The highest-profile name in the transfer portal right now Ben Stanley has narrowed his options to six NCAA Basketball programs. Which of them are his best fits?
Ben Stanley was a surprise late addition to the NCAA Basketball transfer portal last week and has garnered a lot of attention from some top programs around the country. Stanley will be a redshirt junior this next season and is coming off a huge breakout season at Hampton.
The 6’6 forward Ben Stanley broke out during his sophomore year averaging 22 points per game and 7.2 points per game on his way to being named to the All-Big South team. Stanley started just two games in his redshirt freshman year versus all 33 in year two and the difference in production between years one and two is rather astounding.
A top ten scorer in all of college basketball this past season, Stanley is an extremely athletic player that did most of his damage down low. He did step out and shoot 33% from three but that was on just 1.3 attempts per game.
Stanley would likely play as a stretch four for a high mid-major or high major. Make no mistake, the kid can ball and has proved he can play with the high majors, he dropped 20 points against Illinois last season on 50% shooting.
A solid two-way addition with Ben Stanley’s scoring ability would be a welcome to any program that’s still looking to fill a hole for next season’s roster in mid-July. Here’s a breakdown of what kind of impact Ben Stanley could have on Dayton, Xavier, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, and Hampton.