Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Impact Transfers


Transfers are often overlooked when analyzing a team's prospects for the upcoming season. Everyone notices the new freshman recruits, but some people forget about the transfers that had to sit out a season. However, transfers often have more of an immediate impact than freshmen as a result of the experience that they have. This season, there is an abundance of talented transfers ready to make people remember them.

Mohamed Abukar, C, San Diego State (from Florida)- Gives Aztecs inside force next to Marcus Slaughter.
De'Angelo Alexander, SG, Charlotte (from Oklahoma)- Will be a scorer from the wing for the 49ers.
Ryan Appleby, G, Washington (from Florida)- Provides shooting and could play the point for the Huskies.
Marcus Arnold, F, Illinois (from Illinois State)- Could start down low next to James Augustine.
Derrick Byars, G/F, Vanderbilt (from Virginia)- Once eligible, he will start on the wing for the Commodores.
Nate Carter, SF, Oklahoma (from UC-Riverside)- Has a chance to have a big impact on the wing.
Marco Killingsworth, PF, Indiana (from Auburn)- Could be the Big Ten Newcomer of the Year.
Regis Koundija, F, George Washington (from LSU)- Will give Colonials good frontcourt depth.
Ron Lewis, G, Ohio State (from Bowling Green)- Scoring guard could step into the starting lineup.
Lewis Monroe, G, Indiana (from Auburn)- Might start at the point for the Hoosiers.
David Padgett, C, Louisville (from Kansas)- When healthy, he has All-America talent.
Rodrick Stewart, G, Kansas (from USC)- The athletic wing will give good scoring and defense off the bench.
Marcus White, PF, Purdue (from Connecticut)- Once eligible, he will provide rebounding and defense inside.
Omar Wilkes, G, California (from Kansas)- He will add perimeter scoring to the Golden Bears.

Junior College Transfers

Jamaal Brown, PG, Oklahoma State- Will see immediate playing time in the backcourt.
Sylvester Mayes, PG, Ohio State- Should get extensive minutes for the Buckeyes at guard.
Chris Walker, PG, Oklahoma- Natural point guard could end up starting by the time the season ends.
Tarrance Crump, PG, Purdue- Could start from day one.
Parrish Brown, G, Maryland- Could end up replacing John Gilchrist at the point.
Jerel Allen, G, Florida State- Big-time scoring guard will give the backcourt a serious lift.
Rekalin Sims, PF, Kentucky- Might start right away for Tubby Smith.
Mario Boggan, PF, Oklahoma State- Another stud newcomer for the Cowboys could start.
Ivan Johnson, PF, Oregon- Last-minute addition will provide balance for the Ducks.
B.J. Walker, PF, Nebraska- Will give Cornhuskers athleticism, scoring, and rebounding.

1 comment:

  1. I realize that most everything written on the subject of NCAA hoops will be power-conference heavy, so I thought I'd help out with some mid-major insight.

    No JUCO transfer will have as a great a relative impact this year than former Baylor recruit Mohammed Kone will for Valpo. He can replace any of the others on your list whose analysis contains the phrase "might start". Simply put, players of his caliber do NOT play for the Mid-Con. Not only has Valpo gained the service of an NBA prospect big man but they have shored up their one weakness.