Breaking: Arkansas compete moving up the 2024–25 team rankings.

Breaking: Arkansas compete moving up the 2024–25 team rankings.

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A number of collegiate basketball teams have made significant strides in the transfer portal, quickly moving up the 2024–25 team rankings. As is now customary in the portal era, several first-year coaches used the summer offseason to bolster their team by selecting experienced players over incoming freshmen.

There have been numerous personnel-related roster adjustments as a result of Luis Kortright. abrupt departure from Kentucky to play at Arkansas on the other side of the SEC. Two more bluebloods that should make the NCAA Tournament the next season are Indiana and Kansas, who also have strong rosters based on portal help.

The majority of the top transfers in college basketball have already declared their intentions, but a few elite prospects are still available and are unsure of their next course of action.

As of Monday, June 10, these are the most recent team rankings found on the transfer portal:

10. 30.08 POINTS for the UCLA BRUINS

Six commitments

Mick Cronin is placing the majority of his eggs in the transfer portal basket because he understands that UCLA needs to improve the next season. The most prominent newcomer is former USC small forward Kobe Johnson, who chose to join the rival Bruins across town. Skyy Clark, a former Louisville standout and the first of six transfer additions since the cycle’s beginning, is also headed to UCLA as a new point guard. In addition, the Bruins acquired three large power forwards from Oregon State, Oklahoma State, and South Dakota State: Tyler Bilodeau, Eric Dailey, and William Kyle.

Six commitments

Before starting his first season with the Wolverines, first-year Michigan coach Dusty May is in “trust the process” mindset, and roster management is a top focus. After completing the portal work in April, Michigan added six players, including Vladislav Goldin, a former 7-footer from FAU, who arrived in Ann Arbor in May. In addition, the Wolverines signed three transfers with high-major experience: Tre Donaldson, a point guard from Auburn, and Roddy Gayle Jr., a shooting guard from Ohio State.

Eight commitments

Washington saw one of the largest jumps in the national transfer portal team rankings in May with five new player acquisitions, and they are currently in the top 10 this cycle. The Huskies decided to bolster their frontcourt with Great Osobor, a star from Utah State, and Tyler Harris from Portland, and strengthened their backcourt with Butler’s D.J. Davis, a four-star recruit, and Rice’s Mekhi Mason. Tyree Ihenacho, a 6-4 guard from North Dakota, is the newest player to join Rhode Island’s Luis Kortright.

4 Commitments

With a ton of talented players added to the portal this offseason, notably Rutgers big man Clifford Omoruyi, Nate Oats is making every effort to replicate his program’s Final Four run in 2024–25. As a difference-maker in the Big Ten last season, the 6-foot-11, 240-pound veteran averaged 10.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks per game. He also provides the Crimson Tide with consistency in the paint. He becomes a member of the Alabama transfer class that already includes three exceptional guards.

Eight commitments

Under new coach Darian DeVries, the Mountaineers have significantly reinforced their roster with eight transfers this cycle, including three four-star players. Both Javon Small of Oklahoma State and Tucker DeVries of Drake—the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year and the son of West Virginia’s coach—are listed in the national top 10 and could play major roles right away. Ultimately, this is one of the best transfer classes in the Big 12, second only to Kansas.

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