SEC Basketball: 5 biggest transfer portal winners of 2023 offseason

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MARCH 24: Head coach Nate Oats of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts during the first half in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against the San Diego State Aztecs at KFC YUM! Center on March 24, 2023 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MARCH 24: Head coach Nate Oats of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts during the first half in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against the San Diego State Aztecs at KFC YUM! Center on March 24, 2023 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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2. Arkansas Razorbacks

Having landed yet another impressive class through the transfer portal this offseason, head coach Eric Musselman and the Arkansas Razorbacks sit at No. 2, with an argument certainly able to be made for No. 1 as well. As to what that transfer class includes, the Razorbacks have added six names via the portal, with arguably the biggest being that of either Tramon Mark or Khalif Battle.

Mark is coming off a season in which he started all 37 games at Houston, averaging 10.1 PPG as one of the Cougars top two-way guards. As for Battle, the Temple transfer is also an experienced guard, coming to Arkansas after three seasons at Temple in which he averaged a combined 17.8 PPG across 45 games, a span in which he also shot 36% from three and 85.6% from the free throw line.

Alongside those two, Arkansas has landed a few other backcourt additions through the transfer portal such as Washington’s Keyon Menifield, Cincinnati’s Jeremiah Davenport, and Louisville’s El Ellis, with the trio having averaged a combined 36.8 PPG a year ago. The Razorbacks lone addition in the frontcourt came from Memphis forward Chandler Lawson, who averaged 5 PPG and 4.5 RPG last season.