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CBB Player Updates from Thur-Sun. Aug 19-22

In injury news, Pelle Larsson (Arizona, transfer from Utah) has a broken bone in his foot and his return for the start of the season is unclear, but Mekhi Mitchell (Rhode Island) is full-go after having knee surgery last season.

Announcing transfer destinations were Mike Peake (Austin Peay to New Mexico State) and Tuongthach Gatkek (Trinity Valley CC to Florida).

(Injuries & Updates in the first section, Transfers down below.)

Injuries and Updates from Aug 19-22:

  • Allen Betrand, Rhode Island – remains limited after March knee surgery
  • DJ Harvey, Detroit – Vanderbilt transfer is immediately eligible this season – 6.3 ppg
  • Jeriah Horne, Tulsa – Colorado transfer is immediately eligible this season (returning to Tulsa, began career at Nebraska)- 10.8 ppg
  • Pelle Larsson, Arizona – Utah transfer has a broken bone in his foot, timetable to return uncertain, potentially 8-12 weeks, could be back for season opener
  • Walt McGrory, South Dakota – Wisconsin transfer has been diagnosed with bone cancer and will not compete this season
  • Makhi Mitchell, Rhode Island – is back to full-go after knee surgery last season
  • Wynston Tabbs, East Carolina – Boston College transfer is immediately eligible this season – 13.3 ppg
  • Lance Thomas, South Alabama – Memphis transfer is immediately eligible this season – 2.1 ppg

Transfer Updates from Aug 19-22:

  • Jimmy Bell, Saint Louis – transfers to Moberly Area JC (in July)- 1.9 ppg
  • Tuongthach Gatkek, Trinity Valley CC – transfers to Florida – 9.7 ppg
  • Mike Peake, Austin Peay – transfers to New Mexico State – 10.7 ppg, began career at Georgia
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CBB Player Updates from Mon-Wed. Aug 16-18

Notable names in the transfer portal included Ed Oliver-Hampton (Hampton, 8.3 ppg), and Jarvis Omersa (Minnesota 1.7 ppg, decommits from St Thomas).

Announcing transfer destinations were Mason Faulkner (Western Carolina to Louisville), Tyrece Radford (Virginia Tech to Texas A&M), Eddie Davis (Portland to Tarleton State), Elijah Hardy (Portland State to Cal State Northridge), & Nathan Scott (Northern Illinois to Eastern Michigan).

(Injuries & Updates in the first section, Transfers down below.)

Injuries and Updates from Aug 16-18:

  • Robby Carmody, Notre Dame – hopeful to be fully cleared by October 1 after missing last season after knee surgery – 5.4 ppg in ’19-20
  • Jamal Johnson, UAB – Auburn transfer has received a waiver to be eligible this season – 9.4 ppg
  • Keyontae Johnson, Florida – has still not been cleared for any physical activity
  • Josh LeBlanc, UAB – LSU transfer has received a waiver to be eligible this season – 3.2 ppg
  • Tyrece Radford, Virginia Tech – had some recent legal charges dismissed but may be facing more, is in Louisiana, status with the program is up in the air, remains in the transfer portal – on Wednesday announced he will transfer to Texas A&M – 12.2 ppg
  • Jordan Walker, UAB – Tulane transfer has received a waiver to be eligible this season – 13.0 ppg
  • Bryce Williams, Oklahoma State – charged with misdemeanor DUI
  • Jacob Young, Oregon – Rutgers transfer has received a waiver to be eligible this season – 14.1 ppg

Transfer Updates from Aug 16-18:

  • Eddie Davis, Portland – transfers to Tarleton State – 11.8 ppg
  • Mason Faulkner, Western Carolina – transfers to Louisville after decommitting from Colorado – 16.9 ppg
  • Elijah Hardy, Portland State – transfers to Cal State Northridge – 7.1 ppg, began career at Washington
  • Ed Oliver-Hampton, Hampton – enters portal (GT) – 8.3 ppg
  • Jarvis Omersa, Minnesota – decommits from St Thomas, re-enters the portal – 1.7 ppg
  • Nathan Scott, Northern Illinois – transfers to Eastern Michigan – 5.4 ppg
  • Xavier Wilson, Central Connecticut State – transfers to Le Moyne – 6.8 ppg
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CBB Player Updates from Thur-Sun. Aug 12-15

Not a transfer commitment, but Andrej Jakimovski decided to withdraw from the portal and return to Washington State after committing to transfer to Loyola, Maryland.

Not a whole lot of updates from the end of this week, but Colorado and Indiana both were playing in different international exhibitions, so see a few details from those games below.

(Injuries & Updates in the first section, Transfers down below.)

Injuries and Updates from Aug 12-15:

  • Colorado – played a series of exhibition games in Costa Rica – first game started Keeshawn Barthlemy, Jabari Walker, Evan Battey, Eli Parquet and Dominique Clifford. In the second game Barthelemy and Walker started again, joined by KJ Simpson, Luke O’Brien and Tristan da Silva. In the third game starting were Eli Parquet, Evan Battey, Julian Hammond, Lawson Lovering, and KJ Simpson.
  • Indiana Michael Durr, Anthony Leal and Logan Duncomb were not available to play Friday for an exhibition game in Bahamas, resting unspecified injuries – the starting five for the Friday game were Xavier Johnson, Parker Stewart, Miller Kopp, Race Thompson and Trayce Jackson-Davis. For game two on Sunday it was the same starting five, Michael Durr was again unavailable, Anthony Leal and Logan Duncomb warmed up but were again unavailable. Miller Kopp left the game limping and later had his right foot wrapped in ice, but postgame it did not seem like a big deal.
  • Tyson Jolly, Iona – SMU transfer received a waiver to be eligible this season
  • Carlos “Scooby” Johnson, Butler – is facing legal charges and is no longer listed on the team roster

Transfer Updates from Aug 12-15:

  • Eddie Creal, St Bonaventure – transfers to Lindenwood (D2) – 0.9 ppg
  • Sama’Zha Hart, Stephen F Austin – transfers to Alcorn State – 3.4 ppg, ’19-20
  • Patrick Iriel, South Carolina – transfers to Northwest Florida JC
  • Andrej Jakimovski, Washington – will withdraw from the portal and return rather than transfer to Loyola MD – 5.5 ppg
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CBB Player Updates from Mon-Wed. Aug 9-11

There were not any notable new names in the transfer portal, but amongst the more interesting transfer destinations announced were Isaac Kante (Hofstra to Long Island University), Darius Beane (Northern Illinois to Cal State Northridge), and Chris Herren Jr went from last playing basketball at San Diego to being on the Alabama football roster.

(Injuries & Updates in the first section, Transfers down below.)

Injuries and Updates from Aug 9-11:

  • Quincy Allen, Colorado – freshman is not expected to play in exhibition games in Costa Rica as he deals with a hip issue
  • Earl Timberlake, Memphis – Miami transfer has been fully cleared (ankle, shoulder)
  • Dimencio Vaughn, Rider – immediately eligible after transfer from Ole Miss, began career at Rider

Transfer Updates from Aug 9-11:

  • Darius Beane, Northern Illinois – transfers to Cal State Northridge – 9.7 ppg
  • Chris Herren Jr, San Diego – former Boston College/San Diego player is now listed on the Alabama football roster as a WR
  • Isaac Kante, Hofstra – transfers to Long Island University – 12.9 ppg, began career at Georgia
  • Goodnews Kpegeol, Valparaiso – transfers to Gulf Coast State JC – 4.6 ppg
  • Emeka Obukwelu, Arkansas – Arkansas walk-on transfers to Northeastern State
  • LaTrell Tate, Alabama State – transfers to West Florida – 9.3 ppg
  • Derrius Ward, LaSalle – transfers to Harcum JC
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CBB Player Updates from Wed-Sun. Aug 4-8

No new notable names into the transfer portal, but announcing transfer destinations were Jalen Johnson (Miss. State to Texas A&M), Marco Morency (Louisiana-Monroe to Alcorn State), LaDavius Draine (Southern Miss to Tulsa), Onyi Eyisi (Fordham to Cal State Northridge), & Miles James (East Carolina to Cal State Northridge).

(Injuries & Updates in the first section, Transfers down below.)

Injuries and Updates from Aug 4-8:

  • Silvio De Sousa, Chattanooga – Kansas transfer was not guilty on an aggravated battery charge as well as lesser charges
  • Brevin Galloway, Boston College – Charleston transfer is fully cleared (knee)

Transfer Updates from Aug 4-8:

  • Wayne Arnold, Cal State Fullerton – transfers to Concordia Irvine (D2) – 11.0 ppg
  • LaDavius Draine, Southern Miss – transfers to Tulsa – 8.5 ppg
  • Onyi Eyisi, Fordham – transfers to Cal State Northridge – 3.2 ppg
  • Alec Hickman, Fresno State – transfers to Alabama A&M – 3.0 ppg
  • Miles James, East Carolina – transfers to Cal State Northridge – 0.9 ppg
  • Jalen Johnson, Miss State – transfers to Texas A&M – 5.2 ppg, previously played at Saint Louis & Louisiana
  • Will Johnson, Oregon – walk-on from Oregon transfers to Humboldt State
  • Marco Morency, Louisiana-Monroe – transfers to Alcorn State – 8.4 ppg
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CBB Player Updates from Sat-Tues. July 31-Aug 3

Notables announcing transfer destinations were Tyrie Jackson (East Carolina to Prairie View A&M), & Kim Aiken (Eastern Washington to Arizona). Mason Faulkner appears to be back in the portal after decommitting from Colorado after a transfer from Western Carolina.

(Injuries & Updates in the first section, Transfers down below.)

Injuries and Updates from July 31-Aug 3:

  • Austin Hutcherson, Illinois – healthy and working out with the team (missed last season with a back injury)
  • Sean Sutherlin, Minnesota – New Hampshire transfer is fully cleared after missing last season with a labrum injury

Transfer Updates from July 31-Aug 3:

  • Kim Aiken, Eastern Washington – recommits to transfer to Arizona after decommitting from Washington State, had originally committed to Arizona in the spring prior to the coaching change, the report was that he was not admitted to his specific grad transfer program at Wash. St – 11.3 ppg
  • Mason Faulkner, Colorado – recent Western Carolina transfer (16.9 ppg) decommits from Colorado to be closer to family in Kentucky, presumably will be back in the portal, one report said he took an unofficial visit to Louisville
  • Bruce Guy, Maryland-Eastern Shore – transfers to Wallace State CC – 4.8 ppg, ’19-20
  • Tyrie Jackson, East Carolina – transfers to Prairie View A&M – 4.5 ppg
  • Quentin Jones, North Carolina A&T – transfers to LSU Shreveport (NAIA) – 7.1 ppg
  • Anthony Thomas, Tennessee-Martin – transfers to Tallahassee CC – 9.0 ppg
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CBB Player Updates from Wed-Fri. July 28-30

Notable names in the transfer portal included LaDavius Draine (Southern Miss), Kim Aiken (Eastern Washington) is back in the portal after re-opening his recruitment, Bryce Laskey (Saint Francis (PA)), & Mike Peake (Austin Peay).

Announcing transfer destinations were Yuat Alok (Coppin State to New Mexico State), Xavier Green (Old Dominion to Maryland), Diego Willis (NJIT to Stephen F. Austin), & Jalanni White (Canisius to Penn State). Most of these players who committed in the last couple days just entered the portal since mid-June.

(Injuries & Updates in the first section, Transfers down below.)

Injuries and Updates from July 28-30:

  • Julian Champagnie, St John’s – had right wrist surgery, expected back by October

Transfer Updates from July 28-30:

  • Kim Aiken, Eastern Washington – back in the portal and re-opening his recruitment after decommitting from Washington State – 11.3 ppg
  • Yuat Alok, Coppin State – transfers to New Mexico State – 9.5 ppg, has previously been at JuCo, TCU, UCF, and Southern Utah
  • LaDavius Draine, Southern Miss – enters portal (GT) – 8.5 ppg
  • Xavier Green, Old Dominion – transfers to Maryland – 6.7 ppg
  • Shakem Johnson, Tennessee State – withdraws from the portal – 11.8 ppg
  • Bryce Laskey, Saint Francis (PA) – enters portal – 7.5 ppg
  • Mike Peake, Austin Peay – enters portal – 10.7 ppg, began career at Georgia
  • Jalanni White, Canisius – transfers to Penn State (GT) – 3.7 ppg
  • Diego Willis, NJIT – transfers to Stephen F. Austin – 5.9 ppg
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CBB Player Updates from Mon-Tues. July 26-27

Many of the player updates early in the week centered around transfers being eligible this upcoming season, (many of which were two-time transfers and/or grad transfers, credit to Jon Rothstein for sharing most of them). That said, between the new one-time free transfer rules and the ease with which waivers have been given to transfers (first-time & multiple-time) and grad transfers in recent seasons, it appears the general expectation this season will be that players who announce transfers will be granted waivers for eligibility.

While it is helpful to have confirmation of transfer eligibility, I don’t really see that as “breaking news” unless there has been a complicating factor around the transfer creating concern about their eligibility. So as a general rule I likely won’t tweet out transfer waiver eligibility approvals unless the climate shifts, but you can see a list of those whose transfer eligibility was recently confirmed in the update section below.

Some of those announcing transfer destinations were Kevin Osawe (Western Kentucky to Little Rock) & Talin Lewis (USC to Corban University).

(Injuries & Updates in the first section, Transfers down below.)

Injuries and Updates from July 26:

  • Teddy Allen, New Mexico State – Nebraska transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Nysier Brooks, Ole Miss – Miami transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Terrell Brown, Washington – Arizona transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Jason Carter, Ohio – Xavier transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Jalen Coleman-Lands, Kansas – Iowa State transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Rasheem Dunn, Robert Morris – St. John’s transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • KeyShawn Feazell, Creighton – McNeese State transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Ferron Flavors, Robert Morris – Oklahoma State transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Michael Flowers, Washington State – South Alabama transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Jamir Harris, Seton Hall – American transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Vance Jackson, East Carolina – Arkansas transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Hayden Koval, Cincinnati – UNC Greensboro transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Te’Jon Lucas, BYU – Milwaukee transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Koby McEwen, Weber State – Marquette transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Charlie Moore, Miami – DePaul transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Pauly Paulicap, West Virginia – DePaul transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Mark Smith, Kansas State – Missouri transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Patrick Tape, San Francisco – Duke transfer confirmed to eligible this season
  • Chris Vogt, Wisconsin – Cincinnati transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Michael Weathers, SMU – Texas Southern transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Bryson Williams, Texas Tech – UTEP transfer confirmed to be eligible this season
  • Holland Woods, Grand Canyon – Arizona State transfer confirmed to be eligible this season

Transfer Updates from July 26:

  • Trevell Cunningham, Grambling – transfers to Southern Indiana – 6.9 ppg
  • Isiah Kirby, Southeastern Louisiana – transfers to Tallahassee CC – 7.3 ppg
  • Talin Lewis, USC – transfers to Corban University
  • Kevin Osawe, Western Kentucky – transfers to Little Rock – 2.2 ppg
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CBB Player Updates from Thur-Sun. July 22-25

Notable names in the transfer portal were Isaac Kante (Hofstra), & Emanuel Littles (North Alabama) after decommitting from South Alabama.

Some of those announcing transfer destinations included Ed Chang (Missouri to Jacksonville), Sherman Brashear (Panola JC to Western Kentucky), Lenell Henry (Prairie View A&M to Alcorn St), & Frankie Hughes (San Diego to Slippery Rock).

(Injuries & Updates in the first section, Transfers down below.)

Injuries and Updates from July 22-25:

  • Keyontae Johnson, Florida – still undergoing tests, not yet cleared for workouts, no timeline yet
  • Makur Maker, Howard – withdraws name from the NBA Draft, will play professionally next season toward goal of 2022 draft

Transfer Updates from July 22-25:

  • Dudley Blackwell, Iowa State – transfers to Chipola JC – 1.6 ppg
  • Doctor Bradley, Cal State Fullerton – transfers to Salt Lake CC – 5.3 ppg
  • Sherman Brashear, Panola JC – transfers to Western Kentucky – 11.0 ppg
  • Ed Chang, Missouri – transfers to Jacksonville
  • Courtese Cooper, Southern Utah – transfers to Shawnee State – 1.0 ppg, began career at LSU
  • Frankie Hughes, San Diego – transfers to Slippery Rock (D2) – 6.0 ppg
  • Lenell Henry, Prairie View A&M – transfers to Alcorn State – 7.3 ppg
  • Isaac Kante, Hofstra – enters portal (GT) – 12.9 ppg
  • Emanuel Littles, North Alabama – decommits from transfer to South Alabama, back in portal – 9.4 ppg
  • Festus Ndumanya, Cal State Northridge – transfers to Salt Lake CC – 4.8 ppg
  • Montreal Pena, Oklahoma State – transfers to South Plains JC
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CBB Player Updates from Mon-Wed. July 19-21

Notable names in the transfer portal included Jeffrey Gary (Mercer), while Jaden Shackelford (Alabama) withdrew his name from the portal. Shackelford was likely the most high-profile player in the portal prior to withdrawing, although there are still a handful of impact transfers still available, with Keith Williams (Cincinnati) and Tyrece Radford (Virginia Tech) at the top of the list.

Announcing transfer destinations were Seneca Knight (San Jose State/LSU to BYU), Jason Whitens (Western Michigan to Michigan State), Silvio De Sousa (Kansas to Chattanooga), & Rod Brown (New Mexico to Jacksonville).

(Injuries & Updates in the first section, Transfers down below.)

Injuries and Updates from July 19-21:

  • Purdue Isaiah Thompson will return next week after dealing with a knee issue, Caleb Furst will see a doctor about foot soreness

Transfer Updates from July 19-21:

  • Rod Brown, New Mexico – transfers to Jacksonville – 7.4 ppg
  • Silvio De Sousa, Kansas – transfers to Chattanooga – 2.6 ppg, ’19-20
  • Jeffrey Gary, Mercer – enters portal – 6.7 ppg
  • Seneca Knight (San Jose State/LSU – transfers to BYU – 9.3 ppg at San Jose State in ’20-21 before a mid-year transfer to LSU where he never ending up playing
  • Michael Peterson, Ferris State – transfers to Michigan State as a preferred walk-on – 9.4 ppg
  • Jaden Shackelford, Alabama – withdraws from the portal and will return next season – 14.0 ppg
  • Jason Whitens, Western Michigan – grad transfers to Michigan State as a preferred walk-on – 5.4 ppg