Elon University men’s basketball star players sophomores Max Mackinnon and LA Pratt have officially entered the transfer portal

Though this development does not guarantee that they will leave Elon, it grants a release so that other schools are allowed to contact them about playing for their team next season. 

If both Mackinnon and Pratt were to leave Elon, the Phoenix would be facing a big loss to their offense. In the 2023-24 season, Mackinnon was second-leading scorer with 12.1 points per game. He also added a team-high 4.8 rebounds per game, and had the third highest number of assists per game with 2.6. Mackinnon also led the team in field goals and played the most minutes on the team. This kind of performance earned him recognition as the 2023 CAA Rookie of The Year and proved to be a key part of the team’s future. 

Pratt was also an impactful presence on the floor with 6.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. His assists average was the fourth highest on the team. 

In addition to the potential losses of Mackinnon and Pratt, the Phoenix will have to deal with more changes to next year’s team. The team will lose graduate student Zach Ervin, fifth year Rob Higgins and senior JaDun Michael to graduation. Higgins averaged 10.9 points per game this season and 69 total assists. Ervin was also a huge contributor to the team, making over 200 3-pointers throughout his time at Elon.

Elon Athletics declined Elon News Network’s request for comment.