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2023 college basketball transfer portal tracker: Arthur Kaluma enters transfer portal
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2023 college basketball transfer portal tracker: Arthur Kaluma enters transfer portal

Updated May. 10, 2023 9:54 p.m. ET

College basketball's transfer portal is working overtime.

March 13 signaled the official opening of the portal, which means coaches across the country are juggling how to manage their respective rosters heading into next year, while many are also playing in postseason tournaments.

Who is already on the move, and which stars will be this year’s biggest standout transfers?

Here are the most noteworthy names to enter the transfer portal or sign with new teams thus far ahead of the May 11 deadline, by date.

May 10

Creighton forward Arthur Kaluma to enter transfer portal 

The 6-foot-7 forward announced Wednesday that he was reopening his recruitment in search of a new home. He averaged 11.8 points per game on 42.3% shooting from the floor last season as a sophomore. He improved his 3-point percentage from 26.5% to 31.1%, and his free throw rate from 67.1% to 73.6%. He also grabbed six rebounds per contest and scored a career-high 27 points in 26 minutes on Dec. 10 vs. BYU.

May 4

Former Michigan center Hunter Dickinson to Kansas

Dickinson, who was the top-ranked player in the transfer portal, announced his decision to transfer to Kansas on May 4. The 7-foot-1 big man spent the past three seasons at Michigan where he led the Wolverines in both scoring and rebounding each year. Dickinson averaged 18.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game while shooting 56% from the field this past season. He is a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection and was the 2021 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, while also earning second-team All-American honors that season.

April 27

Former Oral Roberts guard Max Abmas to Texas

Abmas, who was one of the top transfers in the portal, announced his decision to transfer to Texas on April 27. The talented senior guard was a two-time Summit League Player of the Year at Oral Roberts. He totaled 2,561 points in 123 games over four seasons. Abmas was ninth in the country in scoring this past season, averaging 21.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game, while also shooting 37.3% from 3-point range. He led the country in scoring while leading the Golden Eagles to the Sweet 16 as a No. 15 seed in the 2021 NCAA Men's Tournament. He averaged 24.5 points per game that season and 26.7 PPG during Oral Roberts' tournament run. 

April 26

Former Gonzaga guard Hunter Sallis to Wake Forest

Ryan Nembhard's arrival in Spokane added to what was already a packed guard lineup for Mark Few, and now the Bulldogs are losing one of their best recruits in recent years in Sallis. The former five-star recruit and McDonald's All-American played two seasons with the Zags, averaging 16.8 minutes and 4.3 points per game during the 2022-23 season.

Sallis is a high-level wing defender with an athletic 6-foot-5 frame, and still considered by many to be an NBA prospect. He joins former Central Michigan guard Boopie Miller in the Demon Deacons' new-look backcourt.

April 21

Former Creighton guard Ryan Nembhard to Gonzaga

After spending the past two seasons at Creighton, Nembhard announced his decision to transfer to Gonzaga on April 21. The former Big East Freshman of the Year is one of the top returning point guards in the country and is expected to make an immediate impact for the Bulldogs next season. He started every game for the Bluejays this past season, averaging 12.1 points and 4.8 assists per game while shooting 36% from 3-point range. 

Kentucky guard CJ Fredrick

After beginning his career at Iowa, Fredrick spend the past two seasons at Kentucky. After missing the entire 2021-22 season with a torn hamstring and then dealing with finger and rib injuries this past season, Fredrick announced his decision to leave Lexington and enter the transfer portal. The 6-foot-3 guard appeared in 27 games this season for the Wildcats, averaging 6.1 points per contest while shooting 31.8% from 3-point range.

Former Wyoming forward Graham Ike to  Gonzaga

Gonzaga landed a commitment from Ike, who was the preseason Mountain West Player of the Year heading into the 2023-23 season. However, the 6-foot-9 big man suffered a leg injury, which cost him to miss the entire season. Ike had a standout 2021-22 campaign, averaging 19.5 points and 9.6 rebounds for the Cowboys. He earned first-team All-Mountain West honors after ranking second in the conference in both scoring and rebounding.

April 20

Former Notre Dame guard Cormac Ryan to North Carolina

Ryan announced his decision to transfer to North Carolina on April 20. The former Notre Dame guard put up 12.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game this past season, shooting 40.9% from the field and 34.4% from 3-point range. Ryan began his career at Stanford before transferring to Notre Dame after his freshman season. The 6-foot-5 guard has started 87 games in four years. 

April 19

Exodus from New Mexico State continues

New Mexico State's most highly touted recruit this decade has entered the transfer portal as part of a mass exodus from a program that was shut down in midseason in the wake of hazing allegations and a fatal shooting involving a team member.

Deuce Benjamin, who went to nearby Las Cruces High and was New Mexico's Gatorade high school player of the year in 2021, said it had always been his childhood dream to play for the Aggies.

"Due to the actions of others (which I will not go into here), that dream turned into a nightmare," he tweeted on Tuesday. "Adding insult to injury, Coach Hooten recently informed me that it would be in my best interest to continue my education and basketball career elsewhere."

The new coach, Jason Hooten, will take over a program decimated by transfers. All but one player from the 2022-23 roster has either run out of eligibility, turned pro or entered the portal.

Last month, Mike Peake, the player seen in a video shooting a student from University of New Mexico, also entered the portal. Peake has not been charged with a crime for the shooting in Albuquerque that killed University of New Mexico student Brandon Travis on Nov. 19, 2022.

The program was shut down three months later, after a player went to campus police and said teammates had ganged up on him and assaulted him on more than one occasion.

Benjamin announced his departure less than two weeks after the school's chancellor, Dan Arvizu, said he would be leaving before his previously scheduled June 30 departure date.

In a meeting last year, the school's board of regents decided not to renew Arvizu's contract. The chancellor came under scrutiny both for the troubles inside the basketball program and after police body cam video came out from a dispute last year at his home. Arvizu's wife, Sheryl, accused him of having an affair with an NMSU staff member. Arvizu denied the affair.

April 17

Former Arizona State guard DJ Horne to North Carolina State

After two seasons as a Sun Devil, the former Illinois State guard Horne is spending his final season of eligibility with the Wolfpack. The North Carolina native told reporters that being close to home was a primary factor in his decision. Horne averaged 12.2 points and 2.4 assists per game last season at Arizona State.

Former Louisville guard El Ellis to Arkansas

Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman continues to reload in the transfer portal, luring Ellis away from a struggling Louisville program. Ellis averaged 17.4 points and 4.4 assists per game in 2022-23.

April 16

Former Syracuse center Jesse Edwards to West Virginia

Edwards was rated as one of the top consensus players in the transfer portal after averaging 14.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks for Syracuse in 2022-23. Though he said Name, Image and Likeness opportunities were not a primary factor in his decision, he also called out his old program on the subject, telling ESPN that "It doesn't seem that Syracuse as an organization is that into that. I'm not really sure what their plan is or what the school's idea is behind it. 

"For me, it was something that they couldn't offer in that way."

April 14

Former Washington State guard TJ Bamba to Villanova

Bamba, one of the top college basketball transfers this spring, has committed to play at Villanova next season. "This gives me the best chance to reach my ultimate goal of playing in the NBA," Bamba told ESPN

Bamba averaged 15.8 points in 32.2 minutes for the Cougars this past season, shooting 37.2% from distance.

April 12

Former Notre Dame guard JJ Starling to Syracuse

After less than a month in the portal, Starling has signed with the Orange. 

A former five-star recruit in the 2022 class, Starling entered the transfer portal on March 14 after one season in South Bend. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard averaged 11.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists for the Irish this past season. He previously committed to Notre Dame over Syracuse, Northwestern, Stanford and Duke

Former Temple guard Khalif Battle to Arkansas

Battle's entry into the transfer portal on March 14 was expected, as he missed the final five games of the season for personal reasons. The 6-foot-5, 175-pound guard began his college career at Butler before transferring to Temple ahead of the 2020 campaign. The former four-star recruit announced his commitment to the Razorbacks on April 12.

April 11

Florida State wing Matthew Cleveland

Cleveland, rated as a five-star prospect in the 2021 class per composite rankings, entered the transfer portal after two seasons with the Seminoles. He earned ACC Sixth Man of the Year honors as a freshman before leading the Seminoles in scoring as a full-time starter this past season. 

The 6-foot-7 Cleveland averaged 13.8 points per game on 44.5% shooting from the floor last season, including a 35% clip on two 3-point attempts per game. He's a career 28.7% 3-point shooter and 62.4% free-throw shooter.

Iona guard Walter Clayton to Florida

Clayton announced his commitment to Florida on April 11. He was a star for Iona this past season, averaging a team-high 16.6 points per game while leading the Gaels to a spot in the NCAA Tournament. On March 21, the 6-foot-2 guard announced his intentions to enter the portal shortly after Rick Pitino left to accept the head coaching job at St. John's

Clayton is a talented point guard who is an elite-level shooter, ranking second nationally in free-throw percentage this past season (95.3%) and second in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in 3-point field goal percentage (43.1%) en route to becoming the 2022-23 MAAC Player of the Year.

April 9

Oklahoma State forward Moussa Cisse

The 7-foot-1, 216-pound Cisse was the Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year during his first season at Oklahoma State in 2021-22 after transferring in from Memphis. He averaged 6.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game as a junior.

Cisse has two years of eligibility remaining at his next school. He has heard from Arkansas, UCLA, LSU and Syracuse, as well as Ole Miss, UCF, Cincinnati, Kansas State, TCU, Memphis and Mississippi State, per CBS Sports.

April 7

Former UNC guard Caleb Love to Michigan

Love announced his commitment to Michigan on April 7. He entered the transfer portal on March 27, nearly a year after leading the Tar Heels to the national title game in 2022, with his dagger 3-pointer in the team's climactic Final Four win over archrival Duke forever etched in North Carolina lore. 

In his junior season in 2022-23, Love scored a career-best 16.7 points per game and averaged 2.8 assists plus 1.1 steals per game. However, his efficiency took a dip, as he shot 29.9% from deep — a 6% drop from the season prior. North Carolina became the first preseason No. 1 ranked team to miss the NCAA Tournament in history.

April 6

Creighton guard Ryan Nembhard

Nembhard averaged 12.1 points and 4.8 assists in 2022-23, his second season with the Bluejays. The sophomore was also a key part in Creighton's run to the Elite Eight in the 2023 tournament, averaging 14 points per game and shooting 47.5% from the field. Nembhard is the younger brother of former Gonzaga starter and current Indiana Pacers guard Andrew Nembhard, who was reportedly recruited to Gonzaga by now-Arizona head coach Tommy Lloyd.

Alabama guard Jaden Bradley

Bradley, a former five-star prospect, averaged 6.5 points and 3.1 assists per game as a freshman in 2022-23. He shot 39.7% from the field and 31.8% from three-point range, starting the final 22 games of Alabama's regular season before returning to a bench role for the SEC and NCAA tournaments.

April 5

Former Arizona guard Kerr Kriisa to West Virginia

Kriisa, a two-year starter during his time at Arizona, averaged 9.9 points and a team-high 5.1 assists this past season, helping lead the Wildcats to a Pac-12 Tournament title. The 6-foot-2 point guard totaled 65 starts and 177 3-pointers during his three seasons at Arizona.

April 4

Stanford forward Harrison Ingram

The 2021-22 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year is taking his talents to a different school. Ingram announced he entered the transfer portal after a solid two seasons with the Cardinal. Ingram posted similar numbers in his sophomore season as he did in his freshman campaign, scoring 10.5 points per game on 40.8% shooting from the field and 31.9% shooting from deep. He also had 5.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. 

April 3

Oral Roberts guard Max Abmas

Abmas was the star and leading scorer for the Golden Eagles team that made a run to the Sweet 16 as a No. 15 seed in the 2021 NCAA Men's Tournament. He averaged 24.5 points per game that season and 26.7 PPG during Oral Roberts' tournament run. He then led the Golden Eagles back to the tournament in 2022-23, averaging a team-high 21.9 points per game, but Oral Roberts lost to Duke in the Round of 64. Abmas has one year of eligibility left due to the NCAA's COVID-19 pandemic waiver and will likely receive plenty of interest from major conference programs.

March 31

Michigan center Hunter Dickinson

Dickinson entered the transfer portal after three seasons with the Wolverines. He led Michigan in scoring and rebounding each of those seasons. The 7-foot-1 center is a graduate transfer and will be immediately eligible wherever he chooses to play next. Dickinson averaged 18.5 points on 56% shooting and nine rebounds per game this season, as Michigan finished 18-16 on the season, good for fifth in the Big Ten.

March 29

St. John's guard Posh Alexander

Alexander hits the transfer portal after three seasons as St. John's primary point guard. This past season, he averaged 10.2 points — a career-low — 4.2 assists, 3.9 rebounds and two steals per game while shooting 40.0/23.2/72.4.

March 27

Kentucky guard Sahvir Wheeler

One of the Wildcats' key players from the last couple of seasons is on the move. Wheeler entered the transfer portal after starting 43 games at point guard over the last two seasons at Kentucky. Wheeler scored 10.1 points and averaged 6.9 assists per game in the 2021-22 season, helping Kentucky to a 26-8 record that season. Wheeler took a more shared role at point guard this past season, scoring 7.7 points and dishing out 5.6 assists per game before suffering a season-ending injury in February. Wheeler played at Georgia prior to transferring to Kentucky.

March 24

Syracuse guard Joseph Girard III

Syracuse's leading scorer from this past season is leaving the program. Girard scored 16.4 points per game in 2022-23, shooting 40.3% from the field and 38.1% from 3. The senior guard averaged at least three assists per game in each of his four seasons playing with the Orange.

March 23

Maryland guard Hakim Hart

Hart will test the NBA Draft waters while maintaining his college eligibility and entering the transfer portal. The 6-foot-8 Hart spent the past four seasons at Maryland, improving each year he was there. This past season, Hart averaged 11.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game while leading the Terrapins to a spot in the NCAA Tournament, where they won their opening-round game before falling to No. 1 seed Alabama in the second round. The senior guard has a ton of experience under his belt, starting 85 games throughout his college career.

Utah guard Lazar Stefanovic

Stefanovic entered the portal after an impressive sophomore campaign at Utah. The 6-foot-7, 186-pound guard was a significant piece in the Utes' playing rotation this past season, starting 15 games and averaging 10.3 points per game. Stefanovic was named to the Pac-12's All-Freshman Team last year after averaging 7.5 points per contest. He has played in 62 games with 33 starts over the past two seasons.

March 20

Wyoming forward Graham Ike

A 6-foot-9, 255-pound big man who played the last two seasons at Wyoming, Ike is widely expected to commit to Providence. He averaged 19.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game during the 2021-22 campaign, but missed all of this year due to a right foot injury.

Providence guard Jared Bynum

Bynum will seek new opportunities elsewhere after spending his past three seasons at Providence. The 5-foot-10 senior point guard averaged 10.0 points and 4.3 assists per game this past season for the Friars. He spent his freshman year at Saint Joseph's, averaging 11.3 PPG. The senior grad transfer has started 78 games throughout his collegiate career.

March 16

Former Illinois guard Skyy Clark to Louisville

Clark announced his commitment to Louisville on March 16. Clark was a highly touted prospect coming out of high school, ranked as the No. 33 recruit in the 2022 class, per composite rankings. He started 12 of Illinois' first 13 games before leaving the program on Jan. 6 to take some time away from the sport. 

Clark was averaging 7.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game for the Illini before his departure for Louisville, which pursued him heavily this past spring following his decommitment from Kentucky.

March 13

TCU center Eddie Lampkin Jr.

Lampkin, a former three-star recruit in the 2020 class, left the Horned Frogs on March 8 to deal with personal matters. He officially entered the transfer portal after averaging 6.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game the past season for TCU.

Georgetown guard Primo Spears

Spears will test the NBA Draft waters but intends to return to school and enter the transfer portal. The sophomore guard began his college career at Duquesne and then spent this past season at Georgetown. He averaged 16.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game for the Hoyas.

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