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42. Tarris Reed - Michigan to UConn

2023-24 season stats: 9.0 ppg and 7.2 rpg

The 6’10 center showed flashes of being a big-time center at Michigan as a sophomore, with a couple of big outings. He had 20 points against Illinois and went for 12 points, 15 rebounds, and five blocks against Rutgers. Reed gives UConn needed frontcourt depth to replace Donovan Clingan and is an offensive upgrade over the other big on the roster, Samson Johnson.

41. Bryce Pope - UC San Diego to USC

2023-24 season stats: 18.3 ppg and 3.9 rpg

The 6’3 guard spent five seasons with the Tritons, earning a pair of All-Big West honors. Pope went for 20+ points 14 times, including a 32-point effort against UC Irvine in overtime. He’s another scoring guard addition to USC, along with former Penn guard, Matt Slachert.

40. Rubin Jones - North Texas to Michigan 

2023-24 season stats: 12.1 ppg and 3.7 apg

The 6’5 guard was the lead ball-handler for the Mean Green, leading them in passing. Jones shot better from beyond (42%) the arc than inside, including a 20-point game against Mississippi State. Although Michigan also added Auburn transfer Tre Donaldson, look for Jones to have the inside track to being the starting ball-handler, thanks to his two-way ability.