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NCAA Basketball: Analyzing 8 teams after NC State transfer Isaiah Miranda

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - FEBRUARY 12: Head coach Nate Oats of the Alabama Crimson Tide during their game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Coleman Coliseum on February 12, 2022 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - FEBRUARY 12: Head coach Nate Oats of the Alabama Crimson Tide during their game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Coleman Coliseum on February 12, 2022 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images) /
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NCAA Basketball Nick Ongenda #14 of the DePaul Blue Demons (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Nick Ongenda #14 of the DePaul Blue Demons (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images) /

One of the many NCAA Basketball players to leave the NBA Draft on the final day was Isaiah Miranda, a former top-50 prospect in the 2022 recruiting class. He reclassified to join the Wolfpack midway through the season and redshirt. However, Miranda will never play a minute for the ACC program, having entered the transfer portal.

NC State has moved on but there are several other programs still needing frontcourt help and could use him. Overall, eight teams have reportedly been linked to Miranda. Here’s a look at how they would fit with him if he were to pick them.

Alabama Crimson Tide

The frontcourt for the Tide has been completely decimated this offseason as both Noah Clowney and Charles Bediako stayed in the NBA Draft. And with Noah Gurley gone as well, that leaves reserve Nich Pringle and four-star freshman Sam Walters in the frontcourt.

Right now, Miranda would be the starting center for Alabama, who likely will be a preseason top-25 team next season. However, the team is reportedly targeting both Grant Nelson (North Dakota State) and Arthur Kaluma (Creighton) as well. If the team lands at least one of them, Miranda’s potential minutes would certainly dwindle.

DePaul Blue Demons

The Blue Demons were a late addition to the sweepstakes due to losing Nick Ogenda, the best frontcourt player on the roster. He stayed in the NBA Draft, leaving basically just Da’Sean Nelson and transfer Jeremiah Oden as the frontcourt players left.

Miranda would have a great chance of not only playing but starting at DePaul. The main concern is that he likely won’t win much next season with what the rest of the roster looks like. But if the goal is to get to the pros as soon as possible, that may not ultimately matter much.