High school basketball: Mackenzie Mgbako, Sean Stewart, Bryson Tucker among impact transfers for 2022-23 season


Elite high school basketball programs are reloading once again this offseason through the prep version of the transfer portal with programs like AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.), IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), Link Academy (Branson, Mo.), Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.), Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.), Southern California Academy (Castaic, Calif.) and Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) among the most active.

Other top 10 prospects on the move include Matas Buzelis, the No. 5 prospects in the Class of 2023 headed to Sunrise Christian Academy; Sean Stewart, the No. 8 prospect in the Class of 2023 attending Montverde Academy; Bryson Tucker, the No. 5 prospects in the Class of 2024 headed to IMG Academy; Vyctorius Miller, the No. 6 prospect in the Class of 2024 transferring to AZ Compass Prep; Elliot Cadeau, the No. 7 prospects in the Class of 2024 joining Link Academy; and Trentyn Flowers, the No. 8 prospect in the Class of 2024 attending Rosedale Christian Academy (Baltimore).

Williams, the No. 17 prospect in the Class of 2023, is one of the highest-rated rising seniors to make transfer plans public. He scored 77 points in a game during his freshman campaign at the San Diego school.

Read on for a look at players known to be on the move and check back throughout the summer for updates.

Photo: Pete Wright

Mackenzie Mgbako, the No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2023, will play for Roselle Catholic next season.

Top 40 impact transfers

6-6 | 2024 | Wing

Previous school: Norland (Miami)

247Sports Composite: No. 41

6-4 | 2023 | Guard

Previous school: Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

247Sports Composite: No. 25

6-8 | 2023 | Forward

Previous school: Link Academy (Branson, Mo.)

247Sports Composite: No. 12

7-1 | 2024 | Center

Previous school: Christian Brothers (St. Louis, Mo.)

247Sports Composite: No. 17

6-9 | 2023 | Wing

Previous school: Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, NH)

247Sports Composite: No. 5

6-1 | 2024 | Guard

Previous school: Bergen Catholic (Oradell, NJ)

247Sports Composite: No. 7

6-5 | 2023 | Guard

Previous School: Carmel (Ind.)

247Sports Composite: No. 68

6-11 | 2023 | Center

Previous School: South Portland (Maine)

247Sports Composite: No. 54

6-10 | 2023 | Center

Previous school: Denver Prep Academy (Denver)

247Sports Composite: No. 11

6-5 | 2023 | Guard

Previous school: Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)

247Sports Composite: No. 19

6-8 | 2025 | Forward

Previous school: Nokomis (Maine)

247Sports Composite: REACH

6-8 | 2024 | Wing

Previous school: Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)

247Sports Composite: No. 8

6-7| 2023 | Forward

Previous school: Word of God Christian Academy (Raleigh, NC)

247Sports Composite: No. 67

6-6 | 2023 | Wing

Previous school: Male (Louisville, Ky.)

247Sports Composite: No. 50

6-3 | 2023 | Guard

Previous school: Dream City Christian (Glendale, Ariz.)

247Sports Composite: No. 57

6-7| 2023 | Wing

Previous school: Taft (Cincinnati)

247Sports Composite: No. 53

6-9 | 2023 | Forward

Previous school: Smithson Valley (Texas)

247Sports Composite: No. 35

6-0 | 2023 | Guard

Previous school: La Lumiere

247Sports Composite: No. 30

6-5 | 2023 | Guard

Previous school: Fort Bend Elkins (Missouri City, Texas)

247Sports Composite: No. 33

6-0 | 2023 | Guard

Previous school: St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, NJ)

247Sports Composite: No. 85

6-3 | 2023 | Guard

Previous school: John Paul II (Plano, Texas)

247Sports Composite: No. 64

6-6 | 2023 | Wing

Previous school: Bishop Ireton (Alexandria, Va.)

247Sports Composite: No. 101

6-4 | 2023 | Guard

Previous school: Chapin (El Paso, Texas)

247Sports Composite: No. 40

6-6 | 2024 | Guard

Previous school: Richmond (Rockingham, NC)

247Sports Composite: No. 19

6-7| 2024 | Forward

Previous school: John Paul II

247Sports Composite: No. 18

6-8 | 2023 | Forward

Previous school: Gill St. Bernard’s (Gladstone, NJ)

247Sports Composite: No. 2

6-4 | 2023 | Guard

Previous school: Oak Hill Academy

247Sports Composite: No. 47

6-5 | 2024 | Guard

Previous school: Crean Lutheran (Irvine, Calif.)

247Sports Composite: No. 6

7-0 | 2023 | Center

Previous school: Commonwealth Academy (Springfield, Mass.)

247Sports Composite: No. 24

6-10 | 2024 | Center

Previous school: West Nottingham (Colora, Md.)

247Sports Composite: No. 20

6-5 | 2024 | Guard

Previous school: DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)

247Sports Composite: No. 55

6-7| 2024 | Wing

Previous school: Greenhill (Texas)

247Sports Composite: No. 49

6-7| 2024 | Wing

Previous school: Georgetown Prep (Md.)

247Sports Composite: No. 40

6-8 | 2024 | Forward

Previous school: Wasatch Academy

247Sports Composite: No. 45

6-8 | 2023 | Forward

Previous School: Windermere (Fla.)

247Sports Composite: No. 8

6-5 | 2023 | Wing

Previous school: DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)

247Sports Composite: No. 59

6-6 | 2024 | Wing

Previous school: Mount St. Joseph (Baltimore, Md.)

247Sports Composite: No. 5

6-5 | 2023 | Guard

Previous school: McKinney (Texas)

247Sports Composite: No. 15

Previous school: Christian Academy (Ky.)

247Sports Composite: No. 60

6-3 | 2023 | Guard

Previous school: Vertical Academy (Charlotte, NC)

247Sports Composite: No. 17

Other notable transfers

Class of 2023

Carey Booth, Brewster Academy from Cherry Creek (Colo.)
Blue Cain, IMG Academy from Knoxville Catholic (Tenn.)
Bryce Cash, Carmel Christian from Charlotte Christian (NC)
Jacob Hudson, iSchool of Lewisville from Concordia Lutheran (Texas)

Miro Little, Sunrise Christian Academy from Helsinki Basketball Academy (Finland)

Äsa Newell, Montverde Academy from Choctawhatchee (Fla.)
Mason So, DeMatha from St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.)

Collin Tanner, Combine Academy from Wayne Country Day (NC)

Gabe Warren, Southern California Academy from John Paul II

Jeremiah Whitmore, Oak Hill Academy from Fountain Valley (Calif.)

Class of 2024

VJ Edgecombe, Long Island Lutheran from Victory International Prep (Fla.)

Del Jones, Huntington Prep from Bishop O’Connell (Va.)
Class of 2025

Amari Allen, IMG Academy from Lakeway Christian Academy (Tenn.)

Mikel Brown, Sunrise Christian Academy from Orlando Christian Prep (Fla.)
Zion Collins, Word of God Christian Academy from Winston-Salem Christian (NC)
Ace Flagg, Montverde Academy from Nokomis (Maine)

Leroy Kelly IV, Dynamic Prep (Texas) from TACA Storm (Texas)

Kaden Magwood, Oak Hill Academy from Western (Ky.)

Cameron Smith, Pebblebrook (Mableton, Ga.) from Kell (Ga.)

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