Top 15 graduate transfers from non-power programs in 2017

Canadian guard Kassius Robertson announced that he would graduate and transfer from Canisius, but left open the possibility of a return to the Golden Griffins for the 2017-18 campaign.

CALGARY, Alta. — The transfers keep on coming.

This off-season, there have been some big names from power conference programs to hit the open market. The Lawson brothers transferred from the Memphis Tigers, while the Washington Huskies have lost their fair share of players in their own right after the firing of Lorenzo Romar.

However, there are some impact transfers on the market from programs who don’t garner nearly the attention levels of power conference players.

There are a plethora of talented graduate transfers this season from non-power programs, all of whom will have a strong impact with their future programs in 2017-18. With each passing day, it seems as though another marquee players hits the open market, ready to leave their mark next season in their final collegiate year.

We went through the list of graduate transfers, and compiled a list of the top 15 on the market at the moment. As more announce their intentions, whether it is that more enter the market or some commit to their new schools, we will update the list accordingly.

1. Mark Alstork (Redshirt Junior)

Former School: Wright State Raiders
2016-17 Stats: 19.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.5 apg; 40.0% FG, 38.7% 3PT

*Declared for the 2017 NBA Draft without an agent prior to transferring; eligible to return to school in 2017-18.


2. Kerem Kanter (Redshirt Junior)

Former School: Green Bay Phoenix
2016-17 Stats: 11.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 0.6 apg; 50.7% FG

*Declared for the 2017 NBA Draft without an agent prior to transferring; eligible to return to school in 2017-18.


3. Egor Koulechov (Redshirt Junior)

Former School: Rice Owls
2016-17 Stats: 18.2 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 2.1 apg; 47.3% FG, 47.4% 3PT


4. Khris Lane (Redshirt Junior)

Former School: Longwood Lancers
2016-17 Stats: 17.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.1 bpg; 53.7% FG, 33.7% 3PT


5. Kassius Robertson (Redshirt Junior)

Former School: Canisius Golden Griffins
2016-17 Stats: 16.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.4 apg; 44.7% FG, 41.0% 3PT


6. Jeremy Combs (Redshirt Junior)

Former School: North Texas Mean Green
2016-17 Stats: 10.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.0 spg; 56.3% FG (14 GP)


7. James Daniel III (Senior)

Former School: Howard Bison
2016-17 Stats: 17.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.5 spg (2 GP)


8. Trey Dickerson (Redshirt Junior)

Former School: South Dakota Coyotes
2016-17 Stats: 10.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.8 apg; 40.4% FG, 33.3% 3PT


9. Ray Bowles (Redshirt Junior)

Former School: Pacific Tigers
2016-17 Stats: 13.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.7 apg; 35.5% FG, 31.5% 3PT


10. Sam Hunt (Redshirt Junior)

Former School: North Carolina A&T Aggies
2016-17 Stats: 12,7 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.8 apg; 38.3% FG, 93.7% FT


11. Henry Caruso (Senior)

Former School: Princeton Tigers
2016-17 Stats: 9.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.1 spg; 50.8% FG (8 GP)


12. Ed Stephens (Redshirt Junior)

Former School: South Carolina State Bulldogs
2016-17 Stats: 9.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1.7 apg; 37.6% FG, 36.0% 3PT


13. Stephan Jiggetts (Redshirt Junior)

Former School: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights
2016-17 Stats: 13.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 4.2 apg; 39.2% FG


14. Kendall Smith (Redshirt Junior)

Former School: Cal State Northridge Matadors
2016-17 Stats: 16.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.3 spg; 44.8% FG


15. Christian Sengfelder (Redshirt Junior)

Former School: Fordham Rams
2016-17 Stats: 12.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 0.8 apg; 42.4% FG


The list will be updated as more players make their decisions to transfer this off-season, and as the players in the rankings commit to their respective new programs.

– T. Bennett