Top transfers for 2009-10 season

BY foxsports • October 12, 2009

As part of our ongoing preseason college basketball guide for the 2009-10 season, we'll examine the impact transfers eligible to play this season.

2009-10 preview

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Can't wait for the college hoops season to start? We get you ready for 2009-10 with our preseason guide HERE.

There are plenty of guys who will play an integral role in college hoops this year, including Tyler Hansbrough's kid brother.

If we happened to have forgot about someone, please e-mail Jeff Goodman at

Top high-major transfers

1. Wesley Johnson, 6-7 ½, 210, F, Jr., Syracuse: Don't be surprised if the former Iowa State forward winds up being the team's top player. Johnson averaged 12.4 points while playing with an injured ankle his sophomore season at Iowa State but is ideal for Jim Boeheim's system.

2. Jordan Crawford, 6-4, 195, G, Soph., Xavier: Best-known for his dunk over LeBron in July, the ex-Indiana guard is expected to emerge as the Musketeers' go-to offensive threat quickly.

3. Elliot Williams, 6-4, 180, G, Soph., Memphis: He started the last part of the season as a freshman at Duke but transferred to Memphis and was granted a waiver and will be able to play this season for first-year coach Josh Pastner. Williams is a big-time athlete who will make a major impact immediately for the Tigers.

4. Tony Freeman, 6-1, 195, G, Sr., Southern Illinois: He's the ideal type of guard that Salukis coach Chris Lowery loves, but it's just too bad that he'll only have one season in Carbondale after playing three seasons at Iowa. He led the Hawkeyes in scoring two years ago.

5. Ben Hansbrough, 6-3, 205, G, Jr., Notre Dame: Tyler's little brother left Mississippi State after two seasons. He averaged 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists as a sophomore and will start immediately for the Fighting Irish.

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