Top Potential Sit-Out Transfers

In light of college basketball’s abruptly shortened season, I’ve been consistently updating this comprehensive transfer list, while also ranking the best transfers who are immediately eligible to play in the fall.

But what about the top transfers who might have to sit out during the 2020-21 season? Say no more.

Top Transfers: Potential Sit-Outs

1) Liam Robbins, 7-0, 240, C, Soph., Drake
Stats: 14.1 ppg, 7.1 rpg
Scout’s take: “Legit 7-footer who really runs. Has great touch and scores in post. Good range. Rim protector. Has a chance to be an NBA player.”

2) Landers Nolley II, 6-7, 230, SF, RS Fr., Virginia Tech
2019-20 stats: 15.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg
Scout’s take: “Definitely has scoring ability. Really fell off the second half of the [2019-20] season. Maybe he didn’t like it there, but it’s hard to imagine anyone getting him more shots than Mike Young did. He had total freedom.”
Schools: TCU, Georgetown, Texas Tech, NC State, Memphis, UConn, Alabama, Oregon, Seton Hall, Ole Miss, Maryland

3) Tyrese Martin, 6-6, 205, G, Soph., URI
2019-20 stats: 12.8 ppg, 7.1 rpg
Scout’s take: “Talented and physical wing who made a huge jump from his freshman season. Competes, wants to win and someone that you want on your team.”
Schools: UConn, Georgia, Oregon, Ole Miss, Seton Hall

4) D.J. Carton, 6-2, 190, PG, Fr., Ohio State
2019-20 stats: 10.4 ppg
Scout’s take: “Scoring guard with elite athleticism. Needs to improve decision-making, game-management skills to become point guard. Extremely hard to stop when he is on his left hand with space to get going downhill. Tons of potential and upside.”

5) Erik Stevenson, 6-3, 198, SG, Soph., Wichita State
2019-20 stats: 11.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg
Scout’s take: “Played with a green-light mentality. If he was in a good place making shots, he was tough, but if not, he could be a detriment. Really, really talented.”

6) Jamarius Burton, 6-4, 200, SG, Soph., Wichita State
2019-20 stats: 10.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.4 apg
Scout’s take: “Tough, physical guard [who] could play the point and combo — was really a mismatch for other guards because of his physicality. Became a go-to option for their team, particularly in late-game situations.”
Schools: Xavier, Ohio State, Texas Tech, Seton Hall, Marquette

7) Alan Griffin, 6-5, 195, G, Soph., Illinois
2019-20 stats: 8.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg
Scout’s take: “Can really shoot and offensive rebound. Has a competitive and nasty streak. Can put the ball on the floor and is a solid defender.”

8) Trey Wertz, 6-5, 185, G, Soph., Santa Clara
2019-20 Stats: 11.9 ppg
Scout’s take: “Big, smooth guard who gets to his spots well. Great pace and when you let him do that, he’s as good as anybody. When you get up in him and speed him up, he’s a different player.”
Schools: North Carolina, Arizona, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Virginia, Butler

9) Johnny Juzang, 6-6, 215, SG, Fr., Kentucky
Stats: 2.9 ppg
Scout’s take: “He has good size and can shoot it, but didn’t get much run at Kentucky. He can definitely help a high-major program, but he’s probably more of a specialist as a shooter.”
Schools: Arizona, Notre Dame, Oregon, Texas Tech, UCLA, Villanova

10) Holland Woods, 6-1, 180, G, Jr., Portland State
Stats: 17.7 ppg, 5.2 apg
Scout’s take: “He’s an elite passer who gets his teammates involved and scores the ball when needed.”
Gonzaga, Oregon State, Arizona State, New Mexico

11) Luther Muhammad, 6-3, 185, SG, Soph., Ohio State
Stats: 7.0 ppg
Scout’s take: “Looks the part and has the potential to be a really good player. Wants to shoot 3’s and go for steals. Needs to rebound better and get to the foul line.”

12) Trey McGowens, 6-4, 190, G, Soph., Pittsburgh
2019-20 stats: 11.5 ppg, 3.6 apg
Scout’s take: “Great in transition, athletic scorer. Defensively, looks for steals. Very good in ball screens, but was foul prone — a problem if he got going.”

13) Kobe King, 6-4, 205, SG, Soph., Wisconsin
2019-20 stats: 10 ppg, 2.8 rpg
Scout’s take: “Excellent scorer, big wing who can score in the post against smaller matchups and has 3-point range as well. Solid defender who, by playing in that system, has learned to pass and play without the ball.”

14) Cam Mack, 6-2, 175, PG, Soph., Nebraska
Stats: 12.0 ppg, 6.4 apg, 4.5 rpg
Scout’s take: “He’s very talented, an elite passer. Shot it well early in the season, but fell off in the end.”

15) Ty Brewer, 6-7, 210, Soph., SE Louisiana
2019-20 stats: 14.9 ppg, 7.7 rpg
Scout’s take: “Athletic and can score in a variety of different ways at all three levels. I think he can be a great offensive rebounder. He’s long enough to be an effective rebounder. Also seems like a great kid.”

16) Grant Sherfield, 6-2, 189, PG, Fr., Wichita State
2019-20 stats: 8.1 ppg, 2.9 apg
Scout’s take: “Pretty shifty guard and probably their best long-term prospect that left the program. He’s terrific in the pick-and-roll and can score at all three levels.”

17) Jalen Carey, 6-3, 186, PG, Soph., Syracuse
2019-20 stats: 1.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg
Scout’s take: “One of the fastest and [most] athletic guards in the country. Just needs to work on his perimeter shot.”

18) Jairus Hamilton, 6-8, 234, F, Soph., Boston College
2019-20 stats: 9.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg
Scout’s take: “He’s a powerful athlete that has the ability to guard every position. He hasn’t had the success offensively that was anticipated, but he is a high-major player nonetheless.”

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19) Alex O’Connell, 6-6, 190, SG, Jr., Duke
2019-20 stats: 5.2 ppg
Scout’s take: “Has primarily played a role in his time at Duke, and could probably be a full-time starter for plenty of programs. Fearless, can shoot it from deep and has experience.”

20) Brycen Goodine, 6-3, 183, SG, Fr., Syracuse
2019-20 stats: 1.9 ppg
Scout’s take: “Freaky guard with tremendous upside. Providence got a steal.”

21) AJ Walker, 6-2, 190, G, Soph., Air Force
2019-20 Stats: 11.1 ppg, 3.1 apg
Scout’s take: “Really talented offensively. Can really score from mid-range and from 3-point range. Quicker with the ball than without. Needs to improve his defensive toughness.”
Schools: Iowa State, Texas Tech, Texas, Ohio State, Gonzaga, Cincinnati, Colorado

22) Umoja Gibson, 6-1, 170, G, Soph., North Texas
Stats: 14.5 ppg
Scout’s take: “He’s elite at shooting off the catch, and has deep range. He’s an active and aggressive on-ball defender that plays hard all the time.”
Schools: Auburn, Arkansas, Oklahoma, TCU, Creighton, Butler, SMU, Boise State

23) Tre Murphy III, 6-8, 200, F, Soph., Rice
Stats: 13.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg
Scout’s take: “Great shooter with NBA range and high-level skill. Not a playmaker, but his best days of basketball are ahead of him. Length and athleticism allow him to play anywhere in the country.”

24) Makhi Mitchell, 6-10, 235, PF, Fr., Maryland
2019-20 stats: 3.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg
Scout’s take: “Great hands, catches everything. Knack to score around basket. Really good rebounder in his area. Increasingly comfortable to play facing the basket 17 feet and in. Naturally gifted scorer. At this stage of his career he’s a defensive liability [at] guarding ball screens and in the post.”

25) Sam Sessoms, 6-0, 188, PG, Soph., Binghamton
2019-20 stats: 19.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 4.8 apg
Scout’s take: “Strong, elite scorer. Ball-dominant and high-volume guy. Biggest question would be whether he can change the way he plays and assimilate with other talented players.”

26) Joshua Morgan, 6-11, 195, C, Fr., Long Beach State
2019-20 stats: 8.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.5 bpg
Scout’s take: “Joshua Morgan to me is someone who has an extremely high ceiling when it comes to his game. He has intangibles that you can’t teach; defensive timing as a shot blocker, length and quick-twitch athleticism. Strength and conditioning are areas of weakness that he has to address. Above-average skillset, with ball-handling being his weakest. Nice touch from the outside, so he could stretch the defense a little out to 15 feet consistently. A redshirt year will do him wonders to address all these weaknesses and just heighten his strengths.”

27) Shareef O’Neal, 6-9, 220, PF, RS Fr., UCLA
2019-20 stats: 2.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg
Scout’s take: “I’m just not sure it’s going to be much different for him at LSU than it was at UCLA. He is a solid piece at that level, and that’s it.”

28) Koreem Ozier, 6-1, 180, G, Soph., Sacred Heart
Stats: 14.0 ppg
Scout’s take: “He’s an aggressive shooter and scorer that can really attack the rim and has the ability to finish in traffic. Streaky shooter who makes enough to keep you honest.”
Schools: Vanderbilt, Georgia, Georgetown, Butler, Iowa, State, New Mexico, Charlotte, SIU, ECU, Milwaukee, Weber State, JMU, UC Davis

29) Ishmael El-Amin, 6-1, 195, G, Jr., Ball State
2019-20 Stats: 13.8 ppg
Scout’s take: “Combo guard who plays better off the ball. Good shooter who can knock down 3’s. Plays the right way, very unselfish. Good defender, good size.”
Schools: Loyola Chicago, UNLV, Butler, San Diego State, Minnesota, Utah State, Arkansas, Wake Forest, UConn, Cal, Washington State

30) Jimmy Sotos, 6-3, 195, G, Jr., Bucknell
Stats: 11.5 ppg
Scout’s take: Solid scoring point guard who doesn’t have a lot of flash, but just gets it done. More effective when he doesn’t need to be the go-to guy. Looks to get to the rim in transition, attacks off ball screens either way, good mid-range pull-up and very good 3-point shooter off the catch and the bounce.

31) Hayden Koval, 7-0, 220, C, Soph., Central Arkansas
2019-20 stats: 12.2 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 3.1 bpg
Scout’s take: “Great skillset. Good touch around the rim and stronger than he looks. Elite shot blocker at our level, but still an effective rim protector at the high-major level.”

32) Cameron Parker, 6-2, 170, PG, Soph., Sacred Heart
2019-20 stats: 9.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 7.8 apg
Scout’s take: “Throwback-style point guard. Impacts the game without scoring. Makes everyone else on the court better. Improved shooter. First-team all-league player if he didn’t get injured.”
Schools: Cincinnati, Georgetown, Oregon State, South Florida, Temple, Buffalo, St. Bonaventure, Wyoming, Santa Clara, Montana, Weber State, Cal Baptist

33) Ed Croswell, 6-8, 250, PF, Soph., La Salle
2019-20 stats: 10 ppg, 7.3 rpg
Scout’s take: “Excellent offensive rebounder, solid low-post moves, strong post defender.”

34) Dontrell Shuler, 6-2, 180, SG, Soph., Charleston Southern
2019-20 stats: 17.9 ppg
Scout’s take: “Downhill, score-first point guard. Right-hand dominant. Good size. Capable defender when engaged. Best when the ball doesn’t stick in his hands. Value and level is based on the system.”
Schools: San Diego State, Colorado State, Arkansas, Nebraska, Maryland, Florida State, Ole Miss

35) Drew Peterson, 6-8, 185, F, Soph., Rice
Stats: 11.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg
Scout’s take: “Good all-around player. Good feel, unique type of game, but productive. Tough kid.”

36) James Karnik, 6-9, 225, F, Jr., Lehigh
Stats: 12.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg
Scout’s take: “Physical post, good size, needs seal or angle to score consistently, jump hook either shoulder best over right shoulder. Can step out to 15 feet, but more productive inside.”

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