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Still Deciding: Offseason Transfer Recap -- Part 2

Hannah Johnson

Hannah covers NBA and college basketball for RotoWire. In her spare time, she is a personal trainer. She cheers for the Wisconsin Badgers, but will always be an avid Minnesota sports fan.

Part 2 of my Offseason Transfer Recap focuses on those players who have not yet decided where they will transfer.

I picked some of the more important names on the list below to go more in-depth on, like former Duke guard Derryck Thornton,  Detroit phenom Paris Bass, and Malik Newman, the top shooting guard recruit in his class. Many of the players listed may land at smaller schools, or go down to Division II or III, but some could still be impactful fantasy wise if they can find a better fit.


*** Italicized names indicate already-granted immediate eligibility

STILL DECIDING


Malik Albert (Creighton, still available)-- Albert averaged 2.7 points, 1.1 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game in nine minutes per game. The 6-foot-1 guard is looking for somewhere where he can have a bigger role in his senior season, as he received minutes sparingly behind Maurice Watson Jr. and Isaiah Zierden, who are both returning for the Blue Jays in 2016-17.

D’Angelo Allen (Missouri, still available)-- One of five former Missouri Tigers on the list, Allen is part of the mass exodus that is Missouri this offseason. The reserve forward saw his average minutes get cut in half during his second year, from 17 during his first year, to just eight. He averaged 2.1 points and 2.0 rebounds in 2015-16. Before his collegiate career, Allen recently visited Oklahoma and Houston, and was a three-star recruit in the class of 2014. With more minutes and the right fit, Allen could be a nice addition to several frontcourts.

Paris Bass (Detroit, still available)-- Bass absolutely dominated for Detroit in his sophomore year, averaging 18.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 1.4 steals in 30 minutes per game, but was released from Detroit’s program following a couple of off court issues. Bass is an lean and tall small forward, at 6-foot-8, 200 pounds. The Mississippi native is ranked as the No. 23 sophomore in 2015-16 on DraftExpress.com, and is considered by ESPN to be one of the top remaining transfer players still available.

Derrick Bruce (Oregon State, still available)-- Bruce struggled to stay in the rotation consistently for much of the 2015-16 season, but came on strong in the end when Tres Tinkle injured his foot, averaging 14.8 points in the last four games of the season. This included a performance of 15 points (5-13 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-4 FT), five assists, and one rebound off the bench in the Beavers loss to VCU in the NCAA Tournament. Bruce struggled with the transition to college, and decided to transfer once the season ended. Bruce still has pretty good potential for solid fantasy outings if he finds a program where he’ll get significant minutes.

Brekkott Chapman (Utah, considering Weber State)-- Chapman decided that he wanted to move closer to home, to be with his family and new baby. He averaged 4.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 13 minutes per game, but was expected to take on a bigger role next year at Utah as an upperclassman. His head coach Larry Krystkowiak granted him release and ability to transfer to one school also in Utah--Weber State. At Weber State, Chapman, once ranked the No. 11 power forward in the nation for the class of 2014, would help fill the void left by the NBA draft-bound Joel Bolomboy (17.1 PPG, 12.6 RPG, 1.2 BPG, 1.1 APG), but the possibility for choosing another school outside of the Pac-12 is always possible.

Kameron Chatman (Michigan, still available)-- Chatman’s minutes were cut in half between his first and second years at Michigan, from 15 to seven on average. The former heavily-recruited, four-star small forward’s production was low his sophomore year behind the upperclassmen Michigan had, but he has potential if he can get used to playing at the collegiate level.

Wes Clark (Missouri, still available)-- Clark, Missouri’s second-leading scorer was dismissed from the school’s basketball team for academic issues. In his junior season, he averaged 9.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 27 minutes per game. Clark will need to bring up his grades in order to fit in at wherever he chooses to go, but he would bring a good amount of collegiate experience to any team.

Kevin Dorsey (Minnesota, considering Towson)-- Dorsey, a freshman guard, decided to leave Minnesota’s program after he was involved in a sex video with two other players that appeared on Twitter. He was suspended for the final four games of the season, but while he was able to play, he averaged 6.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 18 minutes per game. He was supposed to take on a bigger role after the graduation of Joey King, but instead is considering Towson. If he chooses to transfer there, he could see an uptick in production due to being in a less tough conference than the Big Ten. Four of Towson’s starting five are forwards, so it’s possible he would be able to make an immediate impact as a guard in this instance.

Brandone Francis-Ramirez (Florida, still available)-- The former four-star recruit out of high school got just 10 minutes per game in Florida’s program, and averaged 2.0 points and 1.0 rebounds per game. Francis-Ramirez is a decently sized guard, at 6-foot-5 and 205 pounds. According to Jeff Goodman, Texas Tech and Rutgers are two of the schools he is interested in. Despite Francis-Ramirez needing to sit out a year per transfer rules, both Texas Tech and Rutgers could use a prospect like Francis-Ramirez to fill the holes in its backcourt.

Jakeenan Gant (Missouri, still available) -- Gant, a 6-foot-7 forward, is yet another part of the Missouri exodus. He averaged 5.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks in 16 minutes per game. The sophomore from Georgia was suspended in February after being cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. Originally a four-star recruit, Gant received many big offers across the country, but he has not yet decided where he will transfer. Of course, the off-court issues are a problem, but if he turns it around, Gant could be a big opportunity for many teams.

Tyree Griffin (Oklahoma State, still available)-- Griffin averaged 5.2 points, 3.9 assists, and 3.0 rebounds in 27 minutes per game. He established himself as the backup point guard for Oklahoma State in the 2015-16 season, and a got a taste of starting when Jawun Evans went out with a shoulder injury that required repair surgery. He impressed during those starts, handing out 10-plus assists on two occasions. Evans however, is nearing a return, and Griffin wants to stay a starter. Griffin has proven to be a solid ball-distributor with a low turnover to assist ratio (0.44), and could find himself the starting point guard on a forward-heavy team going forward.

Cornelius Hudson (Wake Forest, still available)-- Hudson was kicked out of the Demon Deacons program at the end of the season due to “lapses in judgement”. It is presumed that he will transfer to another school despite Wake Forest still supporting him academically. At Wake Forest, he averaged 7.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 23 minutes per game. His shot selection however, was lacking, and he will need to improve his accuracy (34 percent FG, 27 percent 3PT FG in 2016) in order to fit in well in another team’s system.

Tramaine Isabell (Missouri, still available)-- Isabell averaged 6.2 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 16 minutes per game during his sophomore campaign with the Tigers. The six-foot reserve guards overall field goal percentage improved this season, but his three point accuracy dropped to a dismal 26 percent. Isabell was suspended three times in his two seasons with the Tigers for “attitude issues”, and “unacceptable behavior towards coaches and teammates”. Provided he learns to get along with his new team, and really wants to improve in practice, he could be a decent addition to a mid-major team.

Ray Kasongo (Tennessee, considering USC, Seton Hall, UNLV, Georgetown, Washington State & St. Johns-- In his one season with Tennessee, the 6-foot-8, 245 pound Kasongo got about 6 minutes of playing time per game. The three-star recruit received an offer from USC before he committed to Tennessee, so this could be a top option for the big guy, especially because USC is dealing with the losses of Katin Reinhardt, Malik Martin, Malik Marquetti, and Nikola Jovanovic.

Charles Matthews (Kentucky, still available) -- The 6-foot-6 guard got just 10 minutes per game in his freshman season with Kentucky, averaging 1.7 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. Next year another crop of talented Calipari recruits are expected to come in, signaling no increase in role for Matthews. The four-star recruit out of high school has mentioned Xavier and Michigan as schools in the mix for his commitment. His size and length are very attractive to many teams, and he could be one of the top transfer pickups of 2016.

Malik Newman (Mississippi State, still available) -- Newman entered his name into the NBA Draft, but didn’t hire an agent. Once he withdrew, his father revealed that he wanted a transfer out of Mississippi State because the head coach and Newman didn’t really trust each other. The 6-foot-3 guard had a good freshman year, averaged 11.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 28 minutes per game. While it is likely Newman will have to sit out a year due to transfer rules, he would be a great pickup at guard for any team. Before he committed to Mississippi State, Newman was a five-star recruit, and the top shooting guard in his class out of high school. He has not visited anywhere as of yet, but will likely be one of the top impact transfers in 2016.

Kendrick Nunn (Illinois, still available) -- This talented basketball player (15.5 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 1.5 SPG) may have ruined his career in basketball due to a domestic assault case which got him dismissed from Illinois’ basketball program. Nunn’s options are pretty limited, as it’s questionable whether another collegiate team will pick up the guard. He could always play overseas as well.

Derryck Thornton (Duke, still available) -- The highly touted five-star recruit out of high school is easily one of this year’s biggest transfers. He was unable to win the starting point guard spot over fellow freshman Luke Kennard (11.8 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 1.5 APG) in 2016, but he did average over 26 minutes per game, good for 7.1 PPG, 2.6 APG, and 1.8 RPG. Had Thornton stayed at Duke, he would have to compete with both Kennard and 5-star freshman recruit Frank Jackson next season. The 6-foot-2, 175 pound guard narrowed down his school search in April to four targets: Kansas, USC, Miami, and Washington. Each of these schools provides an interesting prospect for Thornton. In Miami, he would help fill the void left by seniors Sheldon McClellan and  Angel Rodriguez, the team’s starting guards and two highest scoring players, however he may have to sit out two years due to the ACC and NCAA’s transfer rules. In Washington, he would take on soon-to-be sophomore David Crisp (7.2 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 1.6 APG) for the chance to start in former star-player Andrew Andrews spot. USC still has rising star point guard Jordan McLaughlin (13.4 PPG, 4.7 APG, 3.8 RPG), so while he may not get much time there, he would help fill a spot opened up by guard Katin Reinhardt’s transfer. Finally, in Kansas, he would have to sit out a year as well, but would fill Frank Mason III’s spot when he graduates next year. At any of these four schools, Thornton would make a great addition to the backcourt.

Patrick Ackerman (Detroit, still available)

Pernell Adgei (Loyola (chi), still available)

Omer Aksu (UTSA, still available)

Marlon Alcindor (St. Francis (BKN), still available)

Ethan Alvano (Eastern Michigan, still available)

Kelvin Amayo (Iona, still available)

BK Ashe (Mount St. Mary’s, still available)

Tavon Askew (Incarnate Word, still available)

Hansel Atencia (Liberty, still available)

Darius Austin (UMKC, still available)

A.J. Astroth (Towson, still available)

Ousmane Ba (Jacksonville State, still available)

Leon Bahner (San Jose State, still available)

Xavier Banks (Idaho State, still available)

DeAndre Barber (High Point, still available)

Brett Barclay (Southeast Louisiana, still available)

Tyler Barlow (Lafayette, still available)

Jalin Barnes (Sam Houston State, still available)

Oumar Barry (DePaul, still available)

Donny Belcher (UMass-Lowell, still available)

Mike Bethea Jr. (Grambling State, still available)

Cameron Biedscheid (Jacksonville State, still available)

Shi Blake (Montana State, still available)

Cameron Blakley (Charlotte, still available)

Keljin Blevins (Southern Miss, still available)

DelFincko Bogan (Jacksonville State, still available)

Kevin Booze (Lamar, still available)

Marquan Botley (Florida Atlantic, still available)

Riley Bradshaw (Montana, still available)

Randall Broddie (Memphis, still available)

William Brooks (UTGRV, still available)

Charles Brown III (Murray State, still available)

Gabe Brown (American, still available)

Kajon Brown (Tulsa, still available)

Lawrence Brown (Mercer, still available)

Charles Buggs (Minnesota, still available)

Josh Burnett  (Kennesaw State, still available)

Steven Burrough, North Carolina A&T

JJ Butler, (Lipscomb, still available)

C.J. Carr (SIU Albertsville, still available)

Eric Carter (Delaware, still available)

Tanner Castora (USC Upstate, still available)

Jace Chacon (Air Force, still available)

Tyree Chambers (Providence, still available)

Daquan Cook (UNLV, still available)

Davante Cooper (Bradley, still available)

Jordan Cornish (UNLV, still available)

Jack Costigan (UNC Asheville, still available)

JJ Cratit (Central Connecticut State, still available)

Altez Davis (Jackson State, still available)

De’Andre Davis (Grand Canyon, still available)

Karonn Davis (Niagara, still available)

Quron Davis (Chicago State, still available)

Raasean Davis (Kent State, still available)

Roderick Davis (Wright State, still available)

Khary Doby (North Carolina A&T, still available)

Raymond Doby (South Carolina, still available)

Nathan Dodge (Army, still available)

Kovien Dominaus (Richmond, still available)

Victor Dorsey (Longwood, still available)

Andrew Dotson (New Hampshire, still available)

Brendan Doyle (UCF, still available)

Stefan Duric (Buffalo, still available)

Aaren Edmead (Wagner, still available)

Frederick Edmond (Western Kentucky, still available)

Brady Ernst (Iowa State, still available)

Jamal Evans (Northern Colorado, still available)

Niko Filipovish (Hawaii, still available)

Neville Fincher (Tennessee State, still available)

Sam Finley (Ole Miss, still available)

Kedrick Flomo (Murray State, still available)

Dimitri Floras (Quinnipiac, still available)

Kelton Ford (Troy, still available)

Andre Frederick (Robert Morris, still available)

Konner Frey (Utah Valley, still available)

Devon Friend (Chicago State, still available)

Evans Ganapamo (New Orleans, still available)

Jalen Gibson (Detroit, still available)

Michael Gilmore (VCU, still available)

Khalil Ghani (Yale, still available)

Justin Goode (Rutgers, still available)

Dayon Goodman (Utah Valley, still available)

Justin Graham (Hartford, still available)

Torian Graham (Arizona State, still available)

James Griffin (Marist, still available)

Doudou Gueye (South Carolina State, still available)

Isaiah Gurley (Canisius, still available)

Drew Hackett (UIC, still available)

Miles Hamilton (Cleveland State, still available)

Jared Hamilton (Jacksonville State, still available)

P.J. Hardwick (Arkansas State, still available)

Lavar Harewood (Maine, still available)

Troy Harper (Campell, still available)

A.J. Harris (Ohio State, still available)

DeAndre Harris (North Texas, still available)

Marcus Harris (San Diego, still available)

Christian Harrison (Troy, still available)

Cazmon Hayes (Delaware, still available)

Matt Hayes (Loyola Marymount, still available)

Jay Hedgeman (Louisiana Lafayette, still available)

Juwan Henderson (Alcorn State, still available)

Jace Hogan (Navy, still available)

Nigel Holley (East Tennessee State, still available)

Justin Hollins (Cal State Bakersfield, still available)

John Hubler (IUPUI, still available)

Todd Hughes (Delaware State, still available)

Marlon Hunter (Western Kentucky, still available)

Ayron Hutton (Quinnipiac, still available)

Teslim Idris (Savannah State, still available)

Christopher Ikuenobe (UTRGV, still available)

Brian Ishola (North Dakota State, still available)

Mareik Isom (Arkansas-Little Rock, still available)

Paul Jackson (Eastern Kentucky, still available)

Deion James (North Carolina A&T, still available)

Lacey James (Rider, still available)

DaQuan Jeffries (Oral Roberts, still available)

A.J John (Pepperdine, still available)

Skye Johnson (Delaware, still available)

Theo Johnson (Liberty, still available)

Christian Jones (St. Johns, still available)

Marvin Jones (Kent State, still available)

Torren Jones (Fresno State, still available)

Derrell Joubert (McNeese State, still available)

Japhet Kadji (Wagner, still available)

Rich “Trey” Kalina (Chattanooga, still available)

Brandon Kamga (Northeastern, still available)

Brian Kelley (Norfolk State, still available)

Christian Kennedy (Lamar, still available)

Greg King (Eastern Kentucky, still available)

Robert Knar (Northern Iowa, still available)

Mike Kobani (Appalachian State, still available)

Dustin Langura (Mississippi Valley State, still available)

Francois Lewis (Florida A&M, still available)

Justin Lobell (Southeastern Louisiana, still available)

Bryson Lockley (Santa Clara, still available)

Dominic Magee (Grand Canyon, still available)

Chris Manning (Mount St. Mary’s, still available)

Jalen Manumaleuga (Jackson State)

Malik Marquetti (USC, considering Cal State Northridge, Pepperdine, Louisiana Lafayette, Denver, New Mexico State)

Jordan Mathews (California, still available)

ZaQwaun Matthews (Chattanooga, still available)

Lamine Mbodj (New Orleans, still available)

Shy McClelland (South Dakota, still available)

JayQuan McCloud (Milwaukee, still available)

Eric McGill (Southeast Missouri State, still available)

Pat McNamara (New Hampshire, still available)

Chris McNeal (Western Kentucky, still available)

Josh McSwiggan (UTEP, still available)

Boo Milligan (Central Arkansas, still available)

Andrija Milovanovic (McNeese State, still available)

Sammy Mojica (Drexel, still available)

Daniel Mortenson (Wright State, still available)

John Mosser (Appalachian State, still available)

Jahlil Nails (Central Connecticut State, still available)

Devin Newsome (Nebraska-Omaha, still available)

Qwandell Newton (Citadel, still available)

Spencer Nicolds (Idaho State, still available)

Bryce Nickels (Youngstown State, still available)

Aleksa Novakovic (Eastern Illinois, still available)

Filip Nowicki (Sacred Heart, still available)

Jonathan Nwankwo (VCU, still available)

Clint Nwosuh (Idaho State, still available)

Kanayo Obi-Rapu (Longwood, still available)

Chuck Ogbodo (UNC Wilmington, still available)

Joel Okafor (Bradley, still available)

Femi Olujobi (Oakland, still available)

Raven Owen (Canisius, still available)

Jimmy Paige (Siena, still available)

Nick Palla (UT Arlington, still available)

Reggie Patterson (Mississippi State, still available)

Trey Patterson (Houston Baptist, still available)

Jorge Perez-Laham (High Point, still available)

Chris Perry (South Florida, still available)

Trent Perry (Eastern Michigan, still available)

Develle Phillips (DePaul, still available)

Evan Phoenix (Central Connecticut State, still available)

Jeremy Postell (Southern Illinois, still available)

Andrew Poulter (IPFW, still available)

RaVonn Posey Jr. (Cal State Bakersfield, still available)

Anthony Pratt Jr. (Eastern Kentucky, still available)

Jodan Price (Eastern Michigan, still available)

Grant Prusator (Indiana State, still available)

Ny Redding (Washington State, still available)

Trayvon Reed (Auburn, still available)

Anthony Roberson (Pacific, still available)

Da’Shawn Robinson (Louisiana Tech, still available)

Drew Romich (Stetson,still available)

L.J. Rose (Houston, still available)

Chad Rykhoek (Baylor, still available)

Aakim Saintil (LIU Brooklyn, still available)

Aaron Scales (Cleveland State, still available)

Connor Schroeder (The Citadel, still available)

Trevon Seymore (Coppin State, still available)

Tahj Shamsid-Deen (Auburn, still available)

Patson Siame (Florida Gulf Coast

Scott Sill (Delaware State, still available)

Justus Stanback (IUPUI, still available)

Amir Smith (Rice, still available)

Naiel Smith (Ball State, still available)

Nych Smith (Fordham, still available)

Quadree Smith (Providence, still available)

Stephen Spurlock (Maryland-Eastern Shore, still available)

Troy Stancil (Jackson State, still available)

Jackson Stent (Nicholls State, still available)

Jaylen Stewart (Southeast Missouri State, still available)

Renard Suggs (Washington State, still available)

Isaac Sutton (Maryland-Eastern Shore, still available)

Anthony Swan (George Washington, still available)

Ramon Tate (Southeastern Louisiana, still available)

Brendyn Taylor (Santa Clara, still available)

Lance Tejada (East Carolina, still available)

Garrett Thibodeaux (UTSA, still available)

Tristan Thomas (USC Upstate, still available)

Quinton Thomas (Nicholls State, still available)

JD Tisdale (Bowling Green, still available)

Moses Toriola (Norfolk State, still available)

Julian Torres (UIC, still available)

Brady Twombly (Northern Arizona, still available)

Jordan Tyson (St. Bonaventure, still available)

Roky Ulvydas (Texas Tech, still available)

Danny Upchurch (Charleston Southern, still available)

Parker U’u (San Diego State, still available)

Toby Van Ry (Colorado State, still available)

Trey Vance (Oral Roberts, still available)

Karon Walker (Binghamton, still available)

Romello Walker (Binghamton, still available)

Joshu’a Warren (Maryland-Eastern Shore, still available)

Jonovan Watts (Gardner-Webb, still available)

Grant Weatherford (Purdue, still available)

Saren Westrop (Iona, still available)

Bryce White (Portland State, still available)

Chandler White (Toledo, still available)

Isaiah White (UNC Asheville, still available)

Steven Whitley (Robert Morris, still available)

Dwain Whitfield (Mississippi Valley State, still available)

Cody Wichmann (Milwaukee, still available)

Shawn Willett (Alcorn State, still available)

Jarod Williams (Detroit, still available)

Jordan Wilson (Northern Colorado, still available)

Johnny Woodard (Tennessee State, still available)

Trevon Woods (LIU Brooklyn, still available)

Tyrone Wooten (Louisiana-Lafayette, still available)

Jeremiah Worthem (North Carolina Central, still available)

Namon Wright (Missouri, still available)

Kris Yanku (Northern Arizona, still available)

Damian Young (Mississippi Valley State, still available)

Johnny Zuppardo (Mississippi State, still available)