An updated look at who is coming and going in the Big Ten for the 2020-21 season

  • 05/19/2020 8:44 am in

With player movement continuing around the country, it’s time for an updated look at who is coming and going in the Big Ten for the 2020-21 season.

(Note: This is the third 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: Trent Frazier, Giorgi Bezhanishvili, Da’Monte Williams, Austin Hutcherson, Jermaine Hamlin, Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk, Jacob Grandison
· NBA draft early entrants: Kofi Cockburn (testing), Ayo Dosunmu (testing, likely staying in)
· Arriving: Andre Curbelo (247Composite top 100), Adam Miller (247Composite top 100), Coleman Hawkins
· Departing: Alan Griffin (transfer), Kipper Nichols, Tevian Jones (transfer), Andres Feliz

Notes: With the NCAA opting to extend the deadline for players to withdraw from the NBA draft and retain their eligibility, Illinois will have to wait to solidify its roster for next season. Dosunmu is expected to remain in the draft, but the Cockburn decision looms large for the Illini.


· Returning: Al Durham Jr., Joey Brunk, Race Thompson, Jerome Hunter, Rob Phinisee, Trayce Jackson-Davis, Armaan Franklin
· NBA draft early entrants: Justin Smith (testing)
· Arriving: Anthony Leal, Trey Galloway, Jordan Geronimo (247Composite top 100), Khristian Lander (247Composite top 100)
· Departing: Devonte Green, De’Ron Davis, Damezi Anderson (transfer)

Notes: Since our last update, Smith put his name into the NBA draft pool and Lander officially moved into the 2020 recruiting class.


· Returning: Jordan Bohannon, Joe Wieskamp, Jack Nunge, CJ Fredrick, Connor McCaffery, Pat McCaffery, Joe Toussaint
· NBA draft early entrants: Luka Garza (testing)
· Arriving: Ahron Ulis, Tony Perkins, Josh Ogundele, Keegan Murray, Kris Murray
· Departing: Ryan Kreiner, Cordell Pemsl (transfer)

Notes: The Hawkeyes received good news last week as Bohannon was granted a fifth year of eligibility.


· Returning: Eric Ayala, Aaron Wiggins, Serrel Smith Jr., Darryl Morsell, Donta Scott, Chol Marial
· NBA draft early entrants: Jalen Smith (staying in)
· Arriving: Jairus Hamilton (transfer from Boston College), Marcus Dockery, Aquan Smart, Galin Smith (graduate transfer from Alabama)
· Departing: Anthony Cowan, Ricky Lindo Jr. (transfer), Joshua Tomaic (transfer)

Notes: The Terps bolstered their frontcourt with the addition of Smith, who averaged 3.1 points and 2.5 rebounds last season for Alabama.


· Returning: Austin Davis, Adrien Nunez, Brandon Johns, Eli Brooks, Franz Wagner
· NBA draft early entrants: Isaiah Livers (testing)
· Arriving: Mike Smith (graduate transfer from Columbia), Zeb Jackson (247Composite top 100), Hunter Dickinson (247Composite top 100), Terrance Williams (247Composite top 100), Jace Howard, Nojel Eastern (transfer from Purdue)
· Departing: Zavier Simpson, Jon Teske, David DeJulius (transfer), Colin Castleton (transfer), Cole Bajema (transfer)

Notes: It’s been an eventful offseason in Ann Arbor. Since our last update, Bajema transferred to Washington and Eastern transferred to Michigan. Will Eastern get a waiver to play next season?

Michigan State

· Returning: Foster Loyer, Gabe Brown, Thomas Kithier, Marcus Bingham Jr., Malik Hall, Rocket Watts, Julius Marble, Joey Hauser
· NBA draft early entrants: Xavier Tillman (testing, likely staying in), Aaron Henry (testing)
· Arriving: Mady Sissoko (247Composite top 100), AJ Hoggard (247Composite top 100)
· Departing: Cassius Winston, Joshua Langford (could apply for fifth year of eligibility), Kyle Ahrens

Notes: One roster issue still to be decided in East Lansing: Will Langford attempt to return next season?


· Returning: Eric Curry, Gabe Kalscheur, Jarvis Omersa, Tre’ Williams, Sam Freeman, Isaiah Ihnen
· NBA draft early entrants: Daniel Oturu (staying in), Marcus Carr (testing)
· Arriving: Brandon Johnson (graduate transfer from Western Michigan), Liam Robbins (transfer from Drake), Jamal Mashburn Jr. (247Composite top 100), Martice Mitchell
· Departing: Payton Willis (transfer), Michael Hurt, Alihan Demir, Bryan Greenlee (transfer)

Notes: Since our last update, Greenlee put his name into the transfer portal.


· Returning: Thorir Thorbjarnarson, Akol Arop, Shamiel Stevenson, Derrick Walker, Yvan Ouedraogo, Dalano Banton
· NBA draft early entrants: None
· Arriving: Kobe King (transfer from Wisconsin), Trey McGowens (transfer from Pittsburgh), Kobe Webster (graduate transfer from Western Illinois), Teddy Allen, Lat Mayen, Trevor Lakes (transfer from Indianapolis, will sit out), Eduardo Andre
· Departing: Cam Mack (transfer), Dachon Burke (transfer), Jervay Green (transfer), Haanif Cheatham, Matej Kavas, Kevin Cross (transfer), Charlie Easley (transfer)

Notes: Nebraska’s offseason has been eventful. Since our last update, the Huskers added Andre, a top 200 recruit and Lakes, a DII player who will sit out next season.


· Returning: Ryan Greer, Miller Kopp, Pete Nance, Anthony Gaines, Ryan Young, Robbie Beran, Boo Buie, Chase Audige
· NBA draft early entrants: None
· Arriving: Ty Berry, Matt Nicholson
· Departing: A.J. Turner, Pat Spencer, Jared Jones (transfer)

Notes: There’s been no movement this offseason for Northwestern other than the Jones transfer.

Ohio State

· Returning: Musa Jallow, Duane Washington Jr., Justin Ahrens, Kyle Young, EJ Liddell, Ibrahima Diallo, Justice Seuing
· NBA draft early entrants: Kaleb Wesson (testing, likely staying in), CJ Walker (testing)
· Arriving: Jimmy Sotos (transfer from Bucknell), Seth Towns (graduate transfer from Harvard), Abel Porter (graduate transfer from Utah State), Eugene Brown III, Zed Key
· Departing: Andre Wesson, DJ Carton (transfer), Alonzo Gaffney (transfer), Luther Muhammad (transfer)

Notes: It could be a retooling season in Columbus if Wesson keeps his name in the NBA draft.

Penn State

· Returning: Myles Dread, Izaiah Brockington, Myreon Jones, John Harrar, Jamari Wheeler, Trent Buttrick, Seth Lundy, Patrick Kelly
· NBA draft early entrants: None
· Arriving: Sam Sessoms (transfer from Binghamton), Dallion Johnson, DJ Gordon, Valdir Manuel, Caleb Dorsey
· Departing: Lamar Stevens, Mike Watkins, Curtis Jones Jr.

Notes: After being a lock to make the NCAA tournament this season, Penn State will face an uphill battle next season without Stevens.


· Returning: Aaron Wheeler, Eric Hunter, Trevion Williams, Emmanuel Dowuona, Sasha Stefanovic, Brandon Newman, Mason Gillis, Isaiah Thompson
· NBA draft early entrants: None
· Arriving: Jaden Ivey (247Composite top 100), Ethan Morton (247Composite top 100), Zach Edey
· Departing: Matt Haarms (transfer), Evan Boudreaux, Jaahad Proctor, Nojel Eastern (transfer)

Notes: Since our last update, Eastern entered the transfer portal and days later, committed to Michigan.


· Returning: Geo Baker, Myles Johnson, Mamadou Doucoure, Montez Mathis, Ron Harper Jr., Caleb McConnell, Jacob Young, Paul Mulcahy
· NBA draft early entrants: None
· Arriving: Cliff Omoruyi (247Composite top 100), Mawot Mag, Dean Reiber, Oskar Palmquist
· Departing: Akwasi Yeboah, Shaq Carter, Peter Kiss (transfer)

Notes: Since our last update, Kiss transferred to Bryant.


· Returning: D’Mitrik Trice, Micah Potter, Aleem Ford, Brad Davison, Nate Reuvers, Trevor Anderson, Joe Hedstrom, Tyler Wahl
· NBA draft early entrants: None
· Arriving: Ben Carlson (247Composite top 100), Johnny Davis, Lorne Bowman, Steven Crowl, Jordan Davis
· Departing: Brevin Pritzl, Kobe King (transfer)

Notes: The Badgers will likely enter the 2020-21 season as the favorite to win the conference.

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