2024 college basketball transfer portal tracker: Five former stars joining the Big Ten

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The 2023-24 men’s college basketball season has ended, but players and teams across the country are still having to navigate the transfer portal, which opened on March 18.

Below is an ongoing tracker of the biggest names to enter the transfer portal during the 2024 cycle.

This list will definitely grow in the coming days, so be sure to check back for the latest updates!

East Arizona Yes kylan boswell To Illinois

Boswell, a former five-star prospect, marked one of Tommy Lloyd’s biggest recruiting wins when he committed to Arizona. In 2023–24, his first season as Arizona’s starting point guard, Boswell averaged 9.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists, but struggled in the NCAA Tournament after a 20-point first-round performance against Long Beach State. Did, scoring only five points in total. In the next two games, Arizona was upset by Clemson in the Sweet 16. His decision to leave for Illinois marks a homecoming for Boswell, who is about to turn 19. Boswell grew up in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, before moving to Southern California after the eighth grade to further his basketball development.

East kentucky PF/C Aaron Bradshaw To Ohio State

Bradshaw announced on social media that he will commit to Ohio State, the first big port of call for new Buckeyes head coach Jake Diebler and the first to leave Kentucky to find a new home following the departure of John Calipari The 7-foot-1 Bradshaw was a consensus five-star and top-five recruit in the class of 2023. He was also a McDonald’s All-American in his senior year of high school. Bradshaw played in 26 games during his true freshman season, starting 10 of them, and averaged 4.9 points and 3.3 rebounds.

kentucky guard dj wagner

A 6-foot-3, former 5-star recruit from Camden, NJ, Wagner is jumping into the portal in the wake of head coach John Calipari’s option to go to Arkansas. Wagner started 28 games in his freshman season, averaging 9.9 points, 3.3 assists and 0.8 steals per game. He shot 41% from the field, but only 29% from 3-point range.

The former McDonald’s All-American is the son of former Memphis star Dajuan Wagner. The younger Wagner is ready to return to Kentucky and plans to meet with new Wildcats coach Mark Pope. 247 sports,

East firman Yes JP Pegues To golden brown color

Pegues, one of the top guards in the transfer portal, will head to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl next season. Pegues averaged 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists for the Paladins last season and has one year of eligibility remaining.

Indiana State C Robbie Avila

Avila became a viral sensation as the star of one of Indiana State’s best teams since the days of Larry Bird, leading the Sycamores to the NIT title game when they narrowly and somewhat controversially missed the NCAA Tournament. Were one of the last teams left. Avila averaged 17.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists in his breakout 2023–24 season. Avila is reportedly likely to head to St. Louis with former Indiana State coach Josh Schertz, where Schertz took the head coaching job after the season.

Arizona C Omar Ballo

Ballou became the star rim protector on Tommy Lloyd’s first few Arizona teams after following Lloyd from Gonzaga through the transfer portal. He started all 36 games for the Wildcats last season, averaging 12.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. Now a graduate transfer with another year of eligibility, Ballo has instantly become one of the most accomplished players in the transfer portal.

USC F kobe ​​johnson To UCLA

Johnson posted a photo of himself in a UCLA uniform on social media on April 4, after entering his name into the transfer portal on March 22. The 6-foot-6 junior guard averaged 10.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 steals this season at USC. Where he was a two-time All-Pac-12 defensive team selection. He started 28 of 31 games while shooting 40% from the floor and 31% from 3-point range.

utah Yes roly vorster

Vorster, a soon-to-be fifth-year senior, spent the past three seasons at Utah. He averaged 9.9 points, 5.5 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game this season, but was cut short after 16 games due to a foot injury.

wisconsin Yes AJ Storr

Storrs dropped out of Wisconsin a year after transferring from St. John’s. He averaged 16.8 points per game for the Badgers.

kentucky Yes adou thier

Thiero entered the portal following his sophomore season, in which he averaged 7.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game.

oklahoma state F Eric Daly

Daly entered the portal following his freshman season, in which Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton was fired after seven seasons. The young forward averaged 9.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game this season.

james madison Yes terence edwards

Edwards spent the first four seasons of his collegiate career with the Dukes, who reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament this season. He led James Madison in scoring, averaging 17.2 points per game. As noted, its head coach, Mark Byington, left shortly after being fired to become the new head coach of Vanderbilt.

iowa F patrick mccaffery

McCaffery, the son of Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery, has entered the transfer portal, the school confirmed Wednesday.

Patrick McCaffery has one year of eligibility remaining after starting 60 of 123 games. He was a starter for the first half of the 2023–24 season, averaging 8.9 points per game and making a team-high 19 points. Hawkeyes lose in Utah Sunday in the NIT.

McCaffery, who took 2019–20 as a redshirt season, spent his first three years in the program alongside his older brother, Connor. Fran McCaffery, 64, said last month he has no plans to retire. Connor McCaffery, who graduated last year, now works for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers, but remains close to Iowa largely because his girlfriend is Hawkeyes women’s basketball star Kaitlynn Clark.

Pepperdine F Michael Ajayi To gonzaga

Ajayi announced Tuesday that he is transferring from the Waves to West Coast Conference rival Gonzaga. The 6-foot-7 wing was first-team All-WCC after averaging 17.2 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. He was also a formidable threat from outside, shooting an average of 47% from 3-point range. Ajayi was at Pepperdine for one season, and left following the dismissal of coach Lorenzo Romar.

South Carolina Yes michi johnson

Johnson was the leading scorer on a Gamecocks team that surprised many outside observers by making its first NCAA Tournament appearance in seven years in 2024. He averaged a team-high 14.1 points per game along with 4.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists in his second year at South. Carolina, a Cleveland native, spent his first two collegiate seasons at Ohio State. The Buckeyes’ NIL group posted a reaction to the news of Johnson’s portal entry on Monday, perhaps hinting at a reunion under new head coach Jake Diebler.

Rhode Island Yes Ray Allen III

The 6-foot-1 freshman guard, son of former NBA All-Star Ray Allen, saw just one game for the Rams last season, scoring two points.

louisville Yes mike james

James, a native of Orlando, Florida, averaged 12.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in 2023. He is expected to join many of the Cardinals’ departure following the firing of head coach Kenny Payne.

Thrift pf rafael castro And Donovan Santoro

Neither Castro nor Santoro saw heavy minutes for Providence in head coach Kim English’s first season.

East louisville Yes Sky Clark To UCLA

The LA native will return home after entering the portal following Payne’s aforementioned departure from Louisville. After spending his freshman season at Illinois, Clark averaged 13.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for the Cardinals in 2023–24.

nebraska Yes that is rice And Ramel Lloyd Jr.

Both backup guards are in the transfer portal on the heels of the Cornhuskers’ return to the NCAA Tournament being spoiled by an early-round exit. Rice played in 17 games for Nebraska and averaged 4.2 points per game, while Lloyd missed the entire season due to injury.

Xavier’s F.S Abu Osman And Sasa Siani

Osman averaged 6.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists in his first year with Xavier after three seasons at North Texas. Siani averaged 2.5 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in his freshman season for Sean Miller’s team.

East Virginia Tech Yes rodney rice To maryland

The guard, who did not play for the Hokies in the first eight games of his freshman season, is heading back north to Maryland, where he will play closer to home.

new Mexico Yes Jamal Mashburn Jr.

The son and namesake of Kentucky legend Jamal Mashburn was a key part of Richard Pitino’s Lobos teams the last three seasons, averaging 18.2, 19.1 and 14.1 points per game after following Pitino from Minnesota through the transfer portal. Now, he has become one of the most skilled guards in the current portal.

Penn State Yes Jamil Brown

Brown played in 27 games for the Nittany Lions this season, averaging 10.1 minutes per game and scoring 4.0 points per game.

wisconsin Yes Connor Essegian

Essegian made the Big Ten All-Freshman team in 2022–23, but averaged only 7.3 minutes and 3.2 points per game in his second year with the Badgers.

stanford g/f Andrej Stojakovic

The son of former NBA star Peja Stojakovic and former five-star recruit, he is known as a prolific shooter like his father. Stojakovic averaged 7.8 points per game as a freshman for the Cardinals last season.

michigan Yes doug mcdaniel

McDaniels, a former four-star class of 2022 recruit who led the Wolverines in scoring last season, is the first major entrant into the transfer portal following the dismissal of Michigan head coach Juwan Howard at the end of a disappointing 2022-23 campaign. Team. McDaniel averaged 16.3 points per game, 4.7 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per game. A Washington, DC-area native, McDaniel is expected to attract interest from hometown schools such as Georgetown and Maryland.

period Yes devin askew

Askew will be looking to play at his fourth college program with two years of eligibility remaining. He missed most of last season due to a foot injury, but averaged 15.5 points per game before suffering a season-ending sports hernia injury in January 2023. Askew previously played one season each at Kentucky and Texas.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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