CBS Sports posted an interesting article recently, ranking the top 20 transfers available in this cycle. Of course, as fans are well aware, transfers have continued to become more important in college basketball. Big schools used to shy away from the practice, but that is now longer the case. Now, hitting the transfer market is almost an essential part of building a competitive college basketball team.
And like much of the last decade, the Big Ten has been active on the transfer market this year. Virtually every team has at least targeted a few transfers, including teams at the top and the bottom of the conference standings.
So, did any Big Ten additions make the list?
Yes, and here they are.
Please note graduate transfers were not included in CBS Sports’ rankings.
Big Ten In CBS Sports’ Top 20 Transfer Additions:
-No. 7 - Kobe King (Nebraska)
Big Ten fans will be quite familiar with this one, as Kobe King arrives at Nebraska after playing a few years in Madison with the Badgers. He left Wisconsin in a highly publicized transfer this season that left many wondering about both sides.
During his time in Wisconsin, King averaged 21.9 minutes per game. He peaked at 10 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game in his final season with the Badgers. King is currently expected to have to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules, though he is expected to apply for a waive for immediate eligibility.
-No. 8 - Liam Robbins (Minnesota)
While this addition slipped under the radar for many Big Ten fans, it remains a noteworthy one. Liam Robbins joins the Gophers after playing two seasons at Drake. He averaged 14.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game there last season after seeing limited time as a freshman.
Unfortunately, Robbins is also expected to have to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules. But with players like Daniel Oturu departing this offseason, there will likely be a void he can help fill once he’s eligible.
-No. 14 - Chaundee Brown (Michigan)
It’s hard to underrate the addition of Brown for the Wolverines. After suffering some massive offseason attrition, many wondered how Michigan’s roster would look in the coming years. But then, Juwan Howard was able to go out and get one of the top transfer additions on the market in Brown.
And while Brown has to sit out a year, he is another player expected to apply for a waiver for immediate eligibility and should be able to contribute whenever he does get approval. Brown averaged 12.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in his final season at Wake Forest and could fill a huge need for Michigan on the wing.
So, do you agree with CBS’ picks? Let us know in the comments.