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SEC Basketball: Ranking the top 20 incoming transfers for the 2024-25 season

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11. Jordan Pope (Texas)

2023-24 Season at Oregon State: 17.6 PPG | 2.6 RPG | 3.4 APG | 45.1 FG% | 37.1 3PT%

Jordan Pope was one of the better scorers in college basketball last season that most people didn’t know about. Pope was by far the best player on a struggling Oregon State team, averaging nearly 18 points per game. Pope consistently led the Beavers in scoring, hitting double figures in 31 of 32 games, with his best game of the season coming in an upset win over Arizona, Pope scored 31 points while shooting 60 percent from the floor and 62.5 percent from three, making five from behind the arc. His final three came at the buzzer giving OSU the victory.

Pope was a capable defender at Oregon State, with his quick feet and hands. He was good for nearly one steal per game and just under three rebounds. But, Texas wasn’t interested in what he did on that end of the court, his offensive skills are what landed him at one of the SEC’s new teams. 

Jordan Pope scored in a multitude of ways last season. He hit threes off the dribble or coming off of screens. He also thrived in the mid-range. The only spot on the court where he didn’t excel was at the rim, which isn’t uncommon for a guard. His ability to score from nearly everywhere on the court should make him a valuable asset to a Texas team looking to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.