An updated look at who is coming and going in the Big Ten

  • 06/16/2015 10:19 am in

It’s been more than a month since our last look at who’s coming and going in the Big Ten and as with our last update, there’s been plenty of developments over that timespan.

Here’s our latest look at who’s coming and going in the Big Ten for the 2015-2016 season.

Illinois (19-14, 7th place tie, NIT first round)

· Arriving: Aaron Jordan, Darius Paul, D.J. Williams (247Composite top 100), Jalen Coleman (247Composite top 100), Mike Thorne (Graduate transfer from Charlotte)

· Departing: Aaron Cosby (transfer), Ahmad Starks (graduation), Austin Colbert (transfer), Nnanna Egwu (graduation), Rayvonte Rice (graduation)

Notes: Illinois announced on June 15 that guard Mike LaTulip will redshirt this season and then transfer to another institution for the 2016-2017 season to complete his eligibility.

Indiana (20-14, NCAA tournament round of 64)

· Arriving: Juwan Morgan, O.G. Anunoby, Thomas Bryant (247Composite top 100), Max Bielfeldt (Michigan graduate transfer)

· Departing: Jeremiah April (transfer), Max Hoetzel (transfer), Stanford Robinson (transfer), Hanner Mosquera-Perea (dismissed), Devin Davis (dismissed)

Notes: The Hoosiers dismissed Mosquera-Perea and Davis from the program in mid-May and landed Bielfeldt, a Michigan graduate transfer, in early June.

Iowa (22-12, 3rd place tie, NCAA tournament round of 32)

· Arriving: Ahmad Wagner, Andrew Fleming, Brandon Hutton, Christian Williams, Dale Jones, Isaiah Moss

· Departing: Aaron White (graduation), Gabriel Olaseni (graduation), Josh Oglesby (graduation), Trey Dickerson (transfer)

Notes: Iowa hasn’t had any major news regarding its roster since April 20, when it added Jones, a JUCO forward.

Maryland (28-7, 2nd place, NCAA tournament round of 32)

· Arriving: Diamond Stone (247Composite top 100), Jaylen Brantley, Robert Carter (Georgia Tech transfer), Rasheed Sulaimon (Duke graduate transfer)

· Departing: Dez Wells (graduation), Evan Smotrycz (graduation), Jon Graham (graduation), Richaud Pack (graduation)

Notes: The Terrapins received a major boost last month with the addition of Sulaimon, who figures to step right into the starting lineup.

Michigan State (27-12, 3rd place tie, NCAA tournament Final Four)

· Arriving: Deyonta Davis (247Composite top 100), Eron Harris (West Virginia transfer), Kyle Ahrens, Matthew McQuaid (247Composite top 100)

· Departing: Branden Dawson (graduation), Travis Trice (graduation)

Notes: The Spartans are still being mentioned with Providence transfer Pascal Chukwu, who would have to sit out next season due to NCAA rules. Otherwise, the Michigan State roster looks pretty well set.

Michigan (16-16, 9th place)

· Arriving: Duncan Robinson (Williams College transfer), Moritz Wagner

· Departing: Max Bielfeldt (transfer)

Notes: Michigan still has one scholarship remaining for next season, which makes the decision to not bring Bielfeldt back to Ann Arbor a bit surprising.

Minnesota (18-15, 10th place tie)

· Arriving: Dupree McBrayer, Kevin Dorsey (247Composite top 100), J.R. Gilbert, Jordan Murphy

· Departing: Andre Hollins (graduation), Deandre Mathieu (graduation), Elliott Eliason (graduation), Maurice Walker (graduation)

Notes: The Gophers now just have a four-man recruiting class arriving as Jonathan Nwankwo (academics) and Jarvis Johnson (medical reasons) will not be on the roster. Nwankwo is headed to VCU and Johnson will be a student at the university, but will not play. Murphy, a former VCU recruit, committed in mid-May.

Nebraska (13-18, 12th place)

· Arriving: Andrew White (Kansas transfer), Barkari Evelyn, Ed Morrow, Glynn Watson (247Composite top 100), Jack McVeigh, Michael Jacobson

· Departing: David Rivers (graduation), Tarin Smith (transfer), Leslee Smith (graduation), Moses Abraham (graduation), Terran Petteway (early entry), Walter Pitchford (early entry)

Notes: Nebraska missed on several of the transfers it was pursuing, including Bielfeldt (Indiana) and Tyler Harris (Auburn), but is still in the mix for the aforementioned Chukwu, who is also looking at Michigan State.

Northwestern (15-17, 10th place tie)

· Arriving: Aaron Falzon, Derek Pardon, Joey van Zegeren (Graduate transfer from Virginia Tech), Jordan Ash

· Departing: Dave Sobolewski (graduation), Jeremiah Kreisberg (graduation), Jershon Cobb (graduation), Johnnie Vassar (transfer)

Notes: The Wildcats officially announced the signing of van Zegeran, a graduate transfer from Virginia Tech, on June 1.

Ohio State (24-11, 5th place, NCAA tournament round of 32)

· Arriving: A.J. Harris (247Composite top 100), Austin Grandstaff (247Composite top 100), Daniel Giddens (247Composite top 100), JaQuan Lyle (247Composite top 100), Mickey Mitchell, Trevor Thompson (transfer from Virginia Tech)

· Departing: Amir Williams (graduation), Anthony Lee (graduation), D’Angelo Russell (NBA), Sam Thompson (graduation), Shannon Scott (graduation), Trey McDonald (graduation)

Notes: No major updates in recent weeks for the Buckeyes, who are going to have a much different roster next season with six newcomers arriving.

Penn State (18-16, 13th place)

· Arriving: Josh Reaves (247Composite top 100), Mike Watkins (247Composite top 100), Deividas Zemgulis

· Departing: D.J. Newbill (graduation), Ross Travis (graduation), John Johnson (graduation), Geno Thorpe (transfer)

Notes: Pat Chambers announced on June 11 that Thorpe, who averaged 6.0 points and 2.1 rebounds over two seasons in State College, would not return to the program next season.

Purdue (21-13, 3rd place tie, NCAA tournament round of 64)

· Arriving: Grant Weatherford, Ryan Cline, Caleb Swanigan (247Composite), Johnny Hill (UT-Arlington grad transfer)

· Departing: Bryson Scott (transfer), Jon Octeus (graduation)

Notes: Purdue received two pieces of major news over the last month as it added a McDonald’s All-American in Swanigan and a point guard in Hill.

Rutgers (10-22, 14th place)

· Arriving: Corey Sanders (247Composite top 100), Deshawn Freeman, Jonathan Laurent, Justin Goode, Kejuan Johnson

· Departing: Junior Etou (transfer), Kadeem Jack (graduation), Kerwin Okoro (transfer), Malick Kone (graduation), Myles Mack (graduation)

Notes: No major news over the last month for Eddie Jordan, who needs to build some roster stability as he attempts to pull the Scarlet Knights out of the Big Ten cellar.

Wisconsin (36-4, Big Ten champion, NCAA tournament runner-up)

· Arriving: Alex Illikainen, Brevin Pritzl (247Composite top 100), Charlie Thomas, Khalil Iverson, Andy Van Vliet

· Departing: Duje Dujan (graduation), Frank Kaminsky (graduation), Josh Gasser (graduation), Sam Dekker (early entry), Traevon Jackson (graduation)

Notes: The Badgers made a late roster addition with Van Vliet, a 6-foot-10 forward from Belgium.

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  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    bo cryin’s gonna have to earn his salary this year. i’ve learned that his teams can never be taken lightly, but i think we’ve got a legit chance to get the sweep. and if we do, i’m going to troll the wiscy message boards like they’ve never seen!

  • PBzeer

    “bo cryin’s gonna have to earn his salary this year.” Middle of the pack in conference, one and done in tourney, shouldn’t be too hard 🙂

  • Hoosier Hall

    I think Michigan was making room for Jaylen Brown. That guy didn’t give any signals as to where he was leaning. They will still be pretty good as long as everyone is healthy.

  • Sherronhasaheadache

    Bo always seems to find a way. a really good coach

  • Go IU, Fight, Fight, Fight

    As I read the 247/Sports Composite Rankings, Jwan Morgan is #95. Am I wrong?

  • Robert Golden

    Nigel Hayes with give kids fits with his D. Can he consistently knock down threes at say 40%?

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    not sure, but bottom line is you know wiscy will be a tough team to beat. especially since cryin’ has the refs in his back pocket pretty much every game he’s not going up against coach k. seriously, the refs in the championship game were pathetic. nice to see cryin’ get a taste of his own medicine tho, i must admit. 😉

  • Robert Golden

    I like Bo as a coach that said I am a Bo Ryan fan. I love his “interchangeable parts” approach. He isn’t afraid to pull the hook on ANYONE. Regarding ref comment, stay classy Bo!

  • hardly

    OSU should have 3 banners by now as much talent as they’ve had over the last decade.

  • Outoftheloop

    According to the guys on this site pretty good will get you fired at IU!

  • Hoosier Hall

    That is accurate. He is a solid player that will likely play 4 years. Hopefully they are all at IU!

  • tdp2332

    They have 4 top 100 recruits but no one is talking about them…

  • Jim

    He has a good chance for conference FOY

  • millzy32

    They played in a title game and went to another final four. They have had success they just haven’t been lucky enough to cash it all in.

  • millzy32

    IU should be elite at the very least in their own conference so yes Pretty Good should get you walking papers at some point. Also, since when have we been pretty good in the last 7 years? I believe that answer would be one out of those seven seasons. IU needs to be consistently very good. Settling for mediocrity is just plain silly. We have a top ten paid coach and a rich basketball history and a strong basketball fan base in a historically talent rich state. Your comment is just trying to stir up silly debate so I guess I bit.

  • Outoftheloop

    1) the B1G should be the unquestioned best conference in college basketball next season, so being elite in the B1G is a Big Deal; 2) in the last 7 years IU has been very good for two Sweet Sixteens and pretty good last season, in the NCAA, played well, but lost to a very good team; 3) I would never settle for mediocrity, I demand 3 Sweet Sixteens (or higher) in every 4 year period. I am not happy with just 2 in the last 4 years; 4) my point was that MI was below IU last year, did not make the NCAA, and will likely place below IU next season, but no intelligent MI fan is calling for Beilein to be fired! 5) your reference to “7 years” is a cheap shot that every IU fan is well aware of. When IU hired Crean we all knew that he faced a massive rebuilding project, In his 4th year it was accomplished! The records for the first 3 years are totally irrelevant to any meaningful debate about Coach Crean!

  • millzy32

    For the record the first 3 years were made irrelevant by choice by cleaning house when the penalty wasn’t quite that severe. Also, Michigan is a football school and basketball is a way distant second place sport for them. IU is a basketball school. The only other schools in the B1G that you would consider basketball schools are Maryland and Michigan State. The rest are Football first or just not very good in either and not worth mentioning.