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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Kanye Clary, Mississippi State

Chris Jans has assembled one of the more dynamic backcourts in the country with the recent commitment of Riley Kugel and Josh Hubbard, who had a stellar freshman campaign in Starkville, alongside Kanye Clary and Claudell Harris Jr. Although there is plenty to be optimistic about this backcourt, the missing piece that fully complements this backcourt is Kanye Clary, a transfer from Penn State.

After serving a reserve role behind Jalen Pickett, Camren Winter, Myles Dread and Andrew Funk his freshman season, Clary posted an average of 16.7 PPG last season, quickly turning into one of the better guards in the Big Ten last season. 

Clary is an incredibly quick guard with a gifted handle who should help subdue the Bulldog's turnover woes they faced last season. Although Clary was ultimately dismissed from the team in mid-February, under the right system and circumstances, his game can flourish, making him a name to keep an eye on in the ultra-competitive SEC.

Dji Bailey, LSU

Bailey, who spent four years under Chris Mooney at Richmond, comes to LSU after a strong senior campaign. After serving a limited role with sparing minutes his first three years, the A-10’s 2023-2024 Most Improved Player posted an impressive stat line, averaging 10.2 PPG, 4.4 RPG and 2.2 APG. 

Even more impressive is the fact that Bailey shot 59.4% from the field, the sixth-highest percentage in program history while ranking first in the A-10 in FG% and fourth in the A-10 in steals, according to Richmond athletics. 

As a combo guard, Bailey should fit well alongside high-scoring transfer Jordan Sears (UT Martin), Cam Carter (Kansas State) and Tyrell Ward.