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10 Big East Transfers to Watch this Season

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With team’s like St. John’s, Villanova, Seton Hall, and Butler loading up on transfer talent this offseason, the Big East has a top-tier class of newcomers joining its ranks. Here’s a look at our Top-10 Big East transfers to watch this season and why they can each make an impact with their new programs.

 

10.) Quincy Olivari – Xavier

After a career-best season averaging 18.7 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 2.2 APG, and 1.1 STLPG at Rice, the 6-2 guard will work as an off the ball scorer in backcourt tandem with our No. 7 selection.

 

9.) Josh Oduro – Providence

This past season at George Mason, Oduro averaged 15.6 PPG, 7.9 RPG, and 2.6 APG, earning consecutive All-Atlantic 10 First Team honors. The veteran forward now follows Head Coach Kim English to Providence where he’ll be familiar with the system and will flourish given his unique versatility.

 

8.) Posh Alexander – Butler

The 2020-21 Big East Defensive Player of the Year takes his talents cross conference as he joins Head Coach Thad Matta and the Bulldogs after three seasons at St. John’s. Alexander will be expected to lead this team with his adept defensive abilities, quick offensive tempo, and general playmaking abilities.

 

7.) Dayvion McKnight – Xavier

Having averaged 16.5 PPG, 5 RPG, 3.8 APG, and 1.8 STLPG at Western Kentucky this past season, McKnight will lead the Musketeers backcourt alongside Olivari. Dealing with some early offseason injuries, it’ll be crucial that Xavier see McKnight and Olivari step into their roles quickly.

 

6.) TJ Bamba – Villanova

Arriving from Washington State with power-6 experience, the athletic veteran guard will provide the Wildcats with some improvements on both the offensive and defensive ends. Bamba averaged 15.8 PPG and 3.7 RPG on 43% field goals this past season, and rates highly as a perimeter defender in Head Coach Kyle Neptune’s wing centric rotation. 

 

5.) Daniss Jenkins – St. John’s

The two-time transfer arrives in New York City after stints at both Pacific and Iona, following Head Coach Rick Pitino after averaging 15.6 PPG and 4.9 APG as a 2022-23 All-MAAC Second Team selection. In Jenkins, Pitino gets a veteran commodity that he’s worked with previously, and the ideal piece to run his offensive game plan from the point guard position.

 

4.) Steven Ashworth – Creighton

The 6-foot-1 guard arrives in Omaha having led Utah State to the NCAA Tournament while averaging 16.2 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 4.5 APG, and 1.2 STLPG. Hitting three’s at a 43% rate, Ashworth is one of the nation’s most consistent shooters and now forms one of the Big East most dynamic backcourts behind Ashworth, Baylor Scheierman, and Trey Alexander.

 

3.) Cam Spencer – UConn

Another elite three-point shooting talent, Spencer marks the Huskies only offseason transfer addition having won the 2023 National Championship. The former Loyola-Maryland and Rutgers guard averaged 13.2 PPG and 3.1 APG this past season, and will give Head Coach Dan Hurley a key offensive piece with developing defensive talent. 

 

2.) Tyler Burton – Villanova

Burton joins the Wildcats after four seasons at Richmond where he most recently averaged 19 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 1.5 APG, and 1.5 STLPG as a 2022-23 All-Atlantic 10 Second Team honoree. The 6-foot-7 forward brings a dearth of athleticism and scoring ability with the intangibles to lead this Villanova offense in spite of having just joined from the transfer portal this offseason

 

1.) Jordan Dingle – St. John’s

Averaging 23.4 PPG as the second highest scorer in the nation this past season, Penn transfer Jordan Dingle is one of the best scorers in all of college basketball. The Valley Steam, NY native returns home and should continue producing some of the best offensive numbers in the nation under Pitino’s tutelage and coaching.



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