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Utah Valley guard Jamison Overton is among some of the bigger names in the transfer portal out of the WAC. Courtesy UVU Athletics.
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WAC Hoops-2020/2021 Offseason Transfer Tracker

The offseason is upon us folks and with plenty of movement around the WAC already underway, it’s about time to begin a transfer tracker.

UPDATED 4/19/2021

Added to the tracker is the Texas 4 schools, Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin who officially join the WAC on July 1, 2021. So, might as well get very familiar with their current rosters and who are coming and going well before then.

Make sure to check back as we update the transfer tracker throughout the offseason. Things may get a little hectic. But, updates should be made daily.

The biggest thing to remember about eligibility going forward is the extra year afforded to players by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic essentially wipes the 2020-2021 season off the books. So, if a player was a freshman at the beginning of the season, they retain four years of eligibility. If they transfer, they will be required to sit unless they are a graduate transfer. Things will get murky or confusing but I think all folks involved are in new territory, not just fans and media.

California Baptist

IN: 2

Chance Hunter, Jr. G-Inglewood, CA

Previous Stop: Long Beach State (Big West)

2020-2021 Stats: 12.3 PPG, 5.8 RPG & 1.2 APG in 16 games (16 starts)

Eligibility left: 2 years

Pavel Zakharov, So. F-St. Petersburg, Russia

Previous Stop: Gonzaga (WCC)

2020-2021 Stats: 0.8 PPG & 0.4 RPG in 10 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 3 years

Overview: Hunter is the first incoming transfer from the portal for the Lancers so far. The 6-6 guard is a great pick up for Rick Croy, only failing to reach double-digit scoring five times this season. He’ll join a strong returning backcourt next season. In the paint will be Gonzaga transfer Pavel Zakharov who is one of the biggest under the radar transfers in the conference.

OUT:

Suraj Gahir, Fr. G-North Delta, B.C.

2020-2021 Stats: N/A

Eligibility left: 4 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Jordan Caruso, R-So. G-New York City, NY

2020-2021 Stats: 3.3 PPG, 4.0 RPG & 1.5 APG in 4 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 3 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Overview: Currently the only Lancer in the transfer portal, Gahir didn’t see any action on the court this season for California Baptist. The second lancer to enter the portal, Caruso has entered the transfer portal after just 4 appearances this past season. This comes after sitting out 2019-2020 after transferring in from Incarnate Word.

Chicago State

OUT:

Andrew Lewis, Sr. G-Milwaukee, WI

2020-2021 stats: 5.0 PPG & 0.5 RPG in 2 games (2 starts)

Eligibility left: 1 year

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Xavier Johnson, Sr. G-Dallas, TX

2020-2021 stats: 11.0 PPG, 2.2 RPG & 2.1 APG in 9 games (5 starts)

Eligibility left: 1 year

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Carlo Marble, Sr. F-West Des Moines Valley, IA

2020-2021 stats: 6.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG & 1.1 SPG in 9 games (4 starts)

Eligibility left: 1 year

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Kalil Whitehead, So. F-Detroit, MI

2020-2021 stats: 3.2 PPG, 1.9 RPG & 0.3 SPG in 9 games (2 starts)

Eligibility left: 3 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Overview:

The abrupt end to the Chicago State Men’s squad season was surely new territory for anyone. But to now lose the top two scorers from the last two seasons is a big loss for the program as they enter their last season in the WAC. Don’t let that poor two-game average fool you, Lewis is great scorer and averaged 12.2 PPG in 2019-2020. While Johnson has a career average of 14.4 PPG at the Division-I level. Both will be fine spending their last seasons in college basketball elsewhere, especially after the season they had. Next in the portal for Chicago State is senior forward Carlo Marble who stepped into a bigger role for the Cougars in their very short season.

Dixie State

N/A

Grand Canyon

IN: 4

Aidan Igiehon, So. F-Dublin, Ireland

Previous Stop: Louisville (ACC)

2020-2021 Stats: 2.6 PPG, 1.6 RPG & 0.2 BPG in 5 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 3 years

Taeshon Cherry, Jr. F-El Cajon, CA

Previous Stop: Arizona State (Pac-12)

2020-2021 Stats: 3.9 PPG, 2.3 RPG & 0.3 BPG in 7 games (3 starts)

Eligibility left: 2 years

Yvan Ouedraogo, So. F-Bordeaux, France

Previous Stop: Nebraska (Big 10)

2020-2021 Stats: 3.4 PPG, 3.7 RPG & 0.5 BPG in 22 games (4 starts)

Eligibility left: 3 years

Walter Ellis, Junior Guard-Granger, IN

Previous Stop: Bucknell (Patriot League)

2020-2021 Stats: 8.8 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1.7 APG & 1.2 SPG in 12 games (12 starts)

Eligibility left: 3 years

OUT:

Bryce Okpoh, So. F-The Colony, TX

2020-2021 stats: 1.6 PPG, 1.8 RPG & 0.3 BPG in 9 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 3 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Rashad Smith, Jr. G-Chandler, AZ

2020-2021 stats: 3.7 PPG, 0.5 RPG & 0.9 APG in 11 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 2 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Overview:

Bryce Drew has brought in two former top-60 recruits with Igiehon (6-10, 245) and Cherry (6-8, 220). Both have not had the ideal college careers at high major programs thus far, but are high impact recruits for the Antelopes as early as next season given immediate eligibility waivers. Igiehon struggled with injuries during his time in Louisville, but if healthy could have a great career in Phoenix for Drew. 4/8 The Antelopes added a third incoming transfer on Thursday. This time it is Big Ten transfer and former Cornhusker, Yvan Ouedraogo, a 6-9 245 French big.

New Mexico State

IN: 1

Nate Pyror, Jr. G-Seattle, WA

Previous Stop: Washington (Pac-12)

2020-2021 Stats: 4.1 PPG, 1.6 APG & 1.3 RPG in 16 games (2 starts)

Eligibility left: 2 years

Pryor is the second commit into the Aggie program this past week, joining Juco transfer Mario MckKnney Jr. (John A. Logan). Pryor himself a Juco transfer before transferring to hometown school Washington last season, is unclear if he will suit up with McKinney in the Aggies backcourt next season unless a one-time immediate eligibility waiver is approved by the NCAA for next season.

OUT: 5

Darreus Brown, Jr. G-Amarillo, TX

2020-2021 Stats: N/A

Eligibility left: 2 years

Next Stop: Eastern New Mexico

Rashaun Agee, RS-Fr. F-Chicago, IL

2020-2021 Stats: 2.0 PPG, 1.0 RPG & 1.0 APG in 1 game (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 4 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Jason King, Jr. G-Birmingham, AL

2020-2021 Stats: 0.8 PPG, 1.0 RPG & 0.6 APG in 5 games (1 start)

Eligibility left: 2 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Marcus Watson, R-Fr. F-Buford, GA

2020-2021 Stats: 3.4 PPG, 1.8 RPPG, 0.2 APG in 12 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 4 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

C.J. Roberts, Jr. G-North Richland Hills, TX

2020-2021 Stats: 6.9 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 0.8 APG in 20 games (3 starts)

Eligibility left: 2 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Overview: As quickly as Brown committed to the Aggies, he was gone. He never played a game for New Mexico State as a walk-on from Clarendon College in September. Next in the transfer portal for the Aggies is redshirt freshman Rashaun Agee. The 6-7 forward made one appearance for New Mexico State this past season and has opted to look for playing time elsewhere.

The Aggies added three more players to the portal this past week with the biggest losses being promising freshman Marcus Watson and key rotational player C.J. Roberts. Both players had big roles off of the bench for the Aggies this past season but have decided to continue their careers as well.

Seattle

IN:

Brandon Chatfield, RS-Fr. F-Clarkston, WA

Previous Stop: Washington State (Pac-12)

2020-2021 Stats: 1.1 PPG & 0.6 RPG in 7 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 4 years

OUT:

Angelo Stuart, So. G-Queens, NY

2020-2021 Stats: 1.3 PPG, 0.3 APG & 0.2 RPG in 16 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 3 years

Possible Destination: Rumored interest from USC Upstate and St. Francis-Brooklyn

Robert Hutchens, Fr. G-Arroyo Grande, CA

2020-2021 Stats: 0.0 PPG, 0.0 RPG & 0.0 APG in 1 game (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 4 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Jared Pearre, RS-Jr. F-McKinney, TX

2020-2021 Stats: 3.1 PPG, 2.7 RPG & 1.0 BPG in 20 games (1 start)

Eligibility left: 2 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Overview:

Hutchens played in 1 game for the Redhawks for about 3 minutes this season. No huge loss for coach Jim Hayford there. Maybe a more swing and a miss loss is Angelo Stuart, who announced his decision to enter the transfer portal around mid-March. The former Region 16 Player of the Year and NJCAA Div.-I 2nd-Team All-American came in with big expectations in his one year in Seattle. Though he never quite found his role in the rotation this past season, his JUCO pedigree will certainly find him another landing spot. The latest Redhawk in the portal is 6-8 forward Jarred Pearre who joined the program as a transfer from CSUN last offseason. Snubbed for frontcourt minutes by fellow newcomers Emeka Udenyi (JC transfer) and Kobe Williamson (Fr.), he will move on to his third school in four years, maybe back home in Texas this time around?

4/8 Trammell burst on to the college basketball scene as a Seattle Redhawk this past season. Just a sophomore, having attended City College of San Francisco for one year. His scoring during his one year in Seattle was prolific, reaching 30-points+ three times and only failing to reach double-digits twice. His move isn’t surprising given his successful first year playing Division-I basketball, but it certainly doesn’t make it hurt any less for Jim Hayford and company.

Tarleton State

Javontae Hopkins, So. G-Houston, TX

2020-2021 Stats: 2.3 PPG, 0.8 RPG & 0.4 APG in 18 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 3 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Clashon Gaffney, Sr. F-Clarksville, TX

2020-2021 Stats: N/A

Eligibility left: 1 year

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Heritier Ngalamulume, Jr. F-Kinshasa, DR of the Congo

2020-2021 Stats: 4.2 PPG, 2.5 RPG & 0.5 BPG in 15 games (4 starts)

Eligibility left: 2 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Konstantin Dotsenko, So. F-Vorkuta, Russia

2020-2021 Stats: 10.6 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 1.2 APG

Eligibility left:  3 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Overview: 

Gaffney’s departure came mid-season, after being a key piece in the Texans front-court at the Division-II level. The 6-7 senior never made his Division-I debut and ultimately opted to transfer. The loss of 6-9 forward Ngalamulume is a hit to the Texans’ already undersized front-court. Lastly, Javontae Hopkins who had a bigger role last season for Tarleton is on the move after a shrunken amount of playing time at the D-I level.

4/7 Dotsenko is a huge loss for the Texans as his combination of height and range made him a dangerous inside-out threat in Tarleton State’s small ball style of play. A transfer from NAIA Freed-Hardeman University (TN) where he had a stellar freshman season, the Russian International has decided to look elsewhere to continue his basketball career.

UTRGV

Out: 7

Quinton Johnson II, R-So. G-Oklahoma City, OK

2020-2021 Stats: 9.9 PPG, 6.3 RPG & 2.3 APG in 16 games (15 starts)

Eligibility left: 3 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Javon Levi, Sr. G-Killeen, TX

2020-2021 Stats: 10.4 PPG, 5.4 APG, 4.6 RPG & 2.9 SPG in 14 games (14 starts)

Eligibility left: 1 year

Possible Destinations: Committed to UT-Arlington

Sean Rhea, R-Jr. F-Houston, TX

2020-2021 Stats: 15.2 PPG, 6.2 RPG & 1.0 BPG in 12 games (11 starts)

Eligibility left: 2 years

Next Stop: Rhea committed to Cal Poly

Uche Dibiamaka, Jr. G-Adelaide, SA, AUS

2020-2021 Stats: 8.4 PPG, 3.2 RPG, & 1.3 APG in 19 games (17 starts)

Eligibility left: 2 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Anthony Bratton, Sr. F-Omaha, NE

2020-2021 Stats: 6.2 PPG, 3.2 RPG & 0.5 BPG

Eligibility left: 1 year

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Jamal Gaines, Jr. F-Dallas, TX

2020-2021 Stats: 1.7 PPG, 1.5 RPG & 0.3 BPG in 6 games (1 start)

Eligibility left: 2 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Connor Raines, So. F-Beacon Falls, CT

2020-2021 Stats: 3.1 PPG, 1.3 RPG & 0.8 APG in 16 games (2 starts)

Eligibility left: 3 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Overview: After a hard fought yet tough season to get through, the Vaqueros are experiencing a mass exodus with a total five players in the transfer portal. UTRGV is essentially losing four starters heading into next season for a new head coach who will have some very competitive in-state programs joining the conference in July. With Rhea being the first transfer domino to drop in mid-February already choosing a new landing spot, next up will likely be 2x WAC DPOY Javon Levi who has no shortage of suitors for his services. 4/8 This week Jamal Gaines and Connor Raines were added to the Vaqueros outbound transfers list. Raines had more of a role for UTRGV this season, including some important play off of the bench down the stretch for interim head coach Jai Steadman.

UVU

Jordan Brinson, So. G-Inglewood, CA

2020-2021 Stats: 5.0 PPG, 2.1 RPG & 1.6 APG in 12 games (6 starts)

Eligibility left: 3 years

Possible Destination: Rumored interest from Montana State,

Jamison Overton, Sr. G-San Diego, CA

2020-2021 Stats: 15.6 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 2.2 APG & 1.4 SPG in 19 games (19 starts)

Eligibility left: 1 year

Next Stop: Committed to Weber State on 4/9

Overview: 

Overton hits the transfer portal as a graduate transfer and will be very sought after. The scoring and slashing ability he displayed from the perimeter this past season will have him watching the offers come in. However, the prediction from our fearless leader Kyle McDonald makes perfect sense, and a move to BYU from UVU has happened in the past. Brinson on the other hand found playing time in Orem but maybe didn’t have quite the season he would have liked given some injuries he dealt with. He would have likely found more playing time next season, especially with Overton gone.

Two-time WAC Defensive Player of the Year Javon Levi is in the transfer portals and has a number of schools after him already. Courtesy UTRGV Athletics.

The Newcomers

Abilene Christian

Clay Gayman, Jr. F-Nevada, MO

2020-2021 Stats: 8.2 PPG, 3.3 RPG & 1.2 APG in 26 games (1 start)

Eligibility left: 2 years

Next Stop: Drury (NCAA D-II)

Payton Brooks, Fr. G-Abilene, TX

2020-2021 Stats: 0.1 PPG, 0.1 RPG & 0.1 APG in 16 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 4 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Joe Pleasant, Jr. F-Overland Park, KS

2020-2021 Stats: 10.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG & 1.2 APG in 28 games (26 starts)

Eligibility left: 2 years

Next Stop: Wichita State (AAC)

Overview:

The Wildcats get their first player in the transfer portal with junior forward Clay Gayman’s announcement on Monday. Gayman was a key role player for coach Joe Golding this year, and chipped in 9 points in ACU’s hard fought upset of the Texas Longhorns a few weeks ago.

Lamar

IN: 1

Jordyn Adams, So. G-Silsbee, TX

Previous Stop: Austin Peay (OVC)

2020-2021 Stats: 9.4 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 2.2 APG & 1.2 SPG in 20 games (17 starts)

Eligibility left: 3 years

OUT: 4

Quinlan Bennett, Jr. G-Chicago, IL

2020-2021 Stats: 9.6 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.2 APG & 1.2 SPG

Eligibility left: 2 years

Next Stop: Bennett committed to Western Illinois (Summit League) via Twitter on March 29th

Kasen Harrison, Fr. G-Beaumont, TX

2020-2021 Stats: 13.1 PPG, 4.0 APG, 2.8 RPG & 1.5 SPG in 25 games (20 starts)

Eligibility left: 4 years

Next Stop: Committed to Louisiana Tech

Anderson Kopp, So. G-Houston, TX

2020-2021 Stats: 10.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.2 APG & 1.0 SPG in 28 games (17 starts)

Eligibility left: 3 years

Next Stop: Committed to Kansas City

David Muoka, So. C-Hong Kong

2020-2021 Stats: 5.4 PPG, 6.8 RPG & 2.9 BPG

Eligibility left: 3 years

Next Stop: Committed to UNLV

Overview:

Bennett cited coaching changes at Lamar as the reason for his decision to enter the transfer portal. Either way as the Cardinals begin their move to the WAC, it will be tough sledding with the turnover. Joining him are double-digit scorers and fellow starters Anderson Klopp and Kasen Harrison. All three departures are a big blow for the Cardinals, but with the departure of head coach Tic Price it appears the move to the WAC spells a new beginning for the program. I would expect more players in the portal given.

Mouka became the fourth Cardinal to enter the transfer portal this past week, with the reigning Southland Defensive Player of the Year opting to finish his career elsewhere. Mouka should have no problem finding a new landing spot, still this is another big blow for the currently unnamed next head coach of the program.

Sam Houston State

IN:

Savion Flagg, Sr. G-Alvin, TX

Previous Stop: Texas A&M (SEC)

2020-2021 Stats: 8.8 PPG, 4.5 RPG & 2.3 APG in 17 games (8 starts)

Eligibility left: 1 year

Kuba Karwowski, Redshirt Center-Warsaw, Poland

Previous Stop: Utah State (MWC)

2020-2021 Stats: 0.5 PPG, 0.3 RPG & 0.5 BPG in 4 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 1 year

OUT:

Pierce Hellums, Fr. G-Tomball, TX

2020-2021 Stats: 2.1 PPG, 1.4 APG & 1.1 RPG in 8 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 4 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Bryce Monroe, Fr. G-San Francisco, CA

2020-2021 Stats: 10.1 PPG, 2.8 APG & 1.4 RPG in 28 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 4 years

Next stop: Monroe committed to San Diego (WCC) on March 25th

Zach Nutall, Jr. G-Bryan, TX

2020-2021 Stats: 19.3 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 1.8 APG & 1.0 SPG in 28 games (28 starts)

Eligibility left: 2 years

Next Stop: Committed to SMU

Dylan Robertson, Jr. F-Tuscaloossa, AL

2020-2021 Stats: 2.6 PPG, 2.1 RPG & 0.3 BPG in 17 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 2 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Manny Crump, Jr. F-Miami, FL

2020-2021 Stats: 4.0 PPG, 2.4 RPG & 0.5 APG in 27 games (8 starts)

Eligibility left: 2 years

Next Stop: Central Oklahoma (NCAA-D-II)

Austin Brewer, Fr. F-Abilene, TX

2020-2021 Stats: 1.0 PPG & 0.7 RPG in 6 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 4 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Overview:

The Bearkats are experiencing a similar exodus of their best players to that of their fellow Texas 4 group mates. Sam Houston State may have it a bit tougher as coach Jason Hooten’s squad who finished tied for third-place with Stephen F. Austin have two of their top three scorers in the transfer portal and several key front-court pieces gone as well. This is a natural part of the college game nowadays and the offers pouring in for Bryce Monroe and Zach Nutall are just an example of why players enter the portal in such high volumes these days.

Stephen F. Austin

IN:

Sadaidriene Hall, Fr. F-Sulphur Springs, TX

Previous Stop: ETSU (SoCon)

2020-2021 Stats: 0.5 PPG, 0.3 APG & 0.3 RPG in 4 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 4 years

Franklin Aguanne, So. F-Abuja, Nigeria

Previous Stop: Loyola (MVC)

2020-2021 Stats: 2.3 PPG, 1.8 RPG & 0.1 BPG in 23 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 2 year

OUT:

Demiere Brown, R-Jr. F-Powder Springs, GA

2020-2021 Stats: 1.0 PPG, 1.2 RPG & 0.1 APG in 11 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 2 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Kharee McDaniel, R-Fr. G-Houston, TX

2020-2021 Stats: 0.9 PPG, 0.2 APG & 0.3 SPG in 11 games (0 starts)

Eligibility left: 4 years

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Charlie Daniels, Sr. F-Jacksonville, FL

2020-2021 Stats: 4.6 PPG, 3.5 RPG & 0.8 APG in 21 games (3 starts)

Eligibility left: 1 year

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Cameron Johnson, Sr. G-Little Rock, AR

2020-2021 Stats: 15.3 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 1.9 APG & 1.2 SPG in 21 games (21 starts)

Eligibility left: 1 year

Possible Destination: No rumored interest at the time of this publication

Overview: 

As the day began and the compiling of transfer movement in and out of the WAC began it appeared the Lumberjacks were getting off a little too easy. Like their fellow Texas 4 programs who will officially join the conference in July, a mass exodus is happening. By the end of the business day they went from having two seldom used reserve players in the portal to having their second leading scorer Cameron Johnson and rotational big man Charlies Daniels in there as well. Like anyone else I would have loved to see these players take the floor in the WAC but taking advantage of the extra year of eligibility handed down by the NCAA isn’t a half bad idea.

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