Busting Brackets

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

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6. Kevin Miller - SMU Mustangs

2023-24 season stats (at Wake Forest): 15.6 ppg and 3.5 apg

While Hunter Sallis got all of the attention, Miller was just as prolific of a scorer in the Wake Forest backcourt. He had nine games of at least 20 points, including 31 points in the NIT against App State. He’ll be the clear lead guard for another ACC team at SMU, joining Chuck Harris next season.

5. Jalen Blackmon - Miami Hurricanes

2023-24 season stats (at Stetson): 21.3 ppg and 1.9 apg

The 6’3 guard was one of the top scorers in all of NCAA Basketball, shooting 38% from deep, and had five games of at least 30 points this past season. That includes a 43-point effort in the ASUN title game victory over Austin Peay. Blackmon gives a good scoring boost to a Miami team that lost Wooga Poplar to the transfer portal recently. Even if his production is half of what he did this past season, Blackmon would be a good pickup for Miami.

4. Pop Isaacs - Creighton Bluejays

2023-24 season stats (at Texas Tech): 15.8 ppg and 3.5 apg

The 6’2 guard led the Red Raiders in scoring this past season, shooting 35% from the field and 29% from deep. Isaacs did have some big scoring outings, including 28 points against Sam Houston and a career-high 32 versus BYU. He’s more of a natural two-guard and will replace Trey Alexander in the lineup for Creighton. Pairing him with Steven Ashworth should give the Bluejays one of the top backcourts in the Big East next year.