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Daily Portal Report: Shabazz Returns to San Francisco; Cowboys Double Dip into the Portal

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As the deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft inches closer, action in the transfer portal has shifted towards college commitments, players withdrawing from the portal, and players returning to school. The Portal Report has you covered with the news and analysis from Tuesday’s action from the transfer portal.

Commitments

Following a two-year stint at Louisiana-Monroe, senior Russell Harrison is headed to Oklahoma State for his final season of eligibility. The Lubbock, TX native averaged 13.1 points and 5.5 rebounds, while shooting 38.3 percent from three-point range. Harrison was a NJCAA Division I All-American as a sophomore at Clarendon College in Texas.

Mike Boynton struck while the iron was hot with his second portal commit in 24 hours, securing Texas State transfer Caleb Asberry. The Pflugerville, TX native helped lead the Bobcats to back-to-back Sun Belt regular season titles, setting career-highs in points, rebounds, and assists during the 2021-2022 campaign. Asberry tallied 13.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per contest as the Bobcats earned their first NIT berth in school history.

Rice transfer Mylyjael Poteat is moving closer to home to play for Mike Young and the Virginia Tech Hokies. The Reidsville, NC native spent two years in Houston, recording 7.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game this past season. The 6-foot-9 forward converted on 62 percent or more of his shots during his time at Rice. Poteat chose the Hokies over UMass and Pittsburgh.

Former four-star recruit Keon Ambrose-Hylton entered the transfer portal after seeing limited action for the Alabama Crimson Tide, ultimately choosing to continue his career at SMU. The Toronto, ON native appeared in just 11 games for the Crimson Tide, tallying 1.0 point and 0.8 rebounds per outing. Ambrose-Hylton is the fourth portal pledge for the Mustangs this offseason as they look to replace AAC Player of the Year Kendric Davis.

As one of the members of LSU’s mass exodus to the transfer portal, Bradley Ezewiro has elected to join former LSU teammate Brandon Murray at Georgetown. The 6-foot-8 freshman appeared in just seven games for the Tigers, recording 1.6 points and 0.9 rebounds per contest. Ezewiro will have three years of eligibility remaining.

6-foot-1 freshman Anton Brookshire is transferring to Iona from Missouri, after missing the final 10 games of the season with a wrist injury. The former top-100 recruit appeared in 18 games, recording 3 starts and averaging 1.5 points per game. The future Gael will look to help Iona repeat as MAAC regular season champions.

Returnees

After entering his name in both the transfer portal and the NBA Draft, two-time All-WCC performer Khalil Shabazz announced he is returning to San Francisco. It was reported that Shabazz was considering a return home to Washington or following former Dons’ head coach Todd Golden to Florida. Shabazz, an All-WCC Second Team selection, was an integral part of the San Francisco’s NCAA Tournament team, averaging 13.7 points and 3.2 rebounds, while connecting on 34.5 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.

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