Big 12 Basketball Transfer Tracker 2021: Check back often as we keep you up-to-date on Big 12 basketball transfer news.
With the Big 12 basketball season in the books, players will be transferring in and out of programs. Here’s the latest from around the Big 12.
May 15: Texas Tech’s men’s basketball program picked up former Florida State guard Sardaar Calhoun as a transfer, as he announced the move on Twitter saying, simply, “Texas Tech is it baby!” #WreckEm
Calhoun, a 6-foot-6 guard, averaged 5.3 points and 1.4 rebounds per game last season for the Seminoles. He joins a group of new Red Raider transfers that includes Adonis Arms (Winthrop), Chandler Jacobs (Dallas Baptist), Davion Warren (Hampton), and Mylik Wilson (Louisiana).
May 14: When Bryce Thompson decided to leave Kansas after his freshman season, there was immediate speculation that the Tulsa, Oklahoma, product would return home. And he did, as he announced on Twitter on Thursday that he was going to transfer to Oklahoma State.
This is a big get for the Cowboys, as Thompson was a five-star recruit out of Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa and signed with the Jayhawks before last season. Thompson was also a McDonald’s All-American. He suffered two injuries his freshman year that derailed his ability to make an immediate impact at Kansas.
Despite having so few scholarships to give, head coach Mike Boynton Jr. has capitalized on the success of guard Cade Cunningham — who declared for the NBA Draft and is the presumptive No. 1 pick — and the Cowboys’ first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2017 to mine the transfer market for next season. The Cowboys don’t have a freshman recruit coming in for 2021-22.
Along with Thompson, the Cowboys welcome former Texas Tech forward Tyreek Smith and former Syracuse forward Woody Newton as transfers. The Cowboys lost just one transfer, Ferron Flavors Jr., to Robert Morris (PA). The rest of the Cowboys’ roster is returning for next season.
May 10: Louisiana guard Mylik Wilson has announced that he will transfer to Texas Tech next season. Wilson averaged 12.9 points per game last season, along with 5.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists. He also averaged two steals per game. He was also the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year two seasons ago.
Wilson is the latest player to commit to transferring to Texas Tech, along with Winthrop guard Adonis Arms, Dallas Baptist guard Chandler Jacobs, and Hampton guard Davion Warren.
May 5: For the second time in three offseasons, the Iowa State Cyclones pulled a Penn State transfer, as 6-foot-5 guard Izaiah Brockington committed to join the Cyclones for the 2021-22 season.
Brockington, a junior, averaged 12.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game last season for the Nittany Lions.
This likely concludes the first recruiting class of new head coach T.J. Otzelberger, who took over the program in March.
The Cyclones’ last Penn State transfer, Rasir Bolton, transferred to Gonzaga last month.
Also on Wednesday, Kevin Easley Jr., one of nine TCU players who submitted their names to the transfer portal after the season, committed to Duquesne, per VerbalCommits.com.
May 4: Bonner signs with Baylor: Dale Bonner, a former star at Division II Fairmont State, signed with Baylor on Tuesday, the school announced.
Bonner will have three years of eligibility when he joins the Bears next fall, and Baylor is getting one of the best offensive players from the Mountain East Conference.
He started 50 games for the Falcons the last two seasons. He led FSU in scoring in both seasons, averaging 17.8 points per game in 30 games as a freshman in 2019-20 and 21.2 points per game in 20 games as a sophomore in 2020-21.
He is the second transfer to sign with Baylor so far this offseason. The other, Arizona’s James Akinjo, was the Wildcats’ leading scorer last season.
Baylor has lost just one player to the transfer portal, and he didn’t even play for the Bears last season. Tristan Clark, who retired from the game in November, entered the transfer portal and then moved on to SMU next season.
The Bears have had three players declare for the NBA Draft — Davion Mitchell, MaCio Teague and Matthew Mayer. Many expect a fourth, Jared Butler, to declare. Mitchell and Teague have hired agents. Mayer is leaving his eligibility open to return next season.
April 30 ISU’s Bolton heads for Gonzaga: Former Iowa State star Rasir Bolton has settled on transferring to Gonzaga, according to ESPN’s Myron Medcalf. Medcalf reported that Bolton’s father confirmed the commitment.
This is a big development for Gonzaga and for Bolton. Gonzaga lost Jalen Suggs to the NBA Draft recently, and Bolton comes to the Bulldogs after averaging 15.5 points per game a year ago. He will be considered a graduate transfer. He should be able to play immediately, but this will be the second transfer of Bolton’s career, so under the new rules he may need a waiver, as Bolton’s father explained to ESPN.
Shortly after the report, Bolton announced it himself on Twitter.
April 30: Cashius McNeilly headed to TCU: For the second straight day, a Texas A&M transfer committed to TCU, as guard Cashius McNeilly announced on Twitter that he was headed to Fort Worth.
McNeilly hasn’t played for Texas A&M since joining the program before the 2019-20 season. He was on a medical redshirt that season, and opted out of the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19.
Texas A&M’s leading scorer last season, Emanuel Miller, announced his transfer to TCU on Thursday.
April 29: In the space of about an hour, TCU’s P.J. Fuller declared for the transfer portal, while Texas A&M’s Emanuel Miller announced he was transferring to TCU.
Fuller makes the ninth Horned Frogs that has transferred from the Horned Frogs since the start of the offseason. Fuller averaged 5.8 points and 2.0 rebounds last season as a sophomore.
In his place came Miller, a sophomore forward who is a huge get for the Horned Frogs. Miller is coming off a season in which he scored 16.2 points and grabbed 8.2 rebounds per game for the Aggies. Miller could become a starter for the Horned Frogs right away next season.
Miller joins Memphis guard Damion Baugh, Western Carolina forward Xavier Cork, Vanderbilt guard Maxwell Evans, Texas Tech guard Micah Peavy, and UT-Arlington guard Shahada Wells as transfers into the program for next season.
April 28 – OSU lands Red Raiders F Smith: Former Texas Tech forward Tyreek Smith announced on Wednesday that he would transfer to Oklahoma State.
Smith worked his way into a rotation role with the Red Raiders during the second half of last season. The 6-foot-7 freshman only averaged 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game, but he showed tremendous athleticism and appeared to be poised for a bigger role in Lubbock next season.
Now, Smith joins a roster headlined up front by Kalib Boone, who was one of the Big 12’s most improved players last season. But, there should still be minutes for Smith to make an impact.
Smith is the second transfer to join the Cowboys. Last week, Syracuse freshman forward Woody Newton made his transfer to the Cowboys official. The only player the Cowboys have lost to the transfer portal so far is guard Ferron Flavors Jr., who transferred to Robert Morris (PA).
April 26: Texas head coach Chris Beard continued to assemble a significant transfer class for the 2021-22 season, as former Vanderbilt forward Dylan Disu announced that he would be transferring to the Longhorns.
Disu, a 6-foot-9 junior, brings impressive credentials to the Longhorns after averaging 15.9 points and 9.2 rebounds last season.
Along with Disu, Beard has picked up transfers Timmy Allen (Utah), Devin Askew (Kentucky), and Christian Bishop (Creighton).
Meanwhile, former Longhorns forward Kamaka Hepa announced over the weekend that he would be transferring to Hawaii.
Beard has brought all of this talent, along with Class of 2021 freshman Jaylon Tyson, while it’s still isn’t clear if three Longhorn holdovers will return for 2021-22 — guard Matt Coleman III, forward Jericho Sims and forward Greg Brown. Coleman and Sims are seniors that have an additional year of eligibility they can trigger due to COVID-19. Brown is a freshman that some believe could declare early for the NBA Draft.
April 26: Kur Kuath heads to Marquette: If Kur Kuath decided to remove his name from the 2021 NBA Draft pool, he’ll play for former Texas head coach Shaka Smart at Marquette next season. Kuath announced his intention to transfer to the school on Monday.
Kuath played for Oklahoma last season, averaging just 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
April 26: Former Iowa State guard going back to Memphis: Former Iowa State guard Tyler Harris, who transferred to Iowa State last season after spending two season at Memphis, announced on Monday that he would transfer BACK to the Tigers. Harris averaged 7.5 points per game last season for Iowa State. At Memphis, he averaged 10.8 points per game in his first season and 8.7 points in his second season.
April 25: OU loses another transfer: On Sunday, Oklahoma’s Josh O’Garro announced he would transfer. O’Garro played in two games and played two total minutes for the Sooners as a true freshman.
April 23: Former OU standout De’Vion Harmon announced on Twitter on Friday night he was transferring to the Oregon Ducks.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound point guard out of Denton (Tex.) was the former No. 47 overall prospect in the 2019 class and made for one of the top available transfers on the market. He leaves weeks after former head coach Lon Kruger announced his retirement from the sport following the NCAA Tournament. Harmon averaged 12.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.1 assist and 1.1 steals this season for the Sooners. Harmon still is going through the NBA Draft process and if he does opt to come back for college, it will be in Eugene with three more years of eligibility.
April 23: Arizona guard James Akinjo announced on Twitter on Friday that he would be transferring to Baylor.
Akinjo will join the defending national champions next season. Whether he can play is another matter.
Akinjo transferred from Georgetown, where he was the Big East Freshman of the Year for 2019-20, to Arizona, where he emerged as the Wildcats’ leading scorer last season with 15.6 points per game and earned All-Pac-12 honors. But, because Akinjo was a mid-season transfer to the Wildcats last year, and received an immediate eligibility waiver to play, there’s a chance he may need a waiver to play for the Bears, even with the NCAA’s approval the one-time transfer rule.
Akinjo joins a Bears program that is set to lose Davion Mitchell to the NBA Draft, and will likely lose Jared Butler to early entry as well, though Butler hasn’t made an official announcement.
April 23: Former Kansas guard Lattrell Jossell announced via Twitter that he was transferring to Stephen F. Austin. Jossell, a former three-star recruit, will have four years of eligibility for the Lumberjacks. He failed to get significant playing time with the Jayhawks in his one season in Lawrence.
April 22: Texas Tech guard Mac McClung withdrew his name from the transfer portal, per a report in 247Sports.com on Thursday. This means that McClung will either remain part of the NBA Draft pool or return to Texas Tech. Per the new transfer rules, McClung would have to re-submit his name by the end of April.
But, based on his tweet after the news broke, it’s either Tech or the NBA.
McClung will continue to explore his chances of being drafted, but McClung committing to return to Lubbock in the event that he doesn’t turn pro is a huge get for new head coach Mark Adams.
April 21 – WVU picks up DePaul Transfer: West Virginia picked up another transfer commitment on Wednesday, as former DePaul forward Pauly Paulicap announced his commitment on Twitter.
The 6-foot-8 product of Elmont, New York, has one year of eligibility remaining.
Paulicap averaged 7.2 points and 6.1 rebounds last season for the Blue Demons. He has averaged at least 10 points in two of his four collegiate seasons, while he’s averaged at least six rebounds per game in three of his collegiate seasons.
The Mountaineers have accepted two other transfers during this cycle — Florida International’s Dimon Carrigan, and Old Dominion’s Malik Curry. The Mountaineers lost three players to the transfer portal — Oscar Tshiebwe (Kentucky), Jordan McCabe (UNLV) and Emmitt Matthews Jr. (Washington).
April 20 – Big 12 Schools in pursuit of Coastal Carolina’s Dushawn London: Dushawn London is a Coastal Carolina guard who is becoming one of the hottest commodities in the transfer portal. In a 247Sports.com report on Tuesday, London noted that four Big 12 programs have contacted him — Texas, TCU, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State.
The other schools he mentioned Memphis, Georgia, Michigan State, St. John’s, Cincinnati, and Virginia Tech.
London’s statistics are enticing. He averaged 19.7 points and 7.2 rebounds a year ago.
April 20 – Former Tech guard on way to Pitt: Late Tuesday night, VerbalCommits.com reported that former Texas Tech guard Jamarius Burton had committed to Pittsburgh.
April 19 – Former ISU player has a new home: Former Iowa State player Darlinstone Dubar announced on Twitter on Monday evening that he had committed to transferring to Hofstra.
Dubar played in 16 games, and averaged 2.3 points and 2.4 rebounds for the Cyclones last year.
April 19: Former Duke guard Jordan Goldwire announced via Twitter that he would transfer to Oklahoma, giving new head coach Porter Moser his third significant transfer in two days.
Goldwire, 6-foot-2, averaged 28.5 minutes per game, with 5.8 points, 4.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds. Goldwire is a graduate transfer, which means he has one year of eligibility left.
Goldwire joins Eastern Washington forwards Tanner Groves and Jacob Groves, both of which announced their transfers to OU on Sunday. Tanner Groves put up 35 points against Kansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Jacob Groves had 23 points in that game.
April 19: Former KU forward heads for Iowa State: Former Kansas forward Tristan Enaruna announced on Monday that he would be transferring inside the Big 12, as he will play for the Iowa State Cyclones next season.
Enaruna was one player that the Jayhawks were disappointed was heading for the portal. Kansas is probably doubly disappointed that he’s heading north to Ames.
Enaruna only averaged 2.8 points and 1.6 rebounds last season. Enaruna was one of five Kansas players who submitted their names to the transfer portal after the season. None were regular starters.
April 19: TCU’s Terren Frank off to Vandy: Former TCU forward Terren Frank wrapped up his time in the transfer portal, opting to head to Vanderbilt, per a report from Crossover Media’s Tobias Bass.
Frank is one of several Horned Frogs who submitted their names to the transfer portal after the season. Frank was a Top 200 recruit in the 2020 Class for TCU, but he didn’t play much last season. Frank averaged just 1.9 points in 14 games for TCU.
April 19: DBU’s Jacobs transfers to Texas Tech: Dallas Baptist’s Chandler Jacobs, a recent Division II All-American, has committed to transferring to Texas Tech.
Jacobs, a guard, played four seasons at Dallas Baptist, and was one of the most productive players in that division, as he averaged 21 points per game last season while shooting 45 percent from the 3-point line. For his career at DBU he averaged 16.4 points per game.
April 18: Groves Brothers Heading to Oklahoma – OU reportedly lands Tanner Groves: Per ESPN, the Oklahoma Sooners have landed the commitment of Eastern Washington forward Tanner Groves for next season.
Groves averaged 17.2 points and 8.0 rebounds per game last season, and if you watched the NCAA Tournament, you know that Groves dropped 35 points on Kansas in the first round of the tournament.
This is a big get for OU head coach Porter Moser, who has several scholarships to fill in the wake of several transfers and NBA declarations in the wake of Lon Kruger’s retirement.
Tanner’s brother, Jacob, will be transferring with Tanner, per Jake Lieberman and Verbalcommits.com.
April 16 – Texas lands Creighton transfer: Texas continued to mine the transfer market on Friday night, securing a commitment from former Creighton star Christian Bishop, who announced his commitment to the Longhorns on Twitter.
Bishop, a 6-foot-7 junior, was a critical part of the Blue Jays a year ago, averaging 11 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Creighton lost in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
Earlier on Friday, former Memphis guard Devin Askew signed his letter-of-intent to join the Longhorns. Askew started 20 games as a true freshman last season. Texas also landed Utah forward Timmy Allen as a transfer, and signed Class of 2021 recruit Jaylon Tyson earlier this week.
April 16 – K-State’s Antonio Gordon lands at SELA: Antonio Gordon, a former Kansas State player who submitted his name to the transfer portal after the end of the season, announced on Twitter that he would be committing to Southeastern Louisiana.
Gordon averaged 5.8 points and 5.8 rebounds last season for the Wildcats.
April 16 – Brady Manek headed to UNC: Former Oklahoma forward Brady Manek announced that he would be transferring to North Carolina on Friday, making the announcement from his Twitter account.
Manek is going to one of the true blue-bloods of college basketball, one that is undergoing a coaching transition. The retirement of Roy Williams paved the way for former Tar Heels guard Hubert Davis to take over the program.
Manek averaged 10.8 points and 5 rebounds for the Sooners last season. He had been a three-year starter for the program under Lon Kruger, but submitted his name to the transfer portal after Kruger retired.
April 16 – OSU lands Syracuse transfer: The Oklahoma State Cowboys landed Syracuse transfer Woody Newton on Friday, as Newton announced the move on Twitter.
Newton didn’t get much playing time for the Orange last season, but when he did he shot nearly 40 percent from the 3-point line. That will be a useful tool for the Cowboys next season. Newton, theoretically, assumes the scholarship of Ferron Flavors Jr., who transferred to Robert Morris. The Cowboys don’t have a recruit signed for the 2021 Class, but likely have at least one remaining scholarship to give in the former of Cade Cunningham’s former scholarship, now that Cunningham has elected to go to the NBA.
Newton, a freshman, has four years of eligibility remaining.
April 16 – TCU makes it official with Memphis transfer: The Horned Frogs continue to plug in recruits from transfer market to fill the holes on their roster left by seven TCU players submitting to the transfer portal. On Friday, TCU announced the signing of former Memphis guard Damion Baugh.
Baugh has previously announced he was transferring from Memphis to TCU.
Baugh averaged nearly 4 points per game in two seasons with the Tigers, and just helped them win the postseason NIT. He will have three years of eligibility left.
April 16 – Former Red Raider lands with Florida Atlantic: Former Texas Tech forward Vladislav Goldin has settled on transferring to FAU, per a report at VerbalCommits.com and Jake Lieberman. Goldin is the second Red Raider this week to announce a landing spot. Kyler Edwards announced he was transferring to Houston earlier this week.
April 16: Former KU player transfers to DePaul: Former Kansas forward Tyon Grant-Foster, who submitted his name to the transfer portal last month, announced on Twitter that he was going to transfer to DePaul.
April 15 – OU’s Harmon heads for transfer portal: Oklahoma guard De’Vion Harmon, who last month submitted his name to the NBA Draft, reportedly submitted his name to the transfer portal, per a report at 247Sports.com.
Harmon was Oklahoma’s second-leading scorer last season, averaging 12.9 points per game. Without him, the Sooners will likely be without their three leading scorers from last season in 2021-22. Austin Reaves has already declared for the NBA Draft and does not intend to return, while Brady Manek submitted his name to the transfer portal.
The decision gives Harmon multiple options to continue his basketball career.
April 14 – Tech, TCU Finalists for D-II transfer Parker Fox: If you’re paying attention to the transfer portal, one of the most talked-about names is Parker Fox, a player for Division II Northern State up in Minnesota. Fox is a 6-foot-8 forward who has grown up into a Division II All-American and has been contacted by 100 Division I colleges. That’s not a type. One hundred. And counting.
Well, on April 14 Fox announced that he has his choices down to his ‘final eight,’ and two Big 12 teams made the cut — Texas Tech and TCU. That’s according to a report in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Along with the Red Raiders and the Horned Frogs, Minnesota, Ohio State, Creighton, San Diego State, Florida State, and Vanderbilt made the cut.
Fox averaged 22.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, 3.5 blocks and 64.4 field-goal shooting last season and has two years of eligibility left. Whoever gets him will get an exciting player that is hungry to prove himself at the Division I level.
April 16 update: Fox elected to transfer to Minnesota on April 15.
April 14 – K-State nabs another transfer: The Kansas State Wildcats continued to work the transfer market, as former Wake Forest forward Ishmal Massoud committed to join the program for the 2021-22 season.
Massoud averaged 8.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game last season for the Demon Deacons.
With his commitment, the Wildcats now have Massoud, former Missouri guard Mark Smith and former Arkansas-Little Rock guard Markquis Nowell in the fold for next season, along with a pair of prep recruits — Maximus Edwards and Logan Landers.
April 14 – Cam Martin signs with the Jayhawks: Kansas announced the official signing of Division II transfer Cam Martin on Wednesday.
Martin played the last two seasons at Missouri Southern, where he was a two-time NCAA Division II All-American. Last season, the 6-foot-9 forward averaged 25.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. The Jayhawks hope that Martin can provide an immediate boost inside.
Martin will be considered a fifth-year senior in 2021-22.
April 14 – Tech’s Edwards headed for Houston: Former Texas Tech guard Kyler Edwards has chosen to transfer to Houston for the 2021-22 season, according to a post on his Twitter feed.
Edwards averaged 10.1 points per game last season for the Red Raiders, and he joins a program that is coming off a Final Four appearance.
April 13 – Peavy to join TCU: Micah Peavy found a new home Tuesday night, as he announced on Twitter that he was joining the TCU Horned Frogs.
Peavy played for Texas Tech last year, where he averaged 5.7 points and 3.1 rebounds last year. After submitting his name to the Transfer Portal last week, Peavy chose to return closer to his Duncanville, Texas, home, which is about 40 minutes from TCU’s campus.
Peavy is now the fifth player to commit to transferring to the Horned Frogs for the 2021-22 season, along with Damion Baugh (Memphis), Xavier Cork (Western Carolina), Maxwell Evans (Vanderbilt), and Shadada Wells (UT-Arlington).
April 13 – KJ Allen commits to Texas Tech: KJ Allen, the former East Los Angeles Community College star who appeared in the most recent Netflix series, ‘Last Chance U,’ announced he was flipping his commitment from USC to Texas Tech on Tuesday.
Allen averaged 18.5 points and 9.3 rebounds last season for ELACC, and it’s the first commitment of the Mark Adams era. And, given that the majority of Texas Tech’s roster has submitted names to the Transfer Portal, it’s a huge get on the eve of the opening day of the spring signing period.
April 13 – Texas Lands Utah transfer Timmy Allen: On Tuesday, Utah guard Timmy Allen announced that he was joining the Longhorns.
Allen played three seasons for the Utes and averaged at least 17 points in each season. Last season the 6-foot-6 averaged 17.2 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
April 13 – OSU’s Flavors on way to Robert Morris: Former Oklahoma State player Ferron Flavors Jr. has committed to Robert Morris (PA).
Flavors is the only Cowboy to submit his name to the Transfer Portal this offseason.
April 13 – TTU’s Smith enters Transfer Portal: Texas Tech forward Tyreek Smith became the latest Red Raider to submit his name to the Transfer Portal on Tuesday.
Smith carved out a role off the bench for the Red Raiders last season. But with the coaching change, Smith appears to be headed to another school.
Per VerbalCommits.com, the following Red Raiders have submitted their name to the Transfer Portal: Smith, Vladislav Goldin, Jamarius Burton, Nimari Burnett (in January), Kyler Edwards, Mac McClung, Joel Ntwambe (during season) and Micah Peavy. Marcus Santos-Silva has also reportedly submitted his name, but he is not included on the database.
April 13 – Kentucky G on way to Texas: Kentucky guard Devin Askew told 247Sports.com and that he is committed to the Texas Longhorns for next season.
Askew, a Top 40 recruit in the 2020 Class, averaged 6.5 points and 2.9 assists for the Wildcats last season. He has four years of eligibility left, one of which is the blanket year for COVID-19.
This has been a good day for the Longhorns and head coach Chris Beard. Along with getting a commitment from Askew, two current Longhorns — Andrew Jones and Jase Febres — announced they will be returning for the 2021-22 season.
April 13 KU’s Thompson heads to portal: Kansas freshman Bryce Thompson told 247Sports.com that he intends to submit his name to the transfer portal.
Thompson was a five-star prospect for Kansas and a former McDonald’s All-American. But he didn’t hit the floor much for Kansas last season, as he only averaged 4.6 points per game. Injuries had something to do with that, as he had back issues and a broken hand during the season.
Other Jayhawks who have submitted their names to the transfer portal include Tristan Enaruna, Tyon Grant-Foster, Latrell Jossell and Gethro Muscadin.
April 12 – Burton, Goldin Entering Portal: The leaking of talent from Lubbock continued on Monday, as several outlets reported that Jamarius Burton and Vladislav Goldin were set to submit their names to the transfer portal.
Burton transferred to Texas Tech before last season and carved a role off the bench. Goldin barely played, but wasn’t expected to as a freshman.
Per Verbalcommits.com, the following Red Raiders have submitted their names to the transfer portal: Burton, Goldin, Mac McClung, Kyler Edwards and Micah Peavy. One player noticeably absent from the list is Marcus Santos-Silva, who reportedly submitted his name last week.
Right now, the Tech roster is, well, pretty barren, and there isn’t a recruit in the 2021 class after Jaylon Tyson flipped to Texas.
April 12 – ISU gets Minnesota transfer Kalscheur: Iowa State head coach T.J. Otzelberger continues to remake the Cyclones through the transfer market, as the program announced the signing of Minnesota transfer Gabe Kalscheur.
Kalscheur will have two years of eligibility left and comes to ISU after averaging 10.4 points per game for the Golden Gophers.
The news is welcome in Ames, as the Cyclones’ top two leading scorers from a season ago — Rasir Bolton and Jalen Coleman-Lands — both announced they are entering the transfer portal.
April 11 – TTU’s Mac McClung Headed to Transfer Portal: Texas Tech guard Mac McClung announced via Twitter on Sunday that he was submitting his name to the transfer portal. He also noted in the tweet that he was preparing for the NBA Draft.
That would seem to indicate that McClung is, at the least, going to go through the NBA Draft process before making a final decision. Additionally, simply because McClung is going to submit his name for transfer doesn’t mean he has to leave Texas Tech. He could, at some point, withdraw his name.
McClung averaged 15.5 points per game for the Red Raiders, as he earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors for the Red Raiders, one season after transferring from Georgetown.
It’s been a busy offseason for the Red Raiders since Chris Beard left to take over the Texas Longhorns. Along with McClung, Kyler Edwards and Micah Peavy have submitted their name to the the transfer portal. Marcus Santos-Silva has also reportedly done so. However, there is some intrigue surrounding some of these declarations since the Red Raiders’ well-respected assistant coach, Mark Adams, was elevated to head coach.
Plus, Terrence Shannon Jr. declared for the NBA Draft last week. However, he has left the door open to return to Texas Tech.
April 10 – Grill To Transfer Back to ISU: Caleb Grill, who started his career with Iowa State in 2019-20 before transferring to UNLV for the 2020-21 season, is now transferring BACK to Iowa State for the 2021-22 season.
Grill made the announcement on Twitter.
Grill played for new Iowa State head coach T.J. Otzelberger last season at UNLV. Otzelberger was a long-time assistant at ISU before heading off on his own head-coaching career.
Grill saw an increase in playing time and scoring with the Runnin’ Rebels, as he averaged 9.1 points per game with UNLV.
April 9 – Coleman-Lands heading to transfer portal: Iowa State guard Jalen Coleman-Lands will submit his name to the transfer portal, according to a report from VerbalCommits.com and Jake Lieberman.
Coleman-Lands transferred to the Cyclones before last season from DePaul, after the NCAA granted him a sixth year of eligibility. Coleman-Lands could now play for a seventh year, thanks to the NCAA’s blanket year of eligibility for all winter sports athletes, thanks to COVID-19.
Coleman-Lands is the latest Cyclone to submit his name to the transfer portal in the wake of the coaching change that brought T.J. Otzelberger to Ames to replace Steve Prohm.
The other Cyclones players in the transfer portal are Dudley Blackwell, Rasir Bolton, Darlinstone Dubar, Tyler Harris, Nate Jenkins and Nate Schuster. The Cyclones have commitments from two transfers for the 2021-22 season — Robert Jones from Denver and Aljaz Kunc from Washington State.
April 9 – TCU nabs commitment from UTA’s Wells: It’s been a busy day for TCU. First, Taryn Todd decides to enter the transfer portal. Next UT-Arlington guard Shahada Wells announced he’s committing to TCU, just a few minutes’ drive from his current home in Arlington, Texas.
Wells, a junior, was UTA’s leading scorer last season, averaging 16.8 points per game. He also had 3.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists as he earned All-Sun Belt Second-Team honors. That was his first season with UTA after spending two seasons at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. With TJC he was a first-team All-American.
He is the second player to commit to transferring to TCU this week. The other was former Vanderbilt guard Maxwell Evans.
Seven TCU players have submitted their name to the transfer portal since the end of the season — Dylan Arnette, Owen Aschieris, Kevin Easley Jr., Jaedon LeDee, Mickey Pearson Jr., Diante Smith, and Taryn Todd.
April 9 – TCU’s Todd Set to Transfer: It’s almost as if Taryn Todd was waiting for the Horned Frogs to get a player via transfer, because the redshirt freshman guard put his name in to transfer on Friday, per 247Sports.com.
Todd averaged 4.9 points for the Horned Frogs last year and played in most of their games. There was opportunity for more playing time at TCU next season, especially if R.J. Nemhhard remains in the NBA Draft. Submitting your name to the transfer portal doesn’t mean Todd is as good as gone, either. But few players return after submitting their name.
Todd is now the seventh Horned Frog to submit his name to the transfer portal. The others are Dylan Arnette, Owen Aschieris, Kevin Easley Jr., Jaedon LeDee, Mickey Pearson Jr., and Diante Smith (who is already with South Alabama). To this point, the only player the Horned Frogs have procured as a replacement is Vanderbilt guard Maxwell Evans, who committed to TCU earlier this week.
April 9 – Former Vandy Guard Commits to Horned Frogs: Earlier this week, former Vanderbilt guard Max Evans gave the TCU program a boost by committing to transfer to the Horned Frogs.
The 6-foot-2 guard from Houston, Texas, was a senior for the Commodores last season, as he averaged 8.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 25.8 minutes per game. As a prep star at Houston’s Bellaire High School, he averaged 32 points per game, making him one of the top guards in the state coming out of high school.
Evans’ commitment to the Horned Frogs is welcome news for a program that has six Horned Frogs in the transfer portal already — Dylan Arnette, Owen Aschieris, Kevin Easley Jr., Jaedon LeDee, Mickey Pearson Jr., and Diante Smith (who is already with South Alabama). Plus, guard R.J. Nembhard has declared for the NBA Draft, but is leaving the door open to return to Fort Worth next season.
April 8 – Baylor’s Tristan Clark set to transfer: In a chance of heart, former Baylor forward Tristan Clark intends to make a comeback and has submitted his name to the transfer portal, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald.
Clark will graduate in July from Baylor and have a year of eligibility remaining.
Clark retired from Baylor in November when he was unable to recover from injuries that cut short his 2018-19 season, and limited him in 2019-20.
Clark’s best stretch came in 2018-19 before his injury. During that stretch, Clark averaged 14.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.6 assists in 29.8 minutes per game.
April 8 – Mountaineers Land Curry: The West Virginia Mountaineers have a commitment from Old Dominion graduate transfer Malik Curry, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Rothstein.
Curry was one of the more coveted players on the transfer market, which now has more than 1,200 players according to VerbalCommits.com.
Curry has averaged 15 points per game in his last two seasons with the Monarchs, earning All-Conference USA honors this past season. Depending upon how things shake out with guards Miles McBride, Sean McNeil, and Taz Sherman, who have all declared for the NBA Draft, Curry could be a starter next season.
Curry is the second transfer to come to the Mountaineers since the season ended. Florida International’s Dimon Carrigan, a solid shot-blocker, committed to WVU earlier this spring.
The Mountaineers have lost Jordan McCabe and Emmitt Matthews Jr. to the transfer portal since the season ended.
April 8 – Texas lands Jaylon Tyson: Jaylon Tyson, one of the top recruits in the 2021 class, flipped his commitment from Texas Tech to Texas on Thursday, making the announcement on Twitter. While not a transfer, Tyson’s flip is the first commitment of the Chris Beard era at Texas.
Tyson had committed to Texas Tech when Beard was head coach of the Red Raiders. He is the No. 35 overall recruit in the 2021 Class, according to 247Sports.com.
April 8th – Former Red Raider Burnett heads for Alabama: Former Texas Tech guard Nimari Burnett told The Athletic and Stadium.com that he would be transferring to Alabama for the 2021-22 basketball season.
Thus ends the ‘second’ recruitment of one of the best players in the 2020 recruiting class, one who signed with Texas Tech out of Napa, California. He was considered the No. 34 recruit in the country by 247Sports.com, and helped the Red Raiders nab two Top 50 players, the other being Micah Peavy. Peavy submitted his name to the transfer portal last week.
Burnett left the Red Raiders in January.
Burnett also announced the move on his Twitter page.
Burnett is joining a program that reached the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament before losing to UCLA. Led by head coach Nate Oats, the Crimson Tide are expected to be a contender in the SEC next season.
The former McDonald’s All-American also reportedly considered USC, Illinois, Oregon, LSU, and Auburn, before settling on Alabama.