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There are some surprising ACC names in the college basketball transfer portal

Chris Graham

acc basketball I’ve been so focused on what Virginia is or isn’t doing on the transfer portal that I hadn’t looked out at the rest of the ACC.

Mark Mitchell from Duke just entered the portal, for instance.

Whoa, right?

Let’s take a quick tour.

Boston College: The Eagles are about to be gutted. BC was already losing grad senior center Quinten Post (17.0 ppg, 8.1 rebs/g, 2.9 assists/g, 51.4% FG, 43.1% 3FG). The guys in the portal include junior guards Claudell Harris (13.7 ppg, 40.3% FG, 37.0% 3FG) and Jaeden Zackery (11.3 ppg, 4.2 assists/g, 48.4% FG, 40.5% 3FG) and senior guard Mason Madsen (8.1 ppg, 40.1% FG, 37.7% 3FG).

Duke: Mitchell, a sophomore, was a five-star recruit in the Class of 2022. His numbers for this past season: 11.6 ppg, 6.0 rebs/g, 54.0% FG, 27.5% 3FG.

Florida State: FSU is about to lose three key guys – junior guard Primo Spears (10.6 ppg, 39.2% FG, 26.7% 3FG), sophomore center Cam Corhen (9.4 ppg, 3.9 rebs/g, 62.9% FG) and sophomore forward Baba Miller (7.6 ppg, 4.9 rebs/g, 44.9% FG, 29.3% 3FG).

Louisville: Losing pretty much everybody because of the coaching change. Junior center Brandon Huntley-Hatfield (12.9 ppg, 8.4 rebs/g, 56.7% FG, 42.9% 3FG) is headed to NC State. Sophomore forward Tre White (12.3 ppg, 5.9 rebs/g, 45.6% FG, 29.9% 3FG) is on his way to Illinois. Sophomore guard Skyy Clark (13.2 ppg, 3.0 assists/g, 41.2% FG, 35.3% 3FG) is going to UCLA. Still on the market: sophomore small forward Mike James (12.6 ppg, 5.0 rebs/g, 39.6% FG, 34.0% 3FG). Pat Kelsey, hired to replace Kenny Payne, has to start from scratch.

Virginia Tech: Junior point guard Sean Pedulla (16.4 ppg, 4.6 assists/g, 42.4% FG, 32.5% 3FG) would be a big loss. Senior center Lynn Kidd (13.2 ppg, 6.5 rebs/g, 66.8% FG) is going to Miami. Sophomore small forward Tyler Nickel (8.8 ppg, 43.8% FG, 39.9% 3FG) is headed to Vanderbilt.

Wake Forest: Sophomore point guard Kevin Miller (15.6 ppg, 3.5 assists/g, 46.4% FG, 36.9% 3FG) is a big loss for Steve Forbes.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].