Okay MyBookie college basketball betting nation, with the start of the 2020-21 college hoops season approximately one month away, it’s time to take a look at the top 10 junior college transfer players that could leave their collective imprints on the upcoming campaign. Let’s get started so you can plan ahead your bets against their College Basketball odds.
Top 10 JUCO Transfers to Watch During the NCAAB 2020-21 Season
Tyon Grant-Foster 6’7″ Indian Hills CC (Kansas)
The 6-7, 185-pound guard from Indian Hills Community College, spurned offers from other D-I programs like Arkansas, Georgia, and Iowa State to sign with perennially-powerful Kansas. Grant-Foster is a versatile player that can put the ball on the floor or shoot it from distance. He’s set to move into the starting lineup with the Jayhawks losing a trio of starters from last season’s team, including star big man Udoka Azubuike. Scouts say that Grant-Foster is a sure-fire future NBA performer despite his small school start.
Kedrian Johnson 6’6″ John A. Logan College (West Virginia)
Last season. the 6-4 Johnson averaged a stellar 25.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. Johnson has uncanny passing ability and can shoot from anywhere on the floor while also possessing excellent defensive skills. Expectations are that Johnson will be a key contributor right away for West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins.
Sardaar Calhoun 6’4″ Missouri West Plains (Florida State)
The 6’4″ Calhoun decided to bypass a scholarship at a bigger program in order to play at a junior college so he could raise his profile and it worked perfectly. Calhoun was arguably the best shooter in all of JUCO ball last season as he drained nearly 40 percent from beyond the arc. With the Seminoles losing both, Devin Vassell and Trent Forrest, Calhoun will likely plenty of playing time at Florida State for widely-respected head coach Leonard Hamilton.
Keon Ellis 6’4″ FL Southwestern (Alabama)
The 6’4″ guard had a phenomenal season for Florida Southwestern State by averaging 18.1 points, 4.3 board and 2.2 assists per game a year ago. Ellis is a fantastic shooter than drained just ver 40 percent of his three-point attempts last season. Expect Ellis to be a regular rotation player for Crimson Tide head coach Avery Johnson.
Vince Cole 6’5″ USC Salkehatchie (St. John’s)
Cole earned first team All-America and NJCAA Region X Player of the Year honors as a sophomore by putting up 21.4 points per game while shooting an insane 44. 6 percent from three-point distance and 90.1 percent from the free throw line. Cole was also the only junior college player in the nation to be in the 50-40-90 club.
Russell Harrison 6’7″ Clarendon College (Louisiana Monroe)
Harrison earned first-team NJCAA Division I All-America honors as a sophomore by averaging 18.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game last season while scoring in in double figures in 27 of 30 starts. Harrison also shot 47 percent from the field and 42 percent from three-point distance.
Teddy Allen 6’5″ Western Nebraska (Nebraska)
Allen was named the 2017 Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year after averaging 31.6 points and 13.0 rebounds per game as a senior to become the first player in the state to average more than 30 points per game since 1996. Allen signed with West Virginia and put up 7.0 points and 2.7 rebounds while playing in 35 of 37 games as a true freshman for the Mountaineers. Still, he then transferred to Wichita State, but never played a game before being dismissed from the program for a misdemeanor arrest. After ending up at Western Nebraska, Allen got back on the national map by leading the nation in scoring last season (31.4 ppg). Now, he’ll get a chance to contribute at Nebraska for head coach Fred Hoiberg.
Valdir Manuel 6’10” Harcum College (Penn State)
Manuel was set to join Penn State for the upcoming 2020-21 season after originally committing to Seton Hall following his senior year in high school. However, he never signed his Letter of Intent and eventually decided to enroll at Harcum in Bryn Mawr, PA, just outside of Philadelphia. Manuel appeared in 18 games for Harcum College last season, averaging 20.6 points on just under 61% shooting, 11.1 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game. He finished his JUCO career as the Bears’ third all-time leading rebounder. A new report says Manuel will now, not join the Nittany Lions, so stay tuned to see where he lands.
Kevin Osawe 6’6″ Vincennes Univesity (Western Kentucky)
Osawe, a native of Canada, was named a NJCAA Division I Third-Team All-American following his sophomore season a year ago. The swingman put up 17.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists as Vincennes went 28-5 and finished ninth in the national JUCO rankings. Osawe will suit up for Rick Stansbury at Western Kentucky and should see significant action right away as he has two years of eligibility remaining.
D’Moi Hodge 6’4″ State College of Florida (Cleveland State)
A native of the Virgin Islands, Hodge poured in a fantastic 25.2 points per game last season for SCF in his second year at the school. Now, the sweet-shooting junior will take his game to Cleveland State to suit up for head coach Dennis Gates.
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