Busting Brackets

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

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8. Dillon Mitchell (Cincinnati)

2023-24 Season at Texas: 9.6 PPG | 7.5 RPG | 1.4 APG | 29.0 MPG | 58.5 FG% | 0.9 BPG

In his second season as a Texas Longhorn, Dillon Mitchell took his game to another level. His points, rebounds, and shot attempts per game, all just about doubled in his sophomore campaign. Wes Miller, head coach of the Cincinnati Bearcatswelcomes the addition of Dillon Mitchell as the team seeks to improve upon an inaugural Big 12 season in which they went 22-15 overall and 7-11 in conference play.

The former McDonald’s All-American is a unique transfer portal acquisition as he brings two years of Big 12 experience with him. Mitchell’s season-high in scoring came against the defending champion UCONN Huskies who would go on to win another title in April. Mitchell finished the game with 21 points and 8 rebounds on 9-12 shooting in a 10-point Longhorn loss.

7. Javon Small (WVU)

2023-24 Season at Oklahoma State: 15.1 PPG | 4.7 RPG | 4.1 APG | 33.0 MPG | 44.1 FG% | 37.4 3PT%

Another player with Big 12 experience is the former Oklahoma State Cowboy, Javon Small. Small, is a two-time transfer who spent his first two seasons at East Carolina before transferring to Oklahoma State for a season. Small led the team in both points and assists in his 31 games played. While the Cowboys struggled, (12-20 overall, 4-14 in conference play) Javon Small was a bright spot for the team. 

Though he transferred from ECU into arguably the nation’s best conference, both his field goal percentage and three-point percentage increased. First-year head coach Darian DeVries has found himself a point guard with Big 12 experience for the 2024-25 season. Uniquely, this is a West Virginia team that will nearly be made up of all transfers. Javon Small and Tucker DeVries will have to lead the way for the Mountaineers to turn things around in the upcoming season.