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

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9. Tyrese Hunter - Memphis Tigers

2023-24 season stats (at Texas): 11.1 ppg and 4.1 apg

Hunter has been a double-digit scorer in the Big 12 for the past three years, coming off a career-high 45% shooting from the field. The 6’0 guard had a few big outings, including a 30-point and 7-assist effort in a win over Oklahoma. Hunter now heads to the AAC for the Memphis Tigers, who are replacing Jahvon Quinerly and Caleb Mills in the backcourt. He and Tulsa transfer PJ Haggerty make the new starting backcourt at Memphis.

8. Rylan Griffen - Kansas Jayhawks

2023-24 season stats (at Alabama): 11.2 ppg and 3.4 rpg

The 6’5 guard had a good year as a starter for the Crimson Tide, shooting 45% from the field and 39% from three-point range. Griffen had a couple of 21-point games during the season, as well as 19 points in the Sweet 16 victory over North Carolina. He now joins a loaded Kansas backcourt but has just as much talent as any of them. We’ll have to see how it plays out but his shooting ability will be a big plus in his favor.

7. Roddy Gayle - Michigan Wolverines

2023-24 season stats (at Ohio State): 13.5 ppg and 3.1 apg

The former top-50 prospect had a breakout sophomore campaign as a full-time starter, shooting 45% from the field and four games of 20+ points. That includes a 32-point effort in the OT win over West Virginia. Gayle remains in the Big Ten, playing for rival Michigan and its new-look roster. Right now, he’s the clear go-to option for the Wolverines and the best player on the roster.