Busting Brackets

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

The conference brings in a loaded transfer class as it expands to 18 teams.
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2. Meechie Johnson (Ohio State)

2023-24 season at South Carolina: 14.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.9 apg, 40% FG, 32% 3PT

Meechie Johnson might be the best incoming transfer in this league if it wasn't for the top player on this list, but Diebler and his staff couldn't have asked for a better offseason. Not only did they add talented, young, guards from blue blood programs, the Buckeyes also landed Johnson, who brings four years of experience with him, including two prior seasons with Ohio State.

Johnson didn't see much playing time during his first stint in Columbus, but developed into one of the SEC's best players last year with South Carolina and led them to the Big Dance. Now, he returns to his home state and figures to be one of the best players in the Big Ten in 2024-25.

1. Oumar Ballo (Indiana)

2023-24 season at Arizona: 12.9 PPG | 10.1 RPG | 0.8 APG | 65.8 FG%

Oumar Ballo was ranked as the No. 1 transfer in the nation by several major media outlets, so it's fitting that he takes the top spot on our list. Ballo began his career at Gonzaga before transferring to Arizona, where he broke out as one of the Pac-12's best players during his tenure in the desert. Now, he makes the move to the Midwest for his senior season to play for Woodson and the Hoosiers. Adam Finklelstein of 247 Sports said it best, calling Ballo a "monster in the paint" since he uses every part of his 7-foot-inch frame to bully opponents down low and on the defensive glass.

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Landing Ballo caps off a terrific offseason for the Hoosiers, who hope to finally return to college basketball's elite.