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

  • 04/07/2021 8:26 am in

The NCAA transfer portal for men’s basketball now has over 1,225 entrants and the number continues to grow each day.

Throughout the offseason, Inside the Hall will continue to update our list of Big Ten players who are currently in the portal, those who have withdrawn from the portal and transfers in and out to date for each school.

Illinois (24-7 last season)

In the portal: Adam Miller
Transferring in: Omar Payne (from Florida)

Notes: Miller is a notable loss for the Illini as he started all 31 games last season and averaged 8.3 points per game. Since our first update, the Illini added Payne from Florida. He averaged 3.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game last season for the Gators.

Indiana (12-15 last season)

In the portal: Armaan Franklin, Race Thompson
Withdrawn from portal: Parker Stewart, Jordan Geronimo, Khristian Lander
Transferring out: Al Durham (to Providence)

Notes: Indiana had six players in the portal, but Stewart, Geronimo and Lander opted to return and Durham is headed to Providence. Two players remain in the portal as Mike Woodson attempts to build his first roster in Bloomington.

Iowa (22-9 last season)

In the portal: Austin Ash, Michael Baer, Jack Nunge

Notes: Nunge is the name to know here as the Indiana native was a rotation player for the Hawkeyes, but has struggled with injuries throughout his career.

Maryland (17-14 last season)

In the portal: Chol Marial, Connor Odom, Darryl Morsell
Transferring in: Fatts Russell (from Rhode Island), Qudus Wahab (from Georgetown)

Notes: Mark Turgeon dipped into the portal in the last week to add Russell, a guard, and Wahab, a 6-foot-11 center. Both players are expected to play significant roles next season in College Park. Morsell entered the portal recently and will also test the NBA draft waters.

Michigan State (15-13 last season)

In the portal: Rocket Watts
Transferring out: Jack Hoiberg (to UT-Arlington)
Transferring in: Tyson Walker (from Northeastern)

Notes: Walker averaged 18.8 points last season for Northwestern and could be a major addition for Tom Izzo. The loss of Watts wasn’t totally unexpected, but he was one of the more talented guards in the league last season.

Minnesota (14-15 last season)

In the portal: Marcus Carr, Gabe Kalscheur, Jamal Mashburn Jr., Martice Mitchell, Jarvis Omersa, Tre’ Williams, Liam Robbins
Transferring in: Jamison Battle (from George Washington), Luke Loewe (from William & Mary), E.J. Stephens (from Lafayette)

Notes: With seven players in the portal, new coach Ben Johnson has started to add players for next season. Since our last update, the Gophers added commitments from Loewe and Stephens. Loewe averaged 16.2 points last season and Stephens averaged 16.4 points per game.

Nebraska (7-20 last season)

In the portal: Teddy Allen, Akol Arop, Yvan Ouedraogo, Bret Porter, Elijah Wood
Transferring in: C.J. Wilcher (from Xavier)

Notes: The Huskers will again have significant offseason attrition as Fred Hoiberg has struggled to get the rebuild in Lincoln off of the ground.

Northwestern (9-15 last season)

In the portal: Miller Kopp, Anthony Gaines

Notes: Kopp averaged 11.3 points per game last season and is a significant loss for Chris Collins because of his shooting ability. Gaines added his name to the portal since our first update.

Ohio State (21-10 last season)

In the portal: Musa Jallow
Transferring in: Jamari Wheeler (from Penn State)

Notes: Chris Holtmann landed a rare intraconference transfer with Wheeler, who is known as one of the Big Ten’s best defenders on the perimeter.

Penn State (11-14 last season)

In the portal: Trent Buttrick, John Harrar, Myreon Jones, Patrick Kelly, Seth Lundy, Kyle McCloskey
Withdrawn from portal: Izaiah Brockington
Transferring out: Jamari Wheeler (to Ohio State)

Notes: Micah Shrewsberry has work to do as he takes over in State College as several Nittany Lions remain in the portal. Getting Brockington to return was a good first step for Shrewsberry.

Purdue (18-10 last season)

In the portal: Emmanuel Dowouna
Transferring out: Aaron Wheeler (to St. John’s)

Notes: Wheeler showed great promise as a freshman, but his development stalled the last two seasons and he’ll look to get a fresh start at St. John’s.

Rutgers (16-12 last season)

In the portal: Myles Johnson, Mamadou Doucouré, Jacob Young, Montez Mathis

Notes: Johnson and Young were starters on an NCAA tournament round of 32 team and should have high major options to continue their careers. In the last week, Mathis added his name to the portal. Mathis started 66 games over his three seasons in Piscataway.

Wisconsin (18-13 last season)

In the portal: Trevor Anderson, Joseph Hedstrom, Nate Reuvers
Transferring out: Walt McGrory (to South Dakota)
Transferring in: Isaac Lindsey (from UNLV)

Notes: Lindsey comes to Madison as a preferred walk-on. Reuvers struggled last season, but overall had a very solid career for the Badgers.

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