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NCAA Basketball: Tramon Mark, Myles Rice among top 50 early transfer commitments

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18. Kayne Clary - Mississippi State Bulldogs

2023-24 season stats (at Penn State): 16.7 ppg and 2.8 apg

Before he parted ways with Penn State, Clary was a breakout star as a sophomore, shooting 46% from the field and 38% from deep. Nine of his 23 games ended with 20+ points, including 29 points in a win over Rider. The 5’11 playmaker joins freshman star Josh Hubbard to create a premier backcourt in the SEC for the Bulldogs.

17. Riley Kugel - Kansas Jayhawks

2023-24 season stats (at Florida): 9.2 ppg and 3.5 rpg

Due to the emergence of other guards, Kugel’s production dipped overall, compared to his freshman season. He still managed to have some big outings this season, including 49 points combined against Baylor and Wake Forest in a week’s time. He joins Kansas as a replacement for Kevin McCullar and potentially Johnny Furphy, looking to raise his NBA Draft stock back up.

16. Kobe Sanders - Nevada Wolf Pack

2023-24 season stats (at Cal Poly): 19.6 ppg and 3.2 apg

Not too many NCAA Basketball players had as big of a scoring improvement as Sanders, averaging around 13 more ppg compared to a year ago. The 6’6 guard went for 30+ points on six different occasions, including a career-high 35 against UC Riverside. Sanders will be the ideal replacement for Kenan Blackshear, who averaged over 15 ppg for the Wolf Pack on the wings.