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Top High-Major Transfers to Open the 2023-24 College Basketball Season



Let’s take a look at the top 10 high-major transfers to open the 2023-24 college basketball season and how they’ve been performing with their new teams based on TPR’s College Basketball Fantasy Scoring metrics.

1.) Hunter Dickinson – Kansas

The former Michigan transfer has the Jayhawks ranked 5th nationally, averaging 21.2 PPG, 12.7 RPG, and 2.2 APG as a top-20 scorer and the top rebounder from across the country.

2.) Allen Flanigan – Ole Miss

Despite what seemed to be a transition year for the Rebels, the Auburn transfer has his team 5-0 while averaging a career-best 20.2 PPG and 7.2 RPG. 

3.) Kel’el Ware – Indiana

The former top-100 prospect and Oregon transfer is averaging 17.7 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 2 APG, and 1.7 BKPG since arriving in Bloomington, having already notched a pair of double-doubles.

4.) Jaylon Tyson – Cal

While the Golden Bears have been struggling at 2-5 to open the season, the former Texas Longhorn and Texas Tech Red Raider is having a breakout season averaging 20.3 PPG, 8.2 RPG, and 3.3 APG.

5.) Tre Mitchell – Kentucky

The three-time transfer is finding success after leaving the Big 12, averaging 15 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 3.5 APG, 1.7 STLPG, and 1.3 BKPG for the 12th-ranked Wildcats.

6.) Jesse Edwards – West Virginia

The former Syracuse bigman is averaging a double-double and career-best in scoring and rebounding at 15.8 PPG, 10.7 RPG, 1.3 APG, and 2 BKPG.

7.) Jaylin Sellers – UCF

A Ball State transfer, Sellers has been the Knights go-to offensive piece in the early season averaging 22.2 PPG and recently dropping 30 points in a tightly contested loss to Stetson.

8.) Fardaws Aimaq – Cal

Another three-time transfer with stints at Mercer, Utah Valley, Texas Tech, and now Cal, Aimaq already has five double-doubles on the season and recently grabbed 18 boards against SDSU.

9.) Ishmael Leggett – Pitt

The former Rhode Island transfer has been a star to open the season for the Panthers, averaging 15.7 PPG, 8 RPG, and 3.3 APG to push a 5-1 start for Jeff Capel’s squad.

10.) Tyrese Samuel – Florida

Despite recent losses to Virginia and Baylor, Samuel has been critical to the Gators 4-2 start averaging 14.5 PPG and 8.3 RPG, and even contributing 20 & 10 in a recent win over Pitt.

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