Daily Portal Report: Stanford Lands First Transfer Since 2009; Key Names Withdraw from NBA Draft
Wednesday’s portal action picked up right where it left off, garnering commitments, portal entrants, and returnees from the NBA Draft. Day by day, rosters are being solidified as we look ahead to the 2022-2023 season. The Portal Report has you covered with the news and analysis from today’s portal movement.
After a midseason transfer from Tennessee State to Xavier in 2021, Hercy Miller is back in the transfer portal. Miller, the son of American rapper Master P, appeared in six games at Tennessee State before enrolling at Xavier as a walk-on for the spring semester. The freshman guard averaged 2.0 points per game for the Tigers, inking a $2 million NIL deal prior to the season.
Alabama A&M freshman DJ Fairley entered the portal on Wednesday. The Hoover, AL native appeared in eight games for the Bulldogs.
Davidson transfer Michael Jones became Stanford’s first transfer since 2009 and the Cardinal’s first graduate transfer ever, committing to Jerod Haase and company. Jones is perhaps the most talented shooter in the transfer cycle as a 40.3 percent career three-point shooter. The 6-foot-5 sharpshooter was efficient at all three levels on the floor in 2022, shooting 46.1 percent from the field, 42.1 percent from three, and 84.3 percent from the charity stripe. Jones, a junior guard, tallied 11.8 points and two made three-point field goals per game for the Wildcats.
Following one season at Washington State, Tyrell Roberts is headed to his home state to play at San Francisco. The junior guard started in 31 of the 36 games for the Wildcats, tallying 11.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game. The Sacramento native connected on 34.4 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.
Louisiana Monroe gained the commitment of North Alabama transfer Jamari Blackmon after four years with the Lions. Blackmon recorded 11.9 points and 2.5 assists during his time at North Alabama, starting in 111 of his 113 career games.
Future Red Raider Fardaws Aimaq removed his name from the NBA Draft, solidifying his place on the Texas Tech roster this upcoming season. The Utah Valley transfer ranked second in the country in rebounds with 13.6 RPG and third in double-doubles with 27. Aimaq poured in a career-high 18.9 points, while earning a First Team All-WAC selection and the WAC Defensive Player of the Year Award for the second consecutive year.
Former Conference USA Freshman of the Year Jahmir Young will return to the collegiate ranks after testing the draft waters, playing for the Maryland Terrapins in 2022. Young averaged 19.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting and hauled in 5.9 rebounds per game. The Charlotte transfer earned his second consecutive First Team All-Conference USA selection. His withdrawal from the draft is a big addition to the Maryland backcourt as they look to replace Fatts Russell.
St. Bonaventure transfer Osun Osunniyi will officially play at Iowa State after four years with the Bonnies. The two-time Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year withdrew his name from the NBA Draft on Wednesday. Osunniyi also earned four selections to the Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team. The future Cyclone tallied 11.3 points and 7.5 rebounds, while shooting 61.3 percent from the floor. Osunniyi will impact both ends of the floor at an effective rate for the Cyclones.
After entering the NBA Draft, USC Upstate transfer Bryson Mozone has decided to postpone a professional career. Mozone will head to Georgetown next year after pouring in 15.8 points and 5.7 rebound for the Spartans. The Second Team All-Big South selection has appeared in 105 games, shooting 38.5 percent from three-point range in four seasons.