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CBB Player Updates from Fri-Sun. July 16-18

There were not any notable new names in the transfer portal but perhaps the two biggest names still in the portal made decisions, with Marcus Carr (Minnesota to Texas) adding to Texas’ impressive off-season transfer haul, and Kofi Cockburn deciding to withdraw from the portal and return to Illinois after previously withdrawing from the NBA Draft.

Also announcing transfer destinations were Kevin Obanor (Oral Roberts to Texas Tech), Danny Ogele (Mercyhurst to Minnesota), & Harrison Henderson (Southern to Central Michigan).

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

Injuries and Updates from July 16-18:

  • N/A

Transfer Updates from July 16-18:

  • Kofi Cockburn, Illinois – withdraws from portal and will return to Illinois – 17.7 ppg
  • Marcus Carr, Minnesota – transfers to Texas – 19.4 ppg
  • Trey Doomes, Chattanooga – transfers to Oklahoma Baptist – 9.3 ppg
  • Luke Frazier, Dayton – transfers to Ohio – 0.0 ppg
  • Harrison Henderson, Southern – transfers to Central Michigan – 8.7 ppg
  • Kevin Obanor, Oral Roberts – transfers to Texas Tech – 18.7 ppg
  • Danny Ogele, Mercyhurst – transfers to Minnesota (GT) – 10.5 ppg
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CBB Player Updates from Wed-Thur. July 14-15

Fairly quiet on the new transfers front, but announcing transfer destinations were Alanzo Frink (South Carolina to East Carolina), Brison Gresham (Houston to Texas Southern), DeAndre Jones (Central Arkansas to Saint Louis), Sydney Curry (Logan JC to Louisville), Moussa Cisse (Memphis to Oklahoma State), & Jermaine Harris (Rhode Island to New Mexico State).

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

Injuries and Updates from July 14-15:

  • Isaiah Ihnen, Minnesota – will have surgery for a season-ending knee injury
  • JJ Miles, East Carolina – confirmed to be returning for extra year next season – 9.8 ppg

Transfer Updates from July 14-15:

  • Moussa Cisse, Memphis – transfers to Oklahoma State – 6.6 ppg
  • Tyree Corbett, Alcorn State – enters portal – 7.8 ppg
  • Sydney Curry, Logan JC – will transfer to Louisville, previously de-committed from Kansas
  • Alanzo Frink, South Carolina – transfers to East Carolina – 3.3 ppg
  • Brison Gresham, Houston – transfers to Texas Southern – 3.0 ppg
  • Jermaine Harris, Rhode Island – transfers to New Mexico State – 3.3 ppg
  • DeAndre Jones, Central Arkansas – transfers to Saint Louis – 10.5 ppg
  • Jamir Moultrie, NC Central – transfers to Kennesaw State – 9.7 ppg, had previously been committed to Western Carolina before re-opening his recruitment
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CBB Player Updates from Sat-Tues. July 10-13

For the first time in around a week there were notable new names in the transfer portal including Montavious Murphy (Kansas State), Brison Gresham (Houston), & Xavier Green (Old Dominion).

Announcing transfer destinations were Ralph Agee (San Jose State to Rutgers), Mikal Starks (Georgia to Portland State), & Andrej Jakimovski (Washington State to Loyola Maryland).

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

Injuries and Updates from July 10-13:

  • CJ Fredrick, Kentucky – recent Iowa transfer had a minor surgical procedure according to Coach John Calipari, believed to be on his foot/leg (not specified, dealt with plantar fasciitis last season), expected to be ready for the season

Transfer Updates from July 10-13:

  • Ralph Agee, San Jose State – transfers to Rutgers – 11.1 ppg
  • Jace Bass, Louisiana Tech – transfers to Cal State Dominguez Hills – 3.7 ppg
  • Xavier Green, Old Dominion – enters portal (GT) – 6.7 ppg
  • Brison Gresham, Houston – enters portal (GT) – 3.0 ppg
  • Andrej Jakimovski, Washington State – transfers to Loyola Maryland – 5.5 ppg
  • Montavious Murphy, Kansas State – enters portal – 2.8 ppg
  • Isiah Small, Texas State – withdraws from the transfer portal – 10.9 ppg
  • Mikal Starks, Georgia – transfers to Portland State – 0.2 ppg
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CBB Player Updates from Thur-Fri. July 8-9

While there were not any big new names in the transfer portal, some notables announcing transfer destinations were Alonzo Verge (Arizona State to Nebraska), Dawson Garcia (Marquette to UNC), Cedric Russell (Louisiana to Ohio State), & Edra Luster (East Carolina to Northeastern State (D2)).

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

Injuries and Updates from July 8-9:

  • N/A

Transfer Updates from July 8-9:

  • Anthony Bratton, Texas-Rio Grande Valley – transfers to Coppin State – 6.2 ppg
  • Kenyon Duling, NC A&T – transfers to U. of Pikeville – 4.1 ppg
  • Kyle Feit, Arizona State – transfers to Indian River State College – 0.8 ppg
  • Dawson Garcia, Marquette – transfers to UNC – 13.0 ppg
  • Isaiah Lewis, Chicago State – transfers to South Plains JC – 5.9 ppg
  • Edra Luster, East Carolina – transfers to Northeastern State (D2) – 0.6 ppg
  • Jalen Lynn, Arkansas-Pine Bluff – transfers to Southern Nazarene – 7.1 ppg
  • Alexander Perry, Miss Valley State – enters portal – 3.5 ppg
  • Cedric Russell, Louisiana – transfers to Ohio State – 17.2 ppg
  • Deuce Turner, Bucknell – transfers to South Plains JC – 8.3 ppg
  • Alonzo Verge, Arizona State – transfers to Nebraska – 14.0 ppg
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CBB Player Updates from Wed. July 7

July 7 was the deadline for players to withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to college, and Wednesday saw a good number of players returning to school and a handful remaining in the draft or pursuing pro careers.

There were not any new notable names in the transfer portal or players announcing transfer destinations on Wednesday, although a few players who withdrew from the draft are in the portal.

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

Injuries and Updates from July 7:

  • Max Abmas, Oral Roberts – withdraws from NBA Draft – 24.6 ppg
  • Fardaws Aimaq, Utah Valley – withdraws from NBA Draft – 13.9 ppg
  • Santi Aldama, Loyola (MD) – will remain in the NBA Draft
  • Jose Alvarado, Georgia Tech – will remain in the NBA Draft
  • Marcus Bagley, Arizona State – withdraws from NBA Draft & withdraws from the portal to return to Arizona State – 10.8 ppg
  • Geo Baker, Rutgers – withdraws from NBA Draft – 10.4 ppg
  • Kendric Davis, SMU – withdraws from NBA Draft – 19.0 ppg
  • Tyson Etienne, Wichita State – withdraws from NBA Draft – 16.3 ppg
  • Jordan Goodwin, Saint Louis – will remain in the NBA Draft
  • Jamaure Gregg, Northwestern State – signs pro contract in Luxembourg, had been in portal
  • Ron Harper Jr, Rutgers – withdraws from the NBA Draft – 14.9 ppg
  • Johnny Juzang, UCLA – withdraws from the NBA Draft – 16.0 ppg
  • Makur Maker, Howard – will remain in the NBA Draft
  • Sterling Manley, UNC – posted “Everyone has their journey and now I have MY JOURNEY”, which was interpreted that he will pursue a pro career, rather than transfer or return to UNC
  • Steffon Mitchell, Boston College – will remain in the NBA Draft
  • Isaiah Mobley, USC – withdraws from NBA Draft – 9.9 ppg
  • Kevin Obanor, Oral Roberts – withdraws from NBA Draft, remains in the portal – 18.7 ppg
  • Scotty Pippen Jr, Vanderbilt – withdraws from NBA Draft – 20.8 ppg
  • Jason Preston, Ohio – will remain in the NBA Draft
  • Cody Riley, UCLA – withdraws from NBA Draft – 10.0 ppg
  • Terrence Shannon, Texas Tech – withdraws from NBA Draft – 12.9 ppg
  • CJ Walker, UCF – withdraws from NBA Draft – 7.0 ppg
  • Donovan Williams, Oklahoma State – pictured in practice wearing a knee brace after having knee surgery last season

Transfer Updates from July 7:

  • N/A
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CBB Player Updates from Tues. July 6

Wednesday July 7 is the deadline for players to withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to college, so Tuesday saw a large number of players announcing they would withdraw from the draft, with a few who are also in the transfer portal and may not be returning to their original school. There are still a dozen+ players I hope to see announcements from about staying in the draft or returning to school on Wednesday.

There were not any new notable names in the transfer portal or transfer destination announcements on Tuesday.

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

Injuries and Updates from July 6:

  • Isaiah Adams, UCF – will return next season, I don’t believe his name ever appeared on the official NBA Draft declaration list – 9.9 ppg
  • Ochai Agbaji, Kansas – withdrawing from NBA Draft and will return – 14.1 ppg
  • Kofi Cockburn, Illinois – withdrawing from NBA Draft, remains in portal – 17.7 ppg
  • Eric Curry, Minnesota – will return next year for a 6th season after previously saying his career was done – 3.7 ppg
  • Hunter Dickinson, Michigan – withdrawing from NBA Draft and will return – 14.1 ppg
  • Hasahn French, Saint Louis – confirmed to be pursuing a pro career, also trying out for NFL teams
  • Dawson Garcia, Marquette – confirmed to be withdrawing from NBA Draft, remains in portal – 13.0 ppg
  • Dou Gueye, Louisiana – withdrawing from NBA Draft – 9.9 ppg
  • John Knight, Southern Utah – withdrawing from NBA Draft – 14.4 ppg
  • Remy Martin, Kansas – recent Arizona State transfer will withdraw from the NBA Draft – 19.1 ppg
  • Oregon StateWarith Alatishe (9.5 ppg) & Maurice Calloo (5.8 ppg) & Roman Silva (5.6 ppg) withdraw from the NBA Draft
  • Bobby Pettiford, Kansas – rehabbing from torn ligaments in left foot
  • Jaden Shackelford, Alabama – withdrawing from NBA Draft, remains in portal – 14.0 ppg
  • Stony Brook Omar Habwe (7.2 ppg) & Jaden Sayles (9.5 ppg) will return next season
  • Deon Stroud, Fresno State – withdrawing from NBA Draft – 12.2 ppg
  • Sidney Wilson, SIU-Edwardsville – withdrawing from the NBA Draft, remains in portal – 13.1 ppg
  • Isaiah Wong, Miami – withdrawing from NBA Draft and will return – 17.1 ppg

Transfer Updates from July 6:

  • N/A
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CBB Player Updates from Mon. July 5

With July 7 the deadline to remove your name from the NBA Draft and return to college, the countdown is on for several dozen players who have yet to state their intentions. Monday only saw a handful of decisions, so I’d expect Tuesday and Wednesday to be busier.

Announcing transfer destinations were Dontarius James (Jacksonville to Howard) & Amari McCray (Portland State to Grambling State).

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

Injuries and Updates from July 5:

  • DeVante Jones, Michigan – recent Coastal Carolina transfer withdraws from the NBA Draft
  • Miller Kopp, Indiana – recent Northwestern transfer withdraws from the NBA Draft
  • Chris Smith, UCLA – confirms he will not return as he pursues a pro career
  • Aaron Wiggins, Maryland – will remain in the NBA Draft

Transfer Updates from July 5:

  • Zack Bryant, Georgia Southern – signs with German pro team, was previously in transfer portal
  • Fredelin De La Cruz, Texas-Arlington – transfers to Angelo State – 5.9 ppg
  • Dontarius James, Jacksonville – transfers to Howard – 17.5 ppg
  • Amari McCray, Portland State – transfers to Grambling State – 10.7 ppg (was previously at Pacific)
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CBB Player Updates from Sat-Sun. July 3-4

There were no new notable names in the transfer portal over the weekend.

Announcing transfer destinations were Tareq Coburn (Hofstra to St John’s).

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

Injuries and Updates from July 3-4:

  • Colin Castleton, Florida – withdrawing from NBA Draft and returning – 12.4 ppg
  • Julian Champagnie, St John’s – withdrawing from NBA Draft and returning – 19.8 ppg
  • EJ Liddell, Ohio State – withdrawing from NBA Draft and returning – 16.2 ppg
  • Miles McBride, West Virginia – will remain in the NBA Draft
  • Sean McNeil, West Virginia – expected to withdraw from NBA Draft and return – 12.2 ppg
  • Kevin Samuel, Florida Gulf Coast – recent TCU transfer withdraws from the NBA Draft
  • Sahvir Wheeler, Kentucky – recent Georgia transfer withdraws from the NBA Draft

Transfer Updates from July 3-4:

  • Tareq Coburn, Hofstra – transfers to St John’s – 15.1 ppg
  • Omari Peek-Green, Delaware State – transfers to Lawson State JC – 4.1 ppg
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CBB Player Updates from Fri. July 2

Notable names in the transfer portal included Kevin Obanor (Oral Roberts).

Announcing transfer destinations were Joshuwan Johnson (Arkansas-Pine Bluff to Western New Mexico), Ibrahima Diallo (Ohio State to San Jose State), & Jacobi Gordon (Louisiana to Florida Memorial).

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

Injuries and Updates from July 2:

  • Dalano Banton, Nebraska – staying in the NBA Draft
  • Moussa Cisse, Memphis – withdraws from the NBA Draft, remains in portal – 6.6 ppg
  • Sam Cunliffe, Evansville – staying in the NBA Draft
  • Josh Mballa, Buffalo – withdrawing from the NBA Draft – 15.3 ppg
  • Orlando Robinson, Fresno State – withdrawing from the NBA Draft – 14.6 ppg
  • Joe Wieskamp, Iowa – staying in the NBA Draft
  • Jalen Wilson, Kansas – withdrawing from the NBA Draft – 11.7 ppg

Transfer Updates from July 2:

  • Ibrahima Diallo, Ohio State – transfers to San Jose State – 0.2 ppg
  • George Dixon, Eastern Illinois – transfers to Western Illinois – 5.1 ppg
  • Jacobi Gordon, Louisiana – transfers to Florida Memorial – 4.6 ppg
  • Joshuwan Johnson, Arkansas-Pine Bluff – transfers to Western New Mexico – 9.8 ppg
  • Kevin Obanor, Oral Roberts – enters portal (GT) – 18.7 ppg, also in NBA Draft process
  • Rico Ozuna-Harrison, Michigan – enters portal – 0.0 ppg – walk-on
  • Camron Reece, Akron – transfers to Talladega College – 6.4 ppg, decommitted from Pacific
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CBB Player Updates from Thur. July 1

Notable names in the transfer portal included Kofi Cockburn (Illinois), & Isiah Small (Texas State).

Announcing transfer destinations were Josh Gray (LSU to South Carolina) & Jervay Green (Pacific to Talladega College).

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

Injuries and Updates from July 1:

  • Izaiah Brockington, Iowa State – Penn State transfer confirms withdrawal from NBA Draft
  • Jamarius Burton, Pitt – eligible after transfer from Texas Tech
  • Quincy Guerrier, Oregon – Syracuse transfer withdrawing from the NBA Draft – 13.7 ppg
  • Davion Mintz, Kentucky – withdrawing from NBA Draft and will return next season – 11.5 ppg
  • Alex Morales, Wagner – withdraws from NBA Draft
  • Darius Perry, UCF – withdraws from NBA Draft – 14.7 ppg
  • Koby Thomas, Coppin State – signs with agent, staying in NBA Draft
  • Stanley Umude, Arkansas – South Dakota transfer withdrawing from the NBA Draft

Transfer Updates from July 1:

  • Kofi Cockburn, Illinois – enters the portal, also in the NBA Draft process – 17.7 ppg
  • Josh Gray, LSU – transfers to South Carolina – 0.8 ppg
  • Jervay Green, Pacific – transfers to Talladega College – 1.8 ppg
  • Joe Petrakis, Kansas State – transfers to Western Carolina – 1.4 ppg
  • Isiah Small, Texas State – enters portal – 10.9 ppg