This hoops season, transfers have performed at the highest level.
1. Purdue – David Jenkins Jr.
Jenkins is averaging just under four points per game for the No. 1 overall Boilermakers, who have looked to National sensation Zach Edey and a bunch of home-grown Indiana products for production this season.
2. Virginia – Jayden Gardner
Gardner is in his second season with the Cavaliers after transferring in from East Carolina. Gardner is leading the balanced ‘Hoos with 11.6 points per game on 53% from the field.
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3. UConn – Tristen Newton
Newton, an East Carolina transfer, has posted averages of 10 points, 4.4 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per contest this season for the Huskies.
Sears, an Ohio transfer, has seen his production drop minimally even though he went from the MAC to the SEC. So far this year, he is second on the team with 14.8 points per game and is currently shooting a stellar 44% from three.
Chaney (formerly at Arkansas) is averaging 3.6 points per game in 14.1 minutes per outing for a Houston team that features mostly home-grown talent.
6. Tennessee – Tyreke Key
Key, an Indiana State transfer, is shooting 38% from three and averaging more than 11 points per game in his first year in Knoxville.
Each of Texas’ top four scorers are transfers, with Carr (formerly at Minnesota and Pitt) leading the way. Behind Carr Tyrese Hunter (Iowa State), Sir’Jabari Rice (New Mexico State), and Timmy Allen (Utah) have all made huge impacts since joining the Longhorns.
8. Kansas – Kevin McCullar
The former Texas Tech guard is averaging 11.8 points per game on 48% shooting this season.
The former Gonzaga big has exploded this season, averaging 18.1 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game for the ‘Cats.
FG% leaders entering today:
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This season’s top portal pickup for Eric Musselman was Ricky Council, who is averaging 19.2 points per game on 53% shooting to lead the Hogs.