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Transfer Portal: The top 15 players currently in after the 45-day window closes

On3 imageby:Jamie Shaw05/02/24


The college basketball Transfer Portal officially closed on Wednesday night. While compliance offices still have 48 hours after the deadline to get paper work submitted to the NCAA and we will still see a few players trickle into the portal, the majority of the players who are entering, are in.

Over 2,000 players officially entered the Transfer Portal during the 2024 cycle. Some are already committed and a few returned back to their original schools. However, there are still a good number of players who are available, in the portal.

What better time than to discuss top prospects? As of noon on May 2, the day after the college basketball Transfer Portal closed, here are the top fifteen players that entered college basketball’s Transfer Portal during the 45-day window.

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1. G Johnell Davis, FAU

Committed to Arkansas: Johnell Davis earned AAC Player of the Year honors this season after averaging 18.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.4 steals per game. Davis also shot 41.4 percent from three on 4.1 attempts per game. Davis ultimately chose Arkansas over Kentucky and others.

2. C Norchad Omier, Miami

Uncommitted: Norchad Omier earned All-ACC honors each of the last two seasons at Miami. Last season, the 6-foot-7 post player averaged 17.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 1.5 steals while shooting 35.3 percent from three. Omier has finished top 20 in the NCAA in rebounds each of his four seasons in college. Omier started his college career at Arkansas State.

3. C Oumar Ballo, Arizona

Committed to Indiana: Oumar Ballo earned first-team All-Pac 12 honors this year after averaging a double-double, 12.9 points, and 10.1 rebounds while shooting 65.8 percent from the field. Ballo is originally from Mali and played at the NBA Academy Latin American and started his college career at Gonzaga. Ballo committed to Indiana over UNC, Louisville, Florida, and others.

4. F Jamir Watkins, Florida State

Uncommitted: Jamir Watkins took a big step this season, his first at Florida State after transferring from VCU. Watkins ended the season averaging 15.6 points and 6.0 rebounds while also finishing No. 4 in the ACC with 1.9 steals per game. Watkins is going through the NBA Draft process.

5. C Vladislav Goldin, FAU

Committed to Michigan: Vladislav Goldin was one of the most efficient big men in the country this season. The 7-foot-1 center averaged 15.1 points on 67.3 percent shooting form the field. Goldin, who is originally from Russia, started his college career at Texas Tech, before playing three seasons at Florida Atlantic. The grad transfer followed Florida Atlantic coach Dusty May to Michigan.

6. G Jeremy Roach, Duke

Committed to Baylor: Jeremy Roach was a captain at Duke this season. The grad transfer guard scored 1,469 career points while starting 108 games and winning 99 in his four years with the Blue Devils. The former McDonald’s All-American finished third for Duke in scoring (14.0) and second in assists (3.3) and steals (1.1) for Duke this season. Roach took one visit and committed to Baylor shortly after going into the Transfer Portal.

7. F Tucker DeVries, Drake

Committed to West Virginia: In Tucker DeVries’ three seasons at Drake he was twice named Missouri Valley Player of the Year while being all-leage all three seasons. The 6-foot-7 forward scored 1,867 career points averaging 21.6 and 3.7 assists last season on 36.3 percent shooting from three. Drake made two NCAA Tournament appearances and won 80 total games in DeVries three seasons. The junior followed his dad, Darian DeVries, to West Virginia, committing to the Mountaineers just days after entering the Transfer Portal

8. G Chaz Lanier, North Florida

Uncommitted: Chaz Lanier took a huge step this season jumping to 19.7 points while shooting 44.0 percent from three. The 6-foot-4 guard earned first-team All-ASun honors finishing second in the conference in scoring and thrid with 106 threes made. Lanier, who is originally from Nashville, Tennessee, entered the Transfer Portal with a ‘do not contact’ tag On3 has learned.

9. C Jonas Aidoo, Tennessee

Committed to Arkansas: Jonas Aidoo earned second-team All-SEC as well as SEC All-Defense honors this season after almost doubling his output from the previous season. Aidoo averaged 11.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and shot 51.5 percent from three. The 7-foot-0 center who is originally from Durham, North Carolina, committed to Arkansas after taking a visit to Baylor and being courted by programs like Ole Miss and UNC.

10. C Cliff Omoruyi, Rutgers

Uncommitted: In his four seasons at Rutgers, Cliff Omoruyi has twice been named first-team Big Ten All-Defense and earned an all-league nod his junior season. The 6-foot-10 center led the Big Ten with 2.9 blocks last season while finishing fourth with 8.3 rebounds and knocking down 10.4 points on 51.2 percent shooting. Omoruyi has taken official visits to Georgetown, Kansas State, and Alabama. He has an official with UNC this week.

11. F Coleman Hawkins, Illinois

Uncommitted: Coleman Hawkins earned third-team All-Big Ten honors this season. The 6-foot-10 forward finished top 20 in the league in rebounds (6.1), assists (2.7), steals (1.5), and blocks (1.1) per game this season. Hawkins played all four seasons at Illinois starting 82 games. He is going through the NBA Draft process.

12. F Achor Achor, Samford

Uncommitted: Achor Achor earned first-team All-Southern Conference as well as Conference Tournament MVP this season. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 16.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks while shooting 43.5 percent from three on 1.9 attempts per game. Achor, who graduated from Greenforest McCalep/GA, is going through the NBA Draft process.

13. G PJ Haggerty, Tulsa

Committed to Memphis: PJ Haggerty earned AAC Rookie of the Year honors this season after finishing No. 15 in Division 1 scoring at 21.1 points per game. The 6-foot-3 guard started his college career at TCU, where he redshirted, before transferring to Tulsa this season. Haggerty shot 49.3 percent from the field and added 3.8 assists per contest. He committed to Memphis shortly after entering the Transfer Portal

14. F Robbie Avila, Indiana State

Committed to Saint Louis: Robbie Avila caught the eyes of many college basketball onlookers while helping Indiana State on a run to the NIT finals. The 6-foot-10 center earned fierst-team All-Missouri Valley honors after averaging 17.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and shooting 39.4 percent from three. Avila went into the Transfer Portal with a ‘do not contact’ tag On3 learned and eventually followed his coach Josh Shertz to Saint Louis.

15. F JT Toppin, New Mexico

Uncommitted: JT Toppin earned Mountain West Conference Rookie of the Year and second-team All-Mountain West honors this season. The 6-foot-9 freshman averaged 12.4 points while finishing leading the conference with 9.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game. Toppin graduated from Oak Cliff Faith Family Academy/TX.