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Grading Each Big Ten Team on Transfer Portal Additions and Losses

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Most of the Big Ten schools used the transfer portal this offseason to retool their rosters. Illinois, Michigan and Ohio State made portal moves to compete for a conference title this season. Let’s take a look at how each Big Ten program did in the transfer portal.

These grades are solely on only transfer portal players, not factoring high school or JUCO additions. The grade also will consider players lost to the transfer portal.

ILLINOIS / A+

Additions: Dain Dainja (Baylor), Matthew Mayer (Baylor), Terrence Shannon Jr. (Texas Tech)

Losses: Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk (South Carolina), Andre Curbelo (St. John’s), Jacob Grandison (Duke), Omar Payne (Jacksonville), Brandin Podziemski (Santa Clara)

INDIANA / D-

Additions: N/A

Losses: Michael Durr (UCF), Khristian Lander (Western Kentucky), Rob Phinisee (Cincinnati), Parker Stewart (UTEP)

IOWA / D

Additions: N/A

Losses: Austin Ash, Joe Toussaint (WVU)

MARYLAND / B

Additions: Donald Carey (Georgetown), Patrick Emilien (St. Francis-NY), Jahari Long (Seton Hall), Jahmir Young (Charlotte)

Losses: Marcus Dockery (Howard), James Graham III (Missouri St.), Qudus Wahab (Georgetown)

MICHIGAN / A-

Additions: Joey Baker (Duke), Jaelin Llewellyn (Princeton)

Losses: Frankie Collins (Arizona St.), Zeb Jackson (VCU), Brandon Johns Jr. (VCU)

MICHIGAN STATE / D-

Additions: N/A

Losses: Julius Marble II (Texas A&M), Peter Nwoke (Southern Indiana)

MINNESOTA / B+

Additions: Ta’lon Cooper (Morehead St.), Dawson Garcia (UNC), Taurus Samuels (Dartmouth)

Losses: Abdoulaye Thiam (High Point)

NEBRASKA / B

Additions: Emmanuel Bandoumel (SMU), Sam Griesel (North Dakota St.), Juwan Gary (Alabama)

Losses: Eduardo Andre (Fresno St.), Jackson Cronin, Keon Edwards (Milwaukee), Trevor Lakes (Southern Indiana), Jace Piatkowski

NORTHWESTERN / D+

Additions: Tydus Verhoeven (UTEP)

Losses: Pete Nance (UNC), Casey Simmons, Ryan Young (Duke)

OHIO STATE / A-

Additions: Tanner Holden (Wright St.), Isaac Likekele (Oklahoma St.), Sean McNeil (WVU), Owen Spencer (The Citadel)

Losses: Justin Ahrens (Loyola Marymount), Meechie Johnson Jr. (South Carolina)

PENN STATE / C+

Additions: Andrew Funk (Bucknell), Mikey Henn (Denver), Camren Wynter (Drexel)

Losses: Irekefe Oweh, Sam Sessoms (Coppin St.)

PURDUE / C+

Additions: David Jenkins Jr. (Utah)

Losses: Eric Hunter Jr. (Butler), Isaiah Thompson (Florida Gulf Coast)

RUTGERS / B-

Additions: Cam Spencer (Loyola-MD)

Losses: N/A

WISCONSIN / B-

Additions: Max Klesmit (Wofford), Kamari McGee (Green Bay)

Losses: Lorne Bowman II (Oakland), Ben Carlson (Utah), Matthew Mors (South Dakota St.)

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Ethan Bock joins The Portal Report with years of experience covering college athletics within the Sports Now network, as he currently works for WV Sports Now as the West Virginia basketball beat writer. In addition to writing, he also serves as an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast.

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