Men’s College Basketball Transfer Scorecard: The best transfer ever to and from each of the Big 12 schools
Welcome back to our continuing look at one key question in this transfer-focused era of ours. Just how important have transfers been whether due to addition or subtraction to each program in Division I`s top seven conferences?
Last week, we considered the Big East. Next up, it’s the Big 12’s turn.
Note that we define a “transfer in” as someone who actually played minutes previously at a different four-year program. Conversely, a “transfer” is a player who has spent time in the Big 12 program in question.
Did you understand? This is the most important big 12 transfer of our time.
Best transfer in Davion: Mitchell, 2019-21
Mitchell`s shielding excellence became captured succinctly through his nickname: “Off Night,” as in what the participant he is guarding is set to experience. He received this recognition at Baylor after coming off the bench for Bruce Pearl for one season at Auburn. As a junior, Mitchell became named the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year in Division I because the Bears marched to a 28-2 report and the 2021 countrywide title. He became decided on through the Sacramento Kings with the No. nine select out in that summer’s draft.
Most large switch out Allerik Freeman, 2014-17
For something reason, Scott Drew hasn’t visible a huge or maybe common quantity of transfers leaving from Baylor over the years. Freeman became one exception to that rule. He began out fifty-seven video games over 3 seasons earlier than moving to NC State for his very last yr. Then again, if we cross manner lower back in time, we stumble upon former Bears teammates John Lucas III (see below) and Lawrence Roberts. After leaving Waco in 2003, Lucas and Roberts earned 2004 convention participants of the yr honors at Oklahoma State and Mississippi State, respectively.
Iowa State Cyclones
Best transfer in: DeAndre Kane, 2013-14
Kane won this honor in front of a herd of ISU transferees and the All-Big 12 winners of other first teams such as Marial Shayok (2019) and more recently Isai Abrockington (2022). In fact, if his teammate Melvin Ezim hadn’t won that award, Kane would have been a great choice for the 2014 Big 12 Player of the Year. Former Marshall star Kane has played 17 times per game at the ISU, attempting an average of 9 free throws per game.
Most Important Transfers: Wes Johnson, 200608
Over the years, Iowa has built a reputation for importing and exporting large numbers of transfers. In fact, the list of outsourced cyclones is very short. Johnson is ranked at the top of this selected group. After scoring 700 points in the Cyclone over two seasons, Johnson was honored by Team 1 All American as the top scorer for the 1st Seed Syracuse Team in 2010.
Best transfer in: Dedric Lawson, 2018-19
Lawson played a single season in Kansas after moving from Memphis. Unfortunately for Lawson, this was the year the KU was eliminated by Auburn 8975 in 32 rounds. Still, the first team’s All-Big 12 pick was a great tournament with 50 points, 21 rebounds, and 11-of-11 shots in two games.
Most important transfer: JR. Giddens, 200305
It’s been a while since Giddens played for the Hawks, but it’s just saying something. Bill Selfera KU did not send many referrals to the rest of the DI. Giddens countered this trend by moving to New Mexico after spending two seasons in Lawrence. He was ranked number one on the 2008 Lobos list for points, rebounds, steals and blocks.
Kansas State Wildcats
Best transfer in: Denis Clemente, 2008-10
While his K-State teammate and UConn switch Curtis Kelly become possibly the larger call going into the 2009-10 season, Clemente averaged 17 a sport because the second-main scorer in the back of Jacob Pullen because the Wildcats went all of the manners to the Elite Eight. Clemente reached this top after a 30-36 run over seasons at Miami.
Most big switch out: Marcus Foster, 2013-15
Foster become the focus of the K-State offense at some stage in the primary seasons of his university career. He then persevered in that function for 2 extra years at Creighton.
By the time he become a senior, Foster become hitting 41% of his 3s and connecting 54% of the time within the arc as a -time All-Big East first-crew honoree.
Best transfer in: Romero Osby, 2011-13
Osby, in honor of the first team of AllBig 12 in 2013, painted, cleared the glass, defended the rim, and drew an amazing number of fouls. This season was the final act for a former Top 50 National Recruit who took the first two seasons off the bench to help Jarvis Barnad in Mississippi.
Most Important Transfers: Brady Manek, 201721
Manek’s three-pointer shot was an integral part of North Carolina’s 2022 national title match. In fact, his presence was so important that the Tar Heels scored almost 25 points in the round. Thirty-two of the 32 lost their lead to Baylor after Manek was sent off early in the second half. The 4-year-old Sooners starter is just one example of an unlikely but unique OUToACC pipeline. Alondes Williams was good at Wake Forest last season, while Kameron McGusty made Elite Eight in Miami.
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Best transfer in: John Lucas III, 2003-05
Lucas shot 41% across the arc and 90% off the line for two seasons at OSU after moving from Baylor. The Cowboys finished second in the NCAA tournament each season with Lucas and became an elite eight in 2004. It was also the year he was selected as the AP Big 12 Player of the Year. Oklahoma State University thrived mid-to-late with transfers such as Lucas, Joey Graham (UCF), and Mario Bogan (Florida).
Most Important Transfers: Tylie Griffin, 201416
Griffin was a 5’10 point guard who left the bench as a freshman and played with or behind Jawun Evans as a sophomore. At that time, he decided to move to Southern Mississippi. There, he started in every match of the two seasons and led the Golden Eagles in scoring in 2019.
Best transfer in: Timmy Allen, 2021-22
Allen was the only Longhorn to start all 34 games in 202122, a feat he accomplished after earning first-team AllPac12 honors at Utah in 2021. His 2610 double-double at West Virginia in late February was just enough to give Texas a crucial one point road win. In a rotation that featured balanced workloads on offense and no shortage of transfers, Allen ranked as the leading scorer at 12 a game.
Most significant transfer out: Sheldon McClellan, 201113
McClellan was an occasional starter and frequent shooter over the course of two seasons at Texas before he transferred to Miami. He remained assertive on offense with the Hurricanes and, in time, those shots started to fall. In 2016, McClellan converted 41% of 3 and 57% of 2 as UM won the 3rd place seed and advanced to the Sweet 16.
TCU Horned Frogs
Best transfer in: Kevin Langford, 2006-09
Langford was the highest scorer in TCU for three consecutive seasons after returning from Cal to his hometown of Fort Worth. As a senior in 200809, he shot 77% on the line, pulling close to 7 fouls per 40 minutes.
Major Departures: Kevin Samuel, 201821
Samuel formed the inner half of an effective inside-out duo with Tabian Dan Martin last season in the Gulf of Florida. The 6’11 senior converted 64% of 2 and was ranked at the top of ASun in block rate. Samuel dominated the Eagle’s paint and started in every game during the three seasons with Horned Frogs.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Best transfer in: Bryson Williams, 2021-22
Williams was one of just two unanimous first-team AllBig 12 selections last season. (The other was Ochai Agbaji.) In a Red Raiders rotation brimming with transfers and renowned for its defense, it was Williams who stood out as a highly efficient featured scorer. It was a role he had filled previously for both Fresno State and UTEP.
Most significant transfer out: Dusty Hannahs, 201214
Hannahs made 27 starts and averaged about seven points per contest over two seasons at Texas Tech. Though he continued to alternate between starting and coming off the bench at Arkansas, his scoring jumped to 15 per game over his last two years. As a senior, Hannah teamed up with Jaylen Barford and Moses Kingsley in a rotation of Razorbacks, eventually becoming the North Carolina National Champion, dropping to 32 rounds.
West Virginia Mountaineers
Best transfer in: Mike Gansey, 2004-06
Gansey teamed with Kevin Pittsnogle at the remarkably green John Beilein-generation groups that reached the Elite Eight and Sweet sixteen in consecutive years. As a senior, Gansey related on 66% of his 2s and 43% of his 3s, setting him withinside the pinnacle 10 nationally for powerful subject intention percentage. His seasons as a Mountaineer prolonged a four-yr run of impeccable taking pictures accuracy that had all started at St. Bonaventure.
Most sizable switch out: Oscar Tshiebwe, 2019-21
Tshiebwe took domestic each the Wooden and the Naismith awards for 2022 after averaging a 17-15 double-double over a whole season for Kentucky. The 6-foot-nine junior`s rebounding became extra special however now no longer always sudden to all people who noticed him play forty-one video games over seasons at West Virginia. As a freshman in 2020, Tshiebwe ranked No. 1 withinside the state at KenPom for offensive rebound percentage.