Top 20 college basketball transfers: Illinois’ Terrence Shannon leads freshman player rankings

approximately 2000 – Yes, 2000! – Division I basketball players hit the transfer gate off last season. Mass exits and ins across the country meant there were sure to be some players left in tough spots, yet many have clicked into new homes and are producing at a high level.

David Cobb actually looks like a wizard if you go back to look at him arranging his transfer before the season – It produces a lot of big names leading the rankings – but I wanted to revisit the rankings with an update now that we’re a few months into the season. Dust off and see where things start to settle down, you know?

I tried to make a list of the top 10 players, but there were just too many deserving players to mention, so the top 20 (with a few honorable mentions) is the way it went.

These ratings took into account scoring, rebounding, and assists production—typical counting stats—but also took into account a team’s success, the efficiency a player produces and the overall importance of that player to his team’s grand scheme. Therefore, these ratings are 100% correct. So please if you don’t agree just tell yourself you’re wrong and keep scrolling.

Well, let’s get in.

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

in a Texas Tech A left-handed shooter, Terrence Shannon was a Big 12 because of his contributions to elite defense and his ability to score inside and out. At Illinois, he developed and honed those skills into a more complete player that Illinois could turn to as its first choice. He averaged a career-high 17.8 points, a career-high 5.4 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game while shooting 57% from 2-point range and the Illini’s lead, leading to the NCAAs.

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

It was quite a split at the top, so I think Davis was more of a 1B in that ranking than a No. 2. It was better than expected – and expectations were pretty high. The AAC Player of the Year breathed new life into Penny Hardaway as a true lead guard who can score and facilitate among 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. the Murray State The transition fit in seamlessly with his longtime coach, Matt McMahon, who brought him to the Tigers after leaving Murray State. Williams averages the second most points among all SEC players and the sixth most rebounds of the year for LSU’s 12-1 team of the year.

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

First year head coach Dennis Gates brought Hodge with him to Missouri when he left Cleveland State The leap to the SEC has been a success so far for both Gates and Hodge. Hodge is not only producing as well as he did on the horizon, he is also producing better than he did in the mid-league. He set career highs in points (16.5), steals (2.8), rebounds (3.9), 3-point percentage (41.8%), and assists (2.2) while leading Mizzou to his best start (12-1) since 2013-14 season.

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

Sherfield Produced in Wichita State Before he catapulted to stardom in the nv The past two seasons have lasted on his last stop in Norman, Oklahoma with the Sooners. He ranks 3rd among all Big 12 players in points per game and 1st among all conference strongmen in 3-point percentage (among those who make at least 40 attempts a season) with an overwhelming 52.2% hit rate from depth. OU’s record at 9-4 isn’t much to write home about, but two of those were by one point, another by four and another into the top 15. Arkansas. Sherfield’s Sooners put them back in tracking business to be a team in Porter Moser’s second season.

6. Reiki Council, Arkansas

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

With No. 1 recruit Nick Smith in and out of the lineup with a knee injury and Trayvon Brazile done for the season, Arkansas never missed a win thanks to Counsell’s star, Wichita State transfer. Council averages 17.9 points per game and serves in Arkansas’ friendly guard system as the No. 1 pick on a team short of a few punches without Smith and Brazil. This team has some young pieces that can grow as the season progresses to complement the board nicely, but he took a chance and ran with it and looks like an All-SEC performer early in the season.

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

There have been some questions about how to translate Omier’s game from Arkansas State to Miami but he answered them all. Omier has asserted himself as one of the most important pieces for the Hurricanes since arriving on a 13-1 team and could challenge for the ACC crown. His presence inside as a forward gave Miami an presence it lacked last season, especially on the offensive glass.

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

Noli is one of the few on this list who is a multi-stopper – he started his career in Virginia TechHe spent time in Memphis and is now in Cincinnati – his last stop to date was probably his best. He averaged a career high 3-point shooting percentage and 2-point shooting percentage for the Bearcats who have won seven of their last nine after a shaky start in a brutal non-conference slate. Sensei could lobby for a contest show in Wes Miller’s second season, and Noli’s development as an effective scorer and producer could play a huge part in that.

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

Xavier racked up eight consecutive victories including a win over previously undefeated Okun The Liberals emerge as one of the best-coached teams in college basketball under Sean Miller. The use of cavalry by Solly Baum, a UTEP Transfer, is the best unique example of the magic of Xs and Os of these staff. Boum achieves career bests at 46.9% from 3-point range and 52.9% from 2-point range and this team has unlocked his best assets as a facilitator, scorer, and homer. His ‘do it all’ skill set will make him one of the most valuable transfer gate additions to any team.

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

The transfer of LSU Brandon Murray was among the many reasons why there is optimism surrounding Georgetown’s program and potential rebirth this season. While Murray has lived up to expectations — he’s quietly delivered at a stellar level as a scorer, builder and outside threat — the Hoyas remain the laughing stock of the Big East having now lost 32 straight regular season games. He’s had to knock Murray a bit because his team isn’t doing well, but individually he’s having a great season even if the situation around him is a complete mess.

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

during his time in North Carolina StateBates was a bulletproof nut that did nothing else. But in Butler, he became an effective scorer in the boot and one of the most important big men in the Big East because of what he could bring on both sides of the ball. His 13.5 points per game is nearly 4 points per game better than his single-season career high at NC State and he remains a hitting specialist. This season, his blocking rate of 7.7% is in the 60th highest nationally.

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

A three-time All-Conference USA performer, Young tackled Maryland as a plug-and-play producer leading the time in goals and assists. Maryland’s hot start has faltered a bit—it has lost four of its last six games—but Young’s importance to rebuilding the team in the first year under Kevin Willard cannot be overstated. The team seems to go as it goes.

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

His only season in Memphis was disastrous, but Bates, once considered the best basketball player in the world, reinvigorated himself at Eastern Michigan this season. He’s scoring at a high level and doing so efficiently, albeit against lesser competition he’s faced in Memphis. Bates’ season put him back on the NBA Draft radar as a potential first-round pick after struggling seriously in Memphis a year earlier.

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

Morehead State Transfer Johni Broome was a two-time All-OVC Outstanding Star and also won a DPOY with the league and wouldn’t he know it, he continues to put up similar production under Bruce Pearl at Auburn. His scoring has fallen a little backwards, but his shot blocking and offensive rebounding remain stellar on a team that desperately needed him to be a force this season on that front.

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

Hopkins couldn’t get himself a role in it Kentucky In his only season however in Providence, the former Top 40 recruit found a home where he could excel. After putting up 2.1 points and 1.4 rebounds per game for Kentucky, playing about 6 minutes per game, he’s close to 16 points and 10 boards per game for players as a rookie.

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

Alabama has a way of spotting great talent from the middle ranks, wiers, that Ohio Transferred, it is just the latest discovery. He was an excellent sniper alongside true rookie superstar Brandon Miller who can hit 3 at a high level and he added some playmaking and creativity to boot. Alabama plays big pace and embraces defense, so Sears was a perfect fit for what Nate 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 collapsing while playing with fl In late 2020, it looked as if Johnson’s football career was over. But two years later, he’s not only playing again—he’s thriving—at a new program at Kansas State under first-year head coach Jerome Tang. He’s fourth among all Big 12 players to score this season and seventh in rebounding as K-State got off to a 12-1 start – their best since the 2016-17 season.

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

Scheierman wasn’t quite the world-class player people had expected, and Creighton wasn’t quite the Big East as many thought he would be in the preseason. But even so, Sherman has been a solid addition in terms of transportation, and Creighton still has merit to be one of the best teams in the sport. Scheierman’s height and scoring gives the Bluejays a fantastic rebound that can help provide floor space and creativity, and I expect him to continue to grow in his role as the season progresses.

19 – Kevin McCullar, Kansas

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

Reigning champ Kansas lost a lot of chops from the title team, but the addition of Texas Tech’s McCullar kept the Jayhawks as one of the best not only in the Big 12 but in the country. KU is 12-1 on the year and uses McColar as an important player on the rebound, which is crucial to a team that lacks a lot of frontcourt size. McColar has always been an excellent defender and that has continued during his time at KU, but his rebounding and 3-point shooting make him an even more valuable addition as KU looks to repeat as NCAA Tournament champion.

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

After three seasons at Kentucky, mostly working as a part-time player, this season Brooks is setting career records in almost all areas. The Huskies are still struggling this season and don’t look quite ready to be a tournament contender, but Brooks’ evolution into a top-level scorer—he’s fifth among all Pac-12 players in points per game—is a worthy development.

Little honor: Jake Stephens (Chattanooga), Therese Hunter (Texas), Nigel Buck (Miami), Tristen Newton (Oconon), Courtney Ramey (Arizona), Pete Nance (North Carolina), Will Richard (Florida)

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