NCAA Basketball: Current ranking of top 100 transfers in 2022 offseason
20. Antonio Reeves – Senior
There is a legitimate argument that Reeves may be the best natural scorer in the portal and is going to continue to score at his next team. The senior guard averaged 20 points per game last season while shooting 48% from the floor and 40% from deep. He scored over 660 points on the year and was the alpha on offense for the Illinois State Redbirds.
Reeves has taken a visit to Nebraska and he could change the fortunes for Fred Hoiberg if he were to commit there. He has a visit set up to Kentucky this week and the off guard is going to get the lion’s share of the touches on offense at either school. Reeves is in impressive company in the portal, not every day a 20-point-per-game scorer and a top 20 overall scorer is available in the portal.
19. Dontaie Allen – Freshman (Committed to Western Kentucky)
Sometimes when kids choose to go to a school that already has a ton of talent, their playing time gets squeezed. Allen was the recipient of that, he didn’t play much this year at Kentucky, but he does have talent. Allen isn’t a power five player right now; I do believe he has enough talent to play in the power leagues but right now he needs to reset and is likely destined for a mid-major program.
He is a taller guard who has quick feet and will be able to get in the paint easily. When he has confidence, he is a good shooter from deep. Allen could be the guy who is extremely overrated on this list, but based on talent and potential alone I have him in the top 20
18. Jarod Lucas – Junior
The junior shooting guard was exceptional in the NCAA tournament run that saw Oregon State make the Elite Eight. Lucas decided to come back this year and hope to continue the success for the Beavers, but what happened was Lucas had a better season. He saw his efficiency numbers go up as he took more shots, which is a good thing, and he was able to display a good amount of leadership.
The only problem with all of this is that the Beavers were the worst power five team in the country and didn’t win very much at all. Note to all opponents, do not leave Lucas open on the three-point line or it is likely going to be a bucket. He is a great three-point shooter and that was where he got his reputation at Oregon State. This year showed he can put the ball on the floor and get to the rim as well as shoot threes.
17. Adam Miller – Sophomore
Miller transferring last season was unexpected considering he was a starter at Illinois and the former five-star had a ton of potential and likely would have had a breakout year. He decided to transfer at the end of the year to LSU and former head coach Will Wade. Miller did not play a single minute this year due to an injury.
After the dismissal of head coach Wade, Miller is back in the portal again and if he fully recovers from his injury, he is going to be ready for a comeback season that should see him as one of the best players in the country. I feel that a lot of us forgot about the sophomore because he didn’t play this year. Don’t forget about him as he scored eight points per game shot the ball well from deep and was extremely athletic. He will play well when he does finally play again.
16. Femi Odukale – Sophomore
As the season wore on and the Pittsburgh Panthers started to lose more and more games a transfer by Odukale seemed like it was inevitable. The sophomore guard is one of my favorite players in the country. He plays tough and his entire game embodies basketball from his hometown of Brooklyn, NY. He is tough and plays good defense. The guard is better suited for off the ball, and he was running the point at Pittsburgh.
I would personally like to see how Odukale looks when he is off the ball and not running the offense. He has had success at the power five level and will likely get power five looks again. It’s hard to fathom how the Panthers were so unsuccessful over the last couple of seasons given that they have had so much talent that has transferred out.