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Miami guard Bensley Joseph enters NCAA transfer portal

Screen Shot 2024-05-28 at 9.09.17 AMby:Kaiden Smith03/21/24


Miami guard Bensley Joseph has officially entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to On3’s Jamie Shaw.

Joseph just completed his third season with the Hurricanes, playing in 105 total games in his Miami career and showing steady improvement year after year. Last season he appeared in 32 games and made 27 starts averaging 9.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.5 seals per game for the Hurricanes, which are all career-highs.

He scored in double figures 14 times last season for Miami, highlighted by a career-high 21 points against No. 9 North Carolina. Ending his career in Coral Gables with 584 total points, 243 rebounds, 213 assists, and 87 steals.

Joseph played high school basketball at Putnam Science Academy in Putnam, Connecticut, where he was an unranked, unrated recruit in the 2021 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. But he was tabbed as a four-star prospect by ESPN and 247 Sports and ranked the No. 1 player in the state.

To keep up with the latest players on the move, check out On3’s Transfer Portal wire.

Miami transfer portal activity

Miami had a disappointing season to say the least following their appearance in the Final Four last year. Finishing the season with 10 straight losses and a second-to-last place finish in the ACC standings with a 6-14 record in conference play and a 15-17 record overall in Jim Larrañaga‘s 13th season at the helm.

Joseph is one of four players who have entered the transfer portal so far this offseason following Miami’s disappointing season, joining Jakai Robinson, Mike Nwoko, and AJ Casey. But Joseph definitely is the biggest loss so far this offseason for the Hurricanes, representing the only player of the group that averaged more than three points per game last year and had more than one career start under their belt.

But in the long term, Nwoko could pan out to be a costly loss for Miami. With the 6-foot-10 center departing from the program after just one season with the team after being the highest-touted recruit from last year’s recruiting class. A former four-star prospect who enters the transfer portal following his freshman season with Miami after scoring 77 points and grabbing 58 rebounds last season.