According to a report from Kendall Rogers of D1 Baseball, the NCAA is expected to discuss the implementation of a one-time transfer waiver two weeks from today — Friday, April 24. As Rogers notes, the Division I Council could decided to vote on the matter that day, too. However, the belief is that the vote will take place a month later: May 20.
The waiver is expected to pass and would apply for the 2020-21 sports season.
SOURCES: The @NCAA Division I Council will discuss the implementation of a one-time transfer waiver on April 24. The Council will not vote on it that day, but a vote IS expected to take place on May 20. Told the measure is expected to pass and would immediately apply. Stay tuned.
— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) April 10, 2020
In just the college basketball universe, this move would certainly impact a plethora of players. Graduate transfer currently make up less than 25 percent of the 746 players in the Division I men’s basketball transfer portal.
For instance, Syracuse landed a commitment from Illinois transfer wing Alan Griffin last weekend. Griffin has two more years of eligibility remaining; however, if this measure goes into effect, the 6-foot-5 wing would be able to suit up and play in the 2020-21 season.