Who transfers will have the biggest impact in Pac-12 Basketball for the upcoming season? Here’s a ranking of the top 10.
When it comes to the use of transfers, there’s a big difference in how the teams in Pac-12 Basketball uses them. The bigger programs such as Arizona and Oregon use their prestige to bring in power conference talent, while the others mainly rely on under-the-radar recruits to stay afloat.
Last season, there were three transfers who had a big impact in the Pac-12. Oregon benefitted from a pair of former Mountain West players in Anthony Mathis and Shakur Juiston, while Washington was led in the backcourt by former Kentucky guard Quade Green. When he went down via academic issues, the Wildcats cratered as a team.
This offseason, it seems as if everyone in the Pac-12 tried to land someone in the transfer portal, with some having more success than others. It’s a sign of the times of how important transfers are in college basketball as a way to continue having veteran and reliable talent on a perspective roster.
This piece will be taking a look at the newcomers to the Pac-12, including those who transferred last season but had to sit out via NCAA rules. This offseason though, many have been getting waivers to play immediately, with plenty more still in the balance. So I’ll be operating under the assumption that those on this list will end up getting a waiver and be able to play for the 2020-21 season.
Here’s a look a my top-10, along with some honorable mentions to keep an eye on.