Inside the NCAA Men’s Basketball Transfer Portal

Tristen Newton went to the East Carolina University compliance office just over a month ago and revealed that he would be joining the NCAA transfer portal.

He filled out some papers and handed them over to a compliance officer, who then entered Newton’s name on the portal website.

“And it was like 40 seconds after I got a call,” Newton said.

He wasn’t exaggerating. Wichita State coach Isaac Brown was the fastest of about 40 or 50 coaches to call, text or direct message Newton over the next several days. Once he got a call from the UConn men’s basketball team, his decision was almost made. After an official visit to Storrs, Newton committed to the Huskies on April 13.

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