Ranking the 7 finalists for SMU transfer Kendric Davis

NCAA Basketball Texas Longhorns guard Marcus Carr Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

One of the best players that have entered the NCAA Basketball transfer portal so far this offseason is Kendric Davis, a star guard from SMU who is the reigning AAC Player of the Year after averaging 19.4 ppg and 4.4 apg this past season. The 5’11 playmaker has become one of the best playmakers in the sport, carrying the Mustangs to the top of the conference in the past few years.

Davis is an even better passer than his numbers from this past season suggests, as he averaged a whopping 19.0 ppg and 7.6 apg as a junior. After four years in NCAA Basketball, the star guard elected to enter the portal, which made sense considering that his head coach, Tim Jankovich, had retired earlier in the offseason.

After entering the portal, Davis became one of the top options, with dozens of offers from high-major programs. But now, he’s down to seven options.

So where will the Houston, native ultimately end up at? Here’s how I would rank Davis’ options in terms of most likely to win, as well as how big of a role he’ll have in the respective offense.

7. Texas Longhorns

One of several in-state options for Davis to choose from, Texas is looking to land arguably the top point guard transfer in the portal for the second offseason in a row. Marcus Carr put up similar stats when he was at Minnesota but came to a system where his scoring went from 19 to 11 ppg and struggled overall.

That would be my concern for Davis, that he would end up in the same position as Carr. Plus, both Carr and Andrew Jones could come back for another year and clog up the backcourt even more. Considering the other options that would allow him to have the ball in his hands much more, I do not see the Longhorns as being a great fit.

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