Busting Brackets

NCAA Basketball: Ranking the top 25 players available in transfer portal in early April

Portal season is here. Take a look at the top players currently available.
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23. Tyrin Lawrence, Vanderbilt

Lawrence established himself as one of the better shooting guards/combo guards in the SEC in the past two years, averaging 13.1 PPG last season to 13.8 PPG this season. Lawrence excels at getting downhill and finishing at the rim but a smooth left-handed jump shot makes him a threat from three despite a low three-point shooting percentage last season. If he can hone in on the three-point shot off of catch-and-shoot situations, this will be an elite transfer portal pickup.

22. Khalif Battle, Arkansas

Battle, who entered the portal in the wake of Eric Musselman’s departure to USC on April 4, brings a wealth of experience to the portal, starting his collegiate career at Butler (2019-20) before transferring to Temple (2020-23) and then to Arkansas this season. Battle had a strong finish to this year’s campaign, averaging a hair under 30.0 PPG in the final seven games of the year. If Battle can sustain just a fraction of that type of high-octane scoring the college basketball world witnessed in the season's final weeks, Battle’s name will be a hot commodity next season.

21. Jevon Porter, Pepperdine

Porter, the younger brother of Michael Porter Jr. and Jontay Porter, had a stellar sophomore season at Pepperdine, averaging 16.2 PPG and 5.9 RPG. Listed at 6'11, Porter moves very well for his size with a long, lanky and light frame, making him almost like a power forward despite his imposing height. Porter, who can also shoot it from deep, albeit not efficiently (yet), is a versatile transfer portal piece many teams will wish to have this spring.