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CBB Player Updates from Oct 19-20

The Core Four – four key updates from Oct 19-20

  1. Georgia F PJ Horne suffered a knee injury in practice and had season-ending surgery. Horne averaged 8.5 ppg last season and was one of only two players (Sahvir Wheeler the other) to start all 26 games. He was also the only player in their top eight in minutes per game last season to be returning this year, so a significant loss in both talent and experience.
  2. Kentucky G CJ Fredrick had a surgical procedure on his leg in July and it was shared Wednesday that he has been doing non-contact work since September but has not been cleared for full-contact. Apparently he was going to practice Tuesday but they pushed it back. The Iowa transfer averaged 7.5 ppg last year for the Hawkeyes.
  3. LSU G Adam Miller is expected to miss the season with a knee injury, reportedly a torn ACL. The Illinois transfer started all 31 games last season for the Illini, averaging 8.3 ppg, and was listed by many as being one of the top impact transfers of the offseason. With LSU having lost Javonte Smart and Cam Thomas after last season, Miller figured to be a key starter in the backcourt, likely alongside Missouri transfer Xavier Pinson.
  4. For St John’s, G Julian Champagnie participated in his first full practice on Monday after a late July wrist surgery, but G Dylan Addae-Wusu has not yet practiced as he recovers from an ankle injury. Champagnie led the team in both points (19.8) and rebounds (7.4) last season, while Addae-Wusu averaged 6.5 ppg playing 20.3 minutes per game.

Announcing transfer destinations were Anthony Mason Jr (Florida International to Lane College).

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

Injuries and Updates from Oct 19-20:

  • Dylan Addae-Wusu, St John’s – has not practiced yet, questionable for opener (ankle)
  • Marcus Carr, Texas – the Minnesota transfer has received a waiver to be eligible for the fall, began his career at Pitt
  • Julian Champagnie, St John’s – had his first full practice Monday (wrist surgery)
  • Dylan Disu, Texas – not yet a full practice participant (knee) but still hopeful to start the season
  • Mason Faulkner, Louisville – did not scrimmage Friday, still working way to game speed (ankle)
  • Allen Flanigan, Auburn – looking at a potential mid-December return (Achilles surgery)
  • CJ Fredrick, Kentucky – has not yet been cleared for full contact (leg), has been non-contact since September
  • Zach Freemantle, Xavier – is still in a walking boot
  • PJ Horne, Georgia – is out for the season after surgery for knee injury in practice
  • Puff Johnson, North Carolina – did not scrimmage Friday, still recovering from toe injury from last season
  • Walker Kessler, Auburn – has returned to practice full-speed (concussion)
  • Adam Miller, LSU – is reportedly expected to miss the season after a knee injury, he appeared to confirm the news on social media
  • Brandon Newman, Purdue – was active in the scrimmage last weekend after an ankle issue the end of September
  • Malik Williams, Louisville – is back healthy for the fall (ankle)
  • Wisconsin Lorne Bowman (lower body) and Chucky Hepburn (upper body) were both still out of practice Wednesday but are getting close to returning
  • Gabe Wiznitzer, Louisville – will be out 4 weeks with a broken hand

Transfer Updates from Oct 19-20:

  • Anthony Mason Jr, Florida International – transfers to Lane College – 3.3 ppg

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CBB Player Updates from Oct 15-18

The Core Four – four key updates from Oct 15-18

  1. Georgetown F Tre King, an Eastern Kentucky transfer was announced to have not met conduct expectations and is not enrolled in classes at Georgetown and will not be on the team this season. King averaged 14.9 ppg at EKU, and along with Kaiden Rice (The Citadel) was one of two high profile transfers the Hoyas had brought in this season, and was certainly in line to have been a starter.
  2. Wyoming G Kenny Foster was in a walking boot and did not participate in their Saturday scrimmage. back on October 9th he was reported to have an ankle issue and was in a boot then as well with the report he had “popped an ankle”. I’ve not seen any details on the potential timeline for return, but Foster averaged 9.1 ppg and started 12 of the 17 games he played in last season.
  3. For Wisconsin, C Chris Vogt is practicing and scrimmaged, so the Cincinnati transfer big man appears to be good to go after a May shoulder surgery. The Badgers however had G Lorne Bowman (lower body) and G Chucky Hepburn (upper body) for the Sunday scrimmage with what were described as minor injuries.
  4. UConn F Tyler Polley and G Rahsool Diggins did not participate in the Saturday scrimmage. Polley is dealing with an ankle injury and is a week away from returning, while Diggins has a knee injury and is a week or two away. Polley averaged 7.5 ppg last season, and Diggins is an incoming freshman.

With the season just weeks away there were not any new transfer destinations announced over the past few days, and I doubt we see too many more between now and the start of the season other than perhaps some players who were in the portal who signed with lower level teams and it’s not yet been publicized they are on rosters.

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

Injuries and Updates from Oct 15-18:

  • Lorne Bowman, Wisconsin – did not scrimmage Sunday, lower body, called minor
  • Eli Brooks, Michigan – is in walking boot, called precautionary, not expected to miss any games
  • Rahsool Diggins, UConn – did not scrimmage Friday (knee), a week or two away from returning
  • Kenny Foster, Wyoming – did not scrimmage Saturday (walking boot)
  • Chucky Hepburn, Wisconsin – did not scrimmage Sunday, upper body called minor
  • Chaunce Jenkins, Wichita State – did not scrimmage Saturday, hyperextended his knee in practice
  • Tre King, Georgetown – the Eastern Kentucky transfer (14.9 ppg) did not meet conduct expectations, he is not enrolled in classes and will not be on the team
  • Hunter Maldonado, Wyoming – did not scrimmage Saturday
  • Kevin McCullar, Texas Tech – did not scrimmage Saturday
  • Tyler Polley, UConn – did not scrimmage Friday (ankle), a week away
  • Terrence Shannon, Texas Tech – did not scrimmage Saturday
  • Morris Udeze, Wichita State – did not scrimmage Saturday, shoulder
  • Chris Vogt, Wisconsin – scrimmaged on Saturday (shoulder surgery)

Transfer Updates from Oct 15-18:

  • N/A

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CBB Player Updates from Oct 12-14

The Core Four – four key updates from Oct 12-14

  1. Texas F Dylan Disu, a Vanderbilt transfer, has not yet practiced full-contact as he works his way back from February knee surgery. Disu started all 17 games he played last season for the Commodores, averaging 15.0 ppg and 9.2 rebounds.
  2. Xavier F Zach Freemantle was described as week to week and is in a walking boot. He was Xavier’s leading scorer and rebounder last season with 16.9 ppg and 8.9 rpg.
  3. Vanderbilt C Liam Robbins has been sidelined to this point with foot issues, but he is expected to ramp up his activity next week. Robbins, a Minnesota transfer, was the Golden Gophers second leading scorer last season averaging 11.7 points but only played in 23 of their 29 games as he dealt with foot issues near the end of the season.
  4. Butler got two pieces of good news, as Aaron Thompson (shoulder) and Christian David (knee) have both been fully cleared for the season. Thompson averaged 10.4 ppg last season and led the team with 4.7 assists, while David was limited to 1.8 ppg in eleven games.

Notable names in the transfer portal included Cashius McNeilly (Texas A&M, decommit from TCU), and Xavier Foster (Iowa State, dismissed from program).

Announcing transfer destinations were Justin Hemsley (Hawaii to Azusa Pacific), Vinnie Viana (Tennessee-Martin to Montevallo) and DJ Mitchell (FIU to Valdosta State).

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

Injuries and Updates from Oct 12-14:

  • Keyshawn Bryant, South Carolina – limited in practice Tuesday (knee)
  • Christian David, Butler – has been fully cleared for the season (knee)
  • Dylan Disu, Texas – has not yet practiced full-contact after February knee surgery, is optimistic to play in the opener but may still be working his way back
  • Zach Freemantle, Xavier – in a walking boot, week to week
  • AJ Griffin, Duke – Coach K shared that Griffin is off crutches (dislocated knee) but still has a lot of rehab in front of him (last weekend the timeline was shared to likely be 4-6 weeks)
  • James Hampshire, UNLV – the Pacific transfer had his left arm in a sling at practice
  • Dieonte Miles, Xavier – is practicing after knee issues last season
  • Jack Nunge, Xavier – is practicing but is not yet full-contact (meniscus)
  • Ohio State Kyle Young and Justin Ahrens were both limited in practice Thursday, called a little banged up but not long term
  • Liam Robbins, Vanderbilt – will begin ramping up basketball activities next week after being sidelined (foot)
  • Aaron Thompson, Butler – has been fully cleared for the season (shoulder)
  • Elijah Tucker, Xavier – the freshman forward will redshirt this season, is working his way back from an undisclosed illness
  • Morris Udeze, Wichita State – did not scrimmage Tuesday (shoulder) as a precaution, should be available for Saturday scrummage
  • Rashad Williams, Saint Louis – Oakland transfer received a waiver to play this season – 13.6 ppg, began career at Cleveland State

Transfer Updates from Oct 12-14:

  • Xavier Foster, Iowa State – enters the portal after recent dismissal from the team – 4.0 ppg
  • Justin Hemsley, Hawaii – transfers to Azusa Pacific – 3.8 ppg
  • Cashius McNeilly, Texas A&M/TCU – announced a transfer to TCU but then decommitted in late August, is now back in the portal
  • DJ Mitchell, FIU – transfers to Valdosta State – 4.6 ppg
  • Vinnie Viana, Tennessee-Martin – transfers to Montevallo – 4.4 ppg

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CBB Player Updates from Oct 8-11

The Core Four – four key updates from Oct 8-11

  1. AJ Griffin (Duke), a five star freshman forward, suffered a dislocated knee in practice and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks which will likely have him missing some early-season games. Griffin was likely slotted as a starter, but Duke has enough players with positional flexibility such as Wendell Moore that they should be able to cover his absence, but it does shorten the rotation/bench.
  2. Jamarius Burton (Pitt) had a left knee procedure and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. The guard began his career at Wichita State, averaging 10.3 ppg in his final season, then transferred to Texas Tech where he had 4.3 ppg in 19 games last season.
  3. Jarren McAllister (VCU) suffered a torn ACL in his right knee and will be out this season after missing the 2020-21 season with a torn ACL in his left knee, really tough break for him and VCU which also lost Jamir Watkins for the season to a torn ACL at the end of September, as well as Ace Baldwin to an Achilles injury which will sideline him until January.
  4. Gonzaga G Dominick Harris is out indefinitely with a right foot injury and will have surgery on Wednesday. The guard was a regular rotation player that played in 25 games last season, averaging 3.0 ppg, including an appearance in the national championship game.

Announcing transfer destinations were Chauncey Hawkins (St Francis (NY) to Bryant), Virshon Cotton (Long Island to New Mexico State), and Davis Larson (Hillsdale to Duquesne). Hawkins and Cotton were two of the better names still remaining in the portal.

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

Injuries and Updates from Oct 8-11:

  • Bryce Aiken, Seton Hall – fully cleared for the fall (ankle, knee)
  • Allen Betrand, Rhode Island – rehab is ahead of schedule (knee) but is likely to redshirt this season
  • Jamarius Burton, Pitt – Texas Tech transfer had a left knee procedure, will miss 4-6 weeks
  • LJ Cryer, Baylor – is about a week and a half from returning after foot surgery
  • Michael Durr, Indiana – expected to be ready for the start of the season, sat out August exhibition games
  • Xavier Foster, Iowa State – has been dismissed from the team, facing legal charges related to assault
  • AJ Griffin, Duke – dislocated knee, will not need surgery, out 4-6 weeks
  • Dominick Harris, Gonzaga – is out indefinitely with a right foot injury
  • Isaac Lindsey, Wisconsin – UNLV transfer is practicing after hip surgery last season
  • Jarren McAllister, VCU – will miss the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, missed last season with a torn ACL in his left knee
  • Makhei Mitchell, Rhode Island – did not scrimmage Saturday (groin), should be full-go next week

Transfer Updates from Oct 8-11:

  • Virshon Cotton, Long Island – transfers to New Mexico State – 9.4 ppg
  • Chauncey Hawkins, St Francis (NY) – transfers to Bryant – 16.0 ppg
  • Davis Larson, Hillsdale – transfers to Duquesne – 11.0 ppg – he was planning to be a grad assistant for Duquesne, but with a scholarship open he has been added to the active roster

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CBB Player Updates from Oct 5-7

In injury updates, top 100 freshman recruit Mike James (Louisville) is out for the season with a torn Achilles and will have surgery on Friday, and for Mississippi State Rocket Watts (Michigan State transfer, 7.7 ppg), is expected back mid-November after a summer hip procedure, and Tolu Smith (12.6 ppg, started all 30 games) is expected back late November after a foot procedure.

Earl Timberlake (Memphis) is 90% back from neck surgery, Xavier Foster (Iowa State) has not been practicing due to an unspecified health-related issue, and Liam Robbins (Vanderbilt, (Minnesota transfer) and Keon Ambrose-Hylton (Alabama) are expected back in a few weeks.

In more minor injuries, Walker Kessler (Auburn, (UNC transfer) has a minor concussion, Aljaz Kunc (Iowa State, (Washington State transfer) is dealing with back soreness

Notable names in the transfer portal included DeAnthony Tipler (Coastal Carolina, 13.4 ppg), Tipler is the biggest name in the transfer portal over the past few weeks.

Announcing transfer destinations were Alejandro Vasquez (St Bonaventure to Tarleton State).

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

Injuries and Updates from Oct 5-7:

  • Keon Ambrose-Hylton, Alabama – dislocated kneecap, out 2-3 weeks, should not miss any games
  • Xavier Foster, Iowa State – has not been practicing due to a health-related issue, had previously been said to be cleared in August after foot surgery last season
  • Mike James, Louisville – freshman will miss the season with a torn Achilles, will have surgery
  • Walker Kessler, Auburn – has a minor concussion after getting hit in jaw
  • Aljaz Kunc, Iowa State – dealing with some back soreness which has held him out of some
  • KeShawn Murphy, Miss State – no timeline for return after offseason surgery
  • Liam Robbins, Vanderbilt – being cautious with a foot injury that is keeping him out of practice, expected back in the next few weeks
  • Adrian Rodriguez, UTSA – announces his retirement from basketball for medical reasons – 2.8 ppg
  • Kristian Sjolund, Portland – UTEP transfer is eligible to play this season – 4.9 ppg
  • Tolu Smith, Miss State – expected back in late-November (foot)
  • Earl Timberlake, Memphis – described as 90% back from neck surgery, almost back
  • UNLV – Mike Nuga, Donovan Williams, Reece Brown and David Muoka did not practice Wednesday, was said they were held out due to precaution since the team has five days in a row of practice, which is rare
  • Rocket Watts, Miss State – is expected back in mid-November (hip)

Transfer Updates from Oct 5-7:

  • DeAnthony Tipler, Coastal Carolina – enters the portal – 13.4 ppg
  • Alejandro Vasquez, St Bonaventure – transfers to Tarleton State, had previously committed to Samford – 4.4 ppg

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CBB Player Updates from Oct 1-4

In injury updates, Darryl Morsell (Marquette) is expected to be fully cleared after a shoulder injury he suffered while playing at Maryland before transferring. Morsell started 108 games of the 126 he played in for the Terrapins, averaging 8.7 ppg. Bryan Antoine (Villanova) will be out around six weeks due to a patella tendon knee injury. Antoine only played in ten games last season as he was limited by a shoulder injury.

New Mexico’s Valdir Manuel has been suspended indefinitely, including from participating in team activities. Manuel only started six games last season but was the team’s third leading scorer with 7.9 ppg in 20.2 mpg and was primed to likely increase both of those numbers. In more positive news, DePaul’s Yor Anei was confirmed to be eligible this season after a transfer from SMU, he began his career at Oklahoma State and has averaged 7.7 ppg over three seasons.

Announcing transfer destinations were Collin Smith (UCF to NC A&T), Mo Arnold (Jacksonville to Southern Miss), and Tyree Corbett (Alcorn State to Coppin State). You’ll also see below in the transfer section I did some internet sleuthing trying to track down some other players who entered the portal, revealing that Elijah Childs (Bradley) and Ahmed Ali (Portland, previously Washington State) signed to play pro ball overseas.

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

Injuries and Updates from Oct 1-4:

  • Rati Andronikashvili, Creighton – fully cleared for season (ACL)
  • Yor Anei, DePaul – SMU transfer receives a waiver to be eligible this season – 6.6 ppg
  • Bryan Antoine, Villanova – will be out around 6 weeks with a patella tendon injury in his knee
  • Modestas Kancleris, Creighton – fully cleared for season (ACL)
  • Valdir Manuel, New Mexico – has been suspended indefinitely and cannot participate in team activities – 7.9 ppg
  • Darryl Morsell, Marquette – Maryland transfer will be fully cleared next (now this) week (shoulder)
  • Liam Robbins, Vanderbilt – was not participating in pro day Monday, no obvious sign of injury

Transfer Updates from Oct 1-4:

  • Ahmed Ali, Portland – entered the transfer portal in March (18.2 ppg), signed with a professional team in Croatia
  • Mo Arnold, Jacksonville – transfers to Southern Miss and has been cleared to play – 7.1 ppg
  • Yame Butler, Fordham – transfers to State Fair CC – 1.3 ppg
  • Elijah Childs, Bradley – he entered the transfer portal in May (14.2 ppg) but signed with a professional team in Italy in late July
  • Tyree Corbett, Alcorn State – transfers to Coppin State (late Aug) – 7.8 ppg
  • Brandon Davis, Sacramento State – entered transfer portal in March, signed with a pro team in Puerto Rico
  • Takiula Fahrenson, Portland – entered transfer portal in March, signed with a pro team in New Zealand
  • Collin Smith, UCF – transfers to North Carolina A&T – 12.6 ppg in ’19-20, Smith began his career at George Washington in ’16-17, sat out a year, spent two years at UCF, then opted out of ’20-21.

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CBB Player Updates from Sept 29-30

In injury updates, Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree (Villanova) was ruled out for the season and likely ended his career as he could not return from multiple leg injuries and surgeries. He started 16 games in 2019-20 and averaged 3.3 ppg over a 105 game career. Jamir Watkins (VCU) is out for the season after an ACL tear, Watkins averaged 7.2 ppg playing just 18.4 mpg last season.

Butler’s Bo Hodges has a tibial plateau fracture in his knee that will cause him to miss the beginning of the season. Hodges began his career playing three seasons at East Tennessee State before transferring to Butler where last season he scored 8.2 ppg but was only able to play in 9 games. Seryee Lewis (Kansas State) is out for the season with an ACL injury, and James Okonkwo (West Virginia) will miss around a month with a broken bone in his foot.

Notable names in the transfer portal included Samaad Hector (Sacramento State), while in transfer destinations Paddy Casey is walking on to Syracuse after playing for University of the Sciences (was announced a while ago).

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

Injuries and Updates from Sept 29-30:

  • Enoch Boakye, Arizona State – will be fully cleared to participate next week, lower leg
  • Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, Villanova – the school announced he has been removed from the roster and his career is over due to multiple leg injuries and surgeries. He will remain on scholarship.
  • Jay Heath, Arizona State – working through a minor lower leg issue, about two weeks out
  • Bo Hodges, Butler – out indefinitely with a fracture in his knee that happened in late August, will miss the beginning of the season – 8.2 ppg last season
  • Jaden Ivey, Purdue – practiced Thursday after rolling ankle on Tuesday
  • Seryee Lewis, Kansas State – had surgery and will miss the season (ACL) – 2.0 ppg last season
  • Brandon Newman, Purdue – small ankle issue, likely held out the rest of the week
  • James Okonkwo, West Virginia – has a broken bone in his foot, will miss a month or so
  • Shareef O’Neal, LSU – Will Wade said he is working to get healthy (foot)
  • Jamir Watkins, VCU – suffered a torn ACL, is expected to miss the season – 7.2 ppg last season

Transfer Updates from Sept 29-30:

  • Paddy Casey, University of the Sciences – transfers to Syracuse as a walk-on (August)
  • Samaad Hector, Sacramento State – enters portal – 4.1 ppg

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CBB Player Updates from Tues. Sept 28

In notable injury updates, Bryan Antoine (Villanova, 2.3 ppg in 10 games last season) is dealing with a knee issue that does not need surgery but does sound like may cause him to miss time, and Earl Timberlake (Memphis) has not yet been cleared for contact (shoulder injury when at Miami, 9.3 ppg) but is doing drills as practice starts.

Keyontae Johnson (Florida) has not been cleared for activities but is attending practice in more of a coaching type role after his scary on-court collapse last season, Jemarl Baker (Fresno State) is cleared after a wrist injury while with Arizona last season, and Artur Konontsuk (Southern Miss, 4.6 ppg) will miss the season with a knee injury.

A reminder – with the NCAA transfer rule changes, most players who transferred should be immediately eligible, and most two-time transfers are also having their waivers approved with seemingly few issues. Thus I am not sharing transfer waiver approvals as “breaking” news, rather I will be more likely to tweet/share when a player’s waiver is delayed or denied for some reason. That said, I am still listing them below, as the assurance of eligibility can’t hurt, and among those being shared as eligible were Rasir Bolton (Gonzaga) and Marco Anthony (Utah).

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

Injuries and Updates from Sept 28:

  • Marco Anthony, Utah – Utah State transfer is eligible to play this season – 10.0 ppg
  • Bryan Antoine, Villanova – has a patella knee injury, surgery not needed but is an issue
  • Jemarl Baker, Fresno State – Arizona transfer cleared for the season (wrist) – 12.0 ppg
  • Joey Baker, Duke – minor injury, should be back by next week, “had a great summer”
  • Daniel Batcho, Texas Tech – Arizona transfer is cleared for the season (knee)
  • Rasir Bolton, Gonzaga – Iowa State transfer is eligible to play this season – 15.5 ppg
  • Marvin Coleman, UNLV – fully cleared for the season (stress fracture in leg)
  • Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, Villanova – not looking good, but haven’t given up hope for this season (shin)
  • Both Gach, Utah – Minnesota transfer is waiting on waiver for eligibility
  • Jaden Ivey, Purdue – tweaked his ankle in practice, was in and out
  • Keyontae Johnson, Florida – has still not been cleared to practice
  • Artur Konontsuk, Southern Miss – out for season, knee – 4.6 ppg
  • Shereef Mitchell, Creighton – is almost back (foot)
  • Brandon Newman, Purdue – missed practice Tuesday with a foot/ankle issue and got an X-ray, team should know more in the next couple days
  • Nnanna Njoku, Villanova – almost cleared from concussion protocol
  • Javon Ruffin, Colorado – is working his way back from a knee injury
  • Earl Timberlake, Memphis – not fully cleared for contact yet, had a neck surgery to help with his shoulder pain, is participating in most drills

Transfer Updates from Sept 28:

  • N/A

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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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