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Daily Portal Report: St. Bonaventure Loses More Pieces; Former Top-100’s Find a Home

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While yesterday’s Daily Portal Report saw a lot of Power-5 action, today has been all about the Mid-Major’s with several of the top Mid-Major names entering the portal contrasted by some exciting prospects committing to programs outside the High-Major’s. The Portal Report has all the latest news and highlights from throughout Thursday’s transfer portal action.

Portal Entries

Former 5-star recruit Patrick Baldwin Jr., son of former Milwaukee head coach Pat Baldwin, has announced he will enter the transfer portal as well as continue going through the NBA Draft process. As a freshman at Milwaukee, Baldwin Jr. averaged 12.1 PPG and 5.8 RPG and while it’s expected that he’ll leave his name in the NBA Draft, looks to be keeping his options open for a possible return to college basketball next season.

After starting his career at South Carolina and spending three seasons with Mercer, 2021-22 All-SoCon second-teamer Felipe Haase has entered the transfer portal again for a graduate year. Haase managed 14.8 PPG, 5.6 RPG, and 3 APG, good for top-15 in the conference in all three of those offensive categories while leading in free throw percentage at 87%.

Netherlands native David N’Guessan, a 6-foot-9 sophomore from Virginia Tech has joined the transfer portal following two seasons off the bench for head coach Mike Young. N’Guessan has only averaged 3.3 PPG and 2.6 RPG throughout his career but can definitely score having shot 51% from the floor and will bring ACC experience to any program with 57 appearances and over 650 minutes played for the Hokies.

Two of the biggest additions of the day to the transfer portal were St. Bonaventure standouts Kyle Lofton and Osun Osunniyi, who join a host of other Bonnies already in the portal. Both seniors, Lofton averaged 12.8 PPG and 5.9 APG as one of the nation’s top point guards while Osunniyi managed 11.3 PPG and 7.5 RPG, establishing himself as an elite defender and shot blocker. Osunniyi and Lofton are currently going through the NBA Draft evaluation process as well but will still garner lots of interest from coaches and programs.

Former Missouri State forward Isiaih Mosley who is testing the NBA Draft as well has declared that he will enter the transfer portal in search of a new perspective team. The two-time MVC First-Team All-Conference recipient is one of the most effective scorers in all of college basketball averaging 20.4 PPG and 6.2 RPG with a slash line of 50/40/90 last season. 

2022 All-WCC Tournament selection and two-time All-WCC member Khalil Shabazz has decided to leave San Francisco as a two-year starter and will enter his name into the transfer portal. A redshirt senior who averaged 12.9 PPG and 3.2 RPG in three seasons with the Dons, Shabazz is a top point guard who could garner power-5 interest but is also going through the NBA Draft evaluation process.

To round out the day, Georgetown’s Donald Carey entered the portal on Thursday night. The 6-foot-5 guard averaged over 13 points per game for the Hoyas this season.

Commitments

Two-time All-A-Sun Conference selection and 2022 A-Sun Tournament MVP Dylan Penn has announced that he will be heading Northeast to join Vermont ahead of the 2022-23 season. Averaging 16.6 PPG, 5 APG, and 4.2 RPG throughout last season, Penn is a 6-foot-3 guard who shoots just under 50% and will bring his unique style of scoring to the Catamounts for his final season of college basketball.

After spending a season in the SEC with Missouri, former 2019-20 Horizon League Rookie of the Year Amari Davis will be returning to the conference with the Ohio native deciding to transfer to Wright State. While Davis only averaged 9 PPG and 2.4 RPG for the Tigers, as a sophomore with Green Bay he managed 17.2 PPG and 3.7 RPG on his way to several conference accolades. Having struggled for starts at Missouri with 13 from 32 games, a move back to the Horizon League could be exactly what Davis needs to spark his career once again.

Former Syracuse and Providence guard Brycen Goodine is staying local with his second career transfer and will join head coach Jay Young at Fairfield. A top-100 prospect in the Class of 2019, Goodine found it difficult to find minutes and starts in both the ACC and Big East as he averaged just 1.9 PPG and .1 APG last season. With the MAAC as a whole seemingly on the rise, Goodine could have a real impact on a Stags program that’s sat low in the standings for the past few seasons.

6-foot-2 guard and former top-50 recruit De’Vion Harmon, who spent the 2021-22 season with Oregon has announced that he will be transferring to Texas Tech in the lead up to next season. Already experienced in the Big 12, Harmon spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Oklahoma with his best season coming in 2020-21 as he averaged 12.9 PPG and 3.4 RPG while starting almost every game for the Sooners. 

Two-time All-SWAC selection Jalen Johnson, a 30-game starter last season for Alabama A&M where he averaged 16 PPG and 7.3 RPG on 47% shooting will be joining Milwaukee. A 6-foot-7 forward, Johnson can take over games and his resume features many 25+ point performances including a dominant 30-point and 7-rebound showing against Cincinnati early last season.

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