The transfer trend in high school basketball showed no signs of slowing over the summer as seven of the top dozen prospects changed schools.
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Read on for a look at impact transfers across high school basketball, along with 35 more names that are expected to shine at their new schools.
High School Basketball Impact Transfers
From: University (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Impact: After guiding University to back-to-back state titles, the Top 10 recruit will head to four-time GEICO Nationals champion Montverde Academy. He averaged 14.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game last season.
To: Dream City Christian (Glendale, Ariz.)
From: Rainer Beach (Seattle)
The 6-foot-6 wing will be the immediate catalyst for an up-and-coming
program after averaging 26 points, 11
rebounds and five assists as a junior.
From: Norcross (Ga.)Impact:
The two-time defending state champions are jockeying for the top spot
in the preseason rankings after adding a handful of elite transfers,
including Boston, a MaxPreps Junior All-American honorable mention
A loaded crop of incoming transfers have put Sunrise Christian Academy
in position to begin the season as a Top 25 squad. The 6-7 wing averaged
17.5 points per game as an East Ridge sophomore.
From: Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
Impact: After one season at Oak Hill Academy, the 6-8 forward is expected to
join the defending GHSAA Class AAAAAAA champions, teaming with reigning MaxPreps Player of the Year Sharife Cooper.
From: Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.)
Impact: Following a sophomore season at Christ the King that was mostly lost to injury, the 6-9 five-star center is now healthy and expected to have a massive junior year for Lausanne Collegiate.
From: Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
Impact: The West Virginia commit heads to the Mountain State to join a loaded Huntington Prep squad. Cottrell earned first team All-State honors last season after averaging 15.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per game.
From: DME Sports Academy (Daytona Beach, Fla.)Impact:
The five-star Class of 2021 forward will join the defending national champions after averaging 17.9 points and 11.1 rebounds per game last season as a sophomore.
From: Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
Impact: The 6-8 wing
had no choice but to find a new school after perennial powerhouse Findlay Prep shuttered. The five-star chose to join Kyree Walker and Dalen Terry on a stacked Bruins squad.
From: IMG Academy
Impact: Last year Farrakhan played an integral role for IMG Academy. For his senior season he will return to New Jersey where he will join a loaded Celtics squad.
To: Hillcrest Prep
From: Washington (Milwaukee)
Regarded as a Top 10 player in the Class of 2021 by 247Sports, the 6-9
forward joins the aforementioned Edwards and company at
The elite 6-5 guard was one of the biggest names on the transfer market and plans
to join a Prolific Prep squad that continues its rise to national
From: Spire Institute (Geneva, Ohio)
Impact: After spending just one season at Spire Institute, the five-star forward will return to Michigan for his senior season. Jackson is one of the elite shot blockers and rebounders in the Class of 2020.
To: Hillcrest Prep
From: Moon Area (Moon Township, Pa.)
Impact: Johnson burst onto the scene over the summer, currently ranked No. 47 in the 247 Composite after ending lat season outside the Top 100. Donovan is the younger brother of Cam Johnson who starred at Pittsburgh and North Carolina before being selected No. 11 in the 2019 NBA Draft.
From: Findlay Prep
Impact: Widely regarded as one of the elite prospects in the Class of 2022, Dior Johnson is expected to have a monster season at Fairfax.
To: IMG Academy
From: Nicolet (Glendale, Wisc.)
Impact: Regarded as the No. 5 prospect in the senior class, the Duke pledge left a projected Top 25 program for the defending national champions.
To: Patrick School
From: Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.)
Kuminga was the most significant name to change schools over the summer, announcing he would be joining the Patrick School along with a few other big names. The MaxPreps Sophomore of the Year averaged 25 points, five rebounds and five assists per outing last season.
To: Dream City Christian
From: Universal Academy (Irving, Texas)
Top 50 Class of 2021 big man will join the
first-year program alongside 5-star wing Beauchamp to form an elite
The 6-5 guard skyrocketed up the rankings while picking up a handful
of high major offers after a strong summer. He averaged a team-high 14.2
points per game for Team Final during Nike EYBL regular season play.
To: Montverde Academy
From: Steele (Cibolo, Texas)
Impact: The MaxPreps Sophomore All-American joins forces with Cade Cunningham, Moses Moody, Ryan Nembhard and Zeb Jackson in a loaded backcourt.
Impact: Skilled 6-4 combo guard teams up with Cam Thomas
to form another strong backcourt duo for the Warriors next season.
To: Pacific Academy (Irvine, Calif.)
From: Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.)
Impact: Cousin of Thon Maker, Makur has made the biggest leap in the rankings over the past year, going from the No. 97 ranked prospect in the Class of 2020 at the end of January to No. 6 currently.
To: IMG Academy
From: Whitehaven (Memphis, Tenn.)
Impact: Another Top 50 prospect to add to the rotation at IMG.
To: Montverde AcademyImpact:
From: South Central (Winterville, N.C.)
Sharpe had a monster junior year to lead South Central to its first state championship and finish No. 11 in the final Top 25. The North Carolina Tar Heels pledge will provide Montverde with a dominant post threat.
To: Sunrise Christian Academy
From: Central Park Christian (Birmingham, Ala.)
Impact: Alabama, Auburn and Baylor are all in on the Top 100 senior guard.
From: Trinity Academy (Raleigh, N.C.)
Impact: Todd earned second team MaxPreps Junior All-American honors last season, averaging 28 points, 15 rebounds and 5.4 blocks per contest.
From: Bishop Snyder (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Impact: Committed to Tennessee since March, Walker is regarded as the No. 35 prospect in the senior class by 247Sports.
To: Roselle Catholic
From: St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.)
Impact: Xavier pledge adds a scoring pop to a stacked Roselle Catholic lineup that features Cliff Omoruyi, Niels Lane and Richie Greaves.
To: IMG Academy
From: Norfolk Academy (Norfolk, Va.)
Impact: Duke, Michigan, Ohio State, Stanford and UCLA all vying for the shotblocking 7-footer.
To: Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)
From: Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.)
After averaging 27 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior, the Top
10 senior prospect announced last week he will be attending Sierra Canyon.
Other notable transfers
to Sunrise Christian Academy from Newton (Kan.)
to Oak Hill Academy from Bishop Montgomery (Torrance, Calif.)
to Montverde Academy from Maumee Valley Country Day (Toledo, Ohio)
to Hargrave Military Academy from Southwest DeKalb (Ga.)
to Brewster Academy from the MacDuffie School (Granby, Mass.)
to Norcross from Huntington St. Joseph Prep
to Huntington St. Joseph Prep from Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.)
to International Sports Academy (Ohio) from Garfield Heights (Ohio)
to IMG Academy from The Rock (Gainesville, Fla.)
to Morgan Park from Lake Forest Academy (Lake Forest, Ill.)
to Greensboro Day from Burlington Christian Academy (Burlington, N.C.)
to Sierra Canyon from Beaver Country Day (Chestnut Hill, Mass.)