Almost 2,000 division one players entered the portal this past offseason, moving to new teams and creating tons of excitement around the college hoops landscape
While proven stars Hunter Dickinson, Max Abmas, and others found new homes in the portal, I’ve got my eyes on another under-the-radar transfer who I think will have a huge season: Mongolian Mike.
MIKE SHARAVJAMTS transferred to San Francisco from Dayton this past offseason, opting to play for Chris Gerlufsen’s Dons over several other high-level programs.
Last season, Sharavjamts started 20 games for the Flyers, appearing in 32 total contests overall. There, he scored 178 points (5.6 per game) as a freshman, while also tallying 29 three pointers (31.5% from three-point range). Although the numbers don’t jump off the page, Sharavjamts is clearly a unique talent, standing at 6-foot-8. Watch the tape! He’s a unicorn. Sharavjamts has flashed elite ball-handling skills for his size, a deep bag of tricks to get to the basket, an ability to post up smaller guards, and more.
It didn’t take long for coaches around the country to recognize his talent level after he wrapped up his freshman campaign, too.
The first ever Division One athlete from Mongolia, Sharavjamts narrowed his list to five schools after spending some time in the portal and also weighing NBA Draft options this summer. His top five included San Francisco, Memphis, Indiana, Nebraska, and Pitt, and he eventually opted to join the Dons.
He even recently trained with former NBA star Jeremy Lin, as featured in this recent Youtube video.
In the video, Lin tells Sharavjamts and another player, “I’m surprised, you guys are so talented for your height and age. I’ll definitely be checking out your season this year.”
Sharavjamts joins a San Francisco squad that is looking to compete for a WCC title and an NCAA Tournament run in year two of the Gerlufsen era. In addition to Mike, Gerlufsen and his staff brought in Stefan Todorovic, Robby Beasley, Jonathan Mogbo, Marcus Williams, and more. The Dons are loaded with transfers who are looking to break out at their new home, and led by a versatile guard in Sharavjamts, they are bound to make some loud noise this season on the West Coast.
Check out TPR’s Riley Frain interviewing Coach Gerlufsen below.