Dick Vitale, College Basketball analyst 779d

All-Marco Polo team features impactful transfers

Men's College Basketball, Florida Gators, Virginia Cavaliers, Syracuse Orange, Gonzaga Bulldogs, California Golden Bears, Charleston Cougars, Ole Miss Ole Miss, New Mexico Lobos, Memphis Tigers, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Washington Huskies

The college basketball transfer rules have led to an epidemic of athletes switching schools. You need a scorecard to keep track of so many moves.

A lot of players get increased playing time in a greater role with their new team.

Every year, I come up with my All-Marco Polo team, guys who will have a major impact as transfers this season. I could have put down 20 or 25 players based on all of the movement.

Instead I went with my super six.

Canyon Barry
Charleston Cougars to Florida Gators

The 6-foot-6 graduate transfer is eligible right away after averaging 19.7 points per game last season at Charleston. The youngest son of NBA hall of famer Rick Barry is the fifth Barry son to play Division I basketball (including half-brothers). He scored a team-high 21 points in an inter-squad scrimmage.

Jordan Mathews
California Golden Bears to Gonzaga Bulldogs

Mark Few had to be happy to get a player who finished in the top 20 in the Pac-12 in scoring last season. Matthews, who made 89 trifectas last season, was named one of 20 candidates for the 2017 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award.

Cullen Neal
New Mexico Lobos to Ole Miss Rebels

He left his dad, Lobos coach Craig Neal, for a shot in the SEC. The younger Neal started 31 games last season and led New Mexico in assists at 3.7 per game last season. Neal was also the third leading scorer at 12.3 PPG.

Austin Nichols
Memphis Tigers to Virginia Cavaliers

Virginia coach Tony Bennett lost a lot of talent up front, so Nichols will have a important role. The 6-foot-9 redshirt junior was named to the All-American Athletic Conference first team in 2014-15. That season, he led Memphis in scoring (13.3 PPG), blocked shots (3.4 BPG) and minutes (29.5 MPG).

Andrew White III
Nebraska Cornhuskers to Syracuse Orange

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim was thrilled with this late addition. He averaged just under 17 PPG last season competing in the Big Ten, so he should be ready for ACC competition. White, who started his college career at Kansas, posted 25 points in a Big Ten tournament quarterfinal loss to Maryland last season.

Nigel Williams-Goss
Washington Huskies to Gonzaga

If he returns to the form displayed as a diaper dandy (when he made the All-Pac-12 Freshman team), watch out. He also put up some gaudy games as a sophomore, including a 31-point effort vs. California. Williams-Goss played in both the 2013 McDonald's All-American game and Jordan Brand Classic in high school.

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