Busting Brackets

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

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39. Lassina Traore - Xavier Musketeers

2023-24 season stats (at Long Beach): 11.9 ppg and 10.3 rpg

The 6’9 forward has averaged a double-double in each of the last two seasons, including 15 double-doubles individually. Traore had 25 points and nine rebounds against UC Davis in the Big West Tournament, as well as 20 points and 19 rebounds versus Cal Poly. He gives Xavier more frontcourt depth, joining Zach Freemantle and another transfer commit, John Hugley of Oklahoma. Of the trio, Traore is easily the best rebounder of the group.

38. Jadon Jones - Oklahoma Sooners

2023-24 season stats (at Long Beach State): 12.1 ppg and 3.3 rpg

The 6’5 guard has 90 career starts in four years at Long Beach, coming off earning Big West Defensive Player of the Year honors. Jones shot 38% from three-point range and had six games of at least 20 points, including 26 against Cal Poly. He joins an Oklahoma squad that lost a ton of talent so right now, Jones should start in the backcourt. His versatility and size should give him a good chance to be a leading defender in the Big 12 next season.

37. Rytis Petraitis - Cal Bears

2023-24 season stats (at Air Force): 15.7 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.7 apg

The 6’7 guard did miss some time but he still led Air Force in all three main categories, shooting 49% from the field. Petraitis had six games with at least 20 points, including a triple-double (18-11-11) in a win over UNLV. He joins a completely revamped Cal lineup and his versatility gives him a great shot at carving out his own role.