All offseason long, the college hoops world watched the transfer portal explode with talent, ranging from conference players of the year to walk-ons looking for new homes out of the portal.
Stephens, a 7-footer, has posted elite numbers so far this year, averaging 21.5 points and 10.3 rebounds per game for the Mocs.
2. KJ WILLIAMS, LSU
Williams, a 6-foot-10 senior, is scoring 19.3 points and grabbing 8.3 boards per game for the Tigers. The Murray State transfer is shooting 56% from the field.
T-3. KENDRIC DAVIS, MEMPHIS
Last season’s AAC Player of the Year with SMU, Davis has continued his stellar offensive production under Penny Hardaway. He is currently shooting 39% from the field and averaging more than 19 points and five assists per game.
T-3 BRANDIN PODZIEMSKI – SANTA CLARA
Podziemski, an Illinois transfer, is having a stellar year on the West Coast, averaging more than 18 points and eight boards per game. The sharpshooter has hit more than 37% of his three-point attempts, including 42% of his tries from deep at home.
5. TERRENCE SHANNON JR – ILLINOIS
Shannon, a Texas Tech transfer, is averaging 18.2 points and 5.6 rebounds this year, while shooting 46% from the field so far.
Hinson has led the Panthers to a 9-4 start, averaging a team-high 17.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. The former Ole Miss Rebel transferred to Iowa State, but never saw the floor with the Cyclones. After two seasons away from college hoops, Hinson has been elite for Pitt.
7. BRYCE HOPKINS, PROVIDENCE
Hopkins, a 6-foot-7 Kentucky transfer, is leading the Friars with 16.7 points and 9.7 boards per game.
8. KEYONTAE JOHNSON, KANSAS STATE
Johnson is one of the best stories in college hoops this year. He’s having a huge year for the ‘Cats, averaging 17.7 points and 6.8 rebounds for Jerome Tang’s squad.
T-9. SOULEY BOUM – XAVIER
Boum has had a stellar year for the Musketeers, averaging 17 points and 4.6 assists per game.
T-9. TYREE APPLEBY, WAKE FOREST
Appelby has been one of the most exciting transfers in the ACC, averaging 18 points and 5+ assists per game. 50% from the field is not too shabby, either.
11. KEION BROOKS, WASHINGTON
Brooks, a former Kentucky Wildcat, is scoring more than 16 points per game this season while also grabbing more than six rebounds a game.
12. RICKY COUNCIL IV, ARKANSAS
Council is averaging 18+ points and shooting over 50% from the field so far for the ‘Hogs.
T-13. GRANT SHERFIELD, OKLAHOMA
Sherfield has been one of the best outside shooters in the country this year, shooting 57% from three-point range and averaging 18 points per contest.
T-13 SAM SESSOMS – COPPIN STATE
Sessoms is a top-five scorer in college hoops, averaging more than 23 points per game. The six-foot guard is also averaging more than five assists and is shooting over 53% from the field.
15. EMONI BATES, EASTERN MICHIGAN
Bates, a Memphis transfer, is starring for the Eagles so far this year, averaging 19.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
16. D’MOI HODGE, MIZZOU
Hodge is leading the Tigers with 16.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per game on top of 52% from the field.
17. JARKEL JOINER, NC STATE
Joiner, an Ole Miss transfer, is averaging 16+ points and 4.1 rebounds per contest for the Pack.
18. DAE DAE GRANT, DUQUESNE
Grant is averaging 17.9 points and shooting 43% from the field for the 10-3 Dukes.
19. DAVID JONES, ST JOHN’S
Jones, a DePaul transfer, is scoring almost 15 points per game this year and grabbing more than seven boards per game for the Johnnies.
20. MORRIS UDEZE, NEW MEXICO
Udeze is averaging more than 17 points and seven boards for the Lobos.
17.7 points and 4.5 assists per game for the Duquesne transfer.
22. ERIK STEVENSON, WEST VIRGINIA
Stevenson is averaging more than 14 points per game while shooting 53% from the field for the Mountaineers.
23. JOHNI BROOME, AUBURN
Broome has been a consistent force for Auburn when he has been on the floor (just 23.7 mpg), averaging 12.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game for the Tigers.
24. NORCHAD OMIER, MIAMI
Omier, a 6-foot-7 forward, has the Hurricanes off to a strong 12-1 start. He is averaging 13.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game so far.
25. BAYLOR SCHEIERMAN, CREIGHTON
Scheierman is shooting 39% from deep this season, and has been one of the best rebounding wings in the game. He is currently averaging 12.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game for the ‘Jays.
26. BRANDON MURRAY, GEORGETOWN
Despite GTown’s struggles, Murray has led the way with a strong year at 14 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.
Brandon Murray is preparing to play in his first game at Georgetown.
— Patrick Waring (@WaringPatrick) November 8, 2022
27. DAWSON GARCIA, MINNESOTA
The former Marquette and North Carolina forward is averaging more than 14 points and five rebounds per game for the Gophers.
28. MANNY BATES, BUTLER
Bates is shooting 63% from the field, ranking him in the top-25 in the nation in FG%. He’s averaging 13.5 points and 6.3 boards per game.
29. DARYL BANKS III, ST. BONAVENTURE
Banks is averaging 15.6 points per game while shooting 37% from beyond the arch.
30. JAROD LUCAS, NEVADA
Lucas is posting averages of 16.8 points and 2.2 rebounds this season for the Wolf Pack.
31. UMOJA GIBSON, DEPAUL
Gibson, a 6-foot-1 guard, is averaging more than 14 points and 5.2 assists per game for the Blue Demons.
32. MARK SEARS, ALABAMA
Sears, an Ohio transfer, is shooting 43% from the field and 42% from three-point range so far this year, averaging 14 points per contest.
33. GRANT BASILE, VIRGINIA TECH
Basile is averaging 13.9 points per game this year on 52% from the field and 40% from three-point range.
34. JAHMIR YOUNG, MARYLAND
Young, a 6-foot-1 guard, is averaging 14.4 points per game for the 9-3 Terps.
35. KEVIN MCCULLAR, KANSAS
McCullar is once again having a strong season in the Big 12, this time for the Jayhawks. He is currently averaging 11.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, and shooting a career-best 33% from three.
36. EARL TIMBERLAKE, BRYANT
Timberlake is averaging more than 15 points and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs this season.
37. LANDERS NOLLEY, CINCINNATI
Nolley is shooting 41% from three-point land this year and averaging 14.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
38. TERRY ROBERTS, GEORGIA
Roberts has made the transition up to the SEC look smooth, averaging 13.8 points, four rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game so far.
UGA PG Terry Roberts did a little bit of everything in the Dawgs win over Notre Dame. Making tough shots and getting it done on the defensive end.
— GREENLIGHT MEDIA (@atlgreenlight) December 19, 2022
39. DARIN GREEN JR, FLORIDA STATE
Green is shooting 43% from the field to go along with 13.7 points per game.
40. TRE MITCHELL, WEST VIRGINIA
Mitchell is scoring more than 12 points per game while grabbing almost five boards per game for Huggins’ squad.