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

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3. Sean Pedulla - Ole Miss Rebels

2023-24 season stats (at Virginia Tech): 16.4 ppg and 4.6 apg

Pedulla was one of the better offensive guards in the country last season, leading the Hokies in both scoring and passing. He had seven games of at least 20 points, including a career-high 33 points and 10 rebounds against Miami. Pedulla heads to the SEC to run the Ole Miss offense, replacing the likes of Allen Flanigan in the backcourt. He and Jaylen Murray should be one of the better offensive duos in the SEC next season.

2. Jordan Pope - Texas Longhorns

2023-24 season stats (at Oregon State): 17.6 ppg and 3.4 apg

The 6’2 guard led the Beavers in scoring, shooting 37% from three-point range on 88% from the charity stripe. Pope had 12 games of at least 20 points, including 31 in an upset win over Arizona. He’s set to be the new lead guard at Texas since they lost both Tyrese Hunter and Max Abmas this offseason.

1. Trey Townsend - Arizona Wildcats

2023-24 season stats (at Oakland): 17.3 ppg and 8.1 rpg

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The 6’6 forward was the Horizon League Player of the Year and a four-year starter at Oakland, coming off career-high numbers. Townsend became a national star in March, including 38 points and 11 rebounds against Milwaukee in the conference tournament and 30 points and 13 rebounds in the Round of 32 defeat to NC State. He’ll be the focal point of an Arizona frontcourt that’s without Oumar Ballo and Keshad Johnson.