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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2. Johnell Davis, Florida Atlantic

Johnell Davis’ gradual rise to stardom -- from averaging 3.2 PPG his freshman year in Boca Raton to 18.2 PPG his senior year -- brings valuable experience with a unique blend of scoring and physicality. After helping lead Florida Atlantic to their improbable Final Four run in 2023 while leading the Owls in scoring at 13.8 PPG, Davis, alongside the majority of the Final Four roster, returned to Boca Raton with hopes of running it back. Even if Florida Atlantic didn’t live up to the expectations that many anticipated, (due to an increase in SOS and a move to a new conference) Davis was by far the most impactful piece on the team, averaging 18.2 PPG, 6.3 RPG and nearly 3.0 APG. From scoring 35 in Florida Atlantic’s dramatic 2OT win over Arizona to knocking down a buzzer-beating three to knock off North Texas, Davis’ clutch-like performances make him one of the top available transfers in the portal.

1. AJ Storr, Wisconsin

AJ Storr, a native of Rockford, Illinois, began his collegiate career at St. John’s, earning Big East All-Freshman honors in his lone season under former Red Storm head coach Mike Anderson before transferring to Wisconsin. In Madison, Storr produced an immediate impact, leading the team in scoring at 16.8 PPG, helping the Badgers earn a 5-seed in the 2024 NCAA Tournament. Storr has the physical attributes that scream NBA-ready with his long frame and ultra-athletic abilities but is only a sophomore and struggled with efficiency, meaning another year in college might be ideal for his situation despite a weak draft class.

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Because Storr’s name is the NBA Draft, he could likely forgo the collegiate route altogether. Yet, with a big NIL deal upon the horizon, wherever Storr lands, in college or the pros, he will make an immediate impact on his future team.