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Daily Portal Report: Western Kentucky and San Diego Stars Withdraw from Portal; Pitt Adds Experienced Guard

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With the NBA and G-League combines taking place this week, a handful of early entrants and players within the transfer portal have announced their intentions for the coming season. Tuesday’s portal action features commitments to a new program and a duo of starts withdrawing their name from the portal. The Portal Report has you covered with the news and analysis from today’s portal action.

Commitments

Jeff Capel has continued his best recruiting period at Pittsburgh, gaining the commitment of Marquette guard Greg Elliott. The Detroit, MI native averaged 7.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in 2022, increasing his scoring average all four years at Marquette. Elliott is a career 40.9 percent three point shooter, appearing in 114 games as a Golden Eagle.

UMass transfer Dibaji Walker entered the transfer portal for the second time and is taking his talents to Appalachian State. Walker, who began his career at Cleveland State, tallied 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds this past season, shooting 57.7 percent from the field.

As Morehead State looks to replace to departure of star Johni Broome, the Eagles have landed the commitment of UMass-Lowell transfer Kalil Thomas. The New Orleans, LA native tallied a career-high in points, rebounds, and assists during his third season as a River Hawk. Thomas averaged 9.0 PPG, 4.1 RPG, and 1.8 per game. The 6-foot-5 guard will have two seasons of eligibility in The Bluegrass State.

After appearing in just four games at East Carolina, Tay Mosher is headed to Bryant, joining the five other transfers on the Bulldogs’ roster this upcoming season. The Colony, TX native tallied over 1,000 points in high school, recording 19 points and nine rebounds during his senior season.

Another East Carolina transfer found their future home, as fellow freshman Alexis Reyes will begin next season at Quinnipiac. The Roxbury, MA native averaged 1.5 points, recording a career-high 5 points and 21 minutes against Tulane.

South Alabama freshman Alex Anderson is staying in-state, as the 6-foot-6 forward will transfer to Alabama State. Anderson recorded 6.2 points and 3.3 rebounds, connecting on 50.6 percent of his shots from the field. The Memphis, TN native will look to help the Hornets clinch their first conference title since 2011.

Returnees

Western Kentucky’s Jairus Hamilton decided to return to the Hilltoppers after entering the portal for the third time this spring. The Charlotte, N.C. native began his career at Boston College before transferring to Maryland in 2020. In his lone season under Rick Stansbury, Hamilton was a big-time performer, pouring in 12.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest. As a four-year veteran who has appeared in 114 career games, Hamilton will provide experience along with fellow transfer portal returnee Jamarion Sharp.

Following an entrance into the transfer portal after his lone season at San Diego, Marcellus Earlington announced he is returning to Steve Lavin and the Toreros. Earlington, who spent three seasons at St. John’s, was a WCC Honorable Mention Selection, averaging 13.2 points and 16.7 rebounds per game. The Stony Point, NY native’s return will provide a big boost for a San Diego team that struggled in 2022, along with Pac-12 transfers Eric Williams Jr. (Oregon) and Jaiden Delaire (Stanford).

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