Daily Portal Report: McCullar Jr Transfers Within the Big 12; All-MAC Performer Heads to SMU
Thursday’s portal action saw SMU land a promising freshman from the MAC and Kevin McCullar Jr. transfer within the Big 12. The Portal Report has you covered with the news and analysis from today’s movement in the transfer portal.
Following a lone campaign with the Terriers, St. Francis Brooklyn transfer Patrick Emilien has entered the portal for a second time. Emilien, who spent three seasons at Western Michigan, was a major contributor this past season, recording 12.6 points and 6.2 rebounds in 30.5 minutes per game.
Kevin McCullar Jr. will stay in the Big 12 next season and play for the Kansas Jayhawks. The 6-foot-6 guard is currently testing the NBA Draft waters, but elected to play for Kansas over Gonzaga if he returns to the collegiate ranks. The Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Semifinalist was a vital piece of the Red Raiders’ lockdown defense, while scoring 10.1 points and grabbing 4.6 rebounds per contest.
Eastern Michigan transfer Mo Njie announced his commitment to SMU. The Centerville, OH native spent just one season in Ypsilanti, where he averaged 6.6 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Eagles, making 25 starts. Njie recorded a career-high 16 points on two separate occasions, while recording two double-doubles in 28 games. The future Mustang picked SMU over the BYU Cougars.
After three seasons in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech transfer John Ojiako is staying in-state to play at George Mason. In 57 career games as a Hokie, Ojiako tallied 2.4 points and 2.2 rebounds on 54.6 percent shooting. The Lagos, Nigeria native will have two years of eligibility remaining for the Patriots.
Tulane received the commitment of Collin Holloway, a Georgetown transfer who started 20 of the 28 games he appeared in this past season. Holloway made the patented sophomore jump, improving his scoring from 1.5 PPG to 9.2 PPG and increasing his MPG from 4.4 to 25.6. The Baton Rouge, LA native will return home, where he will look to revitalize the Greenwave program, which hasn’t appeared in the NCAA Tournament since 1995.
Pittsburgh transfer and Fort Wayne, IN native Onyebuchi Ezeakudo will play for the Radford Highlanders next season. The 6-foot guard poured in 2.1 points and 1.7 rebounds this past season, while playing 18.7 minutes per game for the Panthers.
6-foot-5 freshman Sean Durugordon is transferring from Missouri to Austin Peay. The Queens, NY native recorded 3.2 PPG and 1.2 RPG in just 12 games for the Tigers.
Youngstown State guard Garrett Convington will return to the Penguins for a sixth season at the collegiate level. The Carmel, IN native tallied 12.5 points and 4.6 rebounds on 46.2 percent shooting in the 2020-2021 campaign, before playing in just three games this season due to a torn Achilles.