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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17. Trey Townsend, Oakland

The 2023-24 Horizon League Player of the Year not only had an excellent season himself but helped his program, alongside long-time coach Greg Kampe who just wrapped up his 40th season at the helm, win their first NCAA Tournament game in program history with their infamous win over 3-seed Kentucky. Townsend is an elite finisher at the rim with an imposing physical presence despite being labeled as a “smaller” big, posting an average of 17.3 PPG and 8.1 RPG this season. With one year of eligibility remaining, a long line of suitors will check in for Townsend’s talents.

16. Otega Oweh, Oklahoma

After playing a limited role his freshman year in Norman, Oweh made notable strides this season, averaging 11.4 PPG on 49% shooting from the field. Like the rest of the 2023-24 Oklahoma team, Oweh played his best basketball in the non-conference portion of the season, scoring in double figures in all but one game. A rim-slashing guard with a solid catch-and-shoot game makes him a versatile transfer portal piece.

15. Jalen Blackmon, Stetson

An electrifying pure scorer who helped lead Stetson to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history under Donnie Jones, Blackmon averaged a mighty impressive 21.3 PPG, making him one of the best true scorers available in the portal. To reiterate just how elite of a scorer Blackmon is, take a look at some of his scoring outings this year: 43 points against Austin Peay in the Atlantic Sun Tournament championship game, 36 points at Jacksonville, 34 points versus Charlotte, 32 points at Cincinnati.