Top Mid-Major Impact Transfers for 2013-14

Gregory Shamus

Plenty of players sat out a year in hopes of better seasons elsewhere. After redshirting these 2012 transfers are ready to hit the ground running in 2013.

It seems as if transfers have become more a trend in recent years than in years past. Some guys have sat on their respective benches for a year now and are ready to make an impact for their team. Who are those top impact transfers from 2012 who can make their Mid-Major squad a contender in 2013-14?

Naji Hibbert, Gardner-Webb: Hibbert comes to Boiling Springs by way of Texas A&M. He committed to the Bulldogs before event seeing the campus. Hibbert was a highly touted recruit out of Baltimore and ended up playing two years in College Station. The 6'5 guard averaged about 20 minutes per game for the Aggies and averaged over 5 points per game his final year. Hibbert could be the piece to make new head coach Tim Craft's team a contender in the Big South.

Four McGlynn, Towson: The Towson Tigers have been a trendy team this offseason, mainly because of Jerrelle Benimon, but Vermont transfer Four McGlynn is sure to bolster the guard play for the CAA favorite. McGlynn was the America East Rookie of the Year in 2012 and lead the Catamounts in scoring with 12 per game. He'll have three years of eligibility left at the Baltimore based school and is sure to rack up plenty of CAA accolades.

Anthony Fields, Bradley: Fields is another guy that will have three years left at his new school. He transferred from Wake Forest after his freshman year after appearing in 24 games for the Demon Deacons. The talented point guard averaged 15 points and 11 assists per game his senior year of high school.

Trey Lewis, Cleveland State: Gary Water's backcourt gets bolstered a bit with Penn State transfer Trey Lewis coming home. Lewis averaged over 5 points per game in Happy Valley, but its his performance at Garfield Heights High School that caught Water's eye. Lewis averaged 23 points, 5.1 assists and 4.8 rebounds for the Cleveland based high school in 2011.

Jordan Sibert, Dayton: The Flyers are another Ohio based school that will get a boost from a Big Ten transfer. 6'4 guard Jordan Sibert joins Archie Miller's squad after playing at Ohio State. Sibert averaged 11 minutes and 3 points per game during the Buckeyes Final Four run two years ago.

Carlton Brundidge, Detroit: The sting of Ray McCallum's graduation won't hurt as much with Michigan transfer Carlton Brundidge. Brundidge didn't play much in his one season in Ann Arbor but the 6'3 guard averaged 20.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists for his high school career.

Brendane Lane, Pepperdine: Lane is a 6'9 UCLA transfer who chose to redshirt last year. The big man can make some waves in the West Coast Conference in his only year of eligibility in Malibu.

Gilvydas Biruta, Rhode Island: Rhode Island has a slew of transfers coming in this year who sat out last year, but the most highly touted may be Biruta. The Rutgers transfer averaged 10 points and over 5 rebounds his sophomore year at Rutgers and the 6'8 junior will make some noise in the Atlantic 10 this year.

Jay Harris, Wagner: Harris was a Top 100 recruit when Valparaiso signed him a couple of years ago and now he finds himself ready to suit up for Bashir Mason after a year off. Harris has two years of eligibility left and averaged just over 9 points per game in his last campaign for the Crusaders. (Added 8/1 3:00 PM)

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