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College Basketball Transfer Portal Reaching An All-Time High

Utah Utes forward Timmy Allen (1) shoots a free throw during the college basketball game between the Utah Utes and the California Golden Bears on February 11, 2021 at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA. (Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The college basketball NCAA Transfer Portal has reached an all-time high of entries and the tournament hasn’t even ended yet.

Entering the Final Four and National Championship game this weekend, the NCAA Transfer Portal is constantly getting basketball players entering their name in it.

The head basketball coach of Emporia State, a Division II program, tweeted some staggering statistics about the portal in both men’s and women’s basketball.

The transfer portal has surpassed 1,900 men’s basketball players and 1,200 for women’s basketball. That number has increased since publishing this article since it’s a constant all day long. If you follow “Verbal Commits” on Twitter, you will know how often a player enters the portal.

The state of Utah has seven Division I basketball programs that will surely have their head coaches going through these names to try and get them to join their program. Here is the latest (as of Thursday afternoon) of in-state players entering the portal and commitments from student-athletes joining programs in the state.

Utah Utes

Players currently in the portal: Alfonso Plummer (G), Jordan Kellier (G), Timmy Allen (F), Lahat Thioune (C)

Players that have landed at other schools: Brendan Wenzel (Wyoming)

BYU Cougars

Players currently in the portal: Connor Harding (G) Jesse Wade (G), Wyatt Lowell (F), Kolby Lee (F)

Utah State Aggies

Players currently in the portal: Alphonso Anderson (F), Kuba Karwowski (C)

Utah Valley Wolverines

Utah Valley currently doesn’t have any players in the portal.

Weber State Wildcats

Players currently in the portal: Israel Barnes (G), Mitch Brizee (F)

Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Southern Utah currently doesn’t have any players in the portal.

Dixie State Trailblazers

Dixie State currently doesn’t have any players in the portal.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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