Heading into the second week of the 2023-24 college basketball season, let’s breakdown the top-10 high major transfers and how they’ve each been performing with their new programs.
*These rankings are based upon The Portal Report’s College Fantasy Scoring metrics. Read more about our metrics by clicking here.
10.) Aaron Estrada – Alabama
The Hofstra transfer and two-time CAA Player of the Year is averaging 21.5 PPG, 4 RPG, and 4 APG to start the season while shooting 62% from the field and 73% from three-point range. Most recently, Estrada led the Crimson Tide to a 102-80 win over Indiana State with a team-high 27 points, five rebounds, five assists, and two steals.
9.) Matthew Cleveland – Miami
The former top-100 prospect and 2021-22 ACC Sixth Man of the Year with Florida State has been off to a hot start for the Hurricanes averaging 17 PPG and notching a double-double in the team’s season opener against NJIT. Just last night, Cleveland contributed a team-leading 23 points and added seven rebounds and four assists to edge out local rivals FIU 86-80.
8.) Tylor Perry – Kansas State
2022-23 Conference USA Player of the Year and North Texas transfer Tylor Perry started the season by contributing 22 points, six rebounds, six assists, and four steals against No. 21 USC. Come Monday night, Perry tied his season high against South Dakota State with 22 points, five rebounds, and five assists to defeat the Jackrabbits 91-68 at home.
7.) Jesse Edwards – West Virginia
The 6-foot-11 Syracuse transfer is averaging a double-double for the Mountaineers at 14.5 PPG and 13 RPG while shooting 56% from the field through his first two appearances. While West Virginia has struggled to start the season, Edwards still managed 16 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, and a block in a recent 73-65 upset loss to Monmouth.
6.) Jaylin Sellers – UCF
Former Ball State guard Jaylin Sellers has thrived since arriving at Central Florida, averaging 22.5 PPG, 8.5 RPG, and 2.5 STLPG over the program’s first two contests of the campaign. Despite a recent 88-72 loss to Miami, Sellers managed a 22-point, 11 rebound double-double and continues to lead the Knights offensively through the early season with the departure of Taylor Hendricks for the NBA.
5.) Kel’el Ware – Indiana
With the Hooisers off to an undefeated 2-0 start, the 7-foot Oregon transfer and former top-10 prospect has been a critical two-way player for Mike Woodson and Co. averaging 16.5 PPG, 9 RPG, 1.5 STLPG, and 2 BKPG. Ware began the season with a double-double against Florida Gulf Coast before just recently noticing a career-high 20 points in a win over Army at the weekend.
4.) Hunter Dickinson – Kansas
Since arriving in Lawrence, the Michigan transfer has picked up right where he left off, scoring 21 points and securing eight rebounds in a season opening win against North Carolina Central. Following a win over Manhattan in which Dickinson contributed 18 points and eight rebounds, the three-time All-Big Ten selection is averaging 19.5 PPG and shooting 100% from behind the arc for the Jayhawks.
3.) Grant Nelson – Alabama
As expected, the North Dakota State transfer has been one of the nation’s top portal pickups so far this season averaging 22 PPG, 7.5 RPG, and 2 BKPG through his first two appearances for the Crimson Tide. With Alabama sitting 2-0 to start the 2023-24 season, Nelson led the scoring in an opening night 105-73 win over Morehead State with 24 points, seven rebounds, and two blocked shots.
2.) Jaylon Tyson – Cal
With short stints at both Texas and Texas Tech to start his collegiate career, the former top-100 prospect arrived on the west coast this offseason and is managing 16.5 PPG, 11.5 RPG, and 5 APG for the Golden Bears. While Mark Madsen’s squad opened the season with an upset loss to Pacific, Tyson still contributed a team-leading 20 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, and two steals in spite of Cal’s struggles.
1.) Allen Flanigan – Ole Miss
The Auburn grad transfer moved across the SEC to join first-year Ole Miss head coach Chris Beard and has immediately taken over the Rebels offense averaging 22 PPG, 8.5 RPG, and 3 STLPG. With the Rebels currently 2-0 to kick off the season, Flanigan managed a double-double against Alabama State then added 29 points in a victory over Eastern Washington late last week.