NCAA Basketball: Analyzing the 4 contenders for Toledo transfer Rayj Dennis
On April 27th, the NCAA Basketball transfer portal got a major addition in Rayj Dennis. He’s a 6’2 guard from Oswego, Illinois that started his career at Boise State. He was effective there, started 40 games, and averaged around six points per game.
He transferred over to Toledo, where Dennis broke out as a national star. As a senior, the guard led the team with 19.6 ppg and 5.8 apg, shooting 49% from the field and 37% from three-point range. Some of his best performances include 29 points and six assists against Miami (OH), along with 16 points and 11 assists against Buffalo.
Dennis was awarded MAC Player of the Year and after winning the conference regular-season title, led the team to the NIT. His last game was against Michigan, producing 13 points and eight assists in a loss.
I mentioned that Dennis entered the portal a few weeks ago because, at the time, it wasn’t supposed to be a long recruitment. Immediately, the senior guard was viewed as a near-lock to Illinois. However, he ended up taking several visits in the past few weeks. The teams he has visited include Michigan, Utah, Baylor, and Illinois.
Recently, Davis Moseley of 247sports hinted that a decision could be soon for Dennis. And while programs such as Kansas State and Indiana were rumored to be in the mix, it looks like one of those four previously mentioned teams will be who ultimately gets him.
Here’s a look at how Dennis would fit with each of the potential finalists.