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Top 20 Transfer Guards Update

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With the sixth week of the college basketball season well underway, let’s take a look at our top 20 transfer guards to start the season based on TPR’s College Basketball Fantasy Scoring Metrics.

*Editor’s Note: Any ties were sorted via the players Game Score metrics.

 

1.) DeMarcus Sharp – Austin Peay

FPTS/G: 42.2

Stats: 18.5 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 4.8 APG, 43% FG

 

2.) Allen Flanigan – Ole Miss

FPTS/G: 36.5

Stats: 18 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 1.8 STLPG, 1.2 BKPG, 43% 3P

 

3.) Shahada Wells – McNeese State

FPTS/G: 36.4

Stats: 19.1 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 3.3 APG, 2.3 STLPG, 56% FG

 

4.) Jamarii Thomas – Norfolk State

FPTS/G: 36.2

The UNC Wilmington transfer is averaging a career-best of 19.2 PPG, 3.6 RPG, and 4 APG, for the Spartans and recently dropped 31 points, four assists, and three steals, to help lead a road win over Illinois State.

 

5.) Keonte Kennedy – Cal

FPTS/G: 33.2

Despite only having just made two appearances after returning from injury, the three-time transfer with stints at Xavier, UTEP, and Memphis just contributed a season-high 20 points in a 97-90 loss at Butler.

 

6.) Isaiah Swopes – Indiana State

FPTS/G: 32.6

With the Sycamores off to a 9-1 start, the former Southern Indiana guard has been leading the way averaging 19.7 PPG while shooting 50% from the field, including his first double-double of the season with 27 points and 10 boards over Northern Illinois.

 

7.) Robert McCray – Jacksonville

FPTS/G: 32.4

Stats: 18.7 PPG, 4 RPG, 3.3 APG, 1.8 STLPG, 52% FG

 

8.) Sahvir Wheeler – Washington

FPTS/G: 32.1

A former top-100 prospect who’s spent time between Georgia, Kentucky, and now with Washington is having a career-best start averaging 16.1 PPG to go with 3.6 RPG, 6.5 APG, and 1.5 STLPG.

 

9.) Anthony Pritchard – Central Michigan

FPTS/G: 31.8

Stats: 14.4 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 4.9 APG, 2.1 STLPG, 49% FG

 

10.) Javon Small – East Carolina

FPTS/G: 31.5

Stats: 17.1 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 4.8 APG, 45% FG, 42% 3P

 

11.) Jordan King – Richmond

FPTS/G: 31.4

After stints with East Tennessee State and Siena, King has turned his play up a notch in the Atlantic 10 averaging 20.2 PPG following a career-best 34 points to open the season with a win over VMI.

 

12.) Noah Reynolds – Green Bay

FPTS/G: 31.3

Following two seasons spent at Wyoming, Reynolds is having a career-best start to the 2023-24 campaign averaging 18.5 PPG, 4 RPG, 4.9 APG, shooting 49%, and just recently managing a career-high 31 points against UIC.

 

13.) Walter Clayton – Florida

FPTS/G: 31.3

Stats: 15.9 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 4 APG, 1.7 STLPG, 46% FG

 

14.) Duke Miles – High Point

FPTS/G: 31.3

Stats: 19.5 PPG, 4.4 APG, 1.3 STLPG, 63% FG, 39% 3P

 

15.) Jaylin Sellers – UCF

FPTS/G: 31.1

Stats: 19.6 PPG, 5 RPG, 1.8 STLPG, 47% FG

 

16.) Keshon Gilbert – Iowa State

FPTS/G: 31.1

The UNLV transfer is averaging a career-high 16.3 PPG, 4.7 RPG, and 4.3 APG since joining the Cyclones, behind three consecutive 20+ point performances over the last three games against DePaul, Iowa, and Prairie View.

 

17.) Caleb Love – Arizona

FPTS/G: 31.1

The former top-100 prospect and North Carolina recruit is averaging 14.1 PPG, 5 RPG, and 4.5 APG since his move out westward, leading the Wildcats backcourt to an undefeated start after adding 20 points, 7 boards, and 5 assists over Wisconsin.

 

18.) Xander Rice – Monmouth

FPTS/G: 30.4

Stats: 20.1 PPG, 3.9 APG, 1.2 STLPG, 36% 3P

 

19.) Tylor Perry – Kansas State

FPTS/G: 30.4

Stats: 16.2 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 5.5 APG, 1.2 STLPG, 32% 3P

 

20.) Daniss Jenkins – St. John’s

FPTS/G: 30.1

Stats: 11.8 PPG, 4 RPG, 5.8 APG, 2.2 STLPG



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