Of that group, only Tramon Mark has less than four years of experience already, but his time at Houston provided valuable NCAA Tournament experience. The transfer class also consisted mostly of talented guards and a couple of late-summer forwards.
Given the return of players like Makhi Mitchell, Trevon Brazile and Jalen Graham – and the lack of height brought in through the portal – one of the most commonly expressed concerns coming into the season was the depth at center.
Specifically defensively with players like Brazile and Graham, who have struggled to defend skilled post players in the past, and freshman Baye Fall, who is a raw talent in need of extra weight and strength.
Listed at 6-foot-8, he wasn’t exactly a projected full-time center – much less the starting center – but his freakish 7-foot-7 wingspan and extensive college experience at both Oregon and Memphis have allowed him to blossom into a defensive force in Musselman’s system.