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CBB Player Updates from Jul 24-31

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The Core Four – four key updates

  1. Former Wichita State forward Jaykwon Walton is on the move yet again, as he decommitted from UCF to instead transfer to Memphis. He had previously committed to Alabama this offseason before being dismissed from the team then committing to UCF. Walton began his career with two seasons at Georgia then last season at Wichita State averaged 13.9 ppg & 5.3 rpg.
  2. Former Iowa State guard Jeremiah Williams will transfer to Rutgers after decommitting from Illinois. Williams started out with two seasons at Temple, then transferred to Iowa State but never suited up due to an Achilles injury. In his final season at Temple in ’21-22 he averaged 9.5 ppg and 4.3 apg.
  3. USC freshman Bronny James (son of LeBron) suffered cardiac arrest during a practice on Monday and was taken to the hospital, where he was reported to be in stable condition. Then on Thursday the family released a statement that he had been released from the hospital and was able to return home.
  4. Former Southern Miss forward Denijay Harris will transfer to Arkansas after previously decommitting from New Mexico State. Harris played the past three seasons at Southern Miss, with ’22-23 being his best as he scored 8.9 ppg with 5.6 rpg while playing 24.2 minutes a game. Arkansas has also added El Ellis, Tramon Mark, Keyon Menifield, Khalif Battle, Jeremiah Davenport and Chandler Lawson from the portal this offseason.

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

Injuries and Updates from Jul 24-31:

  • Juwan Gary, Nebraska – has been fully cleared after shoulder surgery, may get limited minutes in foreign tour
  • Bronny James, USC – collapsed on the court Monday suffering cardiac arrest and was taken to the hospital and was in stable condition. He was released from the hospital to return home on Thursday.
  • Ahron Ulis, Nebraska – Iowa transfer is being held out from playing on the foreign tour in Spain due to a “situation”
  • Tre’ Williams, Tulane – has played on the foreign tour in China after being sidelined at the end of the season

Transfer Updates from Jul 24-31:

  • Rakeim Gary, South Carolina State – will transfer to Pacific – 11.8 ppg
  • Lesown Hallums, South Carolina State – will transfer to Pacific – 10.6 ppg
  • Denijay Harris, Southern Miss – will transfer to Arkansas – 8.9 ppg, had previously decommitted from New Mexico State
  • Sam Hofman, Houston Christian – will transfer to Temple – 6.6 ppg
  • Teafale Lenard, MTSU – will pursue a pro career rather than transfer to Memphis
  • Emareyon McDonald, Northwestern State – enters the portal – 6.1 ppg
  • Jaron Pierre, Wichita State – will transfer to Langston – 10.6 ppg
  • Jaykwon Walton, Wichita State – decommits from UCF, will transfer to Memphis – 13.9 ppg, had previously committed to Alabama earlier in the offseason before being dismissed
  • Jeremiah Williams, Iowa State – will transfer to Rutgers, had previously decommitted from Illinois

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CBB Player Updates from Jul 17-23

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The Core Four – four key updates

  1. Former Harvard forward Chris Ledlum announced he would transfer to St John’s after previously committing to Tennessee. Ledlum played three seasons at Harvard, his best coming last season when he averaged 18.8 ppg and 8.5 rpg in 31.5 mpg.
  2. In a likely related move to #1, former Iona forward Quinn Slazinski announced he would re-enter the portal after previously committing to St. John’s, then later the same day committed to transfer to West Virginia. Slazinski began his career with two seasons at Louisville followed by two at Iona, most recently scoring 11.3 ppg last season in just 7 games.
  3. West Virginia guard Jose Perez will withdraw from the transfer portal and return to West Virginia. Perez started out with two seasons at Gardner-Webb, spent one season at Marquette, then was at Manhattan in ’21-22 where he averaged 18.9 ppg & 4.5 apg. He sat out last season after not getting a waiver for eligibility to suit up for the Mountaineers.
  4. In injury updates, Ugonna Onyenso (Kentucky) was confirmed to have had surgery after suffereing a foot injury which will keep him out months, Zach Freemantle (Xavier) will sit out the foreign tour as he recovers from a foot injury, Mark Mitchell (Duke) is active after missing time at the end of the season with a knee issue, and Kobe Elvis (Dayton) has been fully cleared (Dayton).

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

Injuries and Updates from Jul 17-23:

  • Kaleb Brown, Missouri – is active this summer after being sidelined late last spring
  • Kobe Elvis, Dayton – has been fully cleared (knee)
  • Zach Freemantle, Xavier – will not play in the international tour next month (foot)
  • Keyon Menifield, Arkansas – Washington transfer will be a non-scholarship redshirt this season
  • Mark Mitchell, Duke – was shown active in team practice video (knee)
  • Ugonna Onyenso, Kentucky – had foot/ankle surgery after reportedly suffering a broken foot in a scrimmage in Canada, will be out a couple months after a “minor procedure”

Transfer Updates from Jul 17-23:

  • Marcus Adams, Kansas – committed to Gonzaga, freshman was released from his NLI to Kansas
  • Samba Diallo, Manhattan – will transfer to Merrimack – 6.0 ppg
  • Jalen Forrest, Georgia Tech – Presbyterian transfer will attend South Plains JC in the fall and plans to join the team in December due to an academic transcript issue
  • Chris Ledlum, Harvard – will transfer to St John’s, had previously committed to Tennessee – 18.8 ppg
  • Jose Perez, West Virginia – withdraws from the portal and will return, DNP last season after transfer from Manhattan
  • Quinn Slazinski, Iona – decommits from transfer to St John’s and commits to West Virginia – 11.3 ppg
  • Mylik Wilson, Houston – withdraws from the portal and will return, DNP last season

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CBB Player Updates from Jul 10-16

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The Core Four – four key updates

  1. Former Harvard forward Chris Ledlum re-entered the portal after committing to Tennessee earlier this offseason. Ledlum played at Harvard three seasons (not including the missed ’20-21 season), most recently averaging 18.8 ppg with 8.5 rpg in 31.5 mpg last season.
  2. Alabama guard Jahvon Quinerly announced he will transfer to Memphis. Quinerly started out in ’18-19 at Villanova, then transferred to Alabama where he redshirted a season then played the last three seasons. His best year came in ’21-22 when he averaged 13.8 ppg with 4.2 apg and 3.0 rpg while playing 30.0 mpg. Last season he averaged 8.7 ppg, coming mostly off the bench and playing 21.2 mpg.
  3. Kentucky represented the USA in the “Globl Jam” tournament, advancing to play Canada in the title game on Sunday, with Kentucky winning the gold medal 89-72. Justin Edwards scored 23 with 7 rebounds, Antonio Reeves had 18 on 4/8 3-point shooting, recent West Virginia transfer Tre Mitchell scored 18 with 11 rebounds, and DJ Wagner scored 13 with 6 assists. Reeves was the MVP of the tournament, averaging 23 points over four games.
  4. In injury updates, Ugonna Onyenso (Kentucky) suffered an ankle injury that kept him out of much of the foreign tour (Aaron Bradshaw was also out for Kentucky as expected after foot surgery), Adem Bona (UCLA) will sit out the foreign tour, Kyle Filipowski (Duke) expects to be ready for the season after hip surgeries, Trey Patterson (Villanova) had shoulder surgery, and Jerome Hunter (Xavier) is sidelined with an undisclosed medical issue.

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

Injuries and Updates from Jul 10-16:

  • Fardaws Aimaq, Cal – will be immediately eligible after transfer from Texas Tech
  • Adem Bona, UCLA – will not play on the foreign tour (shoulder) in August but is hopeful to be cleared for fall practice
  • Kyree Brown, New Hampshire – will pursue a professional career after previous reports he was in the portal
  • Jalen Carey, Rhode Island – has reportedly accepted an offer to play professionally, have not seen this confirmed
  • Kyle Filipowski, Duke – has begun running, shooting and non-contact work, expects to begin contact work at the end of August (hip surgeries) and to be ready for the season
  • Jerome Hunter, Xavier – sidelined with a medical issue with no specific timetable for return
  • Ugonna Onyenso, Kentucky – injured his ankle in a scrimmage, was in a boot Wednesday and later games and was held out the rest of the week during the foreign tour
  • Trey Patterson, Villanova – had shoulder surgery, out indefinitely
  • Christian Reeves, Duke – is close to returning (ankle) but is not playing yet

Transfer Updates from Jul 10-16:

  • Marcus Adams, Kansas – freshman requests a release from his National Letter of Intent and will re-open his recruitment
  • Terrell Ard, Presbyterian – will transfer to Mount St. Mary’s – 7.1 ppg
  • Dee Barnes, Southern Utah – will transfer to High Point – 6.1 ppg
  • Chris Ledlum, Harvard – re-enters the portal after a brief stop at Tennessee – 18.8 ppg at Harvard last season
  • Terrion Murdix, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – enters the portal – 13.4 ppg
  • Jahvon Quinerly, Alabama – will transfer to Memphis – 8.7 ppg

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CBB Player Updates from Jul 5-9

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The Core Four – four key updates

  1. UCF guard Ithiel Horton will transfer to Texas. Horton began his career in ’18-19 at Delaware (career-best 13.2 ppg), spent three seasons at Pitt (one of which was redshirted), then was at UCF last season where he scored 12.3 ppg with 3.7 rpg and shot 34.8% from three on 6.6 attempts a game. Texas has also added Max Abmas, Kadin Shedrick, Chendall Weaver and Ze’Rik Onyema from the portal.
  2. The roster churn at West Virginia continued, as Jose Perez entered the portal despite never suiting up for the Mountaineers. Perez spent time at Gardner-Webb, Marquette and Manhattan before transferring to West Virginia, then having to sit out last season after being denied immediate eligibility. He averaged 18.9 ppg in his most recent season at Manhattan in ’21-22.
  3. Several former West Virginia big men found new schools, with James Okonkwo heading to North Carolina and Mohamed Wague choosing Alabama. Okonkwo spent two seasons at West Virginia, barely playing in ’21-22, then last season averaging 2.5 ppg and 3.2 rpg in 11 mpg off the bench. Wague averaged 4.1 ppg and 3.1 rpg last season in 10.6 mpg off the bench. In all likelihood these guys ended up at higher tier schools due to late supply and demand than they would have if they’d entered the portal earlier in the spring.
  4. North Carolina A&T guard Marcus Watson will transfer to Towson after previously decommitting from Seton Hall. Watson began his career with a redshirt year at Oklahoma State, then went to New Mexico State for a season, followed by two seasons at NC A&T, where he most recently scored 14.2 ppg with 4.5 rpg last season.

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

Injuries and Updates from Jul 5-9:

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Transfer Updates from Jul 5-9:

  • Jeremiah Bembry, Florida State – will transfer to West Virginia, redshirted last season
  • Alyn Breed, Providence – enters the portal – 4.8 ppg
  • Jalen Hampton, Northwestern State – will transfer to South Plains JC, had previously decommitted from Austin Peay
  • Ithiel Horton, UCF – will transfer to Texas – 12.3 ppg
  • James Okonkwo, West Virginia – will transfer to North Carolina – 2.5 ppg
  • Jose Perez, West Virginia – enters the portal (DNP last season)
  • Mohamed Wague, West Virginia – will transfer to Alabama – 4.1 ppg
  • Marcus Watson, NC A&T – will transfer to Towson – 14.2 ppg, had previously decommitted from Seton Hall

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CBB Player Updates from Jun 29-Jul 4

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The Core Four – four key updates

  1. West Virginia guard Joe Toussaint announced a transfer to Texas Tech. Toussaint first played three seasons at Iowa, starting 41 of 98 games, then last year at West Virginia averaged a career-best 9.4 ppg as well as 2.6 apg and 2.8 rpg while playing 21.7 mpg off the bench. Tech has also added Devan Cambridge, Warren Washington, Darrion Williams and Chance McMillian from the portal.
  2. Rutgers guard Paul Mulcahy will transfer to Washington. Mulcahy was at Rutgers four seasons, starting 81 of 121 games and averaging 6.8 ppg for his career on 36.4% 3-point shooting, with his best seasons coming in 2021 when he averaged 9.0 ppg & 5.3 apg, and in 2022 when he scored 8.3 ppg with 4.9 apg. Washington’s incoming transfer class also includes Sahvir Wheeler, Nate Calmese, Moses Wood, Anthony Holland & Wilhelm Breidenbach.
  3. UMass post Wildens Leveque is transferring to Texas A&M. Leveque began his career with three seasons at South Carolina (drawing 51 starts) then was at UMass last season where he averaged 5.5 ppg & 4.6 rpg while starting 25 of 28 games and playing 19.6 mpg.
  4. Cal State-Northridge recently announced several incoming transfers including Gianni Hunt (Sacramento State, 6.9 ppg last season, previously spent three seasons at Oregon State), Quincy McGriff (Duquesne, 5.3 ppg last season, had previously decommitted from UTSA this offseason), and Jordan Brinson (Fresno State last season, previously was at UAB, Utah Valley and juco).

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

Injuries and Updates from Jun 29-Jul 4:

  • Aaron Bradshaw, Kentucky – was revealed that he had foot surgery earlier in June, will not play on the summer international tour but is hopeful for the start of the season

Transfer Updates from Jun 29-Jul 4:

  • Max Amadasun, St Bonaventure – will transfer to Augusta – 1.7 ppg
  • Doc Bradley, New Mexico State – decommits from transfer to Northern Illinois
  • Jordan Brinson, Fresno State – will transfer to Cal State-Northridge – 0.7 ppg
  • Adrame Diongue, Washington State – will transfer to San Jose State – 1.3 ppg
  • Jaxon Ellingsworth, East Carolina – will transfer to Gulf Coast State
  • Sterling Gaston-Chapman, Tulsa – will transfer to Texas-Arlington – 3.9 ppg
  • Delaney Heard, Alabama – will transfer to Kennesaw State
  • Gianni Hunt, Sacramento State – will transfer to Cal State-Northridge – 6.9 ppg
  • Wildens Leveque, UMass – will transfer to Texas A&M – 5.5 ppg
  • Quincy McGriff, Duquesne – will transfer to Cal State-Northridge – 5.3 ppg, had previously committed to UTSA
  • Paul Mulcahy, Rutgers – will transfer to Washington – 8.3 ppg
  • Isaiah Range, Alabama State – withdraws from the portal
  • Joe Toussaint, West Virginia – will transfer to Texas Tech – 9.4 ppg
  • Khalil Turner, Morgan State – will transfer to St Thomas (NAIA) – 9.1 ppg
  • Marcus Watson, NC A&T – decommits from transfer to Seton Hall

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CBB Player Updates from Jun 26-28

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The Core Four – four key updates

  1. West Virginia post Tre Mitchell announced he will transfer to Kentucky. Mitchell spent two seasons at UMass, one at Texas, then last season at West Virginia. He averaged 18.0 ppg and 7.2 rpg while at UMass, then scored 8.7 ppg in 18.6 mpg at Texas, then last year averaged 11.7 ppg & 5.5 rpg while playing 30.0 mpg for the Mountaineers.
  2. Louisiana forward Jordan Brown is transferring to Memphis. Like Mitchell, Brown is well-traveled, having played one season at Nevada, spending two seasons at Arizona (one a redshirt), then two seasons at Louisiana. His best stats came at Louisiana where he averaged 15.3 ppg & 8.6 rpg in ’21-22, then 19.3 ppg & 8.6 rpg in ’22-23.
  3. The odd journey of former Washington State center Dishon Jackson continued – to recap he had announced a transfer to Charlotte, then flipped to Texas Tech after a coaching change at Charlotte, but then this week announced that he would indeed attend Charlotte after all. Jackson missed last year due to injury, last playing for WSU in ’21-22, scoring 6.0 ppg with 4.1 rpg in 16.3 mpg off the bench.
  4. West Virginia lost two more players to the transfer portal as big men Mohamed Wague (4.1 ppg/10.6 mpg) and James Okonkwo (2.5 ppg/11.0 mpg) both entered. They join Tre Mitchell and Joe Toussaint who recently entered, plus Jimmy Bell, Jamel King and Josiah Davis who departed for other schools earlier this offseason.

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

Injuries and Updates from Jun 26-28:

  • Kyle Cuffe, Syracuse – Kansas transfer suffered a broken bone in his hand and will be out this summer
  • Mouhamed Dioubate, Alabama – freshman underwent knee surgery, still plans to play this season

Transfer Updates from Jun 26-28:

  • Jordan Brown, Louisiana – will transfer to Memphis – 19.3 ppg
  • Donovan Grant, Oregon State – will transfer to Georgetown as a walk-on
  • Dishon Jackson, Washington State – flips his transfer commitment back to Charlotte after previously flipping from Charlotte to Texas Tech
  • Tre Mitchell, West Virginia – will transfer to Kentucky – 11.7 ppg
  • Grant Nelson, North Dakota State – confirmed his previously reported transfer to Alabama – 17.9 ppg
  • James Okonkwo, West Virginia – enters the portal – 2.5 ppg
  • Nendah Tarke, Coppin State – decommits from transfer to Nicholls State
  • Mohamed Wague, West Virginia – enters the portal – 4.1 ppg

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CBB Player Updates from Jun 22-25

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The Core Four – four key updates

  1. Bob Huggins’ departure from West Virginia led to three players hitting the portal, with returning players Tre Mitchell (11.7 ppg) and Joe Toussaint (9.4 ppg) as well as transfer Kerr Kriisa who had committed after coming from Arizona, but Kriisa then announced on Sunday that he would remain with the Mountaineers and withdraw from the portal.
  2. Former Arizona State wing Devan Cambridge had committed to a transfer to Oregon, but flipped his commitment to Texas Tech. He began his career with three seasons at Auburn then played one year with the Sun Devils, scoring 9.8 ppg with 5.4 rpg last season. Tech’s incoming transfer group also includes Warren Washington, Dishon Jackson, Darrion Williams and Chance McMillian.
  3. Jeremiah Williams decommitted from a transfer to Illinois. Williams played two seasons at Temple (averaging 9.4 ppg), then transferred to Iowa State but never suited up last season due to an Achilles injury. UCF guard Ithiel Horton is expected to enter the portal after scoring 12.3 ppg last season, he also played at Delaware and Pitt, and Alabama guard Jahvon Quinerly will also enter the portal (8.7 ppg last season, began career at Villanova).
  4. Other notable transfer commitments included Chandler Lawson (Memphis to Arkansas), Mohamed Keita (St John’s to Tulsa), Ashton Smith (Texas A&M to Oral Roberts) & Jordan Williams (Texas A&M to Vanderbilt)

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

Injuries and Updates from Jun 22-25:

  • Zion Styles, Maryland-Eastern Shore – will pursue a pro career

Transfer Updates from Jun 22-25:

  • Devan Cambridge, Arizona State – flips his transfer commitment to Texas Tech from Oregon
  • Ithiel Horton, UCF – is expected to enter the portal – 12.3 ppg
  • Mohamed Keita, St John’s – will transfer to Tulsa
  • Kerr Kriisa, Arizona/West Virginia – re-entered the portal after a transfer to West Virginia but then confirmed he would remain with the Mountaineers
  • Chandler Lawson, Memphis – will transfer to Arkansas
  • Roland McCoy, Alabama State – will transfer to Arkansas-Fort Smith
  • Tre Mitchell, West Virginia – enters the portal – 11.7 ppg
  • Jahvon Quinerly, Alabama – will enter the portal – 8.7 ppg
  • Ashton Smith, Texas A&M – will transfer to Oral Roberts
  • Joe Toussaint, West Virginia – enters the portal – 9.4 ppg
  • Jeremiah Williams, Iowa State – decommits from transfer to Illinois
  • Jordan Williams, Texas A&M – will transfer to Vanderbilt (redshirted last season)

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CBB Player Updates from Jun 19-21

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The Core Four – four key updates

  1. Former Washington State center Dishon Jackson will now transfer to Texas Tech. Jackson has previously committed to Charlotte before re-opening his recruitment. Jackson did not play last season due to medical reasons, but across his two seasons at Washington State averaged 6.6 ppg and 4.2 rpg.
  2. Reports are that Kentucky guard Antonio Reeves is expected to return to Kentucky for the upcoming season. Reeves began his career with three seasons at Illinois State before transferring to the Wildcats last season when he scored 14.4 ppg (second on the team) on 39.8% 3-point shooting.
  3. Memphis forward Chandler Lawson entered the portal after two seasons at Oregon followed by two at Memphis, averaging 4.2 ppg and 3.6 rpg for his career, and Maryland’s Ian Martinez, who began his career with one season at Utah followed by two at Maryland, is transferring back to the state of Utah to join Utah State.
  4. Other notable transfer commitments include Rondel Walker (TCU to North Texas), Jacob Johnson (Long Island to MTSU), Logan Stephens (Rutgers to Tulane), and Zach Clemence will return to Kansas rather than transfer to UCSB

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

Injuries and Updates from Jun 19-21:

  • Jalen Celestine, Cal – has been cleared for non-contact (knee)
  • Graham Ike, Gonzaga – has begun doing drills and some 5×5 work (foot)
  • Michael Jones, Stanford – will return next season – 9.5 ppg
  • Antonio Reeves, Kentucky – is back on campus in Lexington and expected to return next season amidst rumors he might enter the portal – 14.4 ppg

Transfer Updates from Jun 19-21:

  • Zach Clemence, Kansas – decommits from a transfer to UCSB and will return to Kansas with plans to redshirt
  • Kurtis Henderson, Hartford – will transfer to Southern New Hampshire – 10.1 ppg
  • Dishon Jackson, Washington State – will transfer to Texas Tech, had previously committed to Charlotte
  • Jacob Johnson, Long Island – will transfer to MTSU – 10.4 ppg
  • Cam Jones, South Carolina State – will transfer to McNeese State – 9.0 ppg
  • Chandler Lawson, Memphis – enters the portal – 5.0 ppg
  • Ian Martinez, Maryland – will transfer to Utah State – 5.7 ppg
  • Daniel Nixon, George Washington – will transfer to Tallahassee JC
  • Elvis Nnaji, George Mason – will transfer to Grambling – 0.5 ppg
  • Quinn Pemberton, Boston College – will transfer to Elmhurst
  • Logan Stephens, Rutgers – will transfer to Tulane – 2.0 ppg
  • Rondel Walker, TCU – will transfer to North Texas – 1.9 ppg

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CBB Player Updates from Jun 15-18

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The Core Four – four key updates

  1. Colorado’s Javon Ruffin is expected to miss all of the ’23-24 season with a knee injury that limited him last year and eventually required surgery. Last year Ruffin played in 24 games (none after February 18th), averaging 14.7 minutes a game with 6.0 ppg and 2.4 rpg.
  2. In other injury updates, incoming freshman Aaron Bradshaw (Kentucky) reportedly may need surgery for a foot fracture that could cause him to miss the start of the season, William Jeffress (Pitt) has been fully cleared, and Devin Askew (Cal) & Zach Freemantle (Xavier) have been cleared for non-contact work.
  3. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins was arrested on a DUI charge, and subsequently resigned. While hopefully he will get the help he clearly needs, the intrigue now is around who replaces him as coach, and how many players might hit the transfer portal. Tre Mitchell and Joe Toussaint are the top returning players, and they have added Jesse Edwards, Kerr Kriisa, RaeQuan Battle, Jose Perez and Omar Silverio from the portal, some of whom could potentially need waivers.
  4. Notable transfer commitments included Marchelus Avery (New Mexico St to UCF), Wilhelm Breidenbach (Nebraska to Washington), Babatunde Akingbola (Auburn to GW), Antoine Smith (Evansville to GW) & Sada Nganga (Boise State to Seton Hall)

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

Injuries and Updates from Jun 15-18:

  • Devin Askew, Cal – has been cleared for non-contact work (hernia)
  • Aaron Bradshaw, Kentucky – suffered a foot fracture, reportedly may require surgery and could cause him to miss the start of the season (4-6 months), but other reports suggest the injury may not be as serious
  • Zach Freemantle, Xavier – has been cleared for non-contact work (foot), may be fully cleared by July
  • William Jeffress, Pitt – has been fully cleared (toe surgery)
  • Damari Monsanto, Wake Forest – will not be fully cleared until October (knee)
  • Javon Ruffin, Colorado – will miss the ’23-24 season due to ongoing knee issue
  • Jeremiah Williams, Illinois – has not yet been fully cleared (Achilles)

Transfer Updates from Jun 15-18:

  • Babatunde Akingbola, Auburn – will transfer to George Washington – 0.3 ppg
  • Marchelus Avery, New Mexico State – will transfer to UCF – 8.2 ppg
  • Wilhelm Breidenbach, Nebraska – will transfer to Washington – 3.6 ppg
  • Jalen Hampton, Northwestern State – decommits from transfer to Austin Peay, re-opens recruitment
  • Paul McMillan, NJIT – will transfer to Central Michigan – 5.8 ppg
  • Sada Nganga, Boise State – will transfer to Seton Hall – 2.0 ppg
  • Antoine Smith, Evansville – will transfer to George Washington – 7.7 ppg

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CBB Player Updates from Jun 12-14

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The Core Four – four key updates

  1. North Dakota State forward Grant Nelson is expected to transfer to Alabama. Last year Nelson scored 17.9 ppg with 9.3 rpg and 1.7 blocks a game, easily the best of season his three at NDSU, improving from 11.6 ppg in ’21-22. Bama has also added Aaron Estrada and Latrell Wrightsell from the portal this offseason.
  2. Two players announced transfer decommitments – Dishon Jackson, who had been at Washington State, pulled back from his commit to Charlotte, likely due to the unexpected coaching change. Denijay Harris, who had been at Southern Miss, decommitted from transferring to New Mexico State, with reports that he could now be aiming for a higher prestige program.
  3. Other notable transfer announcements included PJ Fuller (Washington to Detroit), Nate Santos (Pitt to Dayton), RJ McGee (Tulane to Southern Illinois), Emmanuel Ogbole (JC to Rutgers) & Duane Posey (Alabama State to Northwestern State)
  4. Entering the portal as a grad transfer was big man Wildens Leveque, who was at South Carolina for three seasons, then followed coach Frank Martin to UMass last season. He averaged 4.9 ppg and 3.9 rpg across his time at South Carolina, then last year with the Minutemen scored 5.5 ppg with 4.6 rpg while starting 25 of 28 games and playing 19.6 mpg.

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

Injuries and Updates from Jun 12-14:

  • Jalen Bridges, Baylor – will return next season after withdrawing from the Draft, had been speculation he might pursue a non-college route this upcoming year – 10.3 ppg
  • Justyn Fernandez, Providence – the George Mason transfer is out this summer with a knee injury, sounds like he may be at risk of missing time into the season as well
  • Cam Fletcher, Florida State – is about a month away from non-contact work (knee)
  • Jaylan Gainey, Florida State – has been cleared for non-contact work (knee)
  • Bobi Klintman, Wake Forest – withdraws from the NBA Draft, has signed with the NBL Next Stars program to prepare for the 2024 Draft

Transfer Updates from Jun 12-14:

  • Jaylen Cole-Williams, Duquesne – will transfer to Cleary U.
  • PJ Fuller, Washington – will transfer to Detroit – 6.2 ppg
  • Denijay Harris, Southern Miss – decommits from transfer to New Mexico State
  • Dishon Jackson, Washington State – decommits from transfer to Charlotte, re-enters the portal
  • Wildens Leveque, UMass – enters the portal – 5.5 ppg
  • RJ McGee, Tulane – will transfer to Southern Illinois – 4.4 ppg
  • Grant Nelson, North Dakota State – expected to transfer to Alabama – 17.9 ppg
  • Emmanuel Ogbole, Monroe JC – will transfer to Rutgers – 12.3 ppg
  • Duane Posey, Alabama State – will transfer to Northwestern State – 7.4 ppg
  • Josh Ragsdale, Cal – enters the portal
  • Adrian Samuels, Vanderbilt – enters the portal
  • Qwanzi Samuels, George Washington – will transfer to IUPUI – 1.6 ppg
  • Nate Santos, Pitt – will transfer to Dayton – 1.6 ppg
  • Kevin Simeth, San Jose State – will transfer to Cal Poly Pomona – 0.7 ppg

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