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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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Julian Larry, Texas

It was a busy offseason in Austin where Texas lost a lot yet also gained a lot. Out are the likes of Tyrese Hunter (Memphis) and Dillion Mitchell (Cincinnati), but incoming is the likes of Tramon Mark (Arkansas), Jordan Pope (Oregon State) and Indiana State transfers Jayson Kent and Julian Larry.

It’s a talent portal class with each player having their strengths to fit into Rodney Terry’s system, but Larry’s ability to serve as both a floor general and a true facilitator alongside Jordan Pope (who can slot into the two spots -- a more natural fit for him) gives plenty of optimism in the Forty Acres.

Larry, who averaged 11.0 PPG and nearly 5.0 APG on a 32-win Indiana State squad, was a part of a dynamic three-guard trio in Terre Haute where he shot 52.5% from the field and 46.2% from three, making him a reliable, consistent offensive weapon and the likely primary ball handler this upcoming season. Amongst the flurry of offseason moves, Larry is a name to keep an eye on in 2024-25.

Kobe Elvis, Oklahoma 

It hasn’t been a pretty offseason in Norman, with Porter Moser saying goodbye to their lead guards last season -- Milos Uzan (Houston) and Javian McCollum (Georgia Tech) -- leaving a massive hole in the backcourt needing to be filled via the portal.

Moser has done a noteworthy job filling this void, landing four guards from the portal with DePaul/Dayton transfer Kobe Elvis looking to slot in as the (likely) lead point guard in 2024-25.

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Elvis, who averaged 9.4 PPG and 3.5 APG on 33 of 33 starts last season under Anthony Grant, was an instrumental piece in getting Dayton back to the NCAA Tournament since COVID-19 thwarted a potential deep run for the Flyers. Elvis is a gifted passer and an elite catch-and-shoot option from deep, making him an instant-impact transfer to monitor as Oklahoma enters its first year in the SEC.