Ranking the top players that entered the transfer portal on Monday

On3 imageby:Jamie Shaw03/06/23


March 12 is the date players are able to enter the transfer portal without penalty. However, graduate transfers are able to transfer once their season is over. Monday was the first real day we saw some traction with the transfer portal picking up. While it felt like much more, in all, nine players actually submitted their names into the transfer portal.

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To get ahead of things, I wanted to rank the top players who entered the transfer portal on Monday, March 6. It should be reiterated only graduate transfers entered the portal.

1. BJ Mack (Wofford)

Height/Weight: 6-8/250
High School: Mouth of Wilson (VA) Oak Hill Academy

2022-23 stats: 16.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 49.2% FG, 33.5% 3P

Notes: BJ Mack is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. He played for the Team United program on Nike’s EYBL Circuit. Mack is a noted shooter, a career 35.9 percent shooter from beyond the arc n 3.0 attempts per game. He committed to South Florida out of high school and spent his last three years at Wofford. Mack has scored 1,238 career points and was voted first-team All-SoCon for the 2022-23 season.

On3 reported on Monday afternoon that LSU, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, UCLA, Butler, Georgia, and others have reached out.

2. Dame Adelekun (Dartmouth)

Height/Weight: 6-8/230
High School: Gastonia (NC) Gaston Christian

2022-23 stats: 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.0 blocks, 56.3% FG

Notes: Dame Adelekun is originally from Gastonia, North Carolina, where he played for the Team Loaded NC program. At 6-foot-8, Adelekun has very long arms and excellent hands, where a lot of his production comes from. He missed all of the 2020-21 season when the Ivy League canceled their season due to COVID and spent all three of his years playing at Dartmouth. Adelekun finished seven in the league in scoring, third in rebounding, and first in blocked shots.

On3 reported on Monday afternoon that Ohio State, NC State, Santa Clara, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Clemson, Seton Hall, Maryland, and others have reached out.

3. Stephen Clark (Citadel)

Height/Weight: 6-8/205
High School: Charlotte (NC) Metrolina Christian

2022-23 stats: 16.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.8 blocks, 49.2% FG

Notes: Stephen Clark is from Charlotte, North Carolina, where he played with the independently based PSB Elite travel program. Clark is a sneakily explosive athlete with good length and excellent instincts. He is a member of the 2022-23 All-SoCon second team and finished third in the conference in points scored. He has led the SoCon in blocked shots each of the past two seasons.

On3 reported on Monday that South Carolina, Loyola-Chicago, Richmond, and Liberty were the first four schools to reach out.