Busting Brackets

Big 12 Basketball: Ranking of top 20 incoming transfers for 2024-25 season

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12. Zeke Mayo (Kansas)

2023-24 Season at South Dakota State: 18.8 PPG | 5.7 RPG | 3.5 APG | 35.9 MPG | 46.6 FG% | 39.1 3PT%

With the addition of Zeke Mayo, head coach Bill Self adds to an already terrific roster that retains Hunter Dickinson, KJ Adams Jr., and Dajuan Harris Jr. The former South Dakota State Jackrabbit will head to Lawrence, Kansas with one year of eligibility remaining. Mayo’s ability to score the basketball has been on full display in each of the last two seasons as he led South Dakota State in scoring.

Mayo has played a few games against Big 12 opponents to this point in his career including two early season matchups with Kansas State and UCF, scoring 11 points and 12 points in the two contests. Mayo’s South Dakota State squad made the NCAA Tournament in 2024 as the Jackrabbits faced off against Iowa State. The Cyclones outlasted Mayo and the Jackrabbits by a score of 82-65. Mayo scored 19 points and knocked down 4 of his 6 3-point attempts.

11. Trey Townsend (Arizona)

2023-24 Season at Oakland: 17.3 PPG | 8.1 RPG | 3.1 APG | 36.4 MPG | 45.5 FG% | 37.5 3PT%

Trey Townsend, a 6’6 transfer forward from the Oakland Golden Grizzlies will certainly be a key contributor on a retooled Arizona roster. Townsend broke onto the scene in the same fashion that many others before him have, in the NCAA Tournament. Sure, if you followed Oakland basketball closely you would’ve known of Townsend’s production throughout the course of his career. However, chances are that Townsend became a name to you this past March.

In the major upset of the Kentucky Wildcats, Townsend scored 17 points and collected 12 rebounds. In the next round, the Golden Grizzlies fell to NC State despite a masterful 30-point, 13-rebound performance by Trey Townsend. Townsend played every minute of the game, including the 5-minute overtime period.

Over the course of his outstanding career, Townsend was a starter for the Golden Grizzlies in each of his 129 appearances, playing 34.9 minutes per game in that span.