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Transfer Portal: The top 10 players to enter during week one

On3 imageby:Jamie Shaw03/23/24


The men’s college basketball transfer portal opened on Monday for a 45-day period allowing all players to enter and transfer schools without penalty. It was a busy week as there are currently 833 entries showing in the NCAA D1 men’s basketball transfer portal. The D2 men’s basketball transfer portal shows 772 entries and there are 428 showing in D3. That means there are currently 2,033 players in the NCAA men’s college basketball transfer portal, across all levels.

Here at On3, we are here to help sort it all out. So be sure to follow along with all of the latest breaking news, player rankings, portal recruitment, and more. Today I want to discuss the top ten players who entered he men’s college basketball transfer portal during week one.

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1. C Maxime Raynaud, Stanford

The Buzz: Maxime Raynaud is a 7-foot-1, 235-pound center originally from Paris, France. He earned Most Improved Player honors in the Pac-12 this season after averaging 15.5 points and 9.6 rebounds while shooting 36.1 percent from three. Raynaud is a junior.

2. G Kanaan Carlyle, Stanford

The Buzz: Kanaan Carlyle is listed as a 6-foot-3 guard originally from the Atlanta, Georgia area. He earned Honorable Mention Pac-12 All-Rookie honors this season after averaging 11.5 points and 2.7 assists. Carlyle is a freshman. 

3. C Cliff Omoruyi, Rutgers

The Buzz: Cliff Omoruyi is listed as a 6-foot-11, 240-pound center originally from Nigeria. He earned first-team Big Ten All-Defense this season, for the second consecutive year. Omoruyi averaged 10.4 points. 8.3 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks this season. He is a graduate transfer.

4. C Brandon Garrison, Oklahoma State

The Buzz: Brandon Garrison is a 6-foot-11, 245-pound center originally from the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area. He averaged 7.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in 29 starts this season. Garrison is a freshman. 

5. G Dug McDaniel, Michigan

The Buzz: Dug McDaniel is listed as a 5-11, 160-pound guard originally from the Washington, DC area. He averaged 16.3 points and 4.7 assists in 52 starts this season. McDaniel is a sophomore.

6. F Kobe Johnson, USC

The Buzz: Kobe Johnson is listed as a 6-foot-5, 175-pound forward originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He earned Pac-12 first-team All-Defense honors this season after averaging 10.9 points, 3.3 assists, and 2.2 steals. Johnson, who is a junior, is the younger brother of Atlanta Hawks forward Jalen Johnson.

7. F Mikeal Brown-Jones, UNC-Greensboro

The Buzz: Mikeal Brown-Jones is listed as a 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward originally from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. He earned first-team All-Southern Conference this season after averaging 18.9 points and 7,5 rebounds. Brown-Jones is a graduate transfer who started his college career at VCU.

8. G JP Pegues, Furman

The Buzz: JP Pegues is listed as a 6-foot-1, 185-pound guard originally from Nashville, Tennessee. He earned first-team All-SoCon honors this season after averaging 18.4 points and 4.8 assists. Pegues is a junior.

9. G Rodney Rice, Virginia Tech

The Buzz: Rodney Rice did not play this season.

10. Darlinstone Dubar, Hofstra

The Buzz: Darlinstone Dubar is listed as a 6-foot-8. 210-pound forward originally from North Carolina. He earned second-team All-CAA honors this season after averaging 17.8 points on 39.9 percent shooting from three. Dubar is a graduate transfer who started his college career at Iowa State.