2020 Transfer Tracker: April 10th Edition

Welcome to Paint Touches’ 2020 Transfer Tracker. This list is our attempt at making sense of the hundreds of transfers that are bound to occur in the 2020 offseason. Every player on this list is a traditional transfer, which is to say that they will need to sit out the 2020-2021 season (unless they get a waiver). If you’re looking for graduate transfers, Paint Touches has you covered. Our NCAA Free Agent Tracker lists the top currently available grad transfers.

Despite being locked in my home, the first edition of the transfer tracker is a little delayed this year. Having a 3 month old at home can do that to you I guess. Plus, the transfers have been coming so quickly and furiously that every time I sat down to write, 30 near transfers had declared and I had to go research them. Over a dozen high major quality transfers have already committed to their new homes but there is still plenty of untapped talent left on the market. Marquette fans should be excited as Marquette is involved in 3/6 of the top transfers on the board, including one expected to decide in the next day or two.

Committed before we could rank em:
Ty Brewer (East Tennessee State)
Brycen Goodine (Providence)
Alan Griffin (Syracuse)
Jairus Hamilton (Maryland)
Johnny Juzang (UCLA)
Kobe King (Nebraska)
Tyrese Martin (UConn)
Trey McGowens (Nebraska)
Makhi Mitchell (Rhode Island)
Alex O’Connell (Creighton)
Shareef O’Neal (LSU)
Liam Robbins (Minnesota)
Sam Sessoms (Penn State)
Grant Sherfield (Nevada)
Erik Stevenson (Washington)

1. D.J. Carton- 6’2” 190 lb FR PG from Ohio State
Basic Stats: 23.9 mpg, 10.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.0 apg, 0.7 spg, 0.4 bpg, 2.6 tpg, 52.8 2P%, 24 3pm, 40.0 3P%
Advanced Stats: 55.7 eFG%, 2.6 OR%, 10.7 DR%, 26.9 ARate, 1.6 S%, 2.0 B%, 25.9 TOrate, 36.2 FTRate, 25.2 POSS%
How many years left?: Sit 1, play 3…though he’s believed to have a solid case for a waiver
Who’s Involved?: Everyone. But rumors are that it may be two-horse race between Iowa State and Marquette
Bottom Line: The clear early #1 on the traditional transfer tracker. Was a major contributor to a top 10 team as a freshman. With three more years of eligibility could turn into an All-American. Former 5-star in multiple services. Scores inside and out while creating easy opportunities for his teammates. His bugaboo is turnovers. Committed too many, especially when facing high caliber defenses. Left Ohio State after 20 games citing mental health issues. Situation could result in him getting a wavier allowing him to play in 20-21, only increasing his value.

2. Landers Nolley II- 6’7” 230 lb RSFR SF from Virginia Tech
Basic Stats: 30.2 mpg, 15.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.4 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.3 bpg, 2.7 tpg, 41.7 2P%, 68 3pm, 31.6 3P%
Advanced Stats: 44.4 eFG%, 3.0 OR%, 19.2 DR%, 18.8 ARate, 1.5 S%, 1.3 B%, 16.6 TOrate, 23.6 FTRate, 32.8 POSS%
How many years left?: Sit 1, play 2
Who’s Involved?: Seton Hall, Alabama, UConn, Texas Tech, Memphis, Ole Miss, TCU, NC State, Georgetown, Oregon, and Maryland are his final 11
Bottom Line: The only quality holdover from Buzz Williams’ time as a Hokie. An extremely high usage player whose stats are a little exaggerated due to how often he had the ball in his hands. Necessity required him to play the C position for the Hokies. Built like a PF but prefers to attack like a wing. Can score all three levels but prefers jumpshots over working in the post. Tenacious on the defensive glass, absent on the offensive glass. Put him on a team where he’s allowed to play the 3 or the 4 and he could be an All-Conference type player.

3. Kahlil Whitney- 6’6” 210 lb FR SF from Kentucky
Basic Stats: 12.8 mpg, 3.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 0.4 apg, 0.3 spg, 0.2 bpg, 0.8 tpg, 41.3 2P%, 4 3pm, 25.0 3P%
Advanced Stats: 40.3 eFG%, 7.8 OR%, 7.9 DR%, 6.5 ARate, 1.3 S%, 1.4 B%, 19.7 TOrate, 37.1 FTRate, 19.3 POSS%
How many years left?: Sit 1, play 3
Who’s Involved?: Georgetown, Illinois, and others. Believed to be leaning towards declaring for the NBA
Bottom Line: Kahlil Whitney is this year’s “consensus 5-star recruit who doesn’t cut it at blue blood and has to transfer.” Advanced stats do not paint a pretty picture for Whitney. His position near the top of the transfer tracker is based completely on the upside he showed coming out of high school. He has the body of an NBA two guard and was pegged as a recruit who could shoot, slash, and dominate defensively with his absurd athleticism. Playing time never materialized at Big Blue as his shooting was subpar and he turned it over more than a backup wing should. His potential will demand a lot of attention but it may also lead him to seek professional opportunities. A year sitting out as a transfer is a lot of money on the table, even if that money would have to come from playing overseas.

4. Cam Mack- 6’2” 175 lb SO PG from Nebraska
Basic Stats: 34.8 mpg, 12.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 6.4 apg, 1.3 spg, 0.4 bpg, 2.6 tpg, 41.9 2P%, 43 3pm, 33.9 3P%
Advanced Stats: 45.6 eFG%, 2.5 OR%, 10.9 DR%, 36.6 ARate, 2.0 S%, 1.1 B%, 18.1 TOrate, 33.3 FTRate, 23.1 POSS%
How many years left?: Sit 1, play 2
Who’s Involved?: No published list yeat
Bottom Line: The best player on possibly the worst high major squad. Best attribute is his ability to create for others. His assist rate was in the top 20 in the nation. This was despite being on a team with extremely limited offensive weapons. Can control the offensive side of the floor. Despite his distribution ability, the Huskers finished 7-25, including a 17 game losing streak to end the season. He did have some legal trouble in Lincoln. Install him at the head of a competent offense and he could be a starting PG for almost any team.

5. Jamarius Burton- 6’4” 210 lb SO PG from Wichita State
Basic Stats: 27.1 mpg, 10.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.4 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.1 bpg, 2.2 tpg, 45.9 2P%, 24 3pm, 38.1 3P%
Advanced Stats: 48.6 eFG%, 5.2 OR%, 8.8 DR%, 26.4 ARate, 1.7 S%, 0.6 B%, 20.4 TOrate, 35.0 FTRate, 22.5 POSS%
How many years left?: Sit 1, play 2
Who’s Involved?: Marquette, Texas Tech, Seton Hall, and Xavier are his final four
Bottom Line: One of the best members of the mass exodus out of Wichita State this offseason. Was the starting PG for an NCAA bound, top 40 KenPom team. Very good distributor who also knew when to call his own number. Can attack the hoop himself or dish off of the drive. An accurate though not prolific three-point shooter. Great size for the PG position. TORate a little higher than you want but well within the range of acceptable. With a year off the improve would be a starter for almost any team in the country. Has been quoted as wanting to play in an uptempo system.

6. David DeJulius- 6’0” 190 lb SO PG from Michigan
Basic Stats: 20.9 mpg, 7.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.5 apg, 0.4 spg, 0.0 bpg, 0.6 tpg, 46.4 2P%, 30 3pm, 36.1 3P%
Advanced Stats: 50.0 eFG%, 1.3 OR%, 11.5 DR%, 12.7 ARate, 1.2 S%, 0.1 B%, 10.3 TOrate, 28.3 FTRate, 17.2 POSS%
How many years left?: Sit 1, play 2
Who’s Involved?: Marquette, Rhode Island, Maryland, Marquette, Mizzou, Cincinnati, and others
Bottom Line: One of the bigger surprise transfers this offseason. He want from warming the bench under John Beilein to being the first guy off the bench for Juwan Howard. Was largely thought of as the heir apparent to Zavier Simpson’s starting PG role for the Blue and Maize. A game controlling PG, his TORate in the top 75 players in the country. Assist number are a lot lower than you’d expect for a backup PG, but that’s because Michigan ran everything through Simpson who was on the floor for about 34 minutes a game. Could be the starting PG for most high majors or a quality backup for another elite team. For Marquette fans, he was a year behind Greg Elliott at East English Village High School.

7. Trey Murphy III- 6’8” 200 lb SO SG from Rice
Basic Stats: 30.2 mpg, 13.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.9 spg, 0.6 bpg, 1.4 tpg, 57.1 2P%, 75 3pm, 36.8 3P%
Advanced Stats: 54.4 eFG%, 4.4 OR%, 15.2 DR%, 8.5 ARate, 1.8 S%, 1.5 B%, 13.2 TOrate, 26.4 FTRate, 20.1 POSS%
How many years left?: Sit 1, play 2
Who’s Involved?: Houston, Pitt, Virgina, and Nova are his final four
Bottom Line: The best player for an aggressively mediocre Rice squad. Has the height of a forward but shooting touch of a 2 guard. Can put the ball on the floor but is at his best when playing the role of a spot up jumpshooter. Deadly efficient scoring despite most of his points coming well away from the hoop. Played the 5 out of necessity for the Owls. Could be much better if allowed to play as a stretch 4 or on the wing. Decent rebounder and used his long arms to block a fair amount of shots and disrupt more than his fair shore of passes. Will need the year off to adjust to high major opponents.

8. Luther Muhammad- 6’3” 184 lb SO SG from Ohio State
Basic Stats: 25.0 mpg, 7.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.0 spg, 0.1 bpg, 1.1 tpg, 43.8 2P%, 34 3pm, 34.7 3P%
Advanced Stats: 48.8 eFG%, 2.3 OR%, 8.0 DR%, 9.9 ARate, 2.4 S%, 0.3 B%, 17.1 TOrate, 37.0 FTRate, 15.0 POSS%
How many years left?: Sit 1, play 2
Who’s Involved?: Auburn, Georgia, Alabama, Seton Hall, Arizona State, UCLA, West Virginia, and New Mexico are his final 8
Bottom Line: A former top 100 recruit who started for a top 10 KenPom team this past season. Very low usage but decently efficient. Played the role of a 3 and D specialist for the Buckeyes. Made more shots outside the arc then inside it. Decently quick hands with a steal rate ranked in the top 500 players in the country. Pure 2G, has yet to demonstrate any ability to run the point. Muhammad was suspended for one game for “failure to meet program expectations” though he immediately regained his starting spot the next game so it likely wasn’t serious. With a year off to improve his game he could become a solid scoring threat all but the best of high major programs.

9. Trey Wertz- 6’4” 185 lb SO PG from Santa Clara
Basic Stats: 28.6 mpg, 11.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.9 apg, 0.9 spg, 0.1 bpg, 2.5 tpg, 56.6 2P%, 50 3pm, 40.0 3P%
Advanced Stats: 57.6 eFG%, 1.4 OR%, 12.0 DR%, 26.2 ARate, 1.6 S%, 0.5 B%, 22.5 TOrate, 27.5 FTRate, 21.8 POSS%
How many years left?: Sit 1, play 2
Who’s Involved?: Arizona, Butler, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Virginia are his final 7
Bottom Line: Was a universally overlooked recruit coming out of high school, checking in at #400 on the 247 Composite rankings. Was a steal for the Broncs as he averaged 12 points and nearly 5 assists a game as a freshman. His raw numbers took a hit his sophomore year but he kept some pretty looking advanced stats. Can score at all three levels but is best at lining up the deep ball. His assist numbers look great though he could stand to cut back on the turnovers. Not usually a prolific scorer but can call his own number when needed. Scored 20+ three times this past season including 31 against Pacific. Will end up being a starting PG for any one of his finalists.

10. Umoja Gibson- 6’1” 160 lb RSSO PG from North Texas
Basic Stats: 30.4 mpg, 14.5 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.4 spg, 0.0 bpg, 2.5 tpg, 43.9 2P%, 86 3pm, 39.4 3P%
Advanced Stats: 52.1 eFG%, 0.3 OR%, 8.9 DR%, 13.0 ARate, 2.9 S%, 0.1 B%, 18.8 TOrate, 23.7 FTRate, 25.7 POSS%
How many years left?: Sit 1, play 1, though might be able to apply for another year of eligibility
Who’s Involved?: Auburn, Arkansas, Oklahoma, TCU, Creighton, Butler, SMU, Boise State, and others
Bottom Line: One of the best pure shooters on this list. Nearly 90 3PMs on near 39% accuracy is going to lead to success at any level. Conference USA isn’t the crème de la crème, but North Texas was a top 80 team in KenPom this season. Lit up a few quality teams for big points including Rhode Island (20), Utah State (19), and Oklahoma (21). Leaving North Texas because he wants to play PG and the Mena Green were set with All-Conference PG Javion Hamlet running the show. Being a sit one, play one transfer may limit his options, though there is at least some speculation that he could be granted an additional year by the NCAA. Could add shooting and scoring punch to almost any team. If he truly wants to play the point, may need to set his sights a little lower.

20 other transfers worth watching:
Warith Alatishe- 6’7” 190 lb SO SF from Nicholls State
Robert Allen- 6’8” 200 lb SO PF from Samford
Jalen Carey- 6’3 178 lb SO PG from Syracuse
Colin Castleton- 6’11 235 lb SO PF from Michigan
Ishamel El-Amin- 6’1 195 lb JR PG
Michael Flowers- 6’4 200 lb JR PG from Western Michigan
Alonzo Gaffney- 6’9” 198 lb FR PF from Ohio State
Jervay Green- 6’3 210 lb JR SG from Nebraska
Cory Hightower Jr- 6’7 215 lb SO PF from Presbyterian
Hayden Koval- 7’0” 220 lb JR C from Central Arkansas
J.P. Morgan- 6’11” 195 lb FR C from Long Beach State
Koreem Ozier- 6’1 180 lb SO PG from Sacred Heart
Drew Peterson- 6’8” 185 lb SO SF from Rice
Cameron Parker- 6’2 170 lb SO PG from Sacred Heart
Ben Pyle- 6’7 185 lb SO SF from Western Illinois
Dontrell Shuler- 6’2” 180 lb SO PG from Charleston Southern
Morris Udeze- 6’8” 251 lb SO C from Wichita State
A.J.Walker- 6’2 191 lb SO SG from Air Force
Holland Woods 6’0 170 lb JR PG from Portland State
Zion Young- 6’4 190 lb SO SG from Western Illinois

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Author:Ryan Jackson

Texas A&M Professional, Marquette Fantatic


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