If you thought last spring's transfer portal was overwhelming, this spring likely hasn't improved matters. The roster changes have continued at a furious pace.
The one-time transfer waiver remains in effect, and a number of additional factors have led to a similar number of men's basketball names in the portal this spring to the 1,832 that went in for the 2020-21 academic year. Programs must get back to the 13-scholarship limit after being allowed to exceed it for 2021-22 thanks to the extra year of NCAA eligibility, meaning rosters will need to be reduced for many programs. Also, because of COVID-19 protocols, the majority of last year's freshmen were on campuses they never even visited before arriving in the summer or fall -- another factor that led to attrition.
After a slow start, the current pace is closing in on last offseason's record-setting numbers. One of the early concerns was the lack of optimism about two-time transfers getting waivers to play immediately next season. But most early requests have already been granted. The deadline to enter the portal and still be eligible for next season was May 1, but we still saw dozens of players transfer after the deadline.
Follow this link for complete current rosters for college basketball's top six conferences and select others.
Updated Aug. 26, 2022.