OU basketball joins Texas, Kansas & Tech in wild NCAA transfer portal


OSU basketball is an outlier in the crazy off-season of 2021. The Cowboys have a relatively stable roster. 

That is not the norm. 

The NCAA transfer portal, coupled with the new rule that allows one-time immediate eligibility for transfers, has created a free-agent frenzy in college hoops. 

It’s hard to keep up. The transfers have slowed – the grace period ends June 30 – but still occur. Just a few days ago, Texas Tech got star forward Bryson Williams from Texas-El Paso. So movement hasn’t stopped. 

The Big 12 is divided into two camps. OSU joins Baylor, Kansas State and West Virginia with relatively stable rosters. Not much different than in the days before free agency. 

But OU, Tech, Texas Christian, Kansas, Iowa State and Texas have new-look teams. 

Here’s an update on each basketball roster in the Big 12, as it pertains to the comings and goings of transfers, ranked by overhaul. 

UTEP's Bryson Williams drives past Louisiana Tech's Amorie Archilbald. UTEP was defeated by Louisiana Tech University 55-73 in game 2 of their matchup at the Don Haskins Center on Jan. 23, 2021.

1. Texas Tech 

Coming in: Bryson Williams, 6-8, r-sr., Texas-El Paso; Sadaar Calhoun, 6-6, jr., Florida State; Davion Warren, 6-6, sr., Hampton; Mylik Wilson, 6-3, so., Louisiana-Lafayette; Daniel Batcho, fr., 6-11, Arizona; Adonis Arms, r-sr., Winthrop. 

Going out: Avery Benson, Texas; Nimari Burnett, Alabama; Jamarius Burton, Pittsburgh; Vladislav Goldin; Kyler Edwards, Houston; Joel Ntabwe, Florida Atlantic; Micah Peavy, TCU; Tyreek Smith, Oklahoma State.  


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