NCAA men's basketball transfer rankings for the 2024-25 season

Hours after the 2024 NCAA Tournament field was announced, every team in the country had to quickly shift their focus to next season. The men's college basketball transfer window opened on Monday, March 18, and nearly 300 players entered on the first day.

With the double transfer rule out the window – everyone is eligible to play right away – and the continued growth of the NIL scene, we expect the number of players in the portal to threaten last year's record of 1,850.

This will also be the last season affected by the “COVID year.” Student-athletes received an additional year of eligibility due to COVID-19's impact on the 2020-21 season, but next season will be the fifth year for these players.

NOTE: The men's basketball undergraduate transfer window will close on May 1, but graduate transfers can enter the portal after that date.

Bookmark this page to track the top players entering the portal — and where they commit — ahead of the 2024-25 season.

Last updated: March 18, 2024


1. Doug McDaniel, 5-11, PG, Soph., Michigan Wolverines

He took a big step forward this season, averaging 16.3 points and 4.7 assists despite being suspended for six games. He started 52 games in two seasons for the Wolverines.

2. Kanye Clary, 5-11, PG, Soph., Penn State Nittany Lions

Clary was dismissed from the program in February, but was averaging 16.7 points and shooting nearly 38% from 3-point range for the Nittany Lions.

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3. Brandon Garrison, 6-11, Sr., Oklahoma State Cowboys

Garrison is a former McDonald's All-American and top-50 recruit who started 29 games as a freshman at Stillwater. Averaged 7.5 points and 5.3 rebounds.

4. Michael Ajayi, 6-7, SF, Jr., Pepperdine Waves

The first-team All-WCC performer averaged 17.2 points and 9.9 rebounds this season, shooting 47% from 3-point range. He held his own against better competition, including 31 and 12 against UNLV.

5. Mikal Brown Jones, 6-8, SF, Sr., UNC Greensboro Spartans

Brown-Jones spent the first two seasons of his career at VCU but parted ways after arriving at UNCG. He averaged 18.9 points and 7.5 rebounds this season, earning first-team All-SoCon honors.

6. Josh Cohen, 6-10, PF, Sr., Massachusetts Minutemen

Cohen finds himself in the transfer rankings for the second time. He was a first-team All-Atlantic 10 selection this season after averaging 15.9 points and 6.8 rebounds. He was named the 2022-23 NEC Player of the Year after a dominant season at St. Francis (Pa.).

7. Frankie Fiedler, 6-7, San Francisco Jr., Omaha Mavericks

A two-time all-league selection, Fiedler is a senior offensive tackle. He averaged 20.1 points and 6.3 rebounds this season, shooting nearly 36% from 3. He was a first-team selection this season, and second-team selection as a sophomore.

8. Darlinston Dubar, 6-8, San Francisco Junior, Hofstra Pride

Given his size and ability to shoot from the outside, Dubar will be sought after. He averaged 17.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, making 40% of his 3s. He had 24 and 8 against Duke.

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9. Jevon Porter, 6-11, PF, Soph., Pepperdine Waves

The younger brother of Michael Porter Jr. and Jontay Porter averaged 16.2 points and 5.8 rebounds this season to earn honorable mention All-WCC honors. He had at least 22 points in three of his last four games at Pepperdine.

10. Malik Zia, 6-9, PF, SW, Belmont Bruins

Zia started his career at Vanderbilt but broke up after going to Belmont. He went from averaging 2.6 points to 16.9 points with the Bruins — despite playing just 23.2 minutes a night.

Next in line: Amari Williams, Drexel; Damari Monsanto, Wake Forest; Brandon Johnson, East Carolina; Rodney Rice, Virginia Tech; Jacob Cruz, Utah Martin; Marcus Foster, Foreman Paladins; Clark Slushert, Pennsylvania; Dakota Livio, Mount St. Mary's

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