Big Names Entering NCAA Transfer Portal

Not long after the NCAA Tournament brackets were revealed and we were all filling them out, the NCAA Transfer Portal opened. At midnight on March 13, the NCAA Basketball Transfer Portal officially opened and there are already several players entering their names. Skyy Clark

For clarity, below is an explanation of the Transfer Portal from

“The NCAA transfer portal is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) application, database, and compliance tool launched on October 15, 2018, to manage and facilitate the process for student-athletes seeking to transfer between member institutions. The transfer portal permits student-athletes to place their name in an online database declaring their desire to transfer. Athletes enter the portal by informing their current school of their desire to transfer; the school then has two business days to enter the athlete’s name in the database. Once an athlete’s name is entered in the database, coaches and staff from other schools are permitted to make contact with the athlete to inquire about their interest in visiting the campus and accepting a scholarship. The transfer portal is intended to bring greater transparency to the transfer process and to enable student-athletes to publicize their desire to transfer. The transfer portal is an NCAA-wide database, covering transfers in all three NCAA divisions, although most media coverage of the transfer portal involves its use in the top-level Division I.

“New regulations were adopted in 2021 allowing student-athletes in Division I football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s ice hockey, and baseball to change schools using the portal once without sitting out a year after the transfer. This regulation placed all NCAA sports under the same transfer rules, as the so-called “one-time transfer” rule had long been in place for all other D-I sports, as well as all sports in Divisions II and III.”

You can also find all of the NCAA Basketball Transfer rules at

Some of the highlights from day one include two University of North Carolina Tar Heels and a top prospect for the University of Illinois. 

A record number of players entered the portal over the past 24 hours that it has been open. There will certainly be more as teams that missed the tournament begin to plan for next year already. No matter your thoughts on the portal, it is here and it is active. 

Stay tuned for more as we continue to follow all of the players joining the portal. 

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