A look at who is coming and going in the Big Ten for the 2022-23 season

  • 04/12/2022 8:25 am in

The offseason is in full swing and Inside the Hall will once again keep the most comprehensive list of Big Ten roster movement entering the 2022-23 season.

This post will be updated frequently this offseason due to all of the player movement, but here’s a current look at Big Ten rosters for the 2022-23 season.

Editor’s notes:

– Players who have eligibility left, but have not declared for the NBA draft or declared their intentions for next season are listed under “eligible to return.”

– The idea behind the “eligible to return” designation is just to show which players CAN return at this point, not which players are definitely going to return. Because of the extra year of eligibility granted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some players will use the fifth year and others will not. For now, everyone who is eligible to come back is listed under “eligible to return.”

– Walk-ons are not included unless they have played significant minutes.

– Please contact us via email if any omissions or errors are spotted. Information was last updated at 8:15 a.m. ET on May 25, 2022.

Illinois (23-10 last season)

Eligible to return: Coleman Hawkins, RJ Melendez, Luke Goode, Brandon Lieb
NBA draft/professional route: Kofi Cockburn, Austin Hutcherson, Jacob Grandison
Transfer portal: Andre Curbelo (to St. John’s), Omar Payne (to Jacksonville), Brandin Podziemski (to Santa Clara), Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk (to South Carolina)
Arriving: Skyy Clark (247Composite top 50), Ty Rodgers (247Composite top 75), Jayden Epps (247Composite top 75), Sencire Harris, Dain Dainja (from Baylor), Terrence Shannon Jr. (from Texas Tech)

Notes: The Illini have an elite recruiting class, but the loss of Cockburn will set the program back in a significant way next winter.

Indiana (21-14 last season)

Eligible to return: Trayce Jackson-Davis, Xavier Johnson, Race Thompson, Anthony Leal, Miller Kopp, Jordan Geronimo, Trey Galloway, Logan Duncomb, Tamar Bates
Transfer portal: Michael Durr (to UCF), Khristian Lander (to Western Kentucky), Rob Phinisee (to Cincinnati), Parker Stewart (to UT-Martin)
Arriving: Jalen Hood-Schifino (247Composite top 25), Malik Reneau (247Composite top 50), Kaleb Banks (247Composite top 75), CJ Gunn

Notes: With Jackson-Davis back in the fold, Indiana should be one of the top teams in the Big Ten next season.

Iowa (26-10 last season)

Eligible to return: Patrick McCaffery, Filip Rebraca, Tony Perkins, Ahron Ulis, Payton Sandfort, Riley Mulvey, Carter Kingsbury, Connor McCaffery, Josh Ogundele
NBA draft/professional route: Keegan Murray, Kris Murray
Transfer portal: Joe Toussaint (to West Virginia)
Arriving: Dasonte Bowen, Josh Dix

Notes: The loss of Murray is significant for the Hawkeyes, who once again failed to reach the Sweet Sixteen under Fran McCaffery.

Maryland (15-17 last season)

Eligible to return: Julian Reese, Donta Scott, Hakim Hart, Pavlo Dziuba, Ian Martinez, Ike Cornish, Arnaud Revaz
NBA draft/professional route: Eric Ayala
Transfer portal: Marcus Dockery (to Howard), Qudus Wahab (to Georgetown)
Arriving: Noah Batchelor, Jahmir Young (from Charlotte), Donald Carey (from Georgetown), Jahari Long (from Seton Hall)

Notes: New coach Kevin Willard has a lot of work to do this spring to get the Terrapin roster in a spot where the program can compete in the Big Ten next season.

Michigan (19-15 last season)

Eligible to return: Hunter Dickinson, Terrance Williams II, Kobe Bufkin, Isaiah Barnes, Jace Howard, Will Tschetter
NBA draft/professional route: DeVante’ Jones, Moussa Diabate, Caleb Houstan
Transfer portal: Zeb Jackson (to VCU), Brandon Johns Jr. (to VCU), Frankie Collins (to Arizona State)
Arriving: Tarris Reed (247Composite top 50), Jett Howard (247Composite top 50), Dug McDaniel (247Composite top 75), Gregg Glenn, Jaelin Llewellyn (from Princeton)

Notes: Dickinson is returning to Ann Arbor, which is huge news for Juwan Howard and the Wolverines.

Michigan State (23-13 last season)

Eligible to return: Pierre Brooks, Tyson Walker, Jaden Akins, A.J. Hoggard, Malik Hall, Mady Sissoko, Joey Hauser
NBA draft/professional route: Max Christie, Marcus Bingham Jr., Gabe Brown
Transfer portal: Julius Marble II (to Texas A&M)
Arriving: Jaxon Kohler (247Composite top 75), Tre Holloman (247Composite top 75), Carson Cooper

Notes: The Spartans lost three notable contributors in Christie, Bingham Jr. and Brown, but return four of their top seven scorers.

Minnesota (13-17 last season)

Eligible to return: Jamison Battle, Parker Fox, Isaiah Ihnen, Treyton Thompson
NBA draft/professional route: None
Transfer portal: Abdoulaye Thiam
Arriving: Pharrel Payne, Josh Ola-Joseph, Braeden Carrington, Jaden Henley, Dawson Garcia (from North Carolina), Ta’Lon Cooper (from Morehead State), Taurus Samuels (from Dartmouth)

Notes: The Gophers will likely return Battle, one of the best scorers in the league, and also welcome Garcia as a transfer from North Carolina.

Nebraska (10-22 last season)

Eligible to return: C.J. Wilcher, Quaran McPherson, Lat Mayen, Derrick Walker, Keisei Tominaga, Wilheim Breidenbach, Oleg Kojenets
NBA draft/professional route: Bryce McGowens, Trey McGowens
Transfer portal: Eduardo Andre (to Fresno State), Keon Edwards (to Milwaukee), Trevor Lakes (to Southern Indiana)
Arriving: Ramel Llloyd Jr. (247Composite top 100), Denim Dawson, Blaise Keita, Jamarques Lawrence, Sam Greisel (from North Dakota State), Juwan Gary (from Alabama), Emmanuel Bandoumel (from SMU)

Notes: Bryce McGowens is off to the NBA and it’s starting to seem like the Fred Hoiberg project may never get off the ground in Lincoln.

Northwestern (15-16 last season)

Eligible to return: Boo Buie, Chase Audige, Ty Berry, Robbie Beran, Julian Roper II, Casey Simmons, Brooks Barnhizer, Matthew Nicholson
NBA draft/professional route: Pete Nance (also in transfer portal)
Transfer portal: Ryan Young (to Duke), Pete Nance (also declared for NBA draft)
Arriving: Luke Hunger, Nick Martinelli, Tydus Verhoeven (from UTEP)

Notes: It was another ho-hum season for the Wildcats under Chris Collins and it doesn’t seem like any significant improvement is on the way for next season.

Ohio State (20-12 last season)

Eligible to return: Justice Sueing, Zed Key, Eugene Brown III, Seth Towns, Kalen Etzler
NBA draft/professional route: E.J. Liddell, Malaki Branham
Transfer portal: Justin Ahrens (to Loyola Marymount), Meechie Johnson Jr. (to South Carolina)
Arriving: Felix Okpara (247Composite top 50), Bruce Thornton (247Composite top 50), Roddy Gayle Jr. (247Composite (top 75), Brice Sensabaugh (247Composite top 75), Bowen Hardman, Tanner Holden (from Wright State), Sean McNeil (from West Virginia), Isaac Likekele (from Oklahoma State)

Notes: Chris Holtmann is bringing in a loaded recruiting class and should also get a boost next season from the return of Sueing, who didn’t play this past season due to injury.

Penn State (14-17 last season)

Eligible to return: Seth Lundy, Myles Dread, Caleb Dorsey, Jalen Pickett, Dallion Johnson, Jevonnie Scott
NBA draft/professional route: None
Transfer portal: Sam Sessoms (to Coppin State)
Arriving: Kebba Njie (247Composite top 100), Jameel Brown, Evan Mahaffey, Kanye Clary, Demetrius Lilley, Camren Wynter (from Drexel), Andrew Funk (from Bucknell)

Notes: It may take some time, but Micah Shrewsberry appears to have Penn State on the path to being competitive in the Big Ten.

Purdue (29-8 last season)

Eligible to return: Zach Edey, Mason Gillis, Caleb Furst, Ethan Morton, Trey Kaufman-Renn, Brandon Newman, Brian Waddell
NBA draft/professional route: Jaden Ivey, Trevion Williams
Transfer portal: Isaiah Thompson (to Florida Gulf Coast), Eric Hunter Jr. (to Butler)
Arriving: Fletcher Loyer (247Composite top 100), Camden Heide, Braden Smith

Notes: The Boilermakers have a ton of production to replace, but with the returning pieces and potential transfer portal additions, Purdue should once again be near the top of the Big Ten next season.

Rutgers (18-14 last season)

Eligible to return: Paul Mulcahy, Cliff Omoruyi, Aundre Hyatt, Mawot Mag, Dean Reiber, Jalen Miller, Oksar Palmquist
NBA draft/professional route: Ron Harper Jr., Caleb McConnell, Jaden Jones
Transfer portal: None
Arriving: Derek Simpson, Antwon Woolfolk, Cam Spencer (from Loyola-Maryland)

Notes: Rutgers figures to take a step back next season as Geo Baker has exhausted his eligibility and Harper Jr. is not expected to be back in Piscataway.

Wisconsin (25-8 last season)

Eligible to return: Jordan Davis, Tyler Wahl, Steven Crowl, Chucky Hepburn, Marcus Iver, Jahcobi Neath, Chris Hodges, Isaac Lindsey
NBA draft/professional route: Johnny Davis
Transfer portal: Lorne Bowman II (to Oakland), Ben Carlson (to Utah), Matthew Mors (to South Dakota State)
Arriving: Connor Essegian, Kamari McGee (from Green Bay), Max Klesmit (from Wofford)

Notes: The Badgers are losing Davis to the NBA and Brad Davison to graduation, which begs the question: where will the offense come from next season?

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