The Top 70 Players from this Year's College Basketball Transfer Portal



The college basketball offseason is officially underway, and the transfer portal is firing on all cylinders.

As we catch you up on all the names from across the country, we rank the 40 best transfers this offseason.

1. Hunter Dickinson – Michigan to Kansas

Dickinson remains the biggest name in the portal as one of the few centers in college basketball that can take over a game. His exit was a surprise for Michigan, and he recently had a Zoom call with Kentucky earlier this week. Kansas, Georgetown, Maryland, and Villanova are reportedly in the mix.

2. Ryan Nembhard – Creighton to Gonzaga

Nembhard is coming off one of the best performances of this year’s NCAA Tournament, pouring in 30 points against Baylor in the Round of 32. He received tons of high-major interest once he entered the portal, but he’s chosen to follow in his brother Andrew’s footsteps and head to Gonzaga next season.

3. LJ Cryer – Baylor to Houston

Cryer is a product of Baylor’s elite bunch of guards over the past few seasons and will provide a program with a 40 percent three-point shooter with solid handles. He was among the most efficient scorers in the Big 12 in 2022-23.

4. Max Abmas – Oral Roberts to Texas

Abmas became a well-known mid-major star in college basketball during Oral Roberts’s Sweet 16 run in 2019. He is one of the best shooters in the sport and will provide immediate offense to the program that scoops him up.

5. Kerr Kriisa – Arizona to West Virginia

Kriisa was the general of a fast-paced, exciting, and efficient Arizona offense for the past two seasons under head coach Tommy Lloyd. The Estonian helped lead the Wildcats to its best finish on KenPom since 2015 under Sean Miller. He’ll now head cross-country with hopes of further NCAA Tournament success at West Virginia.

6. Tramon Mark – Houston to Arkansas

Mark was part of an elite backcourt trio with teammates Marcus Sasser and Jamal Shead. He showed how elite he can be as an on-ball defender with his length while being an offensive option that can get hot at any moment. Arkansas will continue to have elite guard play as long as Mark is apart of their program.

7. Jordan Dingle – Penn to St. John’s

Dingle has been a 20+ PPG scorer for two consecutive seasons and is well-deserving of a spot in the top five of this list. He is a bona fide three-level scorer with smooth movement in his game, making him a joy to watch. St. John’s has continued its banner offseason, landing last season’s second-leading scorer in the nation for his senior season.

8. RayJ Dennis – Formerly at Toledo

Dennis is the most complete guard currently in the transfer portal. He is the epitome of a stat sheet stuffer, averaging 19.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 1.5 steals per game as a 48.5 percent shooter from the floor.‘s crystal ball predictor has Illinois and Michigan in a dogfight for Dennis’s services next season.

9. Jalen Cook – Tulane to LSU

Cook is one of college basketball’s least-recognized superstars. After transferring from LSU following his freshman season, Cook put together two elite seasons at Tulane leading to All-AAC First-Team selections after both campaigns. He averaged 19.9 points and 4.9 assists in 2022-23 and will hope to see a bigger role this time around with the Tigers.

10. Arthur Kaluma – Formerly at Creighton

As a double-digit scorer during his two seasons at Creighton, Kaluma comes in second on this list. He’ll be a contributor right away on any team in the nation and provides an athletic wing that can score and rebound at a high clip. There’s a chance he could go pro, as some reports have stated he is prioritizing the NBA Draft.

11. Kadin Shedrick – Virginia to Texas

Shedrick is one of college basketball’s most efficient players. He shot 65 percent from the floor in 2022-23 and blocked 1.4 shots per game, making him an effective player on both ends. His free-throw shooting has also seen improvement, going from 67 percent his sophomore season to 79 percent a season ago. Shedrick will be at Texas next season, a program that loses a boatload of production from last season’s Elite Eight roster.

12. Jesse Edwards – Syracuse to West Virginia

Edwards blossomed into a star center during his senior season with Syracuse but threw his hat into the portal following the departure of head coach Jim Boeheim. He runs the floor well and is a menace down low on the defensive end. Edwards has committed to West Virginia, which has had the best offseason in college basketball thus far.

13. Harrison Ingram – Stanford to North Carolina

Ingram is a former McDonald’s All-American who showed the capability to be an elite player but wasn’t in the best situation with the Cardinal. He has committed to North Carolina where he’ll make an immediate impact and could even become a household name by New Year’s.

14. Kel’el Ware – Oregon to Indiana

Ware only saw 15.8 minutes per game in his freshman year, but what he did with those minutes is what stands out most. He averaged 16.8 points and 10.3 rebounds per 40 minutes and looked raw on the court. He’ll have big shoes to fill in the paint in Bloomington with Trayce Jackson-Davis off to the NBA.

15. Tyrin Lawrence – Formerly at Vanderbilt

Lawrence leaped from reserve to second-leading scorer in his junior season at Vanderbilt, converting over 50 percent of his field goals, an impressive feat for a guard. He’ll have two years of eligibility remaining and will be highly sought after by high-major head coaches.

16. Tylor Perry – North Texas to Kansas State

Perry is one of the top mid-major players you may not have heard about in college hoops. The rising junior is an elite shooter from beyond the arc, knocking down 41 percent of his threes last season. He’s not always a spot-up shooter, creating his shot when needed. Perry is off to Kansas State next season, where he’ll look to fill in for the loss of guard Markquis Nowell.

17. Grant Nelson – Formerly at North Dakota State

Due to his ability to dribble drive, shoot, and move so well with his 6’10” frame, Grant Nelson turned into a Twitter sensation throughout the 2022-23 season, with many thinking he had a realistic chance at the NBA. After over a month into the NBA Draft process, Nelson has withdrawn his name and will focus on finding a new school. There will be a long, long line of suitors hoping to land Nelson this summer.

18. Graham Ike – Wyoming to Gonzaga

After a dominant 2021-22 season, ending with a trip to the NCAA Tournament, Ike missed the entirety of last season due to a lower leg injury. He is a bowling ball in the paint with eccentric footwork and rim-scoring ability. Despite being quite dissimilar from Drew Timme’s playstyle, he’ll do well to fill in the frontcourt for the departed star.

19. Zyon Pullin – Formerly at UC Riverside

Despite being a late portal entry, Pullin slots right into the top five available players with elite scoring and playmaking ability. West Virginia and Florida are already a pair of high-major programs to reach out to Pullin for his final year of eligibility, and there will be plenty more lining up for his services.

20. Ace Baldwin – VCU to Penn State

Baldwin gets it done at both ends of the floor. He is constantly in command of the VCU offense while harassing the star player on the defensive end. He’ll be asked to fill the massive shoes All-Big Ten First Team star Jalen Pickett left behind.

21. Caleb Love – North Carolina to Arizona

Love was set to be a Michigan Wolverine after a fairly quick time in the transfer portal until May 17, when FOX Sports reporter John Fanta tweeted that Love would be decommitting from Michigan after his credits did not successfully transfer from North Carolina. Love struggled in his junior season with the Tar Heels – specifically from beyond the arc – and will seek a fresh start at Arizona for his senior campaign.

22. Dalton Knecht – Northern Colorado to Tennessee

Knecht was a 20+ PPG scorer in the Big Sky a season ago and will face a difficult jump to a much better league next season in the SEC with Tennessee. The jury is still out as to whether he’ll be able to handle it, but his scoring prowess cannot be ignored.

23. Aaron Estrada – Hofstra to Alabama

Estrada has been terrorizing CAA schools for two seasons, providing electric performances. His all-around scoring ability means you can’t give him an inch from anywhere on the court. He has eight games with 30 or more points since the start of 2022 and will serve a major role for Alabama in 2023-24.

24. Jordan Wright – Vanderbilt to LSU

When Jordan Wright converted a clutch fadeaway game-winning bucket against Kentucky back in March, we already knew he was capable of such magic as a steady presence for the Commodores over the past four seasons. What we did learn was his impact off the court on head coach Jerry Stackhouse after he fought back the tears in the post-game presser when asked about Wright. Wright’s an easy player to root for who should find serious playing time at LSU, and seems like every coach’s dream.

25. Sahvir Wheeler – Kentucky to Washington

Last season didn’t go how Sahvir Wheeler planned, and a chance of scenery may be best for his future. He still provides high-level playmaking and game sense, putting his ceiling as one of the better point guards in the country. We’ll see if he can bring some success to a Washington program without it for over a decade now.

26. Walter Clayton – Iona to Florida

Clayton burst onto the scene in the MAAC during his sophomore season, averaging 16.8 points per contest under head coach Rick Pitino and taking home MAAC Player of the Year. He’ll now head back to his home state of Florida and play for a Gators team that should be ranked in the AP Preseason Top 25.

27. Tre White – USC to Louisville

White showed promise as a lengthy guard at USC as a highly-touted recruit from Dallas, Texas. He’ll need to improve on his three-point shooting to take his game to another level, but he’s an athletic wing that could be a solid starter for virtually any program in the nation.

28. Matthew Cleveland – Florida State to Miami

A five-star recruit out of high school, Cleveland didn’t quite see the level of team success he had hoped for when he committed to Florida State. He’s one of the nation’s least-appreciated talents at a Power 6 program, given the lack of national attention the Seminoles have seen since he arrived on campus. Hopefully, he’ll see more national recognition as he transitions to Miami.

29. Posh Alexander – St. John’s to Butler

After an electric freshman season in 2020-21, Alexander has plateaued over his previous two seasons with the Red Storm. The point guard has an excellent burst with a knack for scoring at the rim, but his inability to score from beyond the arc and a lack of size sometimes limit his ability. That said, he will provide some much-needed backcourt talent to Butler next season.

30. Cam Spencer – Formerly at Rutgers

Spencer enters the top ten after leading a Big Ten team in scoring a season ago as one of the league’s best shooters. He knocked down 43.4 percent of his triples and 89.4 percent of his free-throws last season and will provide some serious court spacing wherever he ends up this summer.

31. Steven Ashworth – Utah State to Creighton

It seems like every season, Utah State has a former role player step into and flourish as the main star for the Aggies. That’s exactly what Steven Ashworth did in 2022-23, pouring in 16.2 points per game and earning All-Mountain West First-Team honors. He’s a lights-out shooter with mobility that will be enough to plug perfectly into Creighton’s run-and-gun system.

32. Aziz Bandaogo – Utah Valley to Cincinnati

Bandaogo is one of the top rim protectors in the country and boasts impressive athleticism for a seven-footer. He took home WAC Defensive Player of the Year in the WAC and will now get to show off that defensive prowess in the AAC with Cincinnati.

33. Allen Flanigan – Auburn to Ole Miss

Flanigan was a solid contributor for a good Auburn team a season ago who could score from all over the court as one of the team’s more versatile wings. He’ll now follow in the footsteps of his father, Wes, who attended Ole Miss.

34. Cobe Williams – Louisiana Tech to Tulsa

 Williams is one of the toughest defensive assignments on this list. He is one of the fastest players in Division I and has the capability to get hot from beyond the arc. He’s embarrassed plenty of Conference USA defenders in his career and will be an immediate impact for Tulsa next season.

35. RaeQuan Battle – Montana State to West Virginia

Battle was the centerpiece of a truly fun Montana State team this past season, going from a bench player role to the big man on campus in his senior season. The grad transfer spent his first two seasons at Washington, making him experienced at the high-major level. He’ll return to the Power 6 after adding himself to West Virginia’s loaded transfer class.

36. Aly Khalifa – Charlotte to BYU

Charlotte’s paint anchor will bring his talents to BYU for the 2023-24 season. Aly Khalifa is a big body down low with a soft touch and elite passing abilities out of the post. He has unteachable patience for a center and will always find the backdoor cutter with the ball in his hands.

37. Connor Vanover – Formerly at Oral Roberts

This will be the fourth school on the windy journey that is Connor Vanover’s career, and he showed why he is one of the most unique players in the country during his lone season at Oral Roberts. At 7’5″, he was the only player in Division I last season to have 45+ made threes and 100+ blocks.

38. Ques Glover – Samford to BYU

Injuries forced Ques Glover’s game to take a slight step back in 2022-23 after averaging 19.2 points per game in 2021-22 and being named a Southern Conference First-Teamer. Those familiar with his game know he deserves a chance at a high-major program when fully healthy. Glover will look to return to his high level of play with BYU in 2023-24.

39. Jamarion Sharp – Western Kentucky to Ole Miss

At 7’5″, Sharp has a great defensive presence and does enough on the offensive end to be serviceable. His 28.6 minutes per game is impressive for a man of his size. Ole Miss head coach Chris Beard has lured Sharp to Oxford, where he could become a star within Beard’s masterful defensive scheming.

40. Daimion Collins – Kentucky to LSU

Sometimes players just need a fresh start, and we just see too much talent in Damion Collins to keep him off this list despite an underwhelming start to his collegiate career. Although he averaged just 7.7 minutes per game in two seasons with the Wildcats, Collins is a former five-star recruit and McDonald’s All-American that poses freak athleticism and is capable of being a high-level player. A change of scenery to LSU could unlock his potential in 2023-24.

41. Jaylon Tyson – Texas Tech to California

Tyson will be at his third program for the third season of his collegiate career at California after showing off his skills in a big way with Texas Tech. He was a 40-percent shooter from beyond the arc and was one of five players to average ten or more points per game on the Red Raiders in 2022-23.

42. Jaden Bradley – Alabama to Arizona

Former five-star high school prospect Jaden Bradley showed some flashes of his potential this past season with the Crimson Tide. He’ll now move on from the program and has already visited NC State and Memphis. He could take a serious step forward with his game in 2023-24.

43. Hakim Hart – Maryland to Villanova

Hart had been a consistent contributor for Maryland over the past three seasons, and he’ll be moving on as a graduate transfer heading into next season. He has steadily improved each year, blossoming into a starter averaging 11.4 points per game last season. He’s a perfect fit for what kind of players Villanova has found success with over the past decade.

44. Jared Bynum – Providence to Stanford

Bynum was a critical piece of a Providence program that reached heights it had never seen before, winning its first-ever Big East regular-season title and making a Sweet 16. He’s took home Big East Sixth Man of the Year in 2021-22 and will bring leadership and a veteran presence to Stanford.

45. Tyler Burton – Richmond to Villanova

What a typical pickup for Villanova. Burton fits the mold for the Wildcats perfectly. He constantly plays at his own pace, gets to the rim virtually whenever he wants, and can play any position other than on-ball in that system. He should fit in great and provide an elite scoring punch around the rim for Kyle Neptune.

46. Olivier Nkamhoua – Formerly at Tennessee

Like Hart, Nkamhoua fulfilled his commitment with the Volunteers, working his way from reserve option in his first two seasons to a reliable starter in his upperclassman years. He’s a do-it-all forward that can plug into almost any system in the country and find a level of success.

47. Brandon Newman – Purdue to Western Kentucky

Newman has been a solid rotational piece for the Boilermakers since giving up his starting spot in the 2021-22 season. Although he wasn’t incredibly efficient with his shooting splits, he was arguably Purdue’s best on-ball defender this year. He’ll be off to Western Kentucky next season, where he should be a centerpiece for the Hilltoppers.

48. Jalen Hill – Oklahoma to UNLV

In 122 games at Oklahoma, Jalen Hill became an elite scorer at the rim with an incredible improvement at the charity stripe, going from 63.2 to 81.4 percent from his freshman to senior seasons. He’ll spend his final collegiate season with UNLV, a team that looks like it’s got a solid chance at making next year’s NCAA Tournament.

49. Keylan Boone – Oklahoma State to UNLV

After three seasons with Oklahoma State, Boone shipped off to Pacific, where he led the Tigers in scoring as an efficient three-level scorer. He struggled to find his footing within the rotation in Stillwater, but he’s an improved product that will provide an offensive boost to UNLV next season.

50. Quincy Guerrier – Oregon to Illinois

Guerrier is best known for his breakout sophomore season with Syracuse, followed by two disappointing seasons with Oregon. He’s now off to Illinois for his third collegiate team, where he’ll likely be a starter heading into next season.

51. Kalib Boone – Oklahoma State to UNLV

You are not seeing double! Big man – and brother to Keylan – Kalib Boone had his best season with the Cowboys in 2022-23, averaging double figures and shooting 58 percent from the floor. He’s got 123 games in the nation’s toughest conference and will join his brother and Jalen Hill as three big-time incoming transfers at UNLV.

52. Hunter Sallis – Gonzaga to Wake Forest

Sallis didn’t come close to expectations during his two seasons with Gonzaga, but Wake Forest hopes to unlock his potential in 2023-24. The McDonald’s All-American will be asked to produce in Winston-Salem out of the backcourt immediately.

53. Moussa Cisse – Oklahoma State to Ole Miss

Cisse is a massive man on both sides of the court. He both rebounds and blocks shots at some of the highest rates in the nation and will provide Ole Miss with a frontcourt presence they were missing in 2022-23.

54. Arterio Morris – Texas to Kansas

Morris never lived up to his five-star prospect billing in Austin as one of their two major recruits in 2022. He’ll look for a second chance at Kansas as a rare intraconference transfer where he’ll get a second chance to show off why he was such a highly touted high school recruit.

55. Keshad Johnson – San Diego State to Arizona

Johnson started 39 games for a national championship finalist team, immediately making him a hot commodity in the portal based on his experience. He’s a stout defender with athleticism and size that could make him a valuable piece off the bench for a major program.

56. Makhel Mitchell – Arkansas to Arkansas-Little Rock

Mitchell’s move to Arkansas didn’t go as planned after he really fell out of Eric Musselman’s rotation in the NCAA Tournament, and he’ll be off to the fourth school of his career next season. After finding most of his success with Rhode Island, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him go back to the mid-major ranks.

57. Ernest Udeh – Formerly at Kansas

Udeh only saw 8.3 minutes per game in his freshman year at Kansas, but he’s so young and moldable at the center position that he’ll surely land at a school that will look to utilize his talent. He was uber-efficient from the floor, shooting 34-of-45 from the field, but nine-for-22 from the free-throw line will have to change if he wants to see legitimate minutes at his next stop.

58. RayQuawndis Mitchell – UMKC to Penn State

While Mitchell was the leading scorer for UMKC a season ago with 17.3 points per game, he certainly doesn’t do his scoring by way of efficiency. He is just a 34.3 percent shooter from the floor over three seasons and will need to prove he can shoot it at a better clip if he wants to have a meaningful role at Penn State.

59. Jalen DeLoach – VCU to Georgia

DeLoach embraced a more significant role with VCU in his sophomore season, starting 32 of 34 games and posting 9.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. He’ll move up to the high-major scene and join Mike White’s rebuild at Georgia.

60. David Jones – Formerly at St. John’s

Jones has proven to be a capable scorer in the Big East, succeeding with both DePaul and St. John’s. While his shooting splits may not be outstanding, he can quickly rack up points and rebound at a respectable rate. There’s a possibility he will stay if new head coach Rick Pitino decides to keep him on the team.

61. Micah Handlongten – Marshall to Florida

What a promising freshman season from Handlongten with the 49ers. The 7’1” forward showed great mobility, shot-blocking, and finishing at the rim in his debut collegiate season. He’s oozing potential and the Florida Gators will hope to tap into it moving forward.

62. Nelly Junior Joseph – Iona to New Mexico

While plenty of Iona transfers followed head coach Rick Pitino to St. John’s, Junior Joseph chose to join Richard Pitino, Rick’s son, at New Mexico for the 2023-24 season. The Lobos will be getting a brute and burley presence in the paint, who seems to add new layers to his game each season.

63. Alexis Yetna – Formerly at Seton Hall

Alexis Yetna missed last season with a knee injury, allowing him another shot at the portal this year. He will be 25 years old by the time next season starts, making him one of the oldest players in Division I basketball. He’s off to his third school and will provide a rebounding machine to whichever team scoops him out of the portal.

64. Andre Curbelo – Formerly at St. John’s

Curbelo is a talented player, but his antics have seen his stock decline since he left Illinois after a disappointing sophomore campaign. He still has the goods to be a solid backcourt addition, but putting up with him in the locker room could be challenging for his next college.

65. Charles Pride – Bryant to St. Bonaventure

Pride scored over 1,500 points during his four seasons with Bryant and will leave the school as the tenth-highest scorer in program history. Despite receiving some high-major interest from both Minnesota and Providence during his transfer process, Pride will play for Mark Schmidt at St. Bonaventure in 2023-24.

66. Noah Thomasson – Niagara to Georgia

Thomasson terrorized the MAAC with his 19.5 points per game on 48 percent shooting from the field and 39 percent from deep. He’s an elite scorer that will surely see plenty of interest among teams within better conferences as he climbs the college basketball ranks.

67. Eli Lawrence – Middle Tennessee to Texas A&M

Lawrence was a stud in a league full of them for Middle Tennessee in Conference USA, helping lead the program to some impressive wins over Hofstra, Montana State, UAB, and Florida Atlantic. With 120 games of Division I experience and a game that is constantly improving, Lawrence could give Texas A&M a substantial boost off the bench.

68. Darius Brown – Montana State to Utah State

Brown is a hooper through and through and provided excellent perimeter scoring for the Bobcats in 2022-23. He knocked down 40 percent of his threes, made over 90 percent of his free throws, and even snatched 4.4 rebounds while dishing out 4.9 assists per game. He’s got a complete game that could lead to some high-major interest.

69. Qudus Wahab – Georgetown to Penn State

Wahab’s second stint with Georgetown has ended, and he’ll seek out his third program in as many seasons. He provides a solid paint presence that is capable of giving a Power 6 program some minutes in the frontcourt.

70. RJ Luis – UMass to St. John’s

Luis showed off his scoring repertoire in his freshman season at UMass, earning himself a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team. At 6’7″, he’s got great size and is a matchup nightmare with his ability to knock down three-pointers at a decent clip.

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