Busting Brackets

SEC Basketball: 10 most under-the-radar transfers for 2024-25 season

The SEC has plenty of incoming transfers, with many going unnoticed.
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Jamarii Thomas, South Carolina 

Thomas, the 2023-24 MEAC POY, flipped his commitment from VCU to South Carolina in early May, likely slotting him into the starting point guard role at South Carolina under third-year head coach Lamont Paris. 

Thomas, who originally started his collegiate career at UNC-Wilmington, transferred to Norfolk State last season, averaging a team-high 16.9 PPG while leading the team in assists at 3.8 APG and steals (2.1). 

Replacing the backcourt of Ta’Lon Cooper and Meechie Johnson (Ohio State) is no easy task, but Thomas brings a much-needed leadership presence that should bode well for Lamont Paris & Co. moving forward.

Mikeal Brown-Jones, Ole Miss 

Second-year head coach Chris Beard wasted no time putting a strong portal class together. Amongst the talented portal class in Oxford is one of the more under-the-radar pieces from the portal itself in Mikeal Brown-Jones, a 6-foot-8 forward from VCU and UNC Greensboro. 

Although Brown-Jones didn’t see the floor too often during his two-year stint at VCU, he blossomed into one of the better players in the Southern Conference this season, averaging a team-high in points (18.9) and rebounds (7.5), earning First-Team All-SoCon honors. For a team that struggled to rebound the basketball last season, Mikeal Brown-Jones has the physicality and rebounding prowess with the versatile offensive skillset to be an integral piece for the Rebels this year.