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College basketball’s top 20 transfers: Illinois’ Terrence Shannon leads rankings of players at new schools


about 2,000 — Yes, 2,000! — Division I basketball players visited the Transfer Portal last offseason. With the massive move in and out of the country, of course there were bound to be some players left in difficult spots, but many of them fit right into their new homes and are producing at a high level.

David Cobb actually looks like a wizard when you look back His preseason transfer rankings — Produced by many of the big names at the top of the charts — But now, months into the season, we wanted to revisit the charts with an updated list. See where we started.

I tried to make a top 10 list, but there were too many players worth mentioning, so I put it in the top 20 (with some honorable mentions).

These rankings take into account points scored, rebounds, and assists generated (typical stats), but also the team’s success, the efficiency a player is producing, and the percentage of that player in each team’s grand plan. It also takes into account overall importance. So these rankings are 100% correct. If you disagree, tell yourself you’re wrong and keep scrolling.

OK, let’s jump in.

statistics: 17.8 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 2.9 APG, 33.3 3P%, 24.5 PER

and texas tech Terrence Shannon was a sharp-shooting lefty and an All-Big 12 for his contributions to the elite defense and his ability to score inside and out. With Illinois, he developed those skills and honed them into a more complete player that Illinois can rely on as its first option. He averaged a career-best 17.8 points, a career-best 5.4 rebounds, and a career-best 2.9 assists per game while shooting a career-best 57% of his range for 2-points, possibly overthrowing the Illini. Catching up to his NCAA.

statistics: 20.4 PPG, 6.1 APG, 3.7 RPG, 30.3 3P%, 23.4 PER

I think Davis is 1B rather than 2nd in this ranking, as the lead was pretty evenly tied. His incumbent AAC Player of the Year has given new life to Penny Hardaway’s program as a true lead guard capable of scoring and facilitating the best in the country.

statistics: 18.5 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 49.0 3P%, 29.4 PER

Williams is having one of the best and most underrated seasons in college basketball.of malay state The transfer sits seamlessly with longtime coach Matt McMahon, who brought him to the Tigers after leaving Murray State University. 2nd most points and 6th most rebounds of all players in the NBA.

statistics: 16.5 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 2.8 APG, 41.8 3P%, 29.2 PER

First-year coach Dennis Gates took Hodge to Missouri with him when he left Missouri. Cleveland The jump to the SEC has been successful so far for both Gates and Hodge.Hodge is not only producing like he was in Horizon, but better than the major league midfield. He posted career-highs in points (16.5), steals (2.8), rebounds (3.9), 3-point percentage (41.8%) and assists (2.2), giving Mizzou his best start since 2013 (12-0). 1). -14 seasons.

statistics: 18.3 PPG, 3.8 APG, 2.8 RPG, 52.2 3P%, 23.5 PER

Sherfield produced in Wichita before reaching stardom Nevada For the past two seasons, it has continued in his latest stop with the Sooners in Norman, Oklahoma. Ranked #1 among players (among players with at least 40 attempts in a season). His OU record of 9-4 is nothing to write home about, but two of them he’s one point behind, one he’s four points behind, and one ranked in the top 15. I was. ArkansasSherfield’s put the Sooners back into business pursuit and made them the tournament team for Porter Moser’s second season.

6. Ricky Council, Arkansas

statistics: 17.9 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 2.5 APG, 29.5 3P%, 19.5 PER

With number one recruit Nick Smith in and out of the lineup with a knee injury and Trevon Brasile ending his season, Arkansas State almost missed a beat thanks to the Council’s star turn, a Wichita State transfer. Is not … The Council, averaging 17.9 points per game, is Arkansas’ guard-friendly system and serves as the first option for a team that lacks punch without Smith and Brazil. The team has some young pieces that can grow to complement the Council well as the season progresses, but he’s taken the opportunity to do just that, earning an All-SEC berth at the start of the season. You look like a performer.

statistics: 13.8PPG, 9.6RPG, 1.5BLKS/G, 28.2PER

There have been some questions about how Omiye’s game will be translated. Arkansas I went to Miami and he answered them all. Ommie has claimed that he is one of the most important players for the Hurricanes since joining a team that could challenge for the ACC title with a 13-1 record. His interior presence as a rebounder gave Miami the presence he lacked last season, especially offensively on his grass.

statistics: 15.1 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.3 APG, 42.9 3P%, 20.8 PER

Nolley is one of the few multi-stoppers on this list. He started his career with Virginia Tech, spent time in Memphis and is currently in Cincinnati. He averages career-highs in 3-point shooting percentage and 2-point shooting percentage for the Bearcats, having won 7 of their last 9, after getting off to a shaky start in a brutal non-conference slate. may be driving a tournament bid in Wes Miller’s second season, and Norrie’s growth as an efficient scorer and producer could play a big role in that.

statistics: 16.9 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 4.6 APG, 46.9 3P%, 21.3 PER

Xavier has an eight-game winning streak, including a previously undefeated win. U Conn Emerging as one of the best coaching teams in college basketball under Sean Miller. How Musketeers use Souley Boum UTEP Transfer is the best example of Xs and Os magic on this staff. With Boum scoring a career-high 46.9% in his 3-point range and 52.9% in his 2-point range, this staffer unleashes his best assets as a facilitator, scorer and slasher. His do-anything skill set makes him one of the most valuable transfer portal additions to any team.

statistics: 15.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 40.7 3P%, 3.8 APG, 15.7 PER

LSU transfer Brandon Murray was one of many reasons surrounding Georgetown’s program and a possible comeback this season. Despite quietly producing at a stellar level, the Hoyas remain the laughing stock of the Big East, now on a 32-game losing streak in regular-season conference games. I had to piss him off a little bit, but personally he’s having a great season even though things are completely chaotic around him.

statistics: 13.5PPG, 6.2RPG, 2.3BPG, 24.9PER

in his time north carolina, Bates was a shot blocker who didn’t do much else. At Butler, however, his ability to bring on both sides of the ball made him an efficient scorer and one of the most valuable big men in the Big East. His 13.5 points per game is nearly four points per game higher than his one-season career high at North Carolina State, and he continues to be a shot swatter specialist. His block percentage this season is 7.7%, which puts him in the top 60 nationally.

statistics: 14.0 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 3.0 APG, 20.9 PER

A three-time All-Conference USA appearance, Young stepped into Maryland as an era-leading plug-and-play producer in points and assists. Maryland’s hot start has been a bit off, with him losing four of his last six games, but Kevin’s importance in rebuilding his first-year team under Willard It cannot be overstated. The team seems to be going like him.

statistics: 20.8 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 1.1 APG, 39.2 3P%, 21.6 PER

His one-off season in Memphis was borderline disastrous, but Bates, once considered the best basketball prospect in the world, has revitalized himself in East Michigan this season. He has scored efficiently at a high level despite less competition he faced in Memphis. Bates was picked as his first-round pick in the NBA Draft this season after struggling seriously in Memphis a year ago.

statistics: 12.3PPG, 8.4RPG, 2.7BPG, 26.5PER

Morehead Transfers Johnny Bloom was a two-time All-OVC standout and also earned DPOY honors in the league, but as we all know, he continued to make similar work under Auburn’s Bruce Pearl. increase. His scoring has slipped slightly, but his shots, his blocking and offensively his rebounding are still great for a team that desperately needed him to be a force on its front line this season. .

statistics: 15.7 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 2.4 APG, 34.5 3P%, 20.8 PER

Hopkins couldn’t carve out his role kentucky In his one season, the former Top 40 recruit in Providence found him an excellent home.After posting 2.1 points and 1.4 rebounds per game in Kentucky, he played about six minutes per game. He’s thrown nearly 16 points and 10 boards per game for the Flyers as a starter.

statistics: 14.5 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2.8 APG, 42.9 3P%, 16.3 PER

Alabama has a way of picking up big talent from the midfield of the majors and Sears. Ohio Forwarding is the most recent search result. He was a true sniper second only to his freshman superstar, Brandon Miller, able to hit his 3 at high levels and added some playmaking and creation. With Alabama playing at a great pace and incorporating defense, Sears is a perfect fit for what Nate, his Oates and his staff are trying to achieve.

statistics: 17.7 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 2.3 APG, 42.5 3P%, 24.2 PER

After falling during a game with Florida In late 2020, it seemed as if Johnson’s playing career was over. But two years later, he’s not only playing again, he’s doing well.He’s 4 among all the Big 12 players in scoring this season, as K-State got off to a 12-1 start. 7th in rebounding, his best since the 2016-17 season.

statistics: 12.9 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 2.7 APG, 38.7 3P%, 19.0 PER

Shireman didn’t beat the world as people expected, and Clayton wasn’t in the Big East’s class as many thought during preseason. It’s an impressive transfer addition and Clayton still has the goods to become one of the best teams in the sport. We hope he continues to grow in his role as the season progresses.

19. Kevin McCuller Kansas

statistics: 11.5 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 34.1 3P%, 18.7 PER

Reigning champions Kansas have lost many pieces from their title team, but the arrival of McCuller from Texas Tech has helped the Jayhawks keep pace as one of the best teams in the country as well as the Big 12. I’m here. KU is 12-1 on the year and uses McCullough as a key rebounder, important for a team that doesn’t have enough size in the frontcourt. McCullar has always been a good defender, and that has continued during his tenure at KU, but his rebounding and his 3-point shooting have left him with KU as KU seeks a repeat as his champion in the NCAA Tournament. has become an even more valuable addition.

statistics: 16.2PPG, 6.4RPG, 1.3BPG, 17.2PER

After three seasons in Kentucky, playing primarily as a part-time player, Brooks is up almost all of his career numbers this season. The Huskies still have some struggles this season and don’t look set to be tournament contenders, but Brooks’ evolution into a top-level scorer – he’s all-around in points per game. Among his Pac-12 players is his fifth-worthy development.

honorable mention: Jake Stevens (chattanooga), Tyrese Hunter (texas), Nigel Pack (Miami), Tristen Newton (UConn), Courtney Ramey (Arizona), Pete Nance (north carolina), Will Richard (Florida)

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