INCREDIBLE;The updated list of the top 15 prospects still available from the 2024 cycle on the college basketball transfer portal

INCREDIBLE;The updated list of the top 15 prospects still available from the 2024 cycle on the college basketball transfer portal

The list of the best college basketball transfer portal players from this most recent cycle who are still available is rapidly getting smaller. As teams attempt to fill the remaining holes in their respective 2024–25 lineups, elite talent will be in high demand in the second half of May. Who are the greatest names that are still available on the board, then?

Over two thousand players used the transfer site in the 45-day window this spring, which set a record. Less than 20 prospects out of the top 100 in the most recent rankings of individual transfer players, however, have not committed. Some of them left open the possibility of playing collegiate basketball again, and they also added their names to the NBA Draft pool for 2024. The deadline for those athletes to withdraw and keep their collegiate eligibility is May 29.


Ranking of the Transfer Portal: 4-star, 96-star, No. 3 SF, No. 10 overall

Prior to the portal closing earlier in May, Jamir Watkins submitted his name to the collegiate basketball transfer database in addition to his first 2024 NBA Draft declaration. With 15.6 points per game as a junior, the former Florida State small forward led the Seminoles in scoring this past season. Along with his team-high 6.0 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game, he shot 34.4% from three-point range and 45.7% from the field. Watkins is intent on at least preserving a potential return to college as an option for the 2024–25 season. He has until May 29 to remove his name from the NBA Draft.


Transfer Portal Ranking: No. 3 SG, No. 11 overall, 4-star, 96-point rating

After a great season at North Florida, Chaz Lanier hopes to capitalize on his increased profile by extending his eligibility by one more year. This past season, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound shooting guard shot 44.0% from 3-point range and 51.1% from the field, scoring 19.7 points on average. During his first three seasons with the Ospreys, Lanier scored fewer than five points per game on average. Travis Branham stated that Lanier was anticipated to visit both Tennessee and Kentucky before being invited to the G League Elite Camp. The two SEC programs are still vying for the coveted transfer.


Ranking of the Transfer Portal: 4-star, 96-star, No. 4-SF, No. 15 overall

Although 6-foot-8, 205-pound wing Jaylen Wells was instrumental in Washington State’s first-ever 16-year NCAA Tournament comeback, the player is being benched after just one season in Pullman. It was at Sonoma State that Wells earned Division II All-America honors before to joining the Cougars. At Washington State, he shot 43.6% from the floor and finished with averages of 12.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. Wells signed with the transfer portal and might be a key component of a high-major program in 2024–2025; nevertheless, the most likely course of action might be to enter the NBA Draft.


Transfer Portal Ranking: No. 4 SG, 4-star rating, 96 rating, and 16th overall

Cameron Christie, a freshman guard from Minnesota, had earlier declared for the 2024 NBA Draft and had just before the deadline joined the transfer portal. The 6-foot-6, 190-pound shooter made 40.3% of his field goals last season, including 39.1% from 3-point range, and averaged 11.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists. Travis Branham claims that he was rated as a top-100 prospect in the 2023 high school class and that, given his discreet transfer recruitment, an early NBA career start appears likely.


Transfer Portal Ranking: No. 5 SG, 4-star, 96-point rating, and 19th overall

One of Miami’s leading scorers, Wooga Poplar, who averaged 13.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game this past season, was among the team’s few notable transfers that left. Having grown into an explosive wing during his time with the Hurricanes, he has one more year of eligibility. Poplar just discussed his ongoing G League Elite Camp transfer procedure. Isaac Trotter reports that the following schools have been in contact: Villanova, Duke, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kansas State, Arkansas, and Kentucky.


4-star | 96 rating | No. 4 PF | No. 24 overall in the Transfer Portal Ranking

Coleman Hawkins, an Illinois transfer, has his name on the transfer portal and has the opportunity to return to college for a more season, but the NBA Draft is still his ultimate aim. In addition to averaging 12.1 points and 6.1 rebounds this season, the 6-foot-10, 225-pound stretch big man hit 36.9% from 3-point range. Expect a fierce competition for Hawkins from programs in need of a dynamic big man. After four years of eligibility at Illinois, where he started 82 of 126 games, he has one more year left. If Hawkins decides to go back to college for another season, North Carolina is one possibility.


Transfer Portal Ranking: No. 5 PF, No. 28 overall, 4-star rating, and 95 rating

JT Toppin, a big man from New Mexico and the co-freshman of the year in the Mountain West Conference, logged into the transfer portal shortly before the spring window closed. This past season, the 6-foot-9, 210-pound Lobos star averaged 12.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 62.3% from the field. After just one season at New Mexico, where he made an impression as a freshman, he still has three years of eligibility remaining. Toppin is still going through the NBA Draft process, but Texas and Texas Tech appear to be viable transfer destinations, according to Travis Branham.


Ranking of the Transfer Portal: 4-star, 95-star, 8 SF, and 36 overall

Jaxson Robinson registered for the transfer portal with the intention of playing one more season of collegiate basketball after initially declaring for the NBA Draft in 2024. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound small forward from BYU is anticipated to weigh his options and possibly follow head coach Mark Pope to Kentucky. Robinson, who made 42.6% of his field goals and averaged 14.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists, was named the Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year. He started his collegiate career at Texas A&M, moved to Arkansas for a season, and then finally made his way to BYU, where he has been for the last two years.


Transfer Portal Ranking: No. 8 PG, 4-star, 95-rated, and 38th overall

Can John Calipari, the new head coach of Arkansas, recruit another former Wildcat through the transfer portal? As one of the best portal players available, DJ Wagner paid a visit to Fayetteville with the possibility of adding a significant component to the nation’s top transfer class. The former five-star prospect was previously linked to both Florida and USC. This past season, Wagner started 28 games for Kentucky and averaged 9.9 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 3.3 assists. He is the son of DaJuan Wagner, a former standout player for Memphis who also played for the Tigers and Calipari.


Transfer Portal Ranking: No. 6 PF, No. 41 overall, 4-star rating, and 95 rating.

Trevon Brazile transferred from Missouri to Arkansas and played for two seasons. The 6-foot-10, 220-pound power forward was a consistent starter for the Razorbacks last season, averaging 8.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks. He did suffer from knee pain for the majority of February. During his second season, Brazile only appeared in nine games due to a torn ACL in his right knee. At his next destination, he will still be eligible for at least a year.


Transfer Portal Ranking: No. 12 SG, 4-star, 94-rating, and 66th overall

Leading scorer for Georgia Tech, Miles Kelly, accessed the transfer site just before the window closed in late April. The 180-pound, 6-foot-6 guard is also a 2024 NBA Draft participant. During the previous season, Kelly shot 36.9% from the field and 32.1% from 3-point range, averaging 13.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. If Kelly decides to play one more year of collegiate basketball, he may consider returning to Georgia Tech if a slot opens up.


Transfer Portal Ranking: No. 15 SF, No. 75 overall, 4-star, 94 rating

Chris Ledlum, who spent just one season at St. John’s, is back on the transfer portal. During the 2023–24 season, the former Harvard recruit averaged 9.5 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.8 assists while starting for the Red Storm. Ledlum made a big contribution for St. John’s despite having less productivity, making 42.7% of his field goals attempts. In addition to declaring for the NBA Draft in 2024, he requested a waiver so that he may play one more season of collegiate basketball.


Transfer Portal Ranking: No. 10 CG, 4-star rating, 93 overall, and 112 overall

Garwey Dual only attended Providence for one season before announcing his candidacy for the 2024 NBA Draft through the transfer site. Dual plans to look for another schools if the reception for the former top-50 recruit is negative. During the previous season, the 6-foot-5, 190-pound combo guard played less than 20 minutes per game and averaged just 3.3 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.9 assists. He appeared in 33 games, with six starts.


Transfer Portal Ranking: No. 17 PF, No. 117 overall, 4-star, 93 rating

After a notable uptick as a sophomore, Ven-Allen Lubin led Vanderbilt in both rebounds and blocks the previous season. Just before the deadline, in early May, the 6-foot-8, 230-pound power forward made an entry into the transfer portal and has since been observed by North Carolina. Lubin visited Chapel Hill on business last week, but he hasn’t decided whether to pursue a move yet. During the 2023–24 season, he shot 50% from the field and averaged 12.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks per game.


Transfer Portal Ranking: No. 11 CG, 4-star rating, 93 rating, and 118th overall

During his first season at Washington, Wesley Yates saw no action. The former top-60 recruit still has four years of eligibility left after missing the entire campaign due to injury. In 2023, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound shooting guard from Beaumont (Texas) United led the Timberwolves to their second consecutive Texas 5A State Championship with an average of 19.7 points and 4.0 rebounds as a senior. Yates did not decide to transfer after visiting Louisville in late April.



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