2024-25 NC Basketball Transfer Portal Snapshot (Outgoing):

In-State Programs Lose Starters, Proven Stars,
Often To ACC, SEC, Other Power Six Members


By David Glenn
North Carolina Sports Network
(Last updated May 28, 2024)

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The newly redesigned NCAA transfer portal for men’s basketball opened March 18, with more than 300 players entering their names, including a significant number of starting-caliber players and even all-conference performers from across the state of North Carolina.

By the end of the first 10 days of this year’s transfer window, there were more than 1,000 names in the portal. By April 7, all 19 in-state programs had one or more player(s) enter his name in the portal, and more than 1,400 players had entered nationally.

A player’s official entry into the transfer portal enables other schools to contact him without fear of violating NCAA tampering rules. A player who enters the portal can withdraw his name at any time and stay at his current school, although that happens with only a very small percentage of entries.

This year’s portal window for men’s basketball was open for 45 days (March 18-May 1), down from last year’s 60 days. The NCAA’s Division I Council adopted that rule change in a vote last October.

Under the NCAA’s modern transfer rules, a player doesn’t need to select his new school by May 1, but if he didn’t enter the portal during the 45-day window that closed May 1, he may not be immediately eligible at his new school.


More than 1,800 Division One men’s basketball players (including walk-ons) entered the portal last year, and the number surged past 2,000 this year.

The popularity of the portal reflects multiple factors, including: 1-thanks to ongoing lawsuits, the NCAA recently backed off its rule requiring multi-time transfers to sit out a year of competition at their new school; and 2-the growth and availability of Name-Image-Likeness money at many prominent programs offers star players at other schools another incentive to explore their options.

Among in-state programs, East Carolina (with 10 scholarship players departing) and Appalachian State (eight) saw the highest attrition rates, and many teams lost their top players to graduation or the transfer portal.

App State (four starters, including all-conference forward Tre’Von Spillers), Campbell (all-conference guard Anthony Dell’Orso), Charlotte (all-conference forward Igor Milicic Jr.), Davidson (two-year starter and team captain Grant Huffman), East Carolina (starting forward Brandon Johnson), Elon (starting guard Max Mackinnon), Gardner-Webb (starting guard Julien Soumaoro), High Point (all-conference guard Duke Miles), Queens (all-conference guards Deyton Albury and AJ McKee), UNC Asheville (starting forward Nick McMullen), UNC Greensboro (all-conference forward Mikeal Brown-Jones), UNC Wilmington (all-conference forward Trazarien White) and Western Carolina (starting guard DJ Campbell) are among the North Carolina-based programs that lost very important players to the portal in March and April.

Ultimately, Spillers committed to Wake Forest, Dell’Orso to Arizona, Milicic to Tennessee, Huffman to Vanderbilt, Johnson to Miami, Mackinnon to Portland, Soumaoro to East Carolina, Miles to Oklahoma, Albury to Utah State, McKee to Milwaukee, McMullen to Georgia State, Brown-Jones to Mississippi, White to Texas Christian, and Campbell to California.


STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

Appalachian State (8)

F Justin Abson, Jr. (2-year starter; 24 mpg, 8 ppg, 7 rpg, 3 bpg, 62% FG, 47% FT) — GEORGIA
G Xavion Brown, Gr. (starter; 18 mpg, 3 ppg, 2 apg, 50% FG, 37% FT, 0% threes) — DALLAS BAPTIST (D2)
G Terence Harcum, Sr. (2-year starter; 28 mpg, 12 ppg, 3 rpg, 38% FG, 80% FT, 36% threes) — MURRAY STATE
F Josh Hayes, So. (7 mpg, 4 ppg, 3 rpg, 71% FG, 75% FT)
F Christopher Mantis, Sr. (career: 14 mpg, 5 ppg, 2 rpg, 38% FG, 72% FT, 34% threes) — MAINE
G Jordan Marsh, So. (12 mpg, 6 ppg, 2 rpg, 41% FG, 68% FT, 30% threes) — UNC ASHEVILLE
F Tre’Von Spillers, Sr. (starter; 1st-team All-Sun Belt; 29 mpg, 13 ppg, 9 rpg, 1 bpg, 60% FG, 69% FT) — WAKE FOREST
G Etienne Strothers, r-Fr. (DNP in 2023-24) — HAMPTON

Campbell (7)

G Mehmet Bener, r-Fr. (DNP in 2023-24; also Turkish U19 league) — NORTH IDAHO (JC)
G Justin Boggs, r-Fr. (DNP in 2023-24)
G Anthony Dell’Orso, Jr. (2nd-team All-CAA; 2-year starter; 33 mpg, 20 ppg, 7 rpg, 49% FG, 81% FT, 38% threes) — ARIZONA
G Mason Grant, Jr. (13 mpg, 3 ppg, 2 rpg, 49% FG, 70% FT, 29% threes)
G Efe Güçoğlu, So. (7 mpg, 2 ppg, 1 rpg, 33% FG, 67% FT, 20% threes)
F Sam Perez, Jr. (minimal PT 2023-24; High Point in 2022-23)
F Laurynas Vaištaras, Gr. (2-year starter; 26 mpg, 11 ppg, 4 rpg, 3 apg, 54% FG, 71% FT, 42% threes) — MERCER

Charlotte (7)

G Daylen Berry, Jr. (8 mpg, 2 ppg, 1 rpg) — CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
C Dishon Jackson, Gr. (starter; 27 mpg, 11 ppg, 6 rpg, 54% FG, 72% FT) — IOWA STATE
F Igor Milicic Jr., Sr. (3rd-team All-AAC; 32 mpg, 13 ppg, 9 rpg, 2 apg, 49% FG, 82% FT, 38% threes) — TENNESSEE
C Iaroslav Niagu, Jr. (7 mpg, 2 ppg, 2 rpg, 41% FG)
G Lu’Cye Patterson, Gr. (2nd-team All-AAC; 2-year starter; 32 mpg, 15 ppg, 3 apg, 44% FG, 76% FT, 35% threes) — MINNESOTA
G Jackson Threadgill, Gr. (2-year starter; 26 mpg, 6 ppg, 37% FG, 79% FT, 28% threes) — APP STATE
G Sterling Young, Sr. (only 5 G/7 mpg in 2023-24; formerly Pratt CC) — FLORIDA A&M

Davidson (6)

G Angelo Brizzi, Jr. (19 mpg, 6 ppg, 2 apg, 37% FG, 71% FT, 26% threes) — LONGWOOD
G Grant Huffman, Gr. (2-year starter/team captain; 34 mpg, 13 ppg, 5 rpg, 5 apg, 45% FG, 72% FT, 27% threes) — VANDERBILT
G Jarvis Moss, Jr. (6 ppg, 1 rpg, 1 apg, 23% FG, 9% threes) — RADFORD
F Rikus Schulte, So. (6 mpg, 1 ppg, 2 rpg, 46% FG, 33% FT, 40% threes)
F David Skogman, Gr. (starter; 25 mpg, 13 ppg, 5 rpg, 56% FG, 68% FT, 47% threes) — DEPAUL
G Achile Spadone, Jr. (10 mpg, 3 ppg, 1 apg, 31% FG, 70% FT, 35% threes) — BUCKNELL

East Carolina (10)

F Ezra Ausar, Jr. (2-year starter; 26 mpg, 11 ppg, 5 rpg, 51% FG, 65% FT, 38% threes)
G Benjamin Bayela, Gr. (career: 14 mpg, 3 ppg, 2 rpg, 26% FG, 64% FT, 28% threes)
G Logan Bourgeois, So. (minimal PT in 2023-24)
G Quentin Diboundje, Sr. (career: 20 mpg, 7 ppg, 2 rpg, 38% FG, 69% FT, 31% threes) — RHODE ISLAND
F Ta’Korrie Faison, r-Fr. (DNP in 2023-24) — MOUNT OLIVE (D2)
F Brandon Johnson, Gr. (2-year starter; 35 mpg, 14 ppg, 9 rpg, 37% threes) — MIAMI
G Kalib LaCount, Jr. (career: 13 mpg, 3 ppg, 1 apg, 33% FG, 73% FT, 23% threes)
G Bobby Pettiford, Sr. (starter; 27 mpg, 8 ppg, 3 apg, 45% FG, 66% FT, 26% threes) — HIGH POINT
F Valentino Pinedo, Jr. (minimal PT in 2022-23, 2023-24)
G Jaden Walker, Gr. (24 mpg, 5 ppg, 4 rpg, 3 apg, 38% FG, 65% FT, 24% threes)

Elon (3)

G Grant Gondrezick II, r-Fr. (redshirt in 2023-24)
G Max Mackinnon, Jr. (2-year starter; 27 mpg, 12 ppg, 3 apg, 36% threes) — PORTLAND
G LA Pratt, Jr. (22 mpg, 7 ppg, 3 rpg, 2 apg, 45% FG, 55% FT, 36% threes) — NORTHEASTERN

Gardner-Webb (5)

F Ademide Badmus, Sr. (starter; 19 mpg, 6 ppg, 5 rpg, 53% FG, 38% FT) — WITHDRAWN (STAYING WITH BULLDOGS)
C Isaiah Richards, Gr. (15 mpg, 6 ppg, 5 rpg, 63% FG, 70% FT, 36% threes) — WITHDRAWN (STAYING WITH BULLDOGS)
G Caleb Robinson, Sr. (starter; 24 mpg, 13 ppg, 7 rpg, 43% FG, 58% FT, 25% threes) — NICHOLLS STATE
C Cheickna Sissoko, r-Sr. (8 mpg, 2 ppg, 3 rpg, 44% FG, 63% FT)
G Julien Soumaoro, Sr. (2-year starter; 29 mpg, 13 ppg, 3 apg, 40% FG, 71% FT, 36% threes) — EAST CAROLINA

High Point (7)

G Bryson Childress, Gr. (12 mpg, 4 ppg, 36% threes over 4 seasons)
F Pavlo Dziuba, r-Sr. (9 mpg, 1 ppg, 2 rpg, 57% FG, 47% FT)
F Denzel Hines, So. (9 mpg, 2 ppg, 2 rpg, 42% FG, 64% FT, 36% threes) — COASTAL CAROLINA
G Niko Limbert, r-Fr. (DNP in 2023-24)
G Duke Miles, Gr. (1st-team All-Big South; 31 mpg, 18 ppg, 2 rpg, 53% FG, 80% FT, 36% threes) — OKLAHOMA
F Cade Potter, Jr. (12 mpg, 3 ppg, 3 rpg, 38% FG, 57% FT, 16% threes)
G Justin Taylor, Jr. (career: 8 mpg, 2 ppg, 1 rpg, 45% FG, 39% threes)

North Carolina A&T (3)

G Naj Ashley-Emory, Gr. (minimal PT 2024; formerly Garden City CC)
G Landon Glasper, Jr. (3rd-team All-CAA; 36 mpg, 21 ppg, 4 rpg, 36% FG, 76% FT, 30% threes) — WITHDRAWN (STAYING WITH AGGIES)
F Evan Joyner, So. (19 mpg, 4 ppg, 5 rpg, 36% FG, 54% FT, 21% threes) — AUGUSTA (D2)
G Brayden Smith, r-Fr. (redshirt in 2023-24)

NC Central (4)

F Kye Dickson, Jr. (7 mpg, 3 ppg, 3 rpg, 41% FG, 37% FT, 9% threes) — NORTHWEST NAZARENE (D2)
G Guy Fauntleroy, Jr. (career: 17 mpg, 5 ppg, 2 apg, 35% FG, 76% FT, 34% threes)
G Cobey Harraway, Sr. (11 mpg, 1 ppg, 2 rpg, 22% FG, 39% FT, 20% threes)
G Brock Williams, r-Jr. (DNP/injury in 2023-24; formerly High Point)

Queens (6)

G Deyton Albury, Sr. (3rd-team All-ASUN; 28 mpg, 17 ppg, 6 rpg, 4 apg) — UTAH STATE
G Kobe George, So. (8 mpg, 3 ppg, 1 apg, 33% FG, 73% FT, 29% threes)
F Luke Krawczyk, So. (minimal PT 2023-24)
G AJ McKee, Gr. (2nd-team All-ASUN; 4-year starter; 32 mpg, 19 ppg) — MILWAUKEE
G Jacobi Sebock, Jr. (16 mpg, 6 ppg, 4 rpg, 47% FG, 75% FT, 22% threes)
G Logan Threatt, r-So. (10 mpg, 3 ppg, 1 apg, 44% FG, 55% FT, 38% threes) — MSU DENVER (D2)

UNC Asheville (4)

G Davion Cunningham, Jr. (11 mpg, 4 ppg, 2 rpg, 50% FG, 68% FT, 15% threes)
G Dean Gabrelcik, Jr. (career: 7 mpg, 3 ppg, 1 rpg, 34% FG, 33% threes)
G Evan Johnson, Sr. (minimal PT 2023-24; formerly Georgia State)
F Nick McMullen, Gr. (2-year starter; 22 mpg, 10 ppg, 6 rpg, 60% FG, 57% FT) — GEORGIA STATE

UNC Greensboro (2)

F Mikeal Brown-Jones, Gr. (1st-team All-SoCon; 28 mpg, 19 ppg, 8 rpg, 54% FG, 79% FT, 43% threes) — MISSISSIPPI
F Jaylon Gibson, Gr. (DNP in 2023-24; formerly NC State/Winston-Salem State) — CHARLESTON SOUTHERN

UNC Wilmington (4)

F Nick Farrar, Gr. (11 mpg, 5 ppg, 2 rpg, 49% FG, 46% threes)
G Shemar Rathan-Mayes, Gr. (10 mpg, 2 ppg, 1 apg, 41% FG, 69% FT, 44% threes)
F Eric Van Der Heijden, Sr. (career: 11 mpg, 2 ppg, 2 rpg, 34% FG, 50% FT, 31% threes) — CAMPBELL
F Trazarien White, Gr. (2nd-team All-CAA; 3-year starter; 30 mpg, 20 ppg, 7 rpg, 49% FG, 72% FT 39% threes) — TEXAS CHRISTIAN

Western Carolina (7)

G KeShawn Brown Jr., So. (minimal PT in 2023-24)
G DJ Campbell, Jr. (starter; 30 mpg, 12 ppg, 4 rpg, 2 apg, 53% FG, 73% FT, 41% threes) — CALIFORNIA
F Colin Granger, Gr. (11 mpg, 2 ppg, 3 rpg, 50% FG) — COASTAL CAROLINA
G Kamari Jones, r-Fr. (DNP in 2023-24) — WITHDRAWN (STAYING WITH CATAMOUNTS)
F Bernard Pelote, Gr. (20 mpg, 7 ppg, 5 rpg, 45% FG, 35% threes) — WITHDRAWN (STAYING WITH CATAMOUNTS)
G Brandon Scott, Gr. (minimal PT in 2023-24; formerly Rider/jucos)
C Kaleb Siler, r-Fr. (DNP in 2023-24) — USC AIKEN (D2)
F Corneilous Williams, So. (12 mpg, 4 ppg, 3 rpg, 71% FG) — NORTH ALABAMA

NOTE1: Statistics are for 2023-24 season only unless otherwise specified.
NOTE2: Eligibility year is for 2024-25 season. “Gr.” = graduate student.