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Sport College Basketball’s Top 20 Transfers for 2019-20

18:11  01 november  2019
18:11  01 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Here’s a list of the 20 transfers who will make a significant impact this season:

1) Kerry Blackshear Jr., 6-10, 250, PF, Grad, Florida

2018-19 Stats: 14.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg (Virginia Tech)

Scout’s take: “Skilled post player that you can run offense through. He can score with his back to the basket, at the elbow or extend to beyond the 3-point line. Extremely high basketball IQ, can rebound in his area, has a mean streak and toughness about him.”

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2) Quentin Grimes, 6-5, 210, G, So. (Waiver), Houston

2018-19 Stats: 8.4 ppg (Kansas)

Scout’s take: “Doesn’t do anything exceptional, but does everything well. Should be Kelvin Sampson’s best player and will thrive with a change of scenery.”

3) Chris Clarke, 6-6, 205, SF, Grad, Texas Tech

2017-18 Stats: 8.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg (2017-18 at Virginia Tech)

Scout’s take: “Quick-twitch athlete, big-time motor with a high basketball IQ. Can play and also guard multiple positions.”

4) Nate Sestina, 6-9, 245, PF, Grad, Kentucky

2018-19 Stats: 15.8 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 38% 3-pointers (Bucknell)

Scout’s take: “Very good catch-and-shoot guy. Makes 3s and stretches the floor. Shoots a turnaround jumper in the post. Physical and strong, good position rebounder and uses strength. Goes after misses. Solid low-post defender, average foot-speed guarding on the perimeter.”

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Sit-out transfers too, can be extremely valuable and even alter a season outlook (just look at Dedric Lawson last season, or the Hauser brothers saga this As usual, there was a plethora of players who sat out the 2018–19 season and are now in line to see the floor in 2019 – 20 . Not every sit-out transfer

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5) Shakur Juiston, 6-7, 220, PF, Grad, Oregon

2018-19 Stats: 10.8 ppg, 8.8 rpg (UNLV)

Scout’s take: “He’s a banger, a phenomenal rebounder. Quick twitch. He can finish around the rim and step out to mid-range.”

6) Omer Yurtseven, 7-0, 275, C, Sr., Georgetown

2017-18 Stats: 13.5 ppg, 6.7 rpg (NC State)

Scout’s take: “The guy is a skilled big man, and we all know Patrick Ewing will do his best to get him the ball. He can score in the post, and also steps out.”

7) Admon Gilder, 6-4, 200, G, Grad, Gonzaga

2017-18 Stats: 12.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 40% 3-pointers (Texas A&M)

Scout’s take: “Big-time kid, relentless work ethic. He was one of the best defensive players in the SEC over the last three seasons and has already scored over 1,000 points in his career.”

8) Rasir Bolton, 6-2, 180, G, So. (Waiver), Iowa State

2018-19 Stats: 11.6 ppg (Penn State)

Scout’s take: “Guard who can score in a variety of ways. Shoots it well from deep, but can also get to the basket.”

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9) Justin Pierce, 6-7, 215, F, Grad, North Carolina

2018-19 Stats: 14.9 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 4.1 apg (William & Mary)

Scout’s take: “Long, skilled and athletic hybrid forward who is a stat stuffer. Excellent cutter, passes it well, needs to get stronger.”

10) Malachi Flynn, 6-2, 180, PG, Jr., San Diego State

2017-18 Stats: 15.8 ppg, 4.3 apg (Washington State)

Scout’s take: “Quick little guard who could wind up being San Diego State’s best player. He can get into the lane, shoots it and also can run the team.”

11) Lamont West, 6-8, 225, PF, Grad, Missouri State

2018-19 Stats: 11.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg (West Virginia)

Scout’s take: “Good size. Best at the 4. Can really make 3s.”

12) Anthony Mathis, 6-3, 180, SG, Grad, Oregon

2018-19 Stats: 14.4 ppg, 42% 3-pointers (New Mexico)

Scout’s take: “Elite, elite shooter. A little soft, but can really stroke it from deep.”

13) Christian Keeling, 6-4, 175, G, Grad, North Carolina

2018-19 Stats: 18.7 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 38% 3-pointers (Charleston Southern)

Scout’s take: “Elite scorer from 3 and mid-range. Very, very good shooter off the catch-and-bounce. Creative to get his spots. Long and good athlete for his size. Good finisher at the rim, but trusts his jump shot more. Defends.”

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14) Jake Toolson, 6-5, 205, SG, Grad, BYU

2018-19 Stats: 15.7 ppg, 45% 3-pointers (Utah Valley)

Scout’s take: “He shoots the crap out of the ball. Can really space the floor.”

15) Jason Carter, 6-8, 230, PF, Grad (with two years), Xavier

2018-19 Stats: 16.5 ppg, 6.7 rpg (Ohio)

Scout’s take: “Could be a starter for sure at Xavier and a double-figure scoring guy.”

16) Donnie Tillman, 6-7, 225, F, Jr. (Waiver), UNLV

2018-19 Stats: 10.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg (Utah)

Scout’s take: “He’ll help UNLV a ton this year. Gives them toughness and a guy who can score and rebound.”

17) Quade Green*, 6-0, 170, PG, So., Washington *Seeking a waiver to play the start of the season

2018-19 Stats: 8.0, 2.3 apg (Kentucky)

Scout’s take: “He had a rough go at Kentucky, but is tough and can make shots. Might be the key for Mike Hopkins.”

18) Bubba Parham, 5-11, 160, G, Jr. (Waiver), Georgia Tech

2018-19 Stats: 21.4 ppg, 40% 3-pointers (VMI)

Scout’s take: “He’s a badass. Cat-quick combo guard who can score 40. Elite in ball screens, deep range and can really pass.”

19) MaCio Teague, 6-3, 190, G, Jr., Baylor

2017-18 Stats: 16.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.5 apg (UNC Asheville)

Scout’s take: “He’s a guy who can really shoot it and should be a major piece for Scott Drew’s team this season. Versatile wing, but his biggest asset is his perimeter shot.”

20) Koby McEwen, 6-4, 200, G, Jr., Marquette

2017-18 Stats: 15.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.2 apg (Utah State)

Scout’s take: “Well-rounded guard who gives Wojo size, and also a guy who can do a little bit of everything. Should be a nice complement to Markus Howard.”

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