The college basketball transfer portal is starting to die down as we head into the summer. As of now, most prospects have found their home with the transfer portal closing on May 11 with the exception of graduate transfers.
As teams continue to round out and complete their rosters for the 2023-2024 season, it’s time to take a look at the top 10 point guards who entered the transfer portal this spring.
LJ Cryer is considered one of the top shooters at the point guard position. Cryer notably made a big jump in production from his sophomore year after playing in a reserve role for Baylor’s national championship in 2020-2021. While Cryer’s departure is a huge loss for Baylor it’s a great addition to Kelvin Sampson and Houston. In a previous interview with 247Sports national analyst Brandon Jenkins, Cryer cited wanting to play point guard as one of his reasons for leaving. Playing under Kelvin Sampson gives him a great platform to do that. Cryer averaged 15.0 points per game this year while shooting 41.5% from three.
The commitment of Ryan Nembhard was big for Gonzaga as it was able to land one of the top point guards in the Big East last season. While Nembhard is more known for being a floor general, he’s shown on multiple occasions that he is a scoring threat. This includes a 30 point explosion against Baylor in the Sweet 16.
Caleb Love has been one of the top high volume scoring guards in college basketball over the past two seasons. Love is now one of the best point guards available in the portal after announcing his decommitment from Michigan. This past season, Love averaged 16.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists for North Carolina. 247Sports National Analyst Travis Branham identified Arizona, Baylor, Illinois, Kansas State, Louisville, Texas and UConn as potential landing spots for the No. 16 overall transfer.
Adrian Baldwin will be the centerpiece for Mike Rhoades and Penn State this upcoming season. The Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year was a key piece in VCU’s 27-8 season. Baldwin averaged 12.7 points per game, 5.8 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 2.2 steals for the Rams last year.
Tramon Mark committing to Arkansas was one of my favorite fits of the transfer cycle. Mark was a key part to Houston’s success over the past few years and his defensive grit will blend perfectly with the way Eric Mussleman likes to play. Defense will be the key, but Mark can also score. He put up 15+ points on six different occasions last season.
RayJ Dennis is one of the most coveted prospects available in this transfer cycle. The 6-foot-2 junior made a huge jump this past season, averaging 19.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.8 assists a game while shooting 48.4% the field. A decision is expected soon for Dennis who’s taken visits to Illinois, Michigan, Baylor and Utah. Dennis is also testing the waters of the NBA Draft.
Committing to Big 12 rival Kansas, Arterio Morris looks to have a more featured role under Bill Self. The former five-star and top 20 recruit played in a loaded backcourt last season at Texas. While only playing 11.8 minutes per game, Morris made use of the time. He now has the chance to be one of the top guards in the Big 12.
Amaree Abram became one of the top freshmen to enter the portal following his first season at Ole Miss. Abraham averaged 8.0 points, 2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game at Ole Miss, showing that he was ready for the SEC. Out of high school Abraham was a late riser. As a result, it’s likely that he will continue to climb and make jumps. Expect Abraham to be one of the more dependable options for Damon Stoudamire.
In one season at Alabama, Jaden Bradley averaged 6.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. While the numbers may not jump out, he was buried in a loaded roster filled with upperclassmen. With Kerr Kriisa out, Bradley has a chance to have a solid season for Arizona in an offense that should complement his style of play.
Clemson picked up one of the most experienced guards in the portal in former Syracuse guard Joseph Girard. Girard played four seasons at Syracuse averaging 16.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. While his shot selection and volume can be questionable at times, he can score the ball. He also has four years of playing in the ACC which will serve the Tigers well.