UCLA Basketball ranked No. 1 in the team transfer portal ranking

The Bruins basketball program made it official with the signings of three high major transfers who will play for UCLA this upcoming season.
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The incoming 2023 incoming recruiting class was ranked high but this off-season's transfer portal class is ranked No. 1 and here is why.

  • Past Performance: Top transfer portal rankings consider a player's past performance in their previous school. Players with impressive stats, awards, and leadership roles are generally ranked higher. All three incoming transfers are coming from a Power Five program where each of them played significant minutes and produced on the court for their previous teams this past season.
  • Potential & Fit: Recruiting websites like 247 Sports evaluate how well a player's skills and playing style complement UCLA's current roster and Coach Cronin's system for example but the rankings for each player are based on multiple variables. A player who fills a specific need and seamlessly integrates with the team is valuable. Even though all three players were ranked high previous to signing with UCLA, they all are considered good to great fits for the Bruins for this upcoming season.
  • Future Pro Potential: Some ranking services consider a player's potential for success in the NBA. Highly ranked transfer portal recruits who didn't get enough playing time or haven't lived up to the hype can still be seen as future pros. It is not to say that these transfers will be 1st round picks in the 2025 or 2026 NBA Draft but they all have a future in professional basketball after their collegiate playing days have ended.

Here is the main reason they were ranked so high in the 247 Sports transfer portal rankings.

  • Stats & Accolades:Β Clark for example was Louisville's leading scorer last season, showcasing his offensive ability. This likely translates well to UCLA's need for a strong point guard. Johnson has experience and leadership accolades as he was one of the captains for the Trojans and is a three-year player and two-year starter at USC. Twice, the has been selected to the Pac-12 All-Defensive team and averaged just under 11 points a game last season. Dailey Jr. was the third-leading scorer for Oklahoma State this past season as well as the third-leading rebounder for the Cowboys. He did all of this as a freshman as well.

UCLA is ranked No. 1 in the 247 Sports team transfer portal rankings ahead of Illinois and Indiana and there is still a strong possibility that the Bruins could add another player via the portal this week.

On3 have yet to publish their team transfer portal rankings but when they eventually do, UCLA will be ranked high in their team transfer portal rankings as well.


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