Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Men’s NCAA basketball transfer portal tracking for 2024–25: updates

The 2023–24 season of men’s college basketball has wrapped up, yet the journey through the transfer portal continues for numerous players and teams across the nation, having opened its doors in March. Even though we are nearly months past the portal’s opening and over a week since it closed, at least 20 top-100 players from ESPN’s transfer rankings are still uncommitted. As institutions nationwide work on completing their rosters, there remain eight top-20 and 14 top-52 transfers who have yet to find a new home. Additionally, surprises are still possible, as Riley Kugel of Florida showed by withdrawing his commitment to Kansas earlier this week after initially making it in late March.

A significant factor influencing the decisions of these top-rated transfers is the NBA Draft. Several players are engaged in the draft process and have received invitations to the NBA Draft Combine or the G League Elite Camp. With the NBA draft’s withdrawal date set for May 29, these decisions will likely extend into June.

Now is a good time to assess the current state of the transfer portal. What is the status of some of the premier transfers, and what are the goals for some of the 2024–25 season’s most promising teams that are still exploring options in the portal?

Lamont Butler Makes the Move to Kentucky, Leaving SDSU Behind

Lamont Butler Makes the Move to Kentucky, Leaving SDSU Behind
Lamont Butler Makes the Move to Kentucky, Leaving SDSU Behind

Lamont Butler, formerly with San Diego State, has declared his intention to join the Kentucky team for the upcoming season. At 21, Butler achieved a personal best this past season, with the Aztecs scoring an average of 9.3 points in each game

Jeremy Roach, formerly with Duke, has now pledged his allegiance to Baylor

Jeremy Roach, formerly with Duke, has now pledged his allegiance to Baylor
Jeremy Roach, formerly with Duke, has now pledged his allegiance to Baylor

According to Joe Tipton from On3, Jeremy Roach, who was previously with Duke, has now decided to join Baylor.

After spending four seasons playing for the Blue Devils, Roach finished the 2023–24 season with impressive statistics, averaging 14.0 points per game, along with 2. rebounds, 33 assists, and 1.1 steals.

Luke Goode has moved from Illinois to Indiana,

Luke Goode has moved from Illinois to Indiana,
Luke Goode has moved from Illinois to Indiana,

Luke Goode has declared his intention to join Indiana after spending three seasons with Illinois.

Following his most successful season yet with the Illini, Goode, a junior standing 6 feet 7 inches tall, played a wing where he managed to average 5.7 points each game, making 38.9 percent of his attempts from beyond the three-point line.

Indiana University Welcomes Kanaan Carlyle as a Transfer from Stanford

Indiana University Welcomes Kanaan Carlyle as a Transfer from Stanford
Indiana University Welcomes Kanaan Carlyle as a Transfer from Stanford

According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, Kanaan Carlyle, who was formerly with Stanford, has now pledged his talents to Indiana.

During his initial season at Stanford, Carlyle posted averages of 11.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 2.7 games.

Amari Williams has decided to join Kentucky following his tenure at Drexel

Amari Williams has decided to join Kentucky following his tenure at Drexel
Amari Williams has decided to join Kentucky following his tenure at Drexel

Amari Williams, who was formerly with Drexel, has now joined Kentucky, according to his representative to Joe Tipton from On3.

After four years at Drexel, Williams chose to enter the transfer portal. During the 2023–24 season, he boasted averages of 12.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 18 blocks per game, earning him the title of CAA Defensive Player of the Year.

Tre Donaldson Joins Michigan from Auburn as a Transfer

Tre Donaldson Joins Michigan from Auburn as a Transfer
Tre Donaldson Joins Michigan from Auburn as a Transfer

Tre Donaldson, previously with Auburn, has now pledged his allegiance to Michigan, as confirmed by Joe Tipton of On3.

Over the past two seasons at Auburn, Donaldson recorded averages of 6.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in the 3-24 season.

Aden Holloway has decided to join Alabama following his time at Auburn

Aden Holloway has decided to join Alabama following his time at Auburn
Aden Holloway has decided to join Alabama following his time at Auburn

Aden Holloway, previously with Auburn, has decided to join Alabama, as confirmed to Joe Tipton from On3.

During his initial year at Auburn, Holloway played in 35 matches, recording averages of 7.3 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game.

Alijah Martin Joins the University of Florida Following His Time at Florida Atlantic

Alijah Martin Joins the University of Florida Following His Time at Florida Atlantic
Alijah Martin Joins the University of Florida Following His Time at Florida Atlantic

Alijah Martin has decided to join the Florida Gators following his entry into the transfer portal, as he revealed on Sunday.

Having played the past four seasons at Florida Atlantic, Martin recorded an average of 13.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 6.6 assists in the 2023–24 season.

Zvonimir Ivisic from Kentucky has decided to join the Arkansas team

Zvonimir Ivisic from Kentucky has decided to join the Arkansas team
Zvonimir Ivisic from Kentucky has decided to join the Arkansas team

Zvonimir Ivisic has decided to join former Kentucky coach John Calipari at Arkansas, sharing his transfer plans on Instagram, as reported by Jeff Borzello from ESPN. Last season, as a freshman, Ivisic played only 11.7 minutes per game yet managed to contribute an average of 5.5 points and 3.3 rebounds.

Robbie Avila from Indiana State has pledged to join Saint Louis

Robbie Avila from Indiana State has pledged to join Saint Louis
Robbie Avila from Indiana State has pledged to join Saint Louis

Robbie Avila, a notable player from Indiana State, has decided to join Saint Louis following his two-year tenure with the Sycamores, a move he revealed this past Saturday.

He is the fifth starting member of the Sycamores to seek new opportunities through the transfer portal.

Seth Trimble from UNC has decided to enter the transfer portal

Seth Trimble from UNC has decided to enter the transfer portal
Seth Trimble from UNC has decided to enter the transfer portal

Seth Trimble, the guard from North Carolina, took to his Instagram story to reveal his plans to join the transfer portal.

Playing for the Tar Heels, Trimble contributed an average of 5.3 points in each game this season.

Mark Mitchell of Duke University Plans to Join the transfer portal

Mark Mitchell of Duke University Plans to Join the transfer portal
Mark Mitchell of Duke University Plans to Join the transfer portal

Mark Mitchell of Duke University revealed to Joe Tipton from On3 his intentions to join the transfer portal. Last season, Mitchell scored an average of 11.6 points and grabbed six rebounds per game.

Jaden Schutt of Duke to Enter Transfer Portal

Jaden Schutt of Duke to Enter Transfer Portal
Jaden Schutt of Duke to Enter Transfer Portal

Jaden Schutt, a guard for Duke, has decided to explore his options by entering the transfer portal, according to Travis Branham from 247Sports. As a freshman in the 2022–23 season, Schutt contributed from the bench in 14 games, scoring an average of 2.1 points per game. Consequently, he chose to redshirt for his sophomore year.

Tyrese Hunter of Texas has entered the transfer portal

Tyrese Hunter of Texas has entered the transfer portal
Tyrese Hunter of Texas has entered the transfer portal

According to Jeff Goodman from Field of 68, Tyrese Hunter, the guard from Texas, will be entering the transfer portal. In his latest season, where he started 33 games, the soon-to-be senior managed to score an average of 11.1 points, distributing 4.1 assists per game. This marks the third consecutive year that Hunter has maintained a scoring average of at least ten points per game.

Baye Fall from Arkansas has decided to enter the transfer portal

Baye Fall from Arkansas has decided to enter the transfer portal
Baye Fall from Arkansas has decided to enter the transfer portal

Baye Fall, the forward from Arkansas, has decided to enter the transfer portal, a decision he shared with Joe Tipton from On3.

This season, Fall participated in nine games playing for the Razorbacks.

Christian Reeves of Duke is set to join the Transfer Portal

Christian Reeves of Duke is set to join the Transfer Portal
Christian Reeves of Duke is set to join the Transfer Portal

Christian Reeves, the center for Duke, informed Joe Tipton from On3 of his intention to join the transfer portal.

Reeves didn’t get a chance to play for the Blue Devils this season since he was in a redshirt year.

Kylan Boswell of Arizona has opted to enter the transfer portal

Men's NCAA basketball transfer portal tracking for 2024–25

According to Jeff Borzello of ESPN, Kylan Boswell, a guard from Arizona, has decided to explore new opportunities by using the transfer portal. Last season, Boswell contributed an average of .6 points and provided 3.6 assists per game for the Wildcats.

Oumar Ballo from Arizona has opted to enter the transfer portal

Oumar Ballo from Arizona has opted to enter the transfer portal
Oumar Ballo from Arizona has opted to enter the transfer portal

Oumar Ballo from Arizona has announced his decision to join the transfer portal, according to information released by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

After a three-year stint with the Wildcats, Ballo is exiting following a season where he recorded averages of 12.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, with 1.3 blocks across 36 matches. His shooting accuracy was impressive, hitting 65.8 percent of his shots from the field during the 2023–24 season.

Johnell Davis of FAU is set to enter the transfer portal and has intentions to enter the 2024 NBA Draft

Johnell Davis of FAU is set to enter the transfer portal and has intentions to enter the 2024 NBA Draft
Johnell Davis of FAU is set to enter the transfer portal and has intentions to enter the 2024 NBA Draft

Johnell Davis, the guard from Florida Atlantic, has made his intentions clear by entering the transfer portal and declaring his intentions to join the 2024 NBA draft, according to Jeff Borzello of ESPN.

Meechie Johnson Jr. is set to return to Ohio State after transferring from South Carolina

Meechie Johnson Jr. is set to return to Ohio State after transferring from South Carolina
Meechie Johnson Jr. is set to return to Ohio State after transferring from South Carolina

Meechie Johnson Jr., a guard from South Carolina, revealed on Tuesday he will be returning to Ohio, the university he previously attended between 2020 and 2022, to continue his basketball career.

Dug McDaniel Pledges to Play for Kansas State

Dug McDaniel Pledges to Play for Kansas State
Dug McDaniel Pledges to Play for Kansas State

Michigan will no longer have its top point-maker from the 2023–24 season, as Dug McDaniel, a guard, has decided to join Kansas State following his entry into the transfer portal.

This past season, in his sophomore year, McDaniel achieved an average of 16.3 points and 4.7 assists in each game.

Carey Booth from Notre Dame has entered the transfer portal

Carey Booth from Notre Dame has entered the transfer portal
Carey Booth from Notre Dame has entered the transfer portal

Carey Booth, a forward at Notre Dame, has joined the transfer portal, as reported by Joe Tipton from On3. During his first season, the ex-4-star prospect posted averages of 6.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

Vlad Goldin of FAU is set to enter the transfer portal

Vlad Goldin of FAU is set to enter the transfer portal
Vlad Goldin of FAU is set to enter the transfer portal

According to Jeff Goodman from Field of 68, Vladislav Goldin is looking to switch teams as he enters the transfer portal. The towering 7’1″ center, who played the last three seasons, has recorded an average of 15.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game during the 2023–24 season. His significant contributions were instrumental in FAU’s unexpected advance to the Final Four in 2023.

Dain Dainja from Illinois has entered the transfer portal

Dain Dainja from Illinois has entered the transfer portal
Dain Dainja from Illinois has entered the transfer portal

ESPN’s Jeff Borzello reports that Dain Dainja, the Illinois forward, will be exploring his options by entering the transfer portal. Despite averaging 6.1 points and 3.6 rebounds this past season and the Illini’s advancement to the Elite Eight, Dainja primarily served in a reserve role, a change from his more prominent involvement in the 2022–23 season.

Josh Cohen has decided to join Arkansas, moving on from UMass

Josh Cohen has decided to join Arkansas, moving on from UMass
Josh Cohen has decided to join Arkansas, moving on from UMass

Josh Cohen has decided to join Arkansas, having moved through the transfer portal, according to information from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. During the 2023–24 season at UMass, Cohen managed to secure an average of 15.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

AJ Storr from Wisconsin has opted to enter the transfer portal

AJ Storr from Wisconsin has opted to enter the transfer portal
AJ Storr from Wisconsin has opted to enter the transfer portal

Following the Wisconsin Badgers’ initial exit from the NCAA Tournament at the hands of James Madison, AJ Storr has opted to enter the transfer portal, reports Jamie Shaw from On3.

Myles Rice of WSU has entered the transfer portal

Myles Rice of WSU has entered the transfer portal
Myles Rice of WSU has entered the transfer portal

Following his team’s exit in the second round of the NCAA tournament at the hands of Iowa State, Myles Rice of Washington State is set to join the transfer portal, reports Joe Tipton from On3.

Danny Wolf of Yale Seeks New Opportunities via the Transfer Portal

Danny Wolf of Yale Seeks New Opportunities via the Transfer Portal
Danny Wolf of Yale Seeks New Opportunities via the Transfer Portal

Jamie Shaw of On3 has reported that Danny Wolf from Yale is now in the transfer portal. This season, Wolf contributed an average of 14.1 points and 9.7 rebounds playing for the Bulldogs.

Riley Kugel from Florida has decided to enter the Transfer Portal

Riley Kugel from Florida has decided to enter the Transfer Portal
Riley Kugel from Florida has decided to enter the Transfer Portal

Following his team’s exit from the NCAA Tournament at the hands of Colorado, Riley Kugel of the Florida Gators has announced his entry into the transfer portal. Kugel revealed on X that he is considering a move to one of four universities: UConn, Arizona, Kansas, or Houston.

Clifford Omoruyi from Rutgers has joined the transfer portal

Clifford Omoruyi from Rutgers has joined the transfer portal
Clifford Omoruyi from Rutgers has joined the transfer portal

According to Joe Tipton from On3, Clifford Omoruyi will be joining the transfer portal.

During the 2023–24 season with the Scarlet Knights, Omoruyi delivered an average of 10.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks per game.

Following his entry into the portal, Adam Zagoria has indicated that St. John’s is expected to be a key player in pursuing Omoruyi.

Kevin Miller from Wake Forest has entered the transfer portal

Kevin Miller from Wake Forest has entered the transfer portal
Kevin Miller from Wake Forest has entered the transfer portal

According to Joe Tipton from On3, Kevin Miller, a guard for Wake Forest, plans to join the transfer portal.

Tarris Reed Jr. from Michigan, has entered the transfer portal

Tarris Reed Jr. from Michigan, has entered the transfer portal
Tarris Reed Jr. from Michigan, has entered the transfer portal

According to Joe Tipton from On3Sports.com, forward Tarris Reed has decided to use the transfer portal following the dismissal of head coach Juwan Howard as a result of a disappointing 8-24 season.

This season, which marked his second year, Reed not only participated in 32 games but also led his team by averaging 7.2 rebounds and contributing 9.0 points per game.

Michael Nwoko of Miami has entered the transfer portal

Michael Nwoko of Miami has entered the transfer portal
Michael Nwoko of Miami has entered the transfer portal

Miami’s freshman basketball player, Michael Nwoko, has completed the necessary documents to join the transfer, Joe Tipton of 247Sports reports. Over the past season, Nwoko achieved an average of 2.7 points and 2.0 rebounds per game.

Louisville sees the departure of Koron Davis, Kaleb Glenn, and Curtis Williams Jr.

Louisville sees the departure of Koron Davis, Kaleb Glenn, and Curtis Williams Jr.
Louisville sees the departure of Koron Davis, Kaleb Glenn, and Curtis Williams Jr.

Koron Davis, Kaleb Glenn, and Curtis Williams Jr., a trio from Louisville, have decided to enter the transfer portal, according to Joe Tipton of On3 and Eric Crawford of WDRB.

The news of Davis’ departure is not unexpected, following his removal from the team in December.

Kaleb Glenn, in his first year, participated in 32 games, recording averages of 3.9 points and 3.6 rebounds over 15 minutes per game. Similarly, Curtis Williams Jr., another freshman, also played in 32 games, averaging 5.3 points each game.

Following the dismissal of head coach Kenny Payne, adjustments to Louisville’s team lineup were anticipated, and it would not be surprising to see additional players opting to enter the portal.

Stanford Experiences Departures of Andrej Stojaković and Kanaan Carlyle

Stanford Experiences Departures of Andrej Stojaković and Kanaan Carlyle
Stanford Experiences Departures of Andrej Stojaković and Kanaan Carlyle

The termination of Stanford’s head coach, Jerod Haase, is already causing waves, with Andrej Stojaković and Kanaan Carlyle planning to enter the transfer portal, according to reports from Joe Tipton at 247Sports and Tobias Bass of The Athletic.

Oklahoma State has encountered the departures of Javon Small and Brandon Garrison

Oklahoma State has encountered the departures of Javon Small and Brandon Garrison
Oklahoma State has encountered the departures of Javon Small and Brandon Garrison

Javon Small of Oklahoma State will be seeking new horizons for the 2024–25 season, according to Travis Branham from 247Sports. With an impressive season average of 15.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.1 assists, Small is likely to be prominent in the transfer portal.

Additionally, Brandon Garrison will also leave the team, reports ESPN’s Jeff Borzello. Garrison recorded averages of 7.5 points and 5.3 rebounds during the last season. These departures follow the recent dismissal of head coach Mike Boynton by Oklahoma State on Wednesday.

Mikeal Brown-Jones Departs from UNCG

Mikeal Brown-Jones Departs from UNCG
Mikeal Brown-Jones Departs from UNCG

Mikeal Brown-Jones, a graduate transfer, is set to explore new opportunities as he enters the transfer portal, according to Jamie Shaw from On3. During his most recent season, he achieved an average of 18.9 points per game. Brown-Jones played for two years at UNC Greensboro, following a two-year stint at VCU.

Toby Okani Plans to Join the NBA Draft and will enter the Transfer Portal

Toby Okani Plans to Join the NBA Draft and will enter the Transfer Portal
Toby Okani Plans to Join the NBA Draft and will enter the Transfer Portal

According to Joe Tipton of 247Sports, Toby Okani from UIC is set to explore new opportunities by entering the transfer portal and declaring for the NBA draft, which likely signifies the end of his collegiate basketball career. This past season, as a senior, he managed to score an average of 11.1 points and pull down 6.8 rebounds per game.

Riley Kugel from Florida has entered the transfer portal

Riley Kugel from Florida has entered the transfer portal
Riley Kugel from Florida has entered the transfer portal

Following their defeat in the NCAA Tournament by Colorado, Riley Kugel, a guard from Florida, has opted to explore his options and has thus entered the transfer portal. Sharing an update on X, Kugel disclosed that his choices have been narrowed to four potential universities: UConn, Arizona, Kansas, and Houston.

Frankie Fidler Departs from Omaha

Frankie Fidler Departs from Omaha
Frankie Fidler Departs from Omaha

Frankie Fidler, a junior forward from Omaha, is set to explore new opportunities as he enters the transfer portal, per Borzello. This past season, Fidler posted impressive stats with an average of 20.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, a nearly 35.6 percent success rate from beyond the arc.

Devin Askew to Enter Transfer Portal

Devin Askew to Enter Transfer Portal
Devin Askew to Enter Transfer Portal

Devin Askew, the experienced guard from California, is set to explore new opportunities as he enters the transfer portal, according to Tipton. This decision comes after he was limited to just six games in the recent season due to injuries.

During the 2022–23 season, Askew achieved a personal best, averaging 15.5 points per game while playing for the Golden Bears.

Frequently asked questions

How do you transfer to the NCAA?

Any undergraduate student-athlete moving from one Division I institution to another must submit a formal request to the NCAA Transfer Portal within their sport’s official transfer window(s).

How many players are on the transfer portal?

In the 2019–20 season, 1,692 FBS athletes registered on the site. That figure almost quadrupled two years later, reaching 3,083 during the 2021–22 period. This number increased to 3,252 during the previous cycle, and the 2022023–24cle is also on track to break the record.

How many people are on a basketball team?

A basketball team consists of five players. Two teams of five players each compete in it on a rectangular court, frequently indoors. Each side attempts to score by throwing the ball through the opposing goal, which is an elevated horizontal hoop with a net known as a basket.

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