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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14. JP Pegues, Furman

Esteemed from the infamous game-winner against Virginia in the 2023 NCAA Tournament, Pegues knotted an impressive 2023-24 campaign, averaging 18.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG and 4.8 APG. Although Fruman struggled compared to previous seasons under Bob Richey, the success of Pegues -- one of the top players in the Southern Conference -- is a testament to itself. According to Joe Tipton of On3 Sports, Pegues has cut his list of four teams: Auburn, Florida, Oklahoma or South Carolina.

13. Sean Pedulla, Virginia Tech

Pedulla had an excellent stint in Blacksburg, averaging a team-high in points (16.4 PPG) and assists (4.6 RPG.) The 6’1 guard is a crafty finisher and three-point shooting threat who made a name for himself these past two years in the ACC. Rumblings indicate that the native of Edmond, OK is connected to the Oklahoma Sooners, although there is sure to be a longer list of suitors for Pedulla’s skillset.

12. Tony Perkins, Iowa

The development of Perkins has been fascinating to follow. After averaging just 1.6 PPG his freshman year with a star-studded Hawkeye team (the 2020-21 group), Perkins gradually saw his role increase in the following years despite being in the shadows of Keegan Murray and then Kris Murray. This year, as Iowa didn’t have that sure-fire, go-to scorer in the previous years, Perkins upped his scoring average to 14.0 PPG and played an integral role on a solid Hawkeye squad, utilizing his strength as a guard to get strong drives to the basket -- especially in transition. On April 3, Perkins announced he cut his list to six teams, per Joe Tipton of On3Sports.