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Vanderbilt basketball transfer portal tracker: Who is leaving, joining Mark Byington's team

With Vanderbilt basketball moving on from coach Jerry Stackhouse and hiring Mark Byington, the transfer portal is now open for business for the Commodores' players.

Although the portal doesn't open until after Selection Sunday for most undergrad transfers, the coaching change moved the timeline up for Vanderbilt.

The NCAA's one-time transfer policy has come under legal fire recently, meaning that anyone who wants to explore other options can enter the portal, including those who previously transferred in.

The portal is open until May 1 for undergraduate transfers.

The Commodores have three players who are out of eligibility: Ezra Manjon, Tasos Kamateros and Evan Taylor. Among the other players, Vanderbilt will have to see how many it can retain. Players who enter the portal can opt to return to the Commodores, but those who do so are likely to wait until a new coach is selected.

Once a new coach takes the helm, he also will have the opportunity to add new players through the portal to try to inject more talent into a team that finished 9-23 in 2023-24. There is no deadline for portal players to commit to a new program.

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Who is joining Vanderbilt via transfer portal?

G AJ Hoggard

Hoggard committed May 18. A transfer from Michigan State, he averaged 10.7 points per game with 3.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists. He had a 40.7% field goal percentage and shot 34.7% from three in 2023-24.

He has one year of eligibility.

F Kijani Wright

Wright committed May 11. The 6-foot-9 forward was a McDonald's All-American in 2022 but he came off the bench in his two seasons at USC, averaging 11 minutes a game. He averaged 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds with a 54% field goal percentage.

He has two years of eligibility remaining.

G Alex Hemenway

Hemenway committed May 7.

A sixth-year senior, Hemenway will be in his final year of eligibility after suffering a season-ending injury in November after just five games. In his five years at Clemson he averaged 5.3 points per game and shot 43% from three. He projects as a true 3-point specialist with the majority of his attempts coming from beyond the arc.

G Chris Manon

Manon committed April 23. The First Team All-Ivy League player while at Cornell averaged 12.5 points, four rebounds and three assists per game. He will be in his final year of eligibility in 2024-25.

F Devin McGlockton

McGlockton, from Boston College, committed April 22. He averaged 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in 2023-24 while showing good 3-point shooting ability. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

G Jason Edwards

Edwards committed April 21. He is a high-volume scorer who averaged 19.1 points per game at North Texas in 2022-23 and was named First Team All-AAC. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

G Grant Huffman

Huffman committed April 18. A grad transfer from Davidson, he is a true point guard who averaged 12.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game in 2023-24. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

G MJ Collins

Collins announced his commitment on April 16. He spent two seasons at Virginia Tech, and in 2023-24 he averaged 7.4 points per game, 2.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

G/F Tyler Nickel

Nickel announced his commitment on April 10. He spent one season at North Carolina and one season at Virginia Tech. There, he averaged 8.8 points per game and shot 40% from the free throw line. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

F Jaylen Carey

Carey, a 6-foot-8 forward, announced his commitment on March 29, following Byington from James Madison. As a freshman with the Dukes, he averaged 14.9 minutes per game and shot 67% from the field. He has three years of eligibility remaining.

Who has entered the transfer portal from Vanderbilt basketball?

F Ven-Allen Lubin

Lubin entered the portal May 1, leaving Vanderbilt with only one player from the 2023-24 roster. He averaged 12.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game after transferring in from Notre Dame, playing primarily as a small-ball center.

Destination: North Carolina

G/F Malik Presley

Presley, a 6-foot-6 wing, announced April 16 that he intended to enter the portal. He appeared in 25 games in 2023-24 and averaged two points per game. He shot 43% from the field but made just one of his 13 3-point attempts and shot 48% from the free-throw line. He also averaged 1.5 rebounds per game.

He has three years of eligibility remaining.

Destination: Texas

G Isaiah West

West announced his intentions to enter the portal on April 16 on social media.

The 6-2, 190-pound guard averaged three points per game as a freshman. He shot 43.9% from the field, 33.3% from three and 55% from the free-throw line. He also averaged one rebound per game.

Destination: Samford

F/C Carter Lang

Lang entered the portal on April 5, according to reports from On3 Sports and Rivals.

A 6-foot-9, 235-pounder, Lang played in 24 games, averaging 11.6 minutes. He averaged 1.8 points per game on 42.5% shooting, along with 3.5 rebounds. He has three years of eligibility remaining.

Destination: Virginia

G Tyrin Lawrence

Lawrence entered the portal on March 19, the second straight offseason he has done so. Last year, he returned to Vanderbilt.

He was second on the 2023-24 team with 14.1 points per game and also added on five rebounds per game. His scoring output increased from 2022-23 but his efficiency decreased as he went from a 50% field goal percentage to 40%.

He has one year of eligibility remaining.

G Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis entered the portal on March 18, according to reports from Verbal Commits and On3 Sports.

As a freshman, Lewis played in 25 games with five starts and averaged 2.9 points and 0.9 rebounds per game, shooting 39.5% from beyond the 3-point arc. But though he scored more points as a sophomore (4.5 per game) his 3-point shooting regressed to 23.3%.

Destination: UTSA

G/F Jason Rivera-Torres

Jason Rivera-Torres said on X, formerly known as Twitter, that he would enter the portal on March 17.

As a freshman in 2023-24, he appeared in 29 games with two starts. He averaged 6.4 points per game with 3.1 rebounds. He was sixth in the team in scoring and led all Commodores freshmen.

Destination: San Francisco

F Colin Smith

Colin Smith indicated his intentions to enter the portal on March 17. Smith played in 36 games as a freshman, starting 16, and averaged 4.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

He played in just seven games in his sophomore season, starting six. He averaged 7.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game before suffering a torn Achilles that cost him the rest of the season.

In a post on Instagram, Smith said that he was entering the portal due to the coaching change and that he would consider returning to Vanderbilt once the new coach was selected.

F/C Lee Dort

Dort indicated his intentions to enter the portal on March 15, the day after the coaching change took place. He played in only one game this season before missing the rest of the season due to a suspension. Dort was arrested on an aggravated assault by strangulation charge in November, causing the suspension.

Dort later agreed to a pre-trial diversion program that would result in his charges being dropped if he met certain criteria, but he remained away from the team for the rest of the season.

Destination: Cal

This story will be updated.

Aria Gerson covers Vanderbilt athletics for The Tennessean. Contact her at agerson@gannett.com or on Twitter @aria_gerson.

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