As we enter the month of June and the deadline to exit the NBA Draft and return to school is marked just days away, we’re seeing several former top-100 prospects withdraw their names to officially enter the transfer portal. The Portal Report has you covered on all the latest news and highlights from Wednesday’s Portal commitments and returnees.
New York native Noah Waterman has announced that following one season at Niagara and two at Detriot, he will be transferring back home to join St. Bonaventure for his senior season. Averaging 9 PPG and 4 RPG for his collegiate career, Waterman is a 6-foot-11 forward known for his interior presence but can also shoot the three-ball which he showed as a sophomore shooting 53% from deep with the Titans.
Northwestern State standout and the team’s second-leading scorer Carvell Teasett will reportedly be transferring to Appalachian State ahead of the 2022-23 college basketball season. Teasett; who averaged 12.9 PPG, 1.6 RPG, and 3.2 APG last season, will join with four years of eligibility remaining and will provide some instant offense for the Mountaineers with multiple 20+ point outbursts in his early career.
After just one year with Bob McKillop at Davidson, 6-foot-5 forward Chris Ford is heading to Robert Morris with head coach Andrew Toole for his sophomore season. In just eight appearances for the Wildcats, Ford averaged 1.5 PPG and 1.4 RPG with a season-high of 10 points and 11 rebounds coming in a win over Divison II Johnson & Wales.
Pac-12 All-Freshman selection Mouhamed Gueye; a former top-100 prospect in the class of 2021, will be exiting the NBA Draft to remain in the transfer portal and search for a new program. Averaging 7.4 PPG and 5.2 RPG in 33 starts for Washington State as a freshman, Gueye has kept his list of interested teams close to the vest but is reportedly entertaining a return with the Cougars.
Texas’s Courtney Ramey will also be withdrawing his name from NBA Draft contention and will stay in the transfer portal with the 6-foot-3 guard currently undecided on where he will play next season. According to Jeff Goodman, both Duke and Houston are the leading options for the All-Big 12 selection depending on which players return to school for either the Blue Devils or Cougars.
After considering interest from both Arizona and Maryland, former Washington State big man Efe Abogidi will not be returning to school and subsequently exiting the transfer portal to sign a contract with G-League ignite. The 6-foot-10 center played two seasons in Pullman averaging 8.4 PPG and 6.4 rebounds while also earning Pac-12 All-Freshman honors as a two-year starter for head coach Kyle Smith.