A look at who is coming and going in the Big Ten for the 2024-25 season

  • 05/02/2024 8:02 am in

The window to enter the transfer portal is over, which means it is time to publish our first list of Big Ten men’s basketball rosters for the 2024-25 season.

This post will be updated throughout the offseason.

Editor’s notes:

– All players listed under NBA draft/professional route/out of eligibility will not return to school unless noted as testing the NBA draft.

– 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 on July 1, 2024.

Illinois (29-9 last season)

Eligibility remaining: Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn, Ty Rodgers
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: Marcus Domask, Terrence Shannon Jr., Justin Harmon, Quincy Guerrier
Transfer portal: Luke Goode (to Indiana), Amani Hansberry (to West Virginia), Sencire Harris (to West Virginia), Dain Dainja (to Memphis), Niccolo Moretti (to Florida Atlantic), Coleman Hawkins (also testing NBA draft)
Arriving: Carey Booth (from Notre Dame), Kylan Boswell (from Arizona), Tre White (from Louisville), Jake Davis (from Mercer), Ben Humrichous (from Evansville), Will Riley (247Composite top 15), Morez Johnson (247Composite top 30), Jason Jaktys, Tomislav Ivisic, Kasparas Jakucionis

Notes: The Illini have just two returning scholarship players from last season’s Elite Eight team.

Indiana (19-14 last season)

Eligibility remaining: Trey Galloway, Mackenzie Mgbako, Malik Reneau, Anthony Leal, Gabe Cupps, Jakai Newton
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: Kel’el Ware, Xavier Johnson, Anthony Walker
Transfer portal: Payton Sparks (to Ball State), CJ Gunn (to DePaul), Kaleb Banks (to Tulane)
Arriving: Oumar Ballo (from Arizona), Myles Rice (from Washington State), Kanaan Carlyle (from Stanford), Luke Goode (from Illinois), Langdon Hatton (from Bellarmine), Bryson Tucker (247Composite top 20)

Notes: Indiana has reshaped its roster after a tough 19-14 campaign and has one of the top transfer portal recruiting classes in the country.

Iowa (19-15 last season)

Eligibility remaining: Payton Sandfort, Brock Harding, Josh Dix, Owen Freeman, Pryce Sandfort, Ladji Dembele, Even Brauns, Riley Mulvey
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: Ben Krikke
Transfer portal: Tony Perkins (to Missouri), Patrick McCaffery (to Butler), Dasonte Bowen (to St Bonaventure)
Arriving: Drew Thelwell (from Morehead State), Seydou Traore (from Manhattan), Cooper Koch (247Composite top 80), Chris Tadjo

Notes: After missing the NCAA tournament, Iowa received a huge boost with the news that Sandfort will return for his senior season.

Maryland (16-17 last season)

Eligibility remaining: DeShawn Harris-Smith, Julian Reese, Jordan Geronimo, Jahari Long, Chance Stephens, Braden Pierce
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: Donta Scott, Jahmir Young
Transfer portal: Mady Traore (Frank Phillips College), Caelum Swanton-Rodger (to Old Dominion), Jaime Kaiser Jr. (to Butler), Jahnathan Lamothe (to North Carolina A&T), Noah Batchelor (to Buffalo)
Arriving: Ja’Kobi Gillespie (from Belmont), Selton Miguel (from South Florida), Rodney Rice (from Virginia Tech), Tafara Gapare (from Georgia Tech), Jayhlon Young (from Memphis), Derik Queen (247Composite top 15), Malachi Palmer

Notes: The Terps return a solid nucleus, headlined by Reese and also welcome a five-star big man in Queen.

Michigan (8-24 last season)

Eligibility remaining: Nimari Burnett, Will Tschetter, Jace Howard
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: Olivier Nkamhoua, Tray Jackson, Jaelin Llewellyn
Transfer portal: Terrance Williams II (to USC), Dug McDaniel (to Kansas State), Tarris Reed Jr. (to UConn), Youssef Khayat (to Bowling Green), George Washington III (to Richmond)
Arriving: Tre Donaldson (from Auburn), Roddy Gayle Jr. (from Ohio State), Danny Wolf (from Yale), Rubin Jones (from North Texas), Sam Walters (from Alabama), Vlad Goldin (from Florida Atlantic), Justin Pippen, Durral Brooks, Lorenzo Cason

Notes: New coach Dusty May has landed one of the better transfer portal classes in the country and should have the Wolverines competitive in the Big Ten race in his first season.

Michigan State (20-15 last season)

Eligibility remaining: Jeremy Fears Jr., Tre Holloman, Jaden Akins, Coen Carr, Xavier Booker, Carson Cooper, Jaxon Kohler, Gehrig Normand
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: Malik Hall, Tyson Walker
Transfer portal: Mady Sissoko (to California), AJ Hoggard (to Vanderbilt)
Arriving: Frankie Fidler (from Nebraska Omaha), Szymon Zapala (from Longwood), Jase Richardson (247Composite top 30), Kur Teng (247Composite top 55), Jesse McCulloch

Notes: The Spartans, per usual, haven’t hit the portal particularly hard and have added just two players from the portal in Fidler and Zapala.

Minnesota (19-15 last season)

Eligibility remaining: Mike Mitchell Jr., Dawson Garcia, Parker Fox, Kadyn Betts
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: Jack Wilson, Cam Christie
Transfer portal: Pharrel Payne (to Texas A&M), Elijah Hawkins (to Texas Tech), Joshua Ola-Joseph (to California), Braeden Carrington (to Tulsa), Isaiah Ihnen (to Liberty), Kristupas Keinys (to Pacific)
Arriving: Brennan Rigsby (from Oregon), Frank Mitchell (from Canisius), Caleb Williams (from Macalester), Femi Odukale (from New Mexico State), Trey Edmonds (from UTSA), Lu’Cye Patterson (from Charlotte), Tyler Cochran (from Toledo), Isaac Asuma, Grayson Grove

Notes: The Gophers have been decimated by portal losses with Payne and Hawkins already gone and Christie now confirmed to be staying in the NBA draft.

Nebraska (23-11 last season)

Eligibility remaining: Brice Williams, Juwan Gary, Rienk Mast, Sam Hoiberg, Ahron Ulis
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: Keisei Tominaga, Josiah Allick, Jarron Coleman
Transfer portal: Matar Diop (to Loyola Marymount), Eli Rice (to Penn State), Ramel Lloyd (to Long Beach State), CJ Wilcher (to Texas A&M), Blaise Keita (to Western Kentucky), Jamarques Lawrence (to Rhode Island)
Arriving: Connor Essegian (from Wisconsin), Gavin Griffiths (from Rutgers), Rollie Worster (from Utah), Andrew Morgan (from North Dakota State), Braxton Meah (from Washington), Berke Buyuktuncel (from UCLA), Nick Janowski, Braden Frager

Notes: The Huskers should again be a potential tournament team with Williams and Gary returning and several notable portal additions.

Northwestern (22-12 last season)

Eligibility remaining: Ty Berry, Brooks Barnhizer, Nick Martinelli, Matt Nicholson, Luke Hunger, Blake Smith, Jordan Clayton, Justin Mullins, Blake Barkley
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: Boo Buie, Ryan Langborg, Blake Preston
Transfer portal: Parker Strauss (to UC Riverside)
Arriving: Jalen Leach (from Fairfield), Keenan Fitzmorris (from Stony Brook), KJ Windham, Angelo Ciaravino

Notes: Chris Collins will try for a third straight NCAA tournament appearance next winter in Evanston, but he’ll have to do it without Buie, who graduated after five stellar seasons with the Wildcats.

Ohio State (22-14 last season)

Eligibility remaining: Bruce Thornton, Evan Mahaffey, Devin Royal, Taison Chatman, Austin Parks, Kalen Etzler
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: Jamison Battle, Dale Bonner
Transfer portal: Felix Okpara (to Tennessee) Zed Key (to Dayton), Roddy Gayle Jr. (to Michigan), Scotty Middleton (to Seton Hall), Bowen Hardman (to Akron)
Arriving: Meechie Johnson Jr. (from South Carolina), Micah Parrish (from San Diego State), Aaron Bradshaw (from Kentucky), Sean Stewart (from Duke), Juni Mobley (247Composite top 55), Colin White

Notes: Jake Diebler made several notable portal additions with Johnson Jr., Parrish, Stewart and Bradshaw who should help the Buckeyes compete for a March Madness bid next season.

Oregon (24-12 last season)

Eligibility remaining: Jackson Shelstad, Keeshawn Barthelemy, Jadrian Tracey, Nate Bittle, Kwame Evans Jr., Mookie Cook
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: N’Faly Dante, Jesse Zarzuela, Mahamadou Diawara, Jermaine Couisnard
Transfer portal: Kario Oquendo (to SMU), Brennan Rigsby (to Minnesota)
Arriving: Brandon Angel (from Stanford), Ra’Heim Moss (from Toledo), TJ Bamba (from Villanova), Dez Lindsay (from Florida Southwestern State College), Supreme Cook (from Georgetown), Ibrahima Traore

Notes: Dana Altman has put together a solid transfer portal class and should have the Ducks in the NCAA tournament conversation once again.

Penn State (16-17 last season)

Eligibility remaining: Ace Baldwin Jr., D’Marco Dunn, Nick Kern, Zach Hicks, Puff Johnson
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: Leo O’Boyle, Qudus Wahab, RayQuawndis Mitchell
Transfer portal: Kayne Clary (to Mississippi State), Jameel Brown (to Temple), Demetrius Lilley (to La Salle), Favour Aire (to Bryant), Bragi Gudmundsson (to Campbell)
Arriving: Eli Rice (from Nebraska), Kachi Nzeh (from Xavier), Freddie Dilione V (from Tennessee), Yanic Konan Niederhauser (from Northern Illinois), Miles Goodman, Hudson Ward, Dominick Stewart, Jahvin Carter

Notes: The Nittany Lions return a solid core and have made several portal additions that should aid in their improvement in year two under Mike Rhoades.

Purdue (34-5 last season)

Eligibility remaining: Braden Smith, Fletcher Loyer, Myles Colvin, Cam Heide, Trey Kaufman-Renn, Caleb Furst, Brian Waddell, Will Berg
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: Zach Edey, Lance Jones
Transfer portal: Mason Gillis (to Duke), Ethan Morton (to Colorado State)
Arriving: Gicarri Harris (247Composite top 75), Raleigh Burgess, Daniel Jacobsen, Jack Benter, CJ Cox

Notes: The Boilermakers lost a two-time national player of the year in Edey but are once again expected to contend in the Big Ten.

Rutgers (15-17 last season)

Eligibility remaining: Jeremiah Williams, Emmanuel Ogbole, Jamichael Davis
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: Aundre Hyatt, Noah Fernandes, Austin Williams, Oskar Palmquist
Transfer portal: Derek Simpson (to St. Joseph’s), Antonio Chol (to Howard), Mawot Mag (to BYU), Clifford Omoruyi (to Alabama), Gavin Griffiths (to Nebraska), Antwone Woolfolk (to Miami OH)
Arriving: Zach Martini (from Princeton), Tyson Acuff (from Eastern Michigan), Jordan Derkack (from Merrimack), PJ Hayes (San Diego), Dylan Harper (247Composite top five), Ace Bailey (247Composite top five), Lathan Sommerville, Dylan Grant, Bryce Dortch

Notes: Steve Pikiell will have eight new players to integrate on next season’s roster, including potential one-and-dones in Harper and Bailey.

UCLA (16-17 last season)

Eligibility remaining: Dylan Andrews, Sebastian Mack, Lazar Stefanovic, Brandon Williams, Aday Mara, Devin Williams
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: Kenneth Nwuba, Adem Bona, Ilane Fibleuil
Transfer portal: Jan Vide (to Loyola Marymount), Will McClendon (to San Jose State), Berke Buyuktuncel (to Nebraska)
Arriving: Eric Dailey Jr. (from Oklahoma State), William Kyle III (from South Dakota State), Kobe Johnson (from USC), Tyler Bilodeau (from Oregon State), Skyy Clark (from Louisville), Dominick Harris (from Loyola Marymount), Trent Perry (247Composite top 30), Eric Freeny

Notes: The Bruins loaded up in the portal and hope to avoid missing the tournament again in year six of the Mick Cronin era.

USC (15-18 last season)

Eligibility remaining: Harrison Hornery
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: Joshua Morgan, Isaiah Collier, DJ Rodman, Boogie Ellis, Bronny James
Transfer portal: Brandon Gardner (to Arizona State), Arrinten Page (to Cincinnati), Vincent Iwuchukwu (to St. John’s), Kijani Wright (to Vanderbilt), Kobe Johnson (to UCLA), Oziyah Sellers (to Stanford)
Arriving: Clark Slajchert (from Penn), Bryce Pope (from UC San Diego), Saint Thomas (from Northern Colorado), Chibuzo Agbo (from Boise State), Josh Cohen (from UMass), Matt Knowling (from Yale), Rashaun Agee (from Bowling Green), Terrence Williams III (from Michigan), Desmond Claude (from Xavier), Kevin Patton Jr. (from San Diego), Wesley Yates III (from Washington), Isaiah Elohim (247Composite top 50), Jalen Shelley (247Composite top 60)

Notes: New coach Eric Musselman has just one returning player from last season’s roster and is going heavy in portal additions to build his roster.

Washington (17-15 last season)

Eligibility remaining: Wilhelm Breidenbach, Franck Kepnang, Christian King
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: Anthony Holland, Sahvir Wheeler, Paul Mulcahy, Moses Wood, Keion Brooks Jr.
Transfer portal: Braxton Meah (to Nebraska), Samuel Ariyibi (to Utah Tech), Wesley Yates III (to USC), Koren Johnson (to Louisville), Nate Calmese (to Washington State)
Arriving: DJ Davis (from Butler), Mekhi Mason (from Rice), KC Ibekwe (from Oregon State), Chris Conway (from Oakland), Zoom Diallo (247Composite top 40), Luis Kortright (from Rhode Island), Tyler Harris (from Portland), Great Osobor (from Utah State), Tyree Ihenacho (from North Dakota), Jase Butler

Notes: Danny Sprinkle comes over from Utah State to lead Washington in its first season in the Big Ten.

Wisconsin (19-14 last season)

Eligibility remaining: Kamari McGee, Max Klesmit, John Blackwell, Nolan Winter, Steven Crowl, Carter Gilmore, Markus Ilver, Chris Hodges
NBA Draft/professional route/out of eligibility: Tyler Wahl
Transfer portal: Chucky Hepburn (to Louisville), Isaac Lindsey (to South Dakota State), AJ Storr (to Kansas), Connor Essegian (to Nebraska), Gus Yalden (to Seton Hall)
Arriving: Camren Hunter (from Central Arkansas), Xavier Amos (from Northern Illinois), John Tonje (from Missouri), Daniel Freitag, Jack Robison, Andrija Vukovic

Notes: The Badgers have been hurt by the portal with Hepburn, Storr and Essegian all moving on to new schools.

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