The transfer portal has become an integral part of college basketball recruiting with over 1,000 players opting to stay in college but opening up their possibilities for playing for another program.
Some of the top transfers have already committed, but the majority remain uncommitted, with multiple campus visits scheduled every week. Here are the top remaining transfers available and a description of what they bring to a prospective program.
Nijel Pack (Kansas State Transfer)
Though Kansas State wasn’t supposed to be any sort of competitive in last year’s stacked Big 12, the Wildcats managed to win a decent amount of games in the most difficult conference in the country, including numerous upsets against some of the country’s best teams.
Pack was the main reason for this resurgence of Wildcat basketball. The point guard put up 17 points a game for his squad against top defenses, and he shot an incredible 44% from behind the three-point arc.
Pack wants to win which is why he decided to transfer, so expect him to go somewhere he feels he can accomplish that goal. He’ll bring some veteran leadership and scoring, as well as dictating of the offense.
Wherever he ends up will be very lucky to have one of the best guards in the country.
Kendric Davis (SMU Transfer)
The tiny Davis has been one of the best players in the AAC for a couple of years in a row now, but last year really put him on the national stage. An elusive small guard who can get to the bucket and knock down shots from everywhere, Davis is one of the most dangerous players in the country with the ball in his hands.
He’s a fantastic passer and he’s great at finding teammates for open looks and improving the players around him.
Averaging 19 points a game is no easy task in any conference, and Dais did it in a very defensive-focused league.
He also gets a steal or two a game, emphasizing his ability to strip big men in the paint when they bring the ball down and run the break to get an easy basket. He’s also a great perimeter defender and makes it hard to get around him.
Davis is going to go somewhere to win, and somewhere he can put his name on the ballot for an All-American spot.
Antoine Davis (Detroit Mercy Transfer)
Another point guard, Davis has been one of the top scorers in the country for three straight seasons. In his first four seasons in college, he averaged at least 23 points a game in every one of them.
He’s a very good three-point shooter, and his efficiency will improve when he doesn’t have to shoot every shot for his team should he choose to go to a bigger name school, which looks likely.
Davis wants to test his scoring ability against the bigger names in college basketball, and he’ll be a very valuable player for any team that needs some added scoring.
KJ Williams (Murray State Transfer)
The top player in last year’s Racers squad, Williams entered the portal after then-head coach Matt Mcmahon left to take the LSU head coaching gig. With a couple of his former teammates already committed to playing for their old coach, Williams may follow suit.
But, it’s definitely not a guarantee, and all teams on his list are legit candidates for grabbing Williams out of the portal.
He put up 18 points and 8.4 rebounds for the Racers last year in one of their best seasons ever, entering the tournament with just two losses on their resume.
Williams may turn pro, but what he adds to a possible transfer program is winning. He’s an absolute monster in the paint and his ability to do it all on both ends makes it very easy for every team to go after him. He’ll be a massive impact player no matter where he’s playing in the fall.
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