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This Is Nuckin' Futs
This Is Nuckin' Futs
Published by Swampy Meadows
This Is Nuckin' Futs

BEVERLY HILLS (MI) -- Call it what you will -- insane, crazoid, unsustainable, bonkers, turbulent -- the current mass exodus of college hoopsters via the transfer portal is a definite game changer. Over one thousand players have entered the portal before the NCAA has even crowned a National Champion, with more undoubtedly to come.

Take a look: https://watchstadium.com/college-bas...st-10-26-2020/

While some transfers are the natural result of a coaching change, others defy explanation. And it’s not just weaker programs that are being affected. UC is losing six players; St. John’s eight; Colorado six; Georgia five, including former (and now current) AG recruiting target Toumani Camara.

And then there is The University of Tennessee at Martin, a D-1 program in the Ohio Valley Conference. Here is their team picture from last year:


What’s the first thing you notice? There are nineteen guys on the squad, four of whom have the notation “no longer with team.” Turns out that term applies to virtually everybody in that snapshot, as the Skyhawks have a total of sixteen players in the transfer portal! It seems that only #1, #13 and #23 are still enrolled at UT Martin. How is newly named Head Coach Ryan Ridder supposed to replenish the roster after an evacuation like that?

Thus far, the University of Dayton Flyers have remained relatively unscathed by this insanity, as only lightly used freshman Luke Frazier has submitted his name as an undergrad transfer, while senior Rodney Chatman has applied as a grad transfer, but could also end up playing professionally overseas.

One can only hope that this no-sit transfer nonsense is a one-time-only deal.

Elsewhere in hoopdom:

-- Ty Ty Washington’s career at Compass Prep is unfortunately over. Playing without UD signee DaRon Holmes, #3 missed a three pointer at the buzzer that would have vanquished #1 Montverde Prep:


-- Dayton's Lynn Greer III is ready to takeover the A10:


-- Eric Bossi of 247 Sports includes Malachi Smith on his list of potential surprises from the class of 2021:


-- The Two Obadiahs: Breaking down Obi Toppin’s two-way game halfway through his rookie season:


-- Former Flyer Devon Scott and his wife have published a children’s book:


-- The Ringer with some timely travel tips for this crazy COVID world: How to read a room service menu like an NBA veteran:


-- Comedian Eddie Murphy confirms that music icon Prince beat him at basketball:


-- Man begins beer diet for Lent; raises money for local businesses. Where else but Cincinnati?


That’s it “From the Swamp.”
You can email me at: swampy@udpride.com
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