Transfer portal: One of the Big Ten’s top forwards, Jamison Battle, set to leave Minnesota

Jamson Battle, one of the best forwards in the Big Ten over the past two seasons, has entered the transfer portal.

Battle is athletic enough to play either forward position. At 6-foot-7 and 225 pounds, he is solid in the post, can face-up and adds something with his rebounding and defensive play.

Last season on a bad Minnesota team, Battle averaged 12.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists. In a 90-55 loss at Rutgers in February, Battle scored 13 points with two rebounds and three assists. Then in a March upset of Rutgers, he led all Minnesota players with 20 points.

Having transferred to Minnesota (after two years at George Washington), he was an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention selection last year.

In 2021-22, Battle averaged 17.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Golden Gophers in his first season in the Big Ten.

For Rutgers, Battle might be an interesting option. While the Scarlet Knights are bringing in four-star small forward Gavin Griffiths and have Mawot Mag at the position, Battle might be a better option at the power forward spot for a program like Rutgers.



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Athletic and able to move well in the post, his solid rebounding and interior defense could be a fit for the Scarlet Knights.


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