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) Olivier Sarr, 7-0, 255, C, Jr., Wake Forest
Stats: 13.7 ppg, 9.0 rpg
Scout’s take:
“Has really made a big jump in the past season and is now able to score both inside and out. He’s gotten bigger, and that’s also helped him become a really good rebounder.”
● COMMITTED TO KENTUCKY

2) 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.”
● COMMITTED TO MINNESOTA

3) Landers Nolley II, 6-7, 230, SF, RS Fr., Virginia Tech
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.”
● COMMITTED TO MEMPHIS

4) L.J. Figueroa, 6-6, 195, SG, Jr., St. John’s
Stats: 14.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg
Scout’s take: “He’s a versatile player who brings toughness to the court, can score from inside and out, and could thrive in the right system.”

5) Mac McClung, 6-2, 180, G, Jr., Georgetown
Stats: 15.7 ppg
Scout’s take: “He’s a bucket-getter. When he’s on, he’s so tough to stop. But when he’s off, he can also shoot you out of a game. The talent is there, it just needs to be harnessed.”
● COMMITTED TO TEXAS TECH

6) Tyrese Martin, 6-6, 205, G, Soph., URI
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.”
● COMMITTED TO UCONN

7) D.J. Carton, 6-2, 190, PG, Fr., Ohio State
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.”
● COMMITTED TO MARQUETTE

8) Alan Griffin, 6-5, 195, G, Soph., Illinois
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.”
● COMMITTED TO SYRACUSE

9) Erik Stevenson, 6-3, 198, SG, Soph., Wichita State
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.”
● COMMITTED TO WASHINGTON

10) Jamarius Burton, 6-4, 200, SG, Soph., Wichita State
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.”
● COMMITTED TO TEXAS TECH

11) Trey Wertz, 6-5, 185, G, Soph., Santa Clara
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.”
● COMMITTED TO NOTRE DAME

12) 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.”
● COMMITTED TO UCLA

13) DeAndre Williams, 6-9, 190, F, Soph., Evansville (might go pro)
Stats: 15.2 ppg, 6.9 rpg
Scout’s take: “Long, quick, skilled, good touch around the rim. Efficient, and can play the power 5. Won’t be the best player on a Top 25 team, but can handle it, pass and rebound.”
● COMMITTED TO MEMPHIS

14) Javon Freeman-Liberty, 6-3, 175, G, Soph., Valparaiso
Stats: 19.0 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 3.2 apg
Scout’s take: “Can really score. Needs to improve his perimeter shot, but can make shots. Gets to the rim and to the line.”
● COMMITTED TO DEPAUL

15) Chaundee Brown , 6-5, 220, SG, Jr., Wake
Stats: 12.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg
Scout’s take: “Tough matchup 4-man, cam make the open 3, wants to drive or pull up, solid rebounder, good free throw shooter, challenged laterally, average athlete, struggles to get his own shot. Strong body.”
● COMMITTED TO MICHIGAN

16) 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.”
● COMMITTED TO ARIZONA STATE

17) 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.”
● COMMITTED TO ARIZONA STATE

18) Trey McGowens, 6-4, 190, G, Soph., Pittsburgh
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.”
● COMMITTED TO NEBRASKA

19) Kobe King, 6-4, 205, SG, Soph., Wisconsin
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.”
● COMMITTED TO NEBRASKA

20) Both Gach, 6-6, 185, G, Soph., Utah
Stats: 10.7 ppg
Scout’s take: “Athletic wing who didn’t shoot it great, but needs to play in an up-tempo system in which he can better utilize his athleticism.”

21) Ty Brewer, 6-7, 210, Soph., SE Louisiana
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.”
● COMMITTED TO EAST TENNESSEE STATE

22) Bo Hodges, 6-5, 210, SG, Jr., East Tennessee State
Stats: 12.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg
Scout’s take: “Versatile player, can play the 1 through the 4. High basketball IQ, tough, hard-nosed defender. Just a winner.”
● COMMITTED TO BUTLER

23) Grant Sherfield, 6-2, 189, PG, Fr., Wichita State
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.”
● COMMITTED TO NEVADA

24) Jalen Carey, 6-3, 186, PG, Soph., Syracuse
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.”

25) Jarred Hyder, 6-3, 180, G, Fr., Fresno State
Stats: 9.1 ppg

Scout’s take: “Can push it in transition, and gets to the basket and can finish. Streaky shooter who will get better in that area, but his strength is getting into the lane and making plays.”
● COMMITTED TO CALIFORNIA

26) Elijah Weaver, 6-6, 210, G, Soph., USC
Stats: 6.6 ppg
Scout’s take:
“Can play both backcourt spots, and really looks the part. My guess is he wanted a bigger role at USC, and I think he can do that somewhere else. Is strong and really quick.”
● COMMITTED TO DAYTON

27) Jairus Hamilton, 6-8, 234, F, Soph., Boston College
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.”
● COMMITTED TO MARYLAND

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28) David DeJulius, 6-0, 190, PG, Soph., Michigan
Stats: 7.0 ppg
Scout’s take:Was a back-up this past season, and probably slated to get a chance to start this season. Needs to work on his decision-making, but he’s a quick guard who can get into the lane and score in the paint and also is a capable 3-point shooter.”
● COMMITTED TO CINCINNATI

29) Jamal Bieniemy, 6-5, 190, G, Soph., Oklahoma
Stats:
5.2 ppg
Scout’s take: “Great size for a point guard, excellent defender, low turnover guy, low-risk player offensively. Good straight line driver, always looking to make the right play. Not gonna create much for himself, more of a table setter. Can make a step-in 3, not great shooting off the dribble.”
● COMMITTED TO UTEP

30) Alex O’Connell, 6-6, 190, SG, Jr., Duke
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.”
● COMMITTED TO CREIGHTON

31) Brycen Goodine, 6-3, 183, SG, Fr., Syracuse
Stats: 1.9 ppg
Scout’s take: “Freaky guard with tremendous upside. Providence got a steal.”
● COMMITTED TO PROVIDENCE

32) Elijah Olaniyi, 6-5, 200, SG, Jr., Stony Brook
Stats: 18.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg
Scout’s take: “Terrific perimeter defender. Tough. Good quick first step.  Streaky shooter.  Bad passer and dribbler.”
● COMMITTED TO MIAMI

33) AJ Walker, 6-2, 190, G, Soph., Air Force
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: Texas Tech, Tulsa, TCU, Air Force

34) Nike Sibande, 6-4, 185, G, Jr., Miami Ohio
Stats: 13.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg
Scout’s take:
“Big time athlete, volume scorer.”
Schools: Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Georgetown, Xavier

35) 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.”
● COMMITTED TO OKLAHOMA

36) 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.”
● COMMITTED TO VIRGINIA

37) Aaron Estrada, 6-4, 210, G, Fr., Saint Peter’s
Stats: 8.1 ppg
Scout’s take: “Lefty, can get into the lane against most, very good finisher, capable shooter from 17-18 feet, gains confidence in a game if scoring.”
● COMMITTED TO OREGON

38) Makhi Mitchell, 6-10, 235, PF, Fr., Maryland
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.”
● COMMITTED TO URI

39) Sam Sessoms, 6-0, 188, PG, Soph., Binghamton
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.”
● COMMITTED TO PENN STATE

40) Joshua Morgan, 6-11, 195, C, Fr., Long Beach State
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.”
● COMMITTED TO USC

41) 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.”
● COMMITTED TO USC

42) Michael Flowers, 6-1, 195, G, Jr., Western Michigan
Stats:
16.9 ppg
Scout’s take: “Flat-out competitor. Best with the ball in his hands. Likes to line people up in 1-on-1 situations. Very good 3-point shooter.”
● COMMITTED TO SOUTH ALABAMA

43) Shareef O’Neal, 6-9, 220, PF, RS Fr., UCLA
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.”
● COMMITTED TO LSU

44) 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.
● COMMITTED TO OHIO STATE

45) Jose Perez, 6-5, 200, G, Soph., Gardner-Webb
Stats: 15.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 4.2 apg
Scout’s take: “His best strength is as a passer. He’s big, not a great athlete – and can really work his way to spots. He can pass from all different ares – coming off ball screens or from the post. He’s a solid shooter.”
● COMMITTED TO MARQUETTE

46) Francis Okoro, 6-9, 235, C, Soph., Oregon
Stats: 3.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg
Scout’s take: “He looks the part. He’s big, strong and has great length. Just never really did much at Oregon, but can certainly play at the high-major level or be a big impact guy at a mid-major. He’s not going to give you much offensively, but can help on the defensive end.”
● COMMITTED TO SAINT LOUIS

47) 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. Has some red flags.” 

48) Hayden Koval, 7-0, 220, C, Soph., Central Arkansas
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.”
● COMMITTED TO UNCG

49) Ed Croswell, 6-8, 250, PF, Soph., La Salle
Stats: 10 ppg, 7.3 rpg
Scout’s take: “Excellent offensive rebounder, solid low-post moves, strong post defender.”
● COMMITTED TO PROVIDENCE

50) Tyler Harris, 5-9, 150, G, Soph., Memphis
Stats: 8.7 ppg
Scout’s take: “He can score, but he’s small, inefficient and makes poor decisions.”
● COMMITTED TO IOWA STATE

51) 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.”
● COMMITTED TO LOUISIANA MONROE

52) Joe Pridgen, 6-5, 210, G, Fr., Holy Cross
Stats: 17.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg
Scout’s take: “The best player on his team, but the team didn’t win many games. He played the undersized four, and was a mismatch. He can really drive it, but he needs to get better with his handle and his perimeter shot.”
● COMMITTED TO UNCW

53) Dontrell Shuler, 6-2, 180, SG, Soph., Charleston Southern
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.”
● COMMITTED TO MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE

54) 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.”
● COMMITTED TO BOSTON COLLEGE

55) Cameron Parker, 6-2, 170, PG, Soph., Sacred Heart
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.”
● COMMITTED TO MONTANA

*Alonzo Gaffney, 6-9, 200, F, Fr., Ohio State (may go pro)
Stats: 1.9 ppg
Scout’s take: “Highly rated kid coming out of high school who didn’t really play. He’s intriguing, but is a project. He’s long, is athletic and talented. But I’m just not sold he even wants to play in college.”

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