A.J. Dybantsa, Tre Johnson headline impact transfers for 2023-24
See list that includes over 75 players on the move, including Carter Bryant, Zoom Diallo, Jamier Jones and Elijah Williams.
Elite high school basketball programs are reloading once again this off-season through the prep version of the transfer portal with AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.), La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.), Link Academy (Branson, Mo.), Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.), Southern California Academy (Castaic, Calif.) and Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, Utah) among the most active.
Link Academy and Prolific Prep made the biggest individual splashes of the off-season as the Lions added MaxPreps Junior of the Year Tre Johnson and the Crew added top-ranked Class of 2026 prospect A.J. Dybantsa.
Other top 25 prospects on the move include:
* Carter Bryant, the No. 11 prospect in the Class of 2024 headed to Centennial (Corona, Calif.).
* Zoom Diallo, the No. 12 prospect in the Class of 2024 headed to Prolific Prep.
* Jamier Jones, the No. 16 prospect in the Class of 2025 headed to Oak Ridge (Orlando, Fla.).
* Jovani Ruff, the No. 19 prospect in Class of 2025 headed to Southern California Academy.
* Francis Chukwudebelu, the No. 25 prospect in the Class of 2025 headed to Oak Hill Academy.
* Elijah Williams, the top 25 Class of 2026 prospect headed to Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.).
* Caleb Gaskins, the top 25 Class of 2026 prospect headed to Montverde Academy.
* Elton James, the top 25 Class of 2026 prospect headed to Oak Hill Academy.
* Chidi Nwigwe, the top 25 Class of 2026 prospect headed to St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.).
Read on for a look at players known to be on the move. Check back throughout the summer for updates.
Marcus Allen, Norland (Miami, Fla.)
6-6 | Forward | 2024 | Undecided
Previous school: AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.)
Regarded as the No. 55 prospect in the Class of 2024, Allen transfers back to Norland after helping AZ Compass Prep reach the GEICO Nationals title game last season.
John Bol, The Rock (Gainesville, Fla.)
7-1 | Center | 2024 | Florida
Previous school: Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.)
The reigning NIBC Defensive Player of the Year blocked 29 shots in 11 conference games last season. The recent Florida commit will play his senior year of high school in the same city as he will attend college.
Carter Bryant, Centennial (Corona, Calif.)
6-8 | Wing | 2024 | Arizona
Previous school: Sage Hill (Newport Beach, Calif.)
MaxPreps Junior All-America selection averaged 22.1 points, 13.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.9 blocks for the Lightning last year.
David Castillo, Sunrise Christian Academy
6-1 | Guard | 2024 | Kansas State
Previous school: Bartlesville (Okla.)
The high-scoring guard surpassed 1,000 points in just 40 games after putting up big numbers at Bartlesville during his first three seasons.
Francis Chukwudebelu, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
6-10 | Center | 2025 | Undecided
Previous school: Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas)
Helped Prestonwood Christian capture its first state title since 2016 and seventh overall last season. The top 25 Class of 2025 prospect will look to help Oak Hill Academy get back on the right track after a 1-11 finish in NIBC play last year.
Naas Cunningham, Southern California Academy (Castaic, Calif.)
6-7 | Wing | 2024 | Uncommitted
Previous school: Overtime Elite
Cunningham was previously regarded as the top prospect in the Class of 2024 but after spending a season with Overtime Elite his ranking dropped to No. 30 in the Class of 2024.
Daquan Davis, St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, Md.)
6-1 | Guard | 2024 | Undecided
Previous school: St. John’s (Washington, D.C.)
MaxPreps District of Columbia Player of the Year averaged 16.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.6 steals to guide the Cadets to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference tournament title.
Zoom Diallo, Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.)
6-4 | Guard | 2024 | Undecided
Previous school: Curtis (University Place, Wash.)
MaxPreps Junior All-America selection averaged 20 points, 5.5 assists and 4.4 rebounds to lead the Vikings to their second consecutive Class 4A state championship.
A.J. Dybantsa, Prolific Prep
6-7 | Wing | 2026 | Undecided
Previous school: St. Sebastian’s (Needham, Mass.)
Top-ranked prospect in the Class of 2026 joins a loaded Prolific Prep squad next season after averaging 19.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.5 steals as a freshman.
Jerry Easter, La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.)
6-3 | Guard | 2025 | Undecided
Previous school: Emmanuel Christian (Toledo, Ohio)
MaxPreps Sophomore All-America selection helped guide Emmanuel Christian to its first Toledo Area Athletic Conference championship since 1998 after averaging 32.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.1 assists per outing.
Caleb Gaskins, Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
6-7 | Forward | 2026 | Undecided
Previous school: Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy (Melbourne, Fla.)
Highly-regarded Class of 2026 prospect averaged 17.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per contest during his second season of varsity basketball. He will look to find playing time of a loaded Eagles roster next season.
Jasper Johnson, Link Academy (Branson, Mo.)
6-2 | Guard | 2025 | Undecided
Previous school: Woodford County (Versailles, Ky.)
MaxPreps Sophomore All-America selection averaged 20.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest to help the Yellowjackets (20-12) reach the Sweet 16 state semifinals.
Morez Johnson, Thornton (Harvey, Ill.)
6-9 | Forward | 2024 | Illinois
Previous school: St. Rita (Chicago)
Top 50 prospect averaged 17.2 points and 12.1 rebounds during his junior campaign for St. Rita to earn first team Chicago Sun-Times all-state honors.
Tre Johnson, Link Academy
6-5 | Guard | 2024 | Undecided
Previous school: Lake Highlands (Dallas, Texas)
MaxPreps National Junior of the Year averaged 21.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game to lead Lake Highlands (34-3) to the Class 6A state title and a top 10 national ranking.
Jamier Jones, Oak Ridge (Orlando, Fla.)
6-6 | Wing | 2025 | Undecided
Previous school: IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
After struggling to maintain consistent playing time on an experienced IMG Academy squad last season, the top 20 prospect will look to be a catalyst for a talented Oak Ridge unit.
John Mobley, Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, Utah)
6-0 | Guard | 2024 | Ohio State
Previous school: Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Although Bishop Gorman fell shy of expectations last season, Mobley had a strong junior season with averages of 20.1 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals per outing.
Chidi Nwigwe, St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.)
6-6 | Guard | 2026 | Undecided
Previous school: Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.)
Regarded as one of the top prospects in the Class of 2026, Nwigwe will spend his sophomore season with a St. Benedict’s program that has had elite success over the past two decades.
Christopher Nwuli, Wasatch Academy
6-7 | Guard | 2025 | Undecided
Previous school: Bishop Gorman
The elite athlete has high upside, currently regarded as the No. 42 prospect in the Class of 2025 according to 247Sports. Nwuli joins his former Bishop Gorman teammate John Mobley in transferring to Wasatch Academy.
Labaron Philon, Link Academy
6-4 | Guard | 2024 | Undecided
Previous school: Baker (Mobile, Ala.)
MaxPreps Junior All-America selection averaged 35.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.9 steals per outing to help lead the Hornets (25-7) to the Class 7A state quarterfinals.
Jovani Ruff, Southern California Academy
6-5 | Guard | 2025 | Undecided
Previous school: Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.)
Ruff is regarded as one of the top rising juniors in the nation, currently ranked No. 19 in the Class of 2025 according to 247Sports.
Aiden Sherrell, Prolific Prep
6-10 | Center | 2024 | Undecided
Previous school: Hillcrest Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Talented post presence averaged 12.0 points and 4.9 rebounds in 20.1 minutes per contest for Vegas Elite in Nike EYBL regular season action.
Jacob Wilkins, Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
6-7 | Wing | 2025 | Undecided
Previous school: Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.)
The son of basketball hall of famer Dominique Wilkins is carving his own path on the hardwood after a breakout sophomore campaign.
Zymicah Wilkins, Christ School (Arden, N.C.)
6-8 | Forward | 2025 | Undecided
Previous school: R-S Central (Rutherfordton, N.C.)
MaxPreps Sophomore All-America selection averaged 28.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.2 blocks per contest to guide the Hilltoppers (18-10) to the first round of the state tournament.
Elijah Williams, Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
6-6 | Wing | 2026 | Undecided
Previous school: Scottsdale Christian Academy (Phoenix, Ariz.)
The son of NBA head coach Monty Williams transfers from Arizona to Michigan after his father was hired by the Detroit Pistons. Williams is regarded as a top five prospect in the Class of 2026.
Robert Wright III, Montverde Academy
6-0 | Guard | 2024 | Baylor
Previous school: Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia)
MaxPreps Junior All-America selection averaged 23.1 points, 4.9 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 steals to guide the Saint to the Class 4A state title game.