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NCAA Basketball: Trey Townsend, Sean Pedulla among week's top transfer portal pickups

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21. Jhamir Brickus - Villanova Wildcats

2023-24 season stats (at La Salle): 13.9 ppg and 4.8 apg

The 5’11 guard has 104 starts in four seasons at La Salle, coming off a career-high scoring season, including shooting 40% from three-point range. Brickus had five games of at least 20 points this past year, including a career-high 41 in overtime versus Temple. He remains in the city of Philadelphia, playing for the Big East juggernaut program. With Justin Moore and TJ Bamba gone, the Wildcats will look for the senior guard to run the offense and provide even more scoring production.

20. Andrew Carr - Kentucky Wildcats

2023-24 season stats (at Wake Forest): 13.5 ppg and 6.8 rpg

The 6’9 stretch forward has 112 career starts combined between his days at Delaware and Wake Forest. Carr shot 37% from three-point range and had five games of at least 20 points, including 31 points and 11 rebounds against Georiga in the team’s season finale. He’s the latest addition to Kentucky’s rebuilt roster, joining center commit Amari Williams in the frontcourt.

19. Chucky Hepburn - Louisville Cardinals

2023-24 season stats (at Wisconsin): 9.2 ppg and 3.9 apg

The 6’2 point guard has started at Wisconsin for the past three years, coming off a career-high 43% shooting from the field. This past season Hepburn had a few games of 20+ points, including 22 against Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament win. He heads over to Louisville and gives them a proven power conference ball-handler in the new-look offense to accelerate the rebuilding.