Pac-12 Basketball: Each team’s best acquisition out of 2023 transfer portal

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The Pac-12 basketball landscape is changing. There’s been a bit of an “East Coast moves to the West Coast” Movement happening when looking at the latest transfer portal additions in the There’s certainly a lasting appeal that comes with playing with certain college programs regardless of conference affiliation.

After seeing just four teams earn NCAA Tournament bids following the 2022-23 regular season, a lot of teams found themselves searching for a different approach in the transfer portal. Although, the Pac-12 does have one team that didn’t need it.

Oregon State was the only team in the conference that didn’t go in search of talent in the transfer portal. They’ll return all but three players from last year’s squad and add 7-foot freshman Gavin Marrs, out of Ellensburg High School in Washington.

Across all Power 6 conferences, there were just two other teams (Duke & Michigan State) that didn’t utilize the transfer portal alongside the Beavers. That’s pretty crazy to think about when it comes to the latest twist in the college basketball landscape. Outside of Oregon State, every other team in the conference, even Stanford, added at least one player out of the transfer portal.

A few teams, like the California Golden Bears and Colorado Buffaloes, hope to receive a return on investment on their portal acquisitions once practices officially begin and team chemistry can be built. With another season on the horizon, we take a look at each Pac-12 team’s best portal acquisition.

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