Following a mid-tier 14-17 season in which Arizona State finished 8th in the Pac-12 Conference with a 10-10 record, head coach Bobby Hurley has returned a major core from last season while continuing to improve his Sun Devils roster. Players like Marreon Jackson and Kimani Lawrence won’t be in Tempe next year but with their departures, Hurley has managed to recruit some of the transfer portal’s top names to compete with the Pac-12’s premier programs.
Arizona State Transfer Additions:
DESMOND CAMBRIDGE JR., NEVADA/BROWN
16.2 PPG / 5.1 RPG / 1.8 APG
FRANKIE COLLINS, MICHIGAN
2.8 PPG / 1.7 RPG / 1.4 APG
WARREN WASHINGTON, NEVADA/OREGON ST
10.5 PPG / 6.6 RPG / .9 APG
DEVAN CAMBRIDGE, AUBURN
5.3 PPG / 3.6 RPG / .6 APG
First to commit to Arizona State were Desmond and Devan Cambridge, a pair of brothers from Nashville, Tennessee with older brother Desmond transferring in from Nevada and younger brother Devan moving over from the SEC after three seasons at Auburn.
As a two-time All-MWC Third Team selection, Desmond shot 44% from two and 37% from three last season and will also prove a more than viable defender for the Sun Devils having averaged 1.7 STLPG and 1.1 BKPG. Devan; who played a major role for Bruce Pearl’s squad in 2020-21 averaging 8.9 PPG as a 19-game starter, provides not only power-5 experience but NCAA Tournament experience on a roster that skews fairly young.
Joining Cambridge Jr. from Nevada is Warren Washington, a 7-foot forward who started the past two seasons for Steve Alford’s Wolfpack averaging 1.2 BKPG as a redshirt junior which was fourth-most in the MWC. While Washington struggled during his freshman season in the Pac-12 with Oregon State and has previously dealt with injuries, he’ll be vastly improved in his second go-around within the conference as the veteran defensive presence that Arizona State’s game plan has been missing.
Rounding out the group is former top-100 prospect Frankie Collins who arrives at Arizona State after 31 appearances for Michigan but battling for minutes averaging just 11 MPG. A 6-foot-1 ball-handler, Collins will slot in as a point guard for Hurley’s rotation where he can pass and score in a variety of ways which he showcased in high school and is best highlighted by a 14-point, 4 assist performance in a 2021-22 first-round NCAA Tournament win against Colorado State.
With all four transfers teaming up alongside leading scorer DJ Horne and four former top-100 prospects in Luther Muhammad, Alonzo Gaffney, Enoch Boakye, and Marcus Bagley who all contributed across last season, Hurley’s Sun Devils look set to make some noise in the Pac-12 next season.
TRP’s Projected Lineup for Arizona State:
Frankie Collins, G
DJ Horne, G
Desmond Cambridge, G
Marcus Bagley, F
Warren Washington, C