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Daily Portal Report: 2021 National Champion Enters Portal; Texas A&M Adds Two MSU Transfers

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As the deadline to enter the transfer portal has passed, schools now have two days to submit the paperwork for student-athletes to officially enter the portal. With the portal closing, the commitments will continue to ramp up. The Portal Report has you covered on Monday’s entrants and portal pledges.

Portal Entrants

Monday’s biggest splash in the portal came from 2021 National Champion Matthew Mayer. Following a four-year stop in Waco, the NBA Draft entrant plans to play his final season elsewhere should he return to school. As a first-year starter this past season, Mayer helped lead Baylor to a No. 1 seed, averaging 9.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. The Austin, TX native was a huge contributor off the bench during Baylor’s national title run, shooting 39.5 percent beyond the arc.

SMU’s Emmanuel Bandoumel started all 33 games this past season before entering the portal on Monday. The Quebec native tallied 10.6 points and 3.8 rebounds during his senior campaign, pouring in a career-high 24 points against Louisiana-Monroe.

Following his freshman season in Pullman, Washington State freshman Mouhamed Gueye will head elsewhere to continue his basketball career. A member of the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team, the 6-foot-11 big man recorded 7.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

Texas Tech’s Mylik Wilson, a junior who averaged 2.5 PPG and 1.7 RPG last season has announced he will transfer for a second time. The 6-foot-3 guard originally started with Louisiana Lafayette where he averaged 12.2 PPG, 5.6 RPG, and 3 APG on his way to earning 2019-20 Sun Belt Rookie of the Year honors .

Commitments

High Point transfer John-Michael Wright committed to Oklahoma State for his final two years of eligibility. The Fayetteville, NC native earned All-Big South First Team honors after putting up 18.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.

Guiding Arkansas to a 9-1 record in his 10 starts and making 15 appearances this season, 7-foot-3 junior Connor Vanover is headed to Oral Roberts. Vanover recorded 4.0 points and 2.9 rebounds per contest this past season. The Little Rock, AR native began his career at Cal before spending the past two seasons playing in Fayetteville.

After a three-year stint in East Lansing under Tom Izzo, Julius Marble is headed to College Station to play at Texas A&M. The Dallas, TX native averaged 6.4 points and 3.3 rebounds, appearing in all 36 games for the Spartans.

Xavier has added former UTEP and San Francisco standout Souley Boum in hopes of replenishing their graduating guard play. The two-time All-CUSA selection averaged 19.8 PPG and 4.5 RPG last season with the Miners and is a deadly shooter at 41% from the field and 37% from three-point range.

Buzz Williams hauled in another transfer from the portal, gaining the commitment of Mississippi State transfers Andersson Garcia. In his sophomore campaign, the 6-foot-7 guard scored 4.3 points and pulled down 4.2 rebounds per contest.

NC State received its third portal pledge of the cycle in Utah transfer Dusan Mahorcic, after an influx of last year’s roster to either the transfer portal or the NBA. The 6-foot-10 forward spent his first season at the Division I level at Illinois State before heading to Salt Lake City where he poured 5.5 points and grabbed 4.1 rebounds per game.

6-foot-3 senior guard Jawuan Newton hit the portal after four seasons at Evansville. The El Paso, TX native will transfer to Southern Illinois after recording 12.7 PPG and 5.4 RPG.

With three years of eligibility remaining, 7-foot-1 center Braxton Meah who spent the last two seasons with Fresno State is heading to Washington. Meah averaged 2.2 PPG and 2.2 RPG last season coming off the bench for the Bulldogs and will add a very dependable piece to the frontcourt in Seattle.

Queens University of Charlotte (D2) transfer Jamari Smith is headed to the Division I ranks, where he will play at Murray State. The South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year led the Royals to a conference championship, tallying double-digit points in 32 of 34 contests while averaging 17.6 points and 7.1 rebounds.

2020-21 Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year, Theo Akwuba is leaving Louisiana Lafayette and will be joining Ole Miss ahead of the 2022-23 college basketball season. In his first season with the Ragin’ Cajuns, Akwuba averaged 11.3 PPG, 9.3 RPG, and 2.9 blocks per game with his 68 total blocks good for 8th best in the nation that year.

After averaging 10 PPG and 5.1 RPG as a 34-game starter, former Delaware Blue Hen Andrew Carr is joining the ACC and heading to North Carolina for a junior season with Wake Forest. Helping Delaware last season to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2014, Carr managed 13 points and 3 rebounds without missing a single shot despite a tough first-round loss to Villanova.

2021-22 All-MAAC second-team selection Colby Rogers is leaving Siena for a second career transfer and has announced that he will join head coach Isaac Brown at Wichita State. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 14.1 PPG, 2.2 RPG, and 1.3 APG all while shooting 42% from the field and a sightly improved 43% from behind the arc.

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