Post-Season Transfer Market News

The Final Four is set, but the majority of college basketball teams have gone almost a month without playing any games. Aside from the numerous players that left their teams midseason, others have been begun to file transfer paperwork to look for new homes.

Turbulence in Tuscaloosa – The Tide fired Avery Johnson after 4 seasons at the helm, posting an overall record of 75-62. Nate Oats was quickly hired away from Buffalo to fill the position. However he has his work cut out for him, as Kira Lewis, Dazon Ingram, John Petty and Daniel Giddens all filed paperwork to enter the transfer portal. Petty has since removed his file from the transfer portal and will return to Alabama. Losing top players is not typically something new coaches would prefer to deal with.

Top Committed Transfers – 
1. Quade Green (Kentucky > Washington) – (career: 9.0 PPG/1.7 RPG/2.6 APG, 18-19′: 7.8 PPG/1.4 RPG/2.3 APG) Green’s addition to the Huskies is the making of a monster. Dominant at the McDonald’s All-American game, 5-star Center Isaiah Stewart has already signed with the program. Washington is also a leading school for 5-star Forward Jaden McDaniels. Green will provide a solid perimeter threat to balance Stewart (and possibly McDaniels) on the inside.
2. Luwane Pipkins (UMass > Providence) – (career: 15.7 PPG/3.5 RPG/3.7 APG, 18-19′: 16.0 PPG/4.9 RPG/5.2 APG) The Minutemen’s went as far as Pipkins could take them. The talented guard was a stat stuffer and could slot into the starting role. If Ed Cooley was comfortable pushing Alpha Diallo to the 2, the Friars could boast a dangerous backcourt duo. Otherwise, Pipkins will ensure no dropoff offensively in the second unit.
3. Carte’Are Gordon (Saint Louis > DePaul) – (career/18-19′: 8.9 PPG/4.1 RPG/1.2 APG) Gordon had a short stint for the Billikens, but started in 9 of 13 showings. His impact was instant, as he produced 10.2 PPG/4.2 RPG/2.2 BPG in 6 outings against Power 5/NCAA Tournament teams. Gordon more than showed his talent against top-level competition and is a nice inside threat for the Blue Demons.

Top Unsigned Transfers:
1. Jaylen Fisher (TCU) – (career: 10.9 PPG/1.9 RPG/4.2 APG, 18-19′: 12.1 PPG/2.4 RPG/2.7 APG) A top talent, Fisher has been a valuable piece of the Horned Frogs offense. However he has had trouble staying healthy, as evidenced by playing in roughly half of the games over the past two seasons. Fisher was having a strong season, before getting injured, recording double-digit points in every game but one. He will be a reliable addition for his new team.
2. Shakur Juiston (UNLV) – (career: 13.9 PPG/9.7 RPG/2.0 APG, 18-19′: 10.8 PPG/8.8 RPG/2 APG) Juiston is a highly efficient player, tallying 18 double-doubles, 32 games of 10+ points and a 0.610 2-pt FG%. His production did not drop against tougher competition in either of the two years at UNLV. Juiston recorded 2.5 ORPG and will not require forcefeeding to produce strong numbers at his new program.
3. Mikey Dixon (St. John’s) – (career: 13.2 PPG/3.0 RPG/1.9 APG, 18-19′: 5.9 PPG/1.3 RPG/1.1 APG) Dixon did not thrive at St. John’s after transferring from Quinnipiac. The volume scorer couldn’t adjust quick enough to the step up in competition to efficiently tally points. Once Dixon finds a new home, he’ll surely take lessons from his time with the Red Storm and revert to scoring buckets elsewhere.
4. Takal Molson (Canisius) – (career: 14.8 PPG/5.2 RPG/2.3 APG, 18-19′: 16.9 PPG/5.4 RPG/2.0 APG) A reliable scoring threat, Molson carried Canisius all season long on the offensive end of the floor. He was inconsistent from outside, but the 6’5″ guard can score from anywhere and is not afraid to attack the rim. Molson is a great addition and source of offensive production for any mid-major or Power 5 team.

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