NCAA Basketball: Ranking the 7 finalists for grad transfer EJ Anosike

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ATHENS, GA – FEBRUARY 19: Mike Peake #30 of the Georgia Bulldogs (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

EJ Anosike is one of the best overall NCAA Basketball transfers in the transfer portal. Which of his finalists is he most likely to choose from?

All of the teams in NCAA Basketball are after something in particular in the transfer portal. Some need experienced guard play, others are looking to add immediate talent on the wings. And then there are those who could use some help inside, either via scoring production or on the boards. That’s where Sacred Heart grad transfer EJ Anosike comes from.

The 6’6 forward has been an All-Patriot League performer in the past two years as a starter, taking an even bigger jump in his junior year. Anosike averaged 15.7 ppg and 11.6 rpg (6th in the country), while producing 18 double-doubles in 33 games for Sacred Heart. His best game came against LIU Brooklyn, going for 26 points and 22 rebounds. He’s a force on the boards, both defensively and offensively and can defend at a high level as well.

So of course, as soon as he entered the portal as a grad transfer with immediate eligibility, Anosike received offers from dozens of programs looking to add a quality frontcourt piece. Now, the forward has narrowed his offers down to just seven, all power conference (or viewed as) programs:

So which of the seven programs are the best fits for Anosike? Using the standard points of both playing time availability and best chance at winning next season, here’s how the seven teams rank against each other in terms of most viable.

7. Georgia Bulldogs

Despite having likely top-3 NBA Draft pick Anthony Edwards on the roster, the Bulldogs finished at .500 overall on the season and in the bottom-tier of the SEC. Even with forward Rayshaun Hammonds coming back at the center spot, Georgia would still be a fairly young team next year with little hope of making the NCAA Tournament.

Anosike also wouldn’t have much great surrounding perimeter talent outside of Sahvir Wheeler and head coach Tom Crean hasn’t been known as a great developer of talent despite the recruiting success. Minutes would be there at the four-spot but the wins won’t.

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