 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks last season.
- Kentucky lost a former top 30 recruit as Johnny Juzang has committed to UCLA. He didn’t get the playing time he wanted and decided to head west.
- From Harvard to Ohio State goes Seth Towns. He is a former Ivy League Player of the Year but has been nursing knee injuries the past two years. He averaged 5.7 rebounds along with 16 points per game and in 2017-18 he shot just over 44% from the 3-point stripe. He has two years of eligibility left.
- Romello White is transferring closer to home. While he played for Arizona State he averaged 10.2 points and the Atlanta native will suit up for Ole Miss.
- Coach Richard Pitino at Minnesota picks up 7’0” Liam Robbins from Drake. He was a hot commodity when he left but the deciding factor might be the hiring of his uncle Ed Conroy to associate head coach on the day he entered the transfer portal. He put up big numbers with 14.1 points per game with 7.1 rebounds and almost three blocks per contest.
- Also heading to Minnesota is Brandon Johnson from Western Michigan where he averaged 15.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. At 6’8” and 200 lbs., he should be solid in the Big Ten Conference.
- Point guard Kobe Webster left the Western Illinois Leathernecks after averaging 17.1 points and 3.6 assists per game. He had several schools interested in his high scoring game but decided to head to the Big Ten and the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Others Top Transfers
- Bryce Aiken -Harvard to Seton Hall
- Cartier Diarra -Kansas State to Virginia Tech
- Marcus Santos-Silva -VCU to Texas Tech
- Terrell Brown -Seattle to Arizona
- Terrell Gomez -Northridge to San Diego State
- Kevin Marfo -Quinnipiac to Texas A&M
- E.J. Anosike – Sacred Heart to Tennessee
- Amauri Hardy -UNLV to Oregon
- Justyn Mutts -Delaware to Virginia Tech
- Tahj Eaddy – Santa Clara to USC
- Ferron Flavors Jr.Cal Baptist to Oklahoma State
- Nate Johnson -Gardner-Webb to Xavier
- Vance Jackson -New Mexico to Arkansas
- Jalen Coleman-Lands -DePaul to Iowa State
- Jair Bolden -South Carolina to Butler
- Payton Willis -Minnesota to Charleston