ACC Basketball: Top transfer addition for each team for 2022-23 season

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The transfer portal has become like free agency for the NCAA Basketball world over the past few seasons. A way for teams to get better with players with college experience under their belt already. With a new season approaching and time to assess, here’s a look at the top transfer portal acquisition for each team in ACC basketball as the 2022-23 season approaches.

Mason Madsen, 6’4 Guard, Boston College Golden Eagles

Head coach Earl Grant went 13-20 in his first year with the Boston College Golden Eagles, 6-14 in ACC play, and returns a bulk of its scoring from a season ago. With Mason Madsen being their lone transfer portal addition, the pressure won’t be on so much to contribute right away, but he can certainly add depth to their rotation.

Madsen will have three years of eligibility remaining after spending the past two seasons as a member of the Cincinnati Bearcats, largely as a reserve. He put up 4.8 ppg and 1.9 rpg across 45 appearances, clocking just 14.3 minutes per game.

With the departure of Brevin Galloway (8.3 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.1 spg), Madsen’s arrival certainly opens the door for him to fill the void, slightly as a backup in the rotation. With the additions Donald Hand Jr. and Chas Kelley to the backcourt, though, he’ll have a competition on his hands, though two years of college eligibility should help his case.

Madsen has shown he can operate on all three levels a bit and isn’t afraid to roam to the paint, given his length at 6-foot-4, to make things happen around the rim. He’ll be their lone transfer out of the portal as they return three double-figure scorers from a season ago. Look for him to be a potential face-off the bench.

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