Busting Brackets

Big Ten Basketball: 10 most under-the-radar transfers for 2024-25 season

The Big Ten will have plenty of incoming transfers, many of whom are going unnoticed.
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Ben Humrichous, Illinois

Another Fighting Illini on the board, Humrichous spent three years at Huntington University, an NAIA school in Indianapolis, Indiana before transferring to Evansville last season. In his lone season with the Purple Aces, Humrichous averaged 14.7 PPG and 4.7 RPG, leading the team in scoring and being an instrumental piece in Evansville’s impressive turnaround under second-year head coach David Ragland.

The addition of Humrichous dealt lots of praise from Illini head coach Brad Underwood. Underwood described him as one of the elite shooters in the country -- who shot at a 41% clip from three -- with an extremely versatile skillset, from playing the five to being able to play a post-up style similar to Marcus Domask. There is plenty of optimism that Humrichous will carve out a big-time role in Champaign in 2024-25.

Freddie Dilione V, Penn State

A former four-star prospect from Fayetteville, North Carolina, Dilione enrolled at Tennessee in January of 2023, redshirting and practicing with the team before entering his freshman season in 2023-24. During his freshman campaign, Dillione didn't get to see the floor much in a crowded backcourt of Zakai Zeigler, SEC POY Dalton Knecht, and Santiago Vescovi, averaging a modest 1.7 PPG while appearing in only 18 games for the Volunteers.

Now seeking a larger role in State College, Dilione should see more minutes under second-year head coach Mike Rhoades with the departure of Kanye Clary. Paring Dilione alongside the backcourt of Ace Baldwin, Nick Kern and D’Marco Dunn should bode well thanks to his ability to use his size and strength as more of a combo-like-guard.