Beilein departs as Big Ten roster shakeups continue

  • 05/13/2019 10:21 am in

With the spring signing period nearing its conclusion and graduate transfers coming off the board each day, there continues to be significant movement with Big Ten rosters for the 2019-20 season. In addition, news broke on Monday that Michigan coach John Beilein is leaving for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

With that in mind, it’s time for another updated look at who is coming and going in the Big Ten for the 2019-20 season.

(Note: This is the fourth post in a series that will be updated multiple times in the coming months. In most instances, only scholarship players are included. If we missed anything, please email corrections to [email protected] or post in the comments.)


· Returning: Alan Griffin, Trent Frazier, Kipper Nichols, Tevian Jones, Andres Feliz, Ayo Dosunmu, Giorgi Bezhanishvili, Da’Monte Williams, Samba Kane
· NBA draft early entrants: None
· Arriving: Kofi Cockburn (247Composite No. 44), Bernard Kouma (247Composite No. 337)
· Departing: Aaron Jordan (graduation), Adonis De La Rosa (graduation), Anthony Higgs (transfer)

Notes: Since our last update, Higgs entered the transfer portal with the intention of leaving Champaign.


· Returning: De’Ron Davis, Race Thompson, Jerome Hunter, Rob Phinisee, Damezi Anderson
· NBA draft early entrants: Romeo Langford, Devonte Green, Al Durham Jr., Justin Smith
· Arriving: Trayce Jackson-Davis (247Composite No. 29), Armaan Franklin (247Composite No. 146), Joey Brunk (graduate transfer from Butler)
· Departing: Juwan Morgan (graduation), Evan Fitzner (graduation), Zach McRoberts (graduation), Jake Forrester (transfer), Clifton Moore (transfer)

Notes: The Hoosiers added Brunk, a Butler grad transfer, last month. But the Hoosiers missed on Anthony Harris and Lester Quinones and still have two scholarships open for next season.


· Returning: Jordan Bohannon, Jack Nunge, CJ Fredrick, Ryan Kriener, Connor McCaffery, Cordell Pemsl, Luka Garza
· NBA draft early entrants: Joe Wieskamp, Tyler Cook
· Arriving: Pat McCaffery (247Composite No. 81), Joe Toussaint (247Composite No. 224)
· Departing: Nicolas Baer (graduation), Maishe Dailey (transfer), Isaiah Moss (transfer)

Notes:The Hawkeyes should be an NCAA tournament team again next season, but will have to replace a pair of starters in Cook and Moss.


· Returning: Jalen Smith, Eric Ayala, Joshua Tomaic, Aaron Wiggins, Serrel Smith Jr., Darryl Morsell, Ricky Lindo Jr.
· NBA draft early entrants: Bruno Fernando, Anthony Cowan
· Arriving: Makhi Mitchell (247Composite No. 65), Donta Scott (247Composite No. 141), Makhel Mitchell (247Composite No. 160), Hakim Hart (247Composite No. 447), Chol Marial (247Composite No. 162)
· Departing: Ivan Bender (graduation), Trace Ramsey (transfer)

Notes: Since our last update, the Terps signed Marial, the No. 162 player in the country and a 7-foot-2 center. Mark Turgeon is hoping that Cowan will return for his senior season in College Park to lead a talented roster that will also include a likely 2020-first round pick in Smith.


· Returning: Zavier Simpson, Jon Teske, David DeJulius, Isaiah Livers, Austin Davis, Adrian Nunez, Colin Castleton, Brandon Johns, Eli Brooks
· NBA draft early entrants: Jordan Poole, Ignas Brazdeikis, Charles Matthews
· Arriving: Jalen Wilson (247Composite No. 50), Cole Bajema (247Composite No. 105)
· Departing: None

Notes: Not only is Michigan losing three of its best players, the Wolverines now have to replace John Beilein, who is departing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Athletic director Warde Manuel will have a tremendous amount of pressure to find a suitable replacement for Beilein, who led the Wolverines to a pair of national championship game appearances over 12 seasons.

Michigan State

· Returning: Cassius Winston, Joshua Langford, Aaron Henry, Kyle Ahrens, Xavier Tillman, Foster Loyer, Gabe Brown, Thomas Kithier, Marcus Bingham Jr.
· NBA draft early entrants: Nick Ward
· Arriving: Malik Hall (247Composite No. 58), Rocket Watts (247Composite No. 38), Julius Marble (247Composite No. 206)
· Departing: Matt McQuaid (graduation), Kenny Goins (graduation)

Notes: The Spartans return one of the preseason favorites for national player of the year in Winston, but are losing Ward to the NBA draft.


· Returning: Eric Curry, Gabe Kalscheur, Daniel Oturu, Jarvis Omersa, Marcus Carr, Michael Hurt, Payton Willis
· NBA draft early entrants: Amir Coffey
· Arriving: Tre Williams (247Composite No. 127), Sam Freeman (247Composite No. 387), Aliham Demir (grad transfer from Drexel), Isaiah Inhen (Not ranked in 247Composite, international prospect)
· Departing: Jordan Murphy (graduation), Isiah Washington (transfer), Dupree McBrayer (graduation), Brock Stull (graduation), Matz Stockman (graduation)

Notes: Minnesota is still in wait-and-see mode on Coffey, who would be one of the league’s top players if he returns for his senior season.


· Returning: Dachon Burke, Thorir Thorbjarnarson
· NBA draft early entrants: Isaiah Roby
· Arriving: Jervay Green (junior college signee), Akol Arop (247Composite No. 379), Haanif Cheatham (graduate transfer from Florida Gulf Coast), Dalano Banton (transfer from Western Kentucky), Matej Kavas (graduate transfer from Seattle), Cameron Mack (junior college signee), Shamiel Stevenson (graduate transfer from Seattle), Yvan Ouedraogo (Not ranked in 247Composite, international prospect)
· Departing: Isaac Copeland (graduation), James Palmer Jr. (graduation), Thomas Allen (transfer), Glynn Watson Jr. (graduation), Tanner Borchardt (graduation), Johnny Trueblood (graduation), Nana Akenten (transfer), Brady Heiman (transfer), Amir Harris (transfer), Karrington Davis (transfer)

Notes: The movement continues in Nebraska as new coach Fred Hoiberg continues to make over the roster in hopes of being competitive next winter. As of today, the Huskers are bringing in at least eight new scholarship players.


· Returning: A.J. Turner, Ryan Greer, Miller Kopp, Pete Nance, Anthony Gaines, Ryan Young
· NBA draft early entrants: None
· Arriving: Robbie Beran (247Composite No. 104), Jared Jones (247Composite No. 211), Daniel Buie (247Composite No. 317), Chase Audige (transfer from William & Mary)
· Departing: Aaron Falzon (transfer), Barret Benson (transfer), Vic Law (graduation), Dererk Pardon (graduation), Jordan Ash (transfer), Ryan Taylor (graduation)

Notes: Since our last update, Chris Collins added Audige, a sit out transfer from William & Mary.

Ohio State

· Returning: Musa Jallow, CJ Walker, Andre Wesson, Luther Muhammad, Duane Washington Jr., Justin Ahrens, Kyle Young
· NBA draft early entrants: Kaleb Wesson
· Arriving: DJ Carton (247Composite No. 33), Alonzo Gaffney (247Composite No. 47), EJ Liddell (247Composite No. 42), Ibrahima Diallo (247Composite No. 282), Justice Sueing (transfer from Cal)
· Departing: CJ Jackson (graduation), Jaedon LeDee (transfer), Keyshawn Woods (graduation)

Notes: The Buckeyes added a sit out transfer from Cal in Justice Sueing on Friday, May 10.

Penn State

· Returning: Myles Dread, Daniil Kasatkin, Izaiah Brockington, Myreon Jones, Mike Watkins, John Harrar, Jamari Wheeler, Trent Buttrick
· NBA draft early entrants: Lamar Stevens
· Arriving: Seth Lundy (247Composite No. 207), Abdou Tsimbila (247Composite No. 357), Patrick Kelly (247Composite No. 469)
· Departing: Josh Reaves (graduation), Deivis Zemgulis (graduation), Rasir Bolton (transfer)

Notes: The Stevens stay or go decision remains one of the biggest in the conference.


· Returning: Matt Haarms, Aaron Wheeler, Eric Hunter, Trevion Williams, Emmanuel Dowuona, Evan Boudreaux, Sasha Stefanovic, Nojel Eastern
· NBA draft early entrants: Carsen Edwards
· Arriving: Mason Gillis (247Composite No. 205), Isaiah Thompson (247Composite No. 196), Brandon Newman (247Composite No. 118), Jahaad Proctor (graduate transfer from High Point)
· Departing: Ryan Cline (graduation), Grady Eifert (graduation)

Notes: Edwards is staying in the draft, but Matt Painter has a solid returning nucleus and added one of the top scoring guards on the grad transfer market in Proctor.


· Returning: Geo Baker, Eugene Omoruyi, Myles Johnson, Mamadou Doucoure, Montez Mathis, Shaq Carter, Ron Harper Jr., Caleb McConnell, Jacob Young, Peter Kiss
· NBA draft early entrants: None
· Arriving: Paul Mulcahy (247Composite No. 150), Akwasi Yeboah (graduate transfer from Stony Brook)
· Departing: Shaquille Doorson (graduation), Issa Thiam (dismissed from program)

Notes: The Scarlet Knights added to their roster recently as Yeboah, who averaged 16.7 points last season at Stony Brook, committed to Steve Pikiell.


· Returning: D’Mitrik Trice, Brevin Pritzl, Micah Potter, Aleem Ford, Kobe King, Brad Davison, Nate Reuvers, Trevor Anderson, Taylor Currie, Joe Hedstrom
· NBA draft early entrants: None
· Arriving: Tyler Wahl (247Composite No. 186)
· Departing: Ethan Happ (graduation), Charles Thomas (graduation), Khalil Iverson (graduation), Tai Strickland (transfer)

Notes: The Badgers are tough to project following the graduation of Happ, one of the most decorated players in program history. Wisconsin is one of four schools reportedly involved with the Hauser brothers, who will have to sit out next season.

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