West Virginia Has the #1 Ranked Transfer Portal Class in the Nation

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — West Virginia has had tremendous success in the transfer portal in the past couple of seasons under Jay Kuntz and it appears that that will continue under new program general manager Nelson Hernandez.

In the latest transfer portal rankings from On3.com, West Virginia is ranked #1! According to the website, “On3’s Team Transfer Portal Index utilizes the On3 (P)erformance score to measure a team’s production during the transfer process, compared relative against its roster and not a comparison against other schools. This proprietary algorithm determines if a school has improved its overall team talent, stayed the same, or declined in talent during the transfer window.” The current transfers in average ranking is 86.83 and its transfers out average ranking is 61.86. 

The Mountaineers have added Tucker DeVries, the #6 ranked player in the class according to On3, as well as Javon Small, who is the #39 ranked player in the class. In addition to DeVries and Small, West Virginia has added llinois transfers Sincere Harris and Amani Hansberry, four star transfer Toby Okani and Eduardo Andre.

Tucker DeVries, who has played the last year years at Drake and is the two-time Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, averaged 21.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this season while leading the Bulldogs to a 27-6 record this season. Tucker DeVries has one year of eligibility remaining and is considerd by many to be a legit NBA prospect.

Javon Small, a 6’3 guard from South Bend, Indiana, averaged 15.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game for the Oklahoma State Cowboys last season. In addition, he shot 44.1% from the field, 37.4% from three point range and 86.6% from the foul line.

Sencire Harris,  a 6’3 guard from Akron, Ohio, is known for his energy and effort defensively, and was ranked as high as the #62 prospect in the nation out of high school across different media outlets. As a freshman at Illinois, Harris averaged 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds per game, and then redshirted last season.

Amani Hansberry,  a 6’8 forward from Baltimore, Maryland, is also a former four star recruit and was the 2023 Maryland Player of the Year. He averaged 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds per game as a freshman in limited minutes last season, but he has huge upside and could potentially develop into a star player at West Virginia.

Toby Okani began his career at Duquesne before transferring to UIC, where he has been a consistent starter for the last two seasons. During the 2023-2024 season, Okani averaged 11.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. He shot 32.0% from three point range, 39.4% from the field, and 57.1% from the free throw line.

Eduardo Andre, a 6’11 senior from Luanda, Angola, averaged 7.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.1 block per game while shooting 60.4% from the field for the Fresno State Bulldogs last season.

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