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All of the transfer portal comings and goings at Mountain West basketball schools

Keith McGee
New Mexico's Keith McGee has entered the NCAA transfer portal. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

It's transfer portal season in college basketball, so we'll track the comings and goings of Mountain West players into and out of the portal this offseason on this page. Here's a roundup of the schools, with help from VerbalCommits.com's transfer tracker. In total, there are 73 players below who either are in the portal, have transferred to a new team or have transferred into the MW.

Air Force

In the portal: Mason Taylor

Transferred out: Glen McClintock (Northeastern)

Overview: McClintock averaged 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds in 29.8 minutes per game while Taylor averaged 1.5 points in 7.2 minutes per game. Both were underclassmen guards.

Boise State

Transferred out: RayJ Dennis (Toledo), Donovan Ivory (Wisconsin-Green Bay)

Overview: One of the best MW players to plunge into the portal this offseason, Dennis averaged 8.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game as a sophomore while shooting 44.2 percent from the field, including 29.1 percent from three. He eventually signed with Toledo. Ivory was a walk-on last season.

Colorado State

Transferred out: P.J. Byrd (Southern)

Transferred in: Baylor Hebb (Loyola Chicago)

Overview: Colorado State has been the MW's quietest team in the portal, but lured Hebb, a 6-foot-2 guard who averaged 3.7 points during his freshman season at Loyola Chicago. He was a three-star recruit (No. 448 in the nation in the 2020 recruiting class). Byrd appeared in 28 games last season, averaging 2.9 points, 1.4 assists and 1.0 rebounds per game as a reserve guard.

Fresno State

In the portal: Devin Gage, Alec Hickman, Christian Gray

Transferred out: Assane Diouf (Austin Peay)

Transferred in: Jemarl Baker, Jr. (Arizona), Donavan Yap (UNLV)

Overview: Gage grad transferred into Fresno State last season and will grad transfer out of Fresno State this year. He averaged 3.8 points in 17.1 minutes during his lone season with the Bulldogs. Gray averaged 5.3 points and 3.0 rebounds on 58.9 percent shooting as a senior for the Bulldogs last season. He has one year of eligibility at his next school. Diouf, a 7-foot-2 center, played in only six games while Hickman played in one. Niven Hart is also listed in the portal after turning pro after his freshman season at Fresno State in 2019-20.

Nevada

In the portal: Khristion Courseault

Transferred out: Je'Lani Clark (North Idaho College), Kane Milling (UC Davis), Zane Meeks (San Francisco), Robby Robinson (New Orleans)

Transferred in: Addison Patterson (Oregon), Will Baker (Texas), Kenan Blackshear (Florida Atlantic)

Overview: Meeks, Milling and Robinson were all members of Steve Alford's first recruiting class, and each had a rotation role with some starts in their careers. The most notable loss is that of Meeks, who averaged 9.0 points and 5.9 rebounds last season. Milling tallied 4.8 points and 2.1 rebounds last season. Robinson started 34 games for Nevada the last two years as as a defensive-oriented forward. Clark, a true freshman, left the Wolf Pack program prior to the start of last season and has since committed to a junior college in Idaho. Courseault was a walk-on last season.

New Mexico

In the portal: Isaiah Marin, Daniel Headdings, Kurt Wegscheider, Assane Ndiaye

Transferred out: Bayron Matos (South Florida), Nolan Dorsey (Holy Cross), Logan Padgett (Shelton State CC), Keith McGee (Morgan State)

Transferred in: Jaelen House (Arizona State), Jamal Mashburn, Jr. (Minnesota), Taryn Todd (TCU)

Overview: New Mexico has lost four players to the portal, including McGee, who opted out of the season after playing eight games. He appeared in 68 games for the Lobos and averaged 7.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting, including 38.7 percent from three, in his New Mexico career. Matos averaged 6.0 points and 4.1 rebounds in 18.9 minutes per game last season. Martin averaged 3.8 points in 15.6 minutes per game. Wegscheider averaged 2.5 and 2.6 rebounds per game while Padgett and Dorsey both appeared in eight games last year. Headdings was a walk-on last season.

San Diego State

Transferred in: Matt Bradley (Cal), Tahirou Diabate (Portland), Jaedon LeDee (TCU), Chad Baker (Duquesne)

Overview: SDSU hasn't lost anybody to the portal and has the best transfer addition of any MW team by adding Bradley, a 6-foot-4 guard from Cal who averaged 18 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game at Cal last season. He shot 45.5 percent from the field, including 36.4 percent from three, and has scored 1,289 points in his career. He's a 40.2 percent career shooter from three and will be in the running for MW player of the year if he's eligible this season. A 6-foot-9 forward, Diabate averaged 9.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game for Portland last season. Baker, a 6-7 forward, averaged 9.5 points on 41.7 percent shooting from three as a freshman at Duquesne last season. And LeDee, a 6-9 forward, averaged 5.8 points and 3.9 rebounds at TCU as a junior.

San Jose State

In the portal: Jalen Dalcourt, Ralph Agee

Transferred out: Seneca Knight (LSU), Nate Lacewell (Texas State)

Transferred in: Brandon Knapper (Eastern Kentucky), Shon Robinson (Ole Miss), Trey Anderson (South Carolina)

Overview: Knight was SJSU's leading scorer at 17.1 points per game in 2019-20 but opted out after four games this season before entering the transfer portal and landing at LSU in January. Lacewell entered the portal after his freshman season in which he averaged 2.7 points on 26.3 percent shooting in 18 games. Dalcourt averaged 9.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game on 36.2 percent shooting, ranking third on the team in scoring. Agee was one of SJSU's top players. He averaged 11.1 points and 5.2 rebounds on 56.9 percent shooting.

UNLV

In the portal: Edoardo Del Cadia

Transferred out: Devin Tillis (UC Irvine), Caleb Grill (Iowa State), David Jenkins Jr. (Utah), Donavan Yap (Fresno State), Jhaylon Martinez (UC Riverside), Cheikh Mbacke Diong (UCF), Moses Wood (Portland), Isaac Lindsey (Wisconsin)

Transferred in: Jordan McCabe (West Virginia), Royce Hamm Jr. (Texas), Victor Iwuakor (Oklahoma), Donovan Williams (Texas), David Muoka (Lamar), Justin Webster (Hawaii), James Hampshire (Pacific)

Overview: Bryce Hamilton entered the transfer portal before returning to UNLV. Grill loves himself some T.J. Otzelberger. He originally committed to South Dakota State when Otzelberger was their coach. But he took the UNLV job, so Grill signed with Iowa State. He left after one season for UNLV to play for Otzelberger, who then left for Iowa State, so Otzelberger returned to play for the Cyclones a second time, this time under Otzelberger. Last year, Grill averaged 9.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game on 39.6 percent shooting, including 34.2 percent from three. Jenkins also played for Otzelberger at South Dakota State before transferring to UNLV when Otzelberger got the Rebels' job. After a redshirt season, he averaged 14.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game on 39.9 percent shooting, including 40.9 percent from three. Diong was one of the MW's top big men last season (8.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg) and has entered the draft and portal to weigh his options. Wood, a Galena High product, averaged 6.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season, his first as an active player at UNLV. He began his career at Tulane. Tillis was a true freshman last year who averaged 3.7 points and 3.5 rebounds in 24 games. Yap was a three-star recruit in the 2020 class who played only 19 minutes over five games, scoring five points, in his freshman season with the Rebels. Martinez and Lindsey was a three-star true freshman this season who didn't play in any games. And Del Cadia, a junior forward, averaged 2.8 points over 21 games.

Utah State

In the portal: Zahar Vedischev, Karson Stastny

Transferred out: Marco Anthony (Utah), Rollie Worster (Utah), Kuba Karwowski (Sam Houston State), Alphonso Anderson (Pacific), Liam McChesney (Illinois State)

Transferred in: R.J. Eytle-Rock (UMBC), Brandon Horvath (UMBC), Norbert Thelissen (Utah), Rylan Jones (Utah)

Overview: Worster was one of the MW's best freshmen last season, averaging 9.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.5 assist per game as the team's starting point guard. He made 40.6 percent of his shots, including 28.4 percent from three. Anthony averaged 10 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game on 41.5 percent shooting during his one season at Utah State after transferring in from Virginia. Anderson was a key rotation player for the Aggies the last two seasons. In 2020-21, he averaged 6.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game on 40.3 percent shooting. He averaged 8.1 points per game the season prior. A 6-6 guard from Moscow, Vedischev was a true freshman this season who entered the transfer portal in January. He appeared in five games, scoring 11 points in 21 minutes. Karwowski, a 7-foot-2 center, played in only 19 games at Utah State, including four games last season. Max Shulga also entered the portal before returning to the Aggies.

Wyoming

In the portal: Drew LaMont

Transferred out: Marcus Williams (Texas A&M), Kwane Marble II (Loyola Marymount)

Transferred in: Brendan Wenzel (Utah)

Overview: Williams was the MW freshman of the year after averaging 14.8 points, 4.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game, shooting 45.2 percent from the field. It's one of the biggest losses in the Mountain West. Marble started 24 games over the last two season and averaged 8.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game on 47 percent shooting during his Cowboys' tenure. He's one of the better MW players to enter the portal this cycle. LaMont transferred out of Wyoming in December after one-year stints at American University and Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Fla. In five games at Wyoming, he averaged 3.4 points in 10.4 minutes per game. Wyoming added Wenzel at the semester break. The 6-7 wing played in two games in two seasons with the Utes.

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