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Rankings: Top 20 Available Underclassmen Transfers

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Players of all ages have entered the transfer portal this offseason from all over the NCAA hoops scene. Programs have been sifting through the 1,500+ names for months, and looking for players of different talent levels with different levels of experience as well.

Here are The Portal Report’s top 20 available underclassmen in the portal. These players have experience of two seasons or less at the college level.

1. Tyrese Hunter

Hunter averaged 11.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.9 assists in 35 starts as a freshman at Iowa State. Hunter was a member of the 2021-22 Big 12 All-Freshman team and was crowned the Big 12 Rookie of the Year. He is considering Louisville, Kansas, Purdue, Gonzaga, Tennessee and Texas.

2. Kenneth Lofton

The 6-foot-7, 275-pound forward started over 60 games in just two seasons with Louisiana Tech. Three years of eligibility remaining. Averaged 16+ points, 10.5 rebounds per game this season.

3. Emoni Bates

Bates, a former five-star prospect out of high school, averaged almost ten points per game as a rookie at Memphis. It’s looking like Louisville is going to come out on top of this recruitment.

4. Ricky Council IV

Council is a 6-foot-3 guard who played two seasons for Wichita State, averaging 12+ points per game this season. Down to Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Kansas, and Mississippi State.

5. Josh Minott

Minott seems to be focused on the NBA Draft process as of now, but is also in the portal after one season at Memphis. He averaged over six points per game for the Tigers.

6. Patrick Baldwin Jr.

A former five-star prospect, Baldwin is currently testing NBA Draft waters as well. Played one season at Milwaukee.

7. Efe Agobidi

The 6-foot-10 forward scored over ten points per game and hauled in 6.4 boards per game over two seasons at Washington State.

8. Shakeel Moore

Has played for two schools in two years, with stops at NC State and most recently Mississippi State, where he averaged over eight points per game this season. The 6-foot-1 guard visited Seton Hall and Maryland recently.

9. Marcus Williams

6-foot-2 guard was the star at Wyoming as a freshman, and then took his talents to Texas A&M for his second season. There, he averaged almost eight points per game, showing he can score it at the major-conference level.

10. Kerwin Walton

6-foot-5 guard started 20 games as a freshman at North Carolina, but just one as a sophomore. Career 40% three-point shooter.

11. Rondel Walker

6-foot-4 guard played a limited role in two seasons at Oklahoma State. Averaged a career-high 7.8 points as a freshman.

12. Brandon Weston

Weston, a 6-foot-5 guard, was a top-100 recruit out of high school, but suffered an injury late in his prep career that forced him to miss all but one game as a freshman at Seton Hall.

13. Hassan Diarra

6-foot-2 guard played two seasons for Texas A&M, averaging over six points per game. New York native.

14. Javohn Garcia

6-foot-2 guard averaged 8.2 points per game across two seasons at UMass. 44% field goal shooter.

15. Lu’Cye Patterson

6-foot-1, 230-pound guard increased his points per game from a little over two as a freshman up to 7.4 as a sophomore. Has two seasons of experience in the MVC with Missouri State.

16. Austin Patterson

6-foot-3 guard played two seasons for Wofford, shooting 45% from three-point range this year and averaging over six points per game.

17. Marco Foster

6-foot-2 guard scored 8.3 points per game on 43% from three-point range in his lone season for New Hampshire.

18. Gethro Muscadin

6-foot-10 forward has played two seasons of college hoops, one for Kansas and one for New Mexico. This past season for New Mexico he averaged 9.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in just 20.7 minutes per game.

19. Mylyjael Poteat

6-foot-9 forward averaged 7.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per game for Rice this season. Has played two seasons for the Owls.

20. David N’Guessan

6-foot-9 forward played two seasons for Virginia Tech, increasing his minutes, points, and rebounds per game this season from his first.

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