The Big 12 has proven to be the best basketball conference in the country over the last couple of years. Let’s rank the top 10 former Big 12 players that are currently in the transfer portal.
1. TERRENCE SHANNON JR., TEXAS TECH
Terrence Shannon should be heading to a new school at any point, but he is still the best available Big 12 transfer. A great 3-and-d player that has amazing athleticism.
2. TYRESE HUNTER, IOWA STATE
For one of the best freshman guards in the country, Tyrese Hunter is a must-get for any team. Hunter recently cut down his list to Kansas, Texas, Tennessee, Purdue, Louisville and Gonzaga.
3. COURTNEY RAMEY, TEXAS
Ramey is a veteran guard who can give you double-figures in scoring consistently. The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 9.4 points for the Longhorns this past season.
4. TRE MITCHELL, TEXAS
Prior to his transfer to Texas, Mitchell was sought out as one of the best big man transfers in the country. Mitchell can certainly return to that if he finds the right system. Mitchell averaged 18.8 points and 7.2 rebounds at UMass two seasons ago.
5. DAVION BRADFORD, KANSAS STATE
Davion Bradford took a step back in production this past season for KSU, but the 7-footer can return back to what he was his freshman year. Bradford averaged 7 points per game in 21 minutes two years ago. Shot 50 percent from the field this past season.
6. DEVIN ASKEW, TEXAS
Another player who played well a couple seasons ago, and then took a step back this past season. Askew was great at Kentucky and seemed like a promising player that John Calipari could develop over his time in Lexington. The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 2.1 points during his only season in Austin.
7. XAVIER FOSTER, IOWA STATE
Xavier Foster hasn’t played since the 2020-21 season, after suffering a season ending foot injury. Foster also has been dealing with off-the-court issues, but is no longer a suspect for his sexual assault case. Foster averaged 4.8 points during his time in Ames.
8. ISAIAH COTTRELL, WEST VIRGINIA
Cottrell struggled to find his identity on Bob Huggins’ team. During his freshman season, he suffered an Achilles injury. The 6-foot-10 forward recovered very quickly, returning to the Mountaineers. WVU used Cottrell as their starting center but couldn’t ever get adjusted, ending up leaving because of playing out-of-position. Cottrell is a former 4-star prospect.
9. KAOSI EZEAGU, KANSAS STATE
A veteran forward who averaged 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds for Kansas State this past season. Ezeagu can give a team another piece at the forward position to solidify their depth.
10. DONOVAN WILLIAMS, OKLAHOMA STATE
Williams has been dealing with injuries during his time in Stillwater. During the 2020-21 season, Williams was sidelined for most of the season with a knee injury. Williams played nine games this past season, averaging 3.1 points.