Let’s take a look at TPR’s top ten transfer bigs in college basketball this season, starting with a no-brainer who was named to the preseason AP All-American First Team earlier on Monday.
Dickinson scored 18.5 points and grabbed nine rebounds per game last season for Michigan. The 7-foot-2 big man is back for another round of high-major ball with the Jayhawks this year.
2 Josh Oduro – Providence
Oduro put up monstrous numbers for George Mason, averaging 15.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game last year. The 6-foot-9, 240-pound big man now follows Kim English up to Providence and should make a strong impact in the Big East.
3 Jordan Brown – Memphis
The two-time All Sun Belt honoree is onto his fourth school, joining Penny Hardaway’s Tigers. Brown started 33 games last year for Louisiana, scoring 19.3 points and grabbing 8.6 rebounds per game.
4 Jesse Edwards – WVU
Edwards joins Josh Eilert’s first transfer class with the Mountaineers, bringing with him a strong career stat line from Syracuse. Edwards posted averages of 14 points and ten rebounds per game. Edwards also ranked No. 1 overall in TPR’s defensive metric that ranked all transfers this offseason.
5 Rienk Mast – Nebraska
Mast was a star at Bradley, posting averages of 13.8 points and eight rebounds per game for the Braves. He hit 56% of his field goals as well as 35% of his three-point tries.
Cohen posted massive stats at St. Francis (PA), scoring 21.8 points per contest and grabbing 8.3 boards per game. He should be a solid contributor in the A10 this year!
7 Jordan Minor – Virginia
The 2022-23 NEC Player of the Year joins Tony Bennett’s squad and should have a major role for the Cavaliers. He started 28 games, scoring 17+ points per game last year for Merrimack.
As a sophomore, Khalifa started 34 games for Charlotte. He scored 11.7 points per game and grabbed 6.3 rebounds per matchup, and has lots of potential to become a star for the Cougars.
The 2022-23 All Big Sky honoree averaged 19.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per game last year for Idaho, and now makes the jump up to high-major ball with the Cougars.
10 Payton Sparks – Indiana
Sparks was a two-time All-MAC team member in his first two years at Ball State, averaging nearly identical numbers in both seasons. Over his career, he has been a consistent 13-point, 8-rebound per game guy.