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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10. Eric Dailey Jr. (UCLA)

2023-24 season at Oklahoma State: 9.3 PPG | 4.8 RPG | 1.5 APG | 49.6 FG% | 33.3 3PT%

Oklahoma State transfer Eric Dailey Jr. has only one year of college basketball under his belt, but figures to be a strong piece for a UCLA squad desperate for a turnaround campaign in 2024-25. One of the main things that defines Dailey Jr. is his strength on the inside, something that will translate over to the ragged Big Ten. Most of his damage comes from inside the arc, but the southpaw isn't afraid to fire from distance and knocked down 33 percent of his shots from deep last year. Dailey Jr. will have three seasons of eligibility remaining, which is a huge boost for head coach Mick Cronin.

9. Kylan Boswell (Illinois)

2023-24 season at Arizona: 9.6 PPG | 2.3 RPG | 3.6 APG | 39.6 FG% | 37.9 3PT%

Arizona transfer Kylan Boswell started 35 games last season for the Wildcats, raising his average to nearly 10 points per game and posted the the third-best assist-turnover ratio in the Pac-12. On the defensive end, Boswell recorded a team-high 50 steals and grabbed 2.3 rebounds per contest. Illinois was one of the worst defensive units in all of college basketball a season ago, and head coach Brad Underwood welcomed Boswell's defensive prowess with open arms. Boswell should have no problem adjusting to the Big Ten, and don't be surprised if he is one of the top scorers on this Fighting Illini squad.