Shannon and Sherman are among the latest movers to find new homes

By Andy Katz
College Basketball Analyst for FOX Sports

Deadline May 1 for Men’s Basketball College It’s time for players to move in and receive instant eligibility.

This means that the majority of players who will be changing schools this season have not only entered the gate, but made their own decisions about where they will call home next season.

Several big-name transfers announced their new destinations last week, including the likes of Terence Shannon Jr., who is headed to play Brad Underwood and Fating Eleni, and Baylor Sherman, who is moving from the top league to the Big. East to fit Greg McDermott and Crichton Blue Jays.

Here’s a look at recent college basketball transfers, broken down into levels.

Terrence Shannon Jr, Manny Bates, and other transfers commit to CBB’s New Schools on FOX

Terrence Shannon Jr, Manny Bates, and other transfers commit to CBB's New Schools on FOX

Andy Katz presents his latest class of players who have committed and announced their transfer to other schools. Terrence Shannon Jr. And Manny Bates themselves are in the first tier, but who else made Katz’s list?

Level 1: Elite talent

Terence Shannon Jr. (Texas Tech to Illinois): Eleni was in dire need of a top guard who could fill the stiffness void for Brad Underwood’s team. Shannon should thrive in Champaign.

Baylor Sherman (South Dakota to Creighton): Sherman is this year’s Summit Player of the Year after leading the Jackrabbits to the NCAA Championship. He arrived in Omaha with a chance to be the Big East Player of the Year if he can maintain his scoring clip for being the teenage top scorer/20 pts.

Ifton Red (LSU to Gonzaga): I love this pickup for ZAGZZ. They needed a hard guard, and found one at Reed, which was a big truck for the Tigers a year ago. Drew Timme’s status is still unknown, so Zags had to get a great level. Reed could replace Chet Holmgren’s defensive presence. Reed’s offense will come in time.

Money Pets (North Carolina to butler): Thad Matta staged a coup in landing Bates. He played in one game last season due to a shoulder injury. He blocked 147 shots in two seasons with Wolfpack. If he returns to his form, Matta will have a top shot goalkeeper and scorer at the post in his first season in the Big East.

Level 2: Team Makers

Jammer Young (Charlotte to Maryland): Kevin Willard needs players, he’s got a lot of talent in Young, and he’s a bucket player. He should take his game to another level in the Big Ten.

Prince Dawes (Clemson to Seton Hall): Shaheen Holloway scored a solid goalscorer in his mid-teens. The Pirates will be going through a bit of a transition and the ACC scorer’s slide into the Big East squad should do well.

Sully Boom (UTEP to Xavier): This flew under the radar. Boom scores 19 points per scorer, and there’s no reason why he can’t thrive under Sean Miller. He has the toughness and ball skills needed to be a legitimate talent in the Big East.

Devon Harmon (Oregon to Texas Tech): Harmon wasn’t able to make the impact he needed when he moved from Oklahoma to Oregon. But he has the potential to be a legitimate mid-teens scorer. He’ll need to do it for Mark Adams.

Level 3: On the rise

Isaac Laikeli (Oklahoma to Ohio State): The Buckeyes are a bit destroyed inside, so any help is a must. Likely is a bit of an odd scorer, but he can smash the boards. He would need to do this in the Big Ten.

Julius Marple II (Michigan State to Texas A&M): Marbles began to appear late in the season for the Spartans. If he can continue the momentum, Buzz Williams will gain size, strength, and a solid player on the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Landers Noli II (Memphis to Cincinnati): Noli’s scoring dropped last season. But he was on the list crowded with tigers. He’ll get plenty of chances with Wes Miller and Bearkats.

Akok Akok (Okon to George Town): Akok has struggled with injuries in his career with the Huskies. He needed a fresh start. Getting one with Patrick Ewing as his top coach should do wonders in his game. Hoyas need a large who can produce and can float all over the field.

Caleb Loner (BYU to Baylor): Lohner is a player. He will not amaze you with his presence. But it tends to be about basketball and work. That should be a perfect fit for Scott Drew and the Bears.

Andy Katz is a writer, analyst, and longtime college basketball host. It can be seen on FOX Sports and Big Ten Network platforms, as well as March Madness and NCAA.com, and hosts the podcast “March Madness 365”. Katz has worked for ESPN for nearly two decades, and prior to that, he worked for newspapers for nine years.


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