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39. Houston Mallette - Alabama Crimson Tide

2023-24 season stats (at Pepperdine): 14.7 ppg and 2.4 apg

The 6’5 guard has averaged at least 13 ppg in each of the last three years, making an efficient 42% from deep this past season. Mallette has shown the ability to go off, with five games of 24+ points, including 31 points against Indiana State. With both Devin Crosby and Rylan Griffen hitting the transfer portal, there’s now plenty of room on the wings for the newcomers to the roster.

38. Jordan Ivy-Curry - Virginia Tech Hokies

2023-24 season stats (at Texas-San Antonio): 17.1 ppg, 5.2 rpg, and 3.0 apg

The 6’2 guard managed to lead the Roadrunners in scoring this past season, despite playing just 27 mpg off the bench. Ivy-Curry managed to be proficient when on the court, with 10 of the 21 games going for 20+ points, including a career-high 38 against FAU. Look for the senior guard to be a future starter at Virginia Tech, who lost both starters (Sean Pedulla and Hunter Cattoor) this offseason.

37. Derrin Boyd - Charleston Cougars

2023-24 season stats (at Lipscomb): 17.6 ppg and 3.7 rpg

The 6’3 guard led Lipscomb in scoring last season, shooting 53% from the field, 44% from three-point range, and 84% from the FT line. The efficient playmaker had eight games of at least 20 points, including a career-high 38 at FGCU, making 8/11 from deep. He joins a new-look Charleston team with new HC Chris Mack, likely the lead guard for next season.