Graham Ike, a star big man for Wyoming, entered the transfer portal on Tuesday and quickly rose to the top of the national wish list.

In 2021-2022, Ike, a 6-foot-9 power forward, helped the Cowboys reach the NCAA tournament by averaging 19.5 points and 9.6 rebounds. Throughout the season, he scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Boise State, 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against Stanford, and 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Washington.

In a defeat to Indiana in the NCAA tournament, Ike scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Ike won the preseason Mountain West Player of the Year award in the fall and was named first-team All-Mountain West for his efforts.

However, Ike sustained an injury to his lower right leg and was forced to miss the entire 2022-23 season. At first expected to miss only two months, he shut it down toward the beginning of February and took a redshirt year.

In addition to starters Jeremiah Oden and Xavier DuSell, Ike is the eighth Wyoming player to enter the transfer portal.

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