Basketball Transfer Portal Still Creating Movement After Deadline
The NCAA’s basketball transfer portal for college basketball players, men and women, closed at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday. Compliance offices at each University have 48 hours to get in the final players. The entry deadline for the portal is over but there’s still movement going on in the offseason.
Players are still able to enter the transfer portal even after the deadline, but will need a waiver to not sit out next season. The players that entered the portal before Thursday’s deadline can extend their recruitment for as long as they want to.
For example, “Player A” entered the transfer portal on May 1 and commits to a school next week. “Player A” can take as many visits and take as long as he/she possibly wants to. “Player A” does not have to sit out next season.
“Player B” enters the transfer portal on Saturday, May 13, they can take as long to visit schools and commit to a new one. “Player B” will have to submit a waiver to the NCAA to play in the 2023-24 season. If denied, “Player B” will have to sit out.
The transfer portal currently has over 1,700 men’s players entering the database since Aug. 1. Most of the entries come within the past 60 days. Many have entered the portal due to a coaching change, lack of playing time or wanting to go back home.
West Virginia has had a successful offseason, picking up four transfer portal players in the 60-day window, adding to Jose Perez who they landed back in October. Bob Huggins and his coaching staff add RaeQuan Battle (G – Montana State), Jesse Edwards (C – Syracuse), Kerr Kriisa (G – Arizona) and Omar Silverio (G – Manhattan).
WVU has lost three players to the transfer portal with Jimmy Bell (C – Mississippi State), Jamel King (F – Kennesaw State) and Josiah Davis (G – Tennessee Tech).
You can find who else West Virginia is looking in the transfer portal here and how each team in the Big 12 is doing here.