As we hit the doldrums of the offseason, we’re taking a look at the most underrated transfers who will make an impact on the 2022-23 college basketball season. Today, we’re looking at SEC Basketball.
In the conference realignment musical chairs that have come about this offseason, things have been relatively quiet in the SEC. That’s allowed college basketball fans to focus on some of the big movers and shakers within the conference.
Who are the most underrated transfers set to play in the SEC during the 2022-23 college basketball season?
The biggest development was the return of Oscar Tshiebwe to Kentucky. John Calipari’s big man will be an instant contender for National Player of the Year and will work to erase the sour taste of the Wildcats’ early NCAA Tournament exit.
Speaking of Kentucky, it had a characteristically strong offseason, bringing in guard Antonio Reeves from Illinois State. Former transfer CJ Fredrick will also join the fold after missing last season with an injury.
Maybe the best offseason belonged to Eric Musselman’s Arkansas Razorbacks, though. The team has brought back some major talent from last year and brought in more talent from both the recruiting trail and transfer portal. Expectations are sky-high in Fayetteville this season.
Then, there’s LSU. After Will Wade’s dismissal, the entire team left, full stop. New coach Matt McMahon has needed to utilize the transfer portal to rebuild a roster.
The big names are well known in this conference, but those flying under the radar may be destined to make just as big an impact on the coming year.
Here are five underrated transfers to keep an eye on in the SEC this season.