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CBB Player Updates from Sept 24-27

Javan Johnson, one of the most high-profile players still in the transfer portal, announced he will transfer to DePaul. Johnson began his career playing two seasons at Troy, then transferred to Iowa State where he sat out a season then averaged 9.7 ppg in ’20-21, playing 29.6 minutes per game.

Fall practice starts this week along with many teams having opening of camp media sessions, so I’d anticipate getting more updates on the status of previous injuries, transfer waiver updates, players unexpectedly not returning to teams, as well as news of injuries that occurred over the summer. Along those lines, Will McClendon (UCLA) was announced to be out for the season with a torn ACL, and Seneca Knight is eligible at BYU, after previous stops at San Jose State and LSU. Knight never played for LSU after a midyear transfer from SJSU, but his best season at San Jose was ’19-20 when he averaged 17.1 ppg.

Announcing transfer destinations were Javan Johnson (Iowa State to DePaul), Luke Brown (Stetson to Ball State) and Ivan Raut (Fordham to Palm Beach Atlantic).

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

Injuries and Updates from Sept 24-27:

  • Kyle Cuffe, Kansas – had arthroscopic knee surgery, will be out a few weeks
  • Logan Duncomb, Indiana – had a strained shoulder earlier in preseason but is practicing full now
  • Seneca Knight, BYU – San Jose State/LSU transfer is eligible to play this season – 9.3 ppg
  • Jarren McAllister, VCU – back full-go this season, torn ACL
  • Will McClendon, UCLA – out for the season, torn ACL
  • Darius McNeill, UTSA – SMU transfer is eligible to play this season – 7.3 ppg
  • Jose Perez, Manhattan – Marquette transfer is eligible to play this season – 3.1 ppg

Transfer Updates from Sept 24-27:

  • Luke Brown, Stetson – transfers to Ball State
  • Javan Johnson, Iowa State – transfers to DePaul – 9.7 ppg
  • Ivan Raut, Fordham – transfers to Palm Beach Atlantic – 0.8 ppg

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CBB Player Updates from Sept 22-23

As we get close to fall practices resuming the updates on players with injuries from last season began to pickup over the last few days. The most impactful likely being that Texas’ Dylan Disu, a Vanderbilt transfer, is almost fully cleared as he recovers from a knee injury. Disu started all 17 games he played in last season before the injury, averaging 15.0 ppg and 9.2 rebounds. In addition Richmond’s Nick Sherod is fully cleared after missing all of last season with an ACL injury, Sherod has averaged 11.5 ppg over four seasons with the Spiders.

I also did some digging on players who had entered the portal but I had not seen updates on, producing some of the additional transfer news, most of which came from players personal twitter accounts as well as 2021-22 team rosters posted online (so these transfer updates may not have just happened in the last couple days).

Announcing transfer destinations were KC Ndefo (withdrew from portal, will return to Saint Peter’s), Braelee Albert (Vanderbilt to Tulane), Daniss Jenkins (Pacific to Odessa JC), and Randy Miller (Indiana State to NC Central).

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

Injuries and Updates from Sept 22-23:

  • Quincy Allen, Colorado – hip surgery to sideline freshman for the season
  • Dedric Boyd, Tennessee State – Illinois State transfer is eligible this season – 7.0 ppg
  • Jordan Brown, Louisiana – Arizona transfer is eligible this season – 9.4 ppg
  • Kenny Cooper, Tennessee State – Western Kentucky transfer is eligible this season – 2.6 ppg
  • LJ Cryer, Baylor – expected back the latter part of October (foot surgery)
  • Dylan Disu, Texas – is “almost” fully cleared for all basketball activities (knee)
  • Antwann Jones, Louisiana – Creighton transfer is eligible this season – 3.4 ppg
  • Nick Sherod, Richmond – fully cleared for season (ACL)
  • Bourama Sidibe, Syracuse – fully cleared for the fall (knee)
  • Aaron Thompson, Butler – close to being fully cleared (shoulder)

Transfer Updates from Sept 22-23:

  • Braelee Albert, Vanderbilt – transfers to Tulane (late August) – 1.0 ppg
  • Daniss Jenkins, Pacific – transfers to Odessa JC – 12.2 ppg
  • Randy Miller, Indiana State – transfers to NC Central – 6.4 ppg
  • KC Ndefo, Saint Peter’s – withdraws from transfer portal and returns – 13.0 ppg
  • Alpha Okoli, St Bonaventure – transfers to Cal State East Bay (early Sept) – 1.7 ppg
  • Tavian Percy, Weber State – transfers to Lincoln Memorial – 5.0 ppg

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CBB Player Updates from Sept 17-21

Not much transfer news the last few days, but still some significant updates. San Jose State’s Richard Washington has been suspended for the season by the NCAA. Washington declared for the NBA Draft but then withdrew, but he had signed with an agent who was not certified, as well as accepted money for playing in a 3×3 event. Washington averaged 19.5 ppg last season for San Jose, and while he is still enrolled as a student he is not listed on the team roster.

Dealing with legal issues are Mason Gillis (Purdue) who will be suspended for the first four regular season games as well as exhibition games after being given probation for an Operating While Intoxicated charge. Gillis started 23 of 28 games last season while averaging 5.2 ppg. Just this past week Washington State’s Noah Williams had an altercation with bouncers at a bar and faces possible misdemeanor charges. Williams averaged 14.1 ppg while starting all 27 games last season.

Announcing transfer destinations were Austin Sacks (Santa Clara to Baylor), Hugo Clarkin (San Jose State to Sacramento State), and John Hall (Portland State to UMass Lowell).

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

Injuries and Updates from Sept 17-21:

  • Mason Gillis, Purdue – will be suspended for the first four regular season games after being sentenced to probation for an OWI
  • Ian Martinez, Maryland – Utah transfer has been fully cleared for the fall (meniscus)
  • Richard Washington, San Jose State – has been suspended for the season by the NCAA, he withdrew from the NBA Draft but signed with a non-certified agent and received money for a 3×3 event, he is enrolled at SJSU as a student
  • Noah Williams, Washington State – facing possible misdemeanor charges for an altercation with bouncers at a bar

Transfer Updates from Sept 17-21:

  • Hugo Clarkin, San Jose State – transfers to Sacramento State – 1.4 ppg
  • John Hall, Portland State – transfers to UMass Lowell – 3.9 ppg
  • Austin Sacks, Santa Clara – transfers to Baylor – DNP last season, unclear exactly when he transferred but he is listed on the Baylor roster

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CBB Player Updates from Mon-Thur. Sept 13-16

Starting off not with a transfer but a commitment – Jaykwon Walton began his career at Georgia where in 9 games over 1+ seasons he averaged 1.9 ppg. He entered the transfer portal last December and in April committed to transfer to Shelton State Community College. Then this past week he committed to Mississippi State as a 2022 recruit, where he’ll return to the SEC with a new team after this season.

Announcing transfer destinations were Miles Latimer (Bucknell to Bryant), Noah Morgan (Eastern Michigan to Morehouse), Andrew Platek (North Carolina to Siena), and Emanuel Littles (North Alabama to Nicholls State).

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

Injuries and Updates from Sept 13-16:

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Transfer Updates from Sept 13-16:

  • Kyonze Chavis, Norfolk State – transfers to Life University (NAIA) – 7.5 ppg
  • Khristion Courseault, Nevada – transfers to Houston Baptist (August) – 1.0 ppg
  • Miles Latimer, Bucknell – will transfer to Bryant and enroll mid-year – 6.1 ppg
  • Emanuel Littles, North Alabama – transfers to Nicholls State – 9.4 ppg, previously decommitted from transferring to South Alabama
  • Noah Morgan, Eastern Michigan – transfers to Morehouse (D2) – 8.6 ppg
  • Andrew Platek, North Carolina – transfers to Siena – 3.7 ppg – has enrolled, attempting to play this season
  • Jaykwon Walton, Shelton State CC – has committed to Miss State for 2022 – began career at Georgia

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CBB Player Updates from Thur-Sun. Sept 9-12

Notable names in the transfer portal included Chauncey Hawkins (St Francis, NY, 16.0 ppg).

Announcing transfer destinations were Eddie Davis (Portland to Cal State San Bernadino), and Brandon Knapper (Eastern Kentucky to Cal State San Bernadino). What is unusual here is these are two guys who averaged double-digit points a game last season who decommitted from transferring to other D1 schools, in one case a Mountain West school, to transfer to a Division 2 school with a twitter account with 232 followers. No judgment, just interesting, I’ve never been to San Bernadino, may be amazing.

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

Injuries and Updates from Sept 9-12:

  • Maceo Austin, Duquesne – reports came out that he has left the team but is still enrolled at the school – 2.9 ppg

Transfer Updates from Sept 9-12:

  • Sita Conteh, Austin Peay – transfers to Coppin State – 3.1 ppg
  • Eddie Davis, Portland – transfers to Cal State San Bernadino – 11.8 ppg, had previously committed to Tarleton State
  • Chauncey Hawkins, St Francis, NY – enters portal (GT)- 16.0 ppg
  • Brandon Knapper, Eastern Kentucky – transfers to Cal State San Bernadino (late August) – 18.3 ppg – had previously committed to San Jose State, began career at West Virginia

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CBB Player Updates from Mon-Wed. Sept 6-8

With practices starting in the next month a number of injuries were shared the start of this week, the most high-profile being Allen Flanigan of Auburn who will be out 12-14 weeks after Achilles surgery. Flanigan started all 27 games for the Tigers last season and averaged 14.3 ppg, second on the team to Sharife Cooper.

Also suffering notable injuries were Nimari Burnett, a Texas Tech transfer now at Alabama, who will miss the season due to a knee injury, Seth Towns (Ohio State, 3.8 ppg) will be out 3-4 months after back surgery, and Tolu Smith (Miss State, 12.6 ppg) had a foot procedure but may not miss much time as he will reportedly be back in November.

Announcing transfer destinations were CJ Roberts (New Mexico State to Lamar), Christian Gray (Fresno State to Cal State Northridge), and Ed Oliver-Hampton (Hampton to South Carolina State).

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

Injuries and Updates from Sept 6-8:

  • Nimari Burnett, Alabama – Texas Tech transfer has reportedly suffered a knee injury and is likely to miss the season – 5.3 ppg in 12 games last season
  • Kevin Easley, Duquesne – TCU transfer receives waiver for eligibility this season – 4.5 ppg
  • Allen Flanigan, Auburn – out 12-14 weeks after Achilles surgery – 14.3 ppg
  • Andre Gustavson, Richmond – had groin surgery, expected to miss the start of the season – 4.4 ppg
  • Meechie Johnson, Ohio State – expected to return for preseason practice (lower leg)
  • Tolu Smith, Miss State – underwent a foot procedure, will begin rehab soon, hopeful November return – 12.6 ppg
  • Seth Towns, Ohio State – will have back surgery, hopeful to return in 3-4 months – 3.8 ppg

Transfer Updates from Sept 6-8:

  • Christian Gray, Fresno State – transfers to Cal State Northridge – 5.3 ppg, (is listed on the roster)
  • Ed Oliver-Hampton, Hampton – transfers to South Carolina State – 8.3 ppg
  • Bryan Penn-Johnson, LSU – transfers to East LA JC (Last Chance U) – 0.4 ppg, began career at Washington
  • CJ Roberts, New Mexico State – transfers to Lamar – 6.9 ppg

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CBB Player Updates from Wed-Sun. Sept 1-5

While there were not any notable new names in the transfer portal, announcing transfer destinations were Oscar Lopez (DePaul to Central Michigan), Addison Patterson (Nevada to Salt Lake CC), and Volodymyr Markovetskyy (Washington State to San Francisco).

Lopez actually first committed to Montana in May, then committed to Salt Lake Community College in June, before finally deciding on Central Michigan. Patterson began his career at Oregon, then transferred to Nevada but never played for the Wolfpack.

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

Injuries and Updates from Sept 1-5:

  • LJ Cryer, Baylor – had surgery on his right foot, expected to be ready for the season
  • Tyrin Lawrence, Vanderbilt – has progressed to individual drills (ACL)

Transfer Updates from Sept 1-5:

  • Oscar Lopez, DePaul – transfers to Central Michigan after twice decommitting from other schools – 8.8 ppg
  • Volodymyr Markovetskyy, Washington State – transfers to San Francisco (Aug 25)
  • Matt McFarlane, Colby CC – transfers to La Salle, originally was committed to Wichita State
  • Addison Patterson, Nevada – transfers to Salt Lake CC (Aug 25)
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CBB Player Updates from Sat-Tues. Aug 28-31

A notable name in the transfer portal was Javan Johnson (Iowa State, 9.7 ppg). He started 18 of 21 game last season and averaged 29.6 minutes per game, third most on the team. Johnson would likely be considered the most high-impact transfer to enter the portal the entire month of August. Fletcher Abee (The Citadel, 12.4) also entered the portal.

Announcing transfer destinations were Jordan Brooks (Iona to Kansas State).

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

Injuries and Updates from Aug 28-31:

  • Dylan Addae-Wusu, St John’s – reported to have had surgery for bone chips in his ankle, expected back for the season opener – 6.5 ppg
  • Gavin Baxter, BYU – fully cleared for the fall (ACL)
  • Connor Crabtree, Richmond – fully cleared for the fall (foot)
  • Ray Salnave, UMBC – DePaul transfer receives waiver to be eligible this season
  • Nick Sherod, Richmond – limited right now but expected to be cleared for season (ACL)
  • Myles Tate, Butler – cleared for running (ACL)
  • Aaron Thompson, Butler – cleared for non-contact work (shoulder)

Transfer Updates from Aug 28-31:

  • Fletcher Abee, The Citadel – enters the portal – 12.4 ppg
  • Jordan Brooks, Iona – transfers to Kansas State as a walk-on
  • Trey Harris, Indiana Hills CC – transfers to Kansas State as a walk-on
  • Javan Johnson, Iowa State – enters the portal – 9.7 ppg
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CBB Player Updates from Wed-Fri. Aug 25-27

Announcing a transfer destination was Keith Williams (Cincinnati to Western Kentucky), Williams was arguably the most high-profile transfer remaining in the portal, and it feels like WKU brought him in fairly quietly. Also announcing were Alfred Hollins (Oregon State to UTEP) and Abdou Tsimbila (Penn State to Fordham).

Entering the transfer portal was Jackson Harlan (Western Kentucky, 0.7 ppg).

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

Injuries and Updates from Aug 25-27:

  • Wabissa Bede, Virginia Tech – is not expected to return this season, had considered playing one more season, started all 22 games in ’20-21 averaging 3.9 ppg
  • Francis Okoro, Saint Louis – Oregon transfer fully cleared for the season (shoulder, ankle)
  • Arashma Parks, Temple – has not yet been fully cleared (shoulder)

Transfer Updates from Aug 25-27:

  • Jackson Harlan, Western Kentucky – enters portal – 0.7 ppg, transferred to Lindsey Wilson College
  • Alfred Hollins, Oregon State – transfers to UTEP – 3.7 ppg
  • Abdou Tsimbila, Penn State – transfers to Fordham – 1.1 ppg
  • Keith Williams, Cincinnati – transfers to Western Kentucky – 14.3 ppg
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CBB Player Updates from Mon-Tues. Aug 23-24

Notable names in the transfer portal included Andrew Platek (UNC, 3.7 ppg) and Cashius McNeilly (Texas A&M) appears to be back as he will reportedly not transfer to TCU as previously was shared.

Announcing a transfer destination was Ryan Wade (Holy Cross to Central Michigan).

Credit to Jon Rothstein for sharing many of the below injury updates on players who have been cleared (or not) for the upcoming season, as many big names were revealed to be cleared.

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

Injuries and Updates from Aug 23-24:

  • Ace Baldwin, VCU – targeting a Jan 1 return (Achilles)
  • Joey Brunk, Ohio State – fully cleared for the fall (back)
  • Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, Villanova – not yet cleared (shin)
  • Isaiah Cottrell, West Virginia – fully cleared for the fall (Achilles)
  • CreightonRati Andronikashvili and Modestas Kancleris both close to being cleared (ACLs)
  • N’Faly Dante, Oregon – working out but now yet in live competition (ACL)
  • Dylan Disu, Texas – should be able to go full in a few weeks
  • Mason Faulkner, Louisville – had not yet been cleared (ankle), a few more weeks
  • Xavier Foster, Iowa State – cleared for the fall (foot)
  • Collin Gillespie, Villanova – fully cleared for season (knee)
  • Chris Harris, Oklahoma State – has not yet been fully cleared (ACL)
  • Blake Hinson, Iowa State – fully cleared for the fall (medical condition)
  • Nate Johnson, Xavier – fully cleared for the fall (lower leg)
  • Tony Johnson, UCF – fully cleared for the fall (lower body)
  • Rylan Jones, Utah State – Utah transfer has been fully cleared for the fall (shoulder)
  • Abu Kigab, Boise State – fully cleared for the fall (shoulder)
  • Gabe Kalscheur, Iowa State – fully cleared for the fall (finger)
  • Ian Martinez, Maryland – Utah transfer expected to be full speed in early September (meniscus)
  • Issac McBride, Oral Roberts – Vanderbilt transfer eligible this season
  • Connor McCaffery, Iowa – fully cleared for the fall (hip)
  • David McCormack, Kansas – fully cleared for the fall (foot)
  • Rodney Miller, Miami – fully cleared for the fall (knee)
  • Amanze Ngumezi, Jacksonville State – reports on social media that he tore his ACL and will miss the sesaon – 8.7 ppg last season, began career at Georgia
  • Jack Nunge, Xavier – close to returning (knee)
  • Max Rice, Boise State – fully cleared for the fall (foot/hip)
  • KK Robinson, Arkansas – fully cleared for the fall (foot)
  • James Rojas, Alabama – hopeful to return for SEC play (ACL)
  • Bourama Sidibe, Syracuse – not fully cleared (knee)
  • Jimmy Sotos, Ohio State – fully cleared for the fall (shoulder)
  • Sam Waardenburg, Miami – fully cleared for the fall (foot)
  • Donovan Williams, Oklahoma State – has been cleared for the fall (knee)

Transfer Updates from Aug 23-24:

  • Kolby Lee, BYU – had announced a transfer to Dixie State but instead will retire
  • Matt McFarlane, Wichita State – left the program for personal reasons, unclear if will enter portal
  • Cashius McNeilly, Texas A&M – apparently has decommitted from transfer to TCU
  • Andrew Platek, UNC – enters the portal – 3.7 ppg
  • Ryan Wade, Holy Cross – transfers to Central Michigan – 5.9 ppg