2024 NC Basketball Transfer Portal Snapshot (Outgoing):

In-State Programs Lose Starters, Proven Stars,
Often To ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten Or SEC


By David Glenn
North Carolina Sports Network
(Last updated July 16, 2024)

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More than 2,000 Division One men’s basketball players entered the transfer portal earlier this year, the highest total in NCAA history, and many North Carolina-based programs lost top performers to teams in the ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten and/or SEC.

The rising 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 schools, East Carolina (with nine scholarship players departing), Appalachian State (eight), Campbell (seven), Charlotte (seven), High Point (seven) and Western Carolina (seven) saw the highest attrition rates, with more than half their scholarship players departing for other programs.

2024 NC Basketball Transfers
(Outgoing; Scholarship Players Only)

9—East Carolina
8—Appalachian State
7—Campbell, Charlotte, High Point, Western Carolina
6—Davidson, Queens
5—Gardner-Webb
4—NC Central, UNC Asheville, UNC Wilmington
3—Elon, North Carolina A&T
2—UNC Greensboro


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 ended May 1, he may not be immediately eligible at his new school.

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) — JACKSONVILLE STATE
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 (9)

F Ezra Ausar, Jr. (2-year starter; 26 mpg, 11 ppg, 5 rpg, 51% FG, 65% FT, 38% threes) — UTAH
G Benjamin Bayela, Gr. (career: 14 mpg, 3 ppg, 2 rpg, 26% FG, 64% FT, 28% threes)
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) — CAL POLY HUMBOLDT (D2)
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) — SAINT FRANCIS-PA
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) — DETROIT MERCY
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) — CAL POLY HUMBOLDT (D2)
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) — GEORGIA COLLEGE (D2)
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) — CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (D2)
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) — MERCYHURST
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) — DODGE CITY CC
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.