CBB Draft Kit: Power Conference Impact Transfers

CBB Draft Kit: Power Conference Impact Transfers

This article is part of our Draft Kit series.

Following a 2020-21 season in which all players were awarded a free year of eligibility due to the pandemic, college basketball saw a historical offseason in terms of player movement. Here's a list of the top-25 players who changed teams and landed at a power-conference school, in order of their projected fantasy impact.

  1. Marcus Carr – Minnesota/Texas. Excellent point man that can step in for Coleman and play at whatever pace they need and can get plenty of assists to the three new big men transfers that come in with him.
  2.  Remy Martin – Arizona State/Kansas. Another great point guard that gives the Jayhawks a true floor leader to keep their offense in check.
  3.  Walker Kessler – UNC/Auburn. Highly-touted prospect that can step right in and be a star for the Tigers.
  4.  Tre Mitchell – UMass/Texas. Finally a center for Texas that can dominate both ends of the court and live up to his All-American talent with double-double potential. Carr will enjoy getting him the ball.
  5.  Jayden Gardner – East Carolina/Virginia. Excellent forward can fill the hoop and grab boards.
  6.  Kevin Obanor – Oral Roberts/Texas Tech. As tenacious a big man as Tech has had in some time; just missed averaging a double-double last season.
  7.  Stanley Umude – South Dakota/Arkansas. A perfect guard for the Hogs and their up-and-down style; great rebounding guard and scored over 20 per game last season.
  8.  Marreon Jackson – Toledo/Arizona State. Sun Devils fans shouldn't fret over losing Martin; Jackson is a quick point man and can score, rebound and dish, as well as averaging almost two steals per game last year.
  9.  Liam Robbins – Minnesota/Vanderbilt. Performed well on the inside, even more defensively, as the 7-foot-1 center blocked 2.6 shots a game last year.
  10.  Garrison Brooks – North Carolina/Mississippi State. Brooks fell from pre-season All-American last season to mediocrity; however, the talent is still there and with less pressure, he can rise up to his 2019-20 numbers again.
  11.  Tanner Groves – Eastern Washington/Oklahoma. He was an all-everything performer for the Eagles last year and can fill the shoes left by Brady Manek's transfer.
  12.  Oscar Tshiebwe – West Virginia/Kentucky. Has double-double ability, and even if he doesn't score high double digits, he'll crash the boards and block shots. I don't think he'll be lost in the shuffle as other transfers have in the past in the Bluegrass State.
  13.  DeVante' Jones – Coastal Carolina/Michigan. The Wolverines have found some gems through the portal in recent history, and Jones' scoring and rebounding ability should keep that trend going.
  14.  Bryce Thompson – Kansas/Oklahoma State. Has high upside, but fell through the cracks at Kansas; with Cunningham and others gone, this fresh start may be the right atmosphere for him to shine in.
  15.  Parker Stewart – UT-Martin/Indiana. After playing for his father at UTM, his father passed away suddenly. Stewart definitely needs a change of scenery and can play both guard spots – although normally point mostly – and provide better guard play than the Hoosiers have had recently.
  16.  Markquis Nowell – UALR/Kansas State. Excellent scoring point guard that can provide some flash for the underwhelming Wildcats.
  17.  Quincy Guerrier – Syracuse/Oregon. Versatile forward that can play the 3 or 4 spots; can score, rebound and defend.
  18.  Timmy Allen – Utah/Texas. Another versatile forward that is gifted in many areas; although w/ the load of star power coming into Texas, he may not have as many scoring opportunities, but this could also be one of the higher scoring teams in Division I.
  19.  Charlie Moore – DePaul/Miami (Fla.). Moore has been a solid point guard in his days with both Kansas and DePaul, and with the transfer of Chris Lykes, Moore can the floor leader and scoring threat the Hurricanes need.
  20.  Jalen Pickett – Siena/Penn State. Another point guard that has been all-conference. He will provide leadership and stats for a depleted Nittany Lions team.
  21.  Zach Nutall – Sam Houston State/SMU. Can be on of the best scoring guards the Mustangs have had in a while. Nutall also hits the boards.
  22.  James Akinjo – Arizona/Baylor. He has shown an ability to lead and put up good numbers at the point with both Georgetown and Arizona and can fit in with Baylor after losing their backcourt to the NBA.
  23.  Paul Atkinson – Yale/Notre Dame. Atkinson has dominated in the Ivy League and can bring his hard working, blue collar play to the Irish and keep a tradition of strong big men that have developed there.
  24.  Fatts Russell – Rhode Island/Maryland. Russell is a consistent scorer and floor general for his teams and improved his rebounding last year. He can be a very good replacement for Anthony Cowan.
  25. Qudus Wahab – Georgetown/Maryland. Powerful center who came into his own under Patrick Ewing last season; will help make up for Maryland's frontcourt losses from last season

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chris Drumright
Chris graduated from MTSU with a journalism degree and is a college basketball blogger and columnist for RotoWire. He has previous experience with editing and rankings at Athlon Sports.
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