Why are so many high majors involved with mediocre mid-major transfers?

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Strange phenomenon going on here. Kids who were average mid-major players are now transferring and getting all kinds of high major offers? The track record for kids who have transferred from mid-majors to high-majors is horrendous, and those were mostly mid-major grad studs. What’s the deal?

 
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Because how else are the high major programs going to fill open roster spots at this point? There are very few uncommitted high school players this late in the game.
 
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Strange phenomenon going on here. Kids who were average mid-major players are now transferring and getting all kinds of high major offers? The track record for kids who have transferred from mid-majors to high-majors is horrendous, and those were mostly mid-major grad studs. What’s the deal?

I am willing to bet that RJ Cole averages double figures next season though.
 
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Strange phenomenon going on here. Kids who were average mid-major players are now transferring and getting all kinds of high major offers? The track record for kids who have transferred from mid-majors to high-majors is horrendous, and those were mostly mid-major grad studs. What’s the deal?

I don't know that the record is horrendous. Rothstein, who is a dope, presents that number with no context. Most of those players moved into smaller roles with their new teams. Lasan Kromah averaged double figures every year at GW before averaging 6.1 points at UConn. Would you say his tenure at UConn was "horrendous?"
 

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They’re short-term leases.

You get them at the end of the recruiting cycle when you’re just trying to fill out a spot for insurance.
 

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I don't know that the record is horrendous. Rothstein, who is a dope, presents that number with no context. Most of those players moved into smaller roles with their new teams. Lasan Kromah averaged double figures every year at GW before averaging 6.1 points at UConn. Would you say his tenure at UConn was "horrendous?"
Rothstein is far from a dope. Loves college basketball and has a ton of knowledge on a multitude of teams.
 
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Plus it's every kids dream to play big time sports. Add in packed arenas, gear galore, palacial practice facilities and first class amenities, sounds like a good trade-off for most.
 
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Because everyone is on lockdown. There is literally nothing else for coaches to do
 
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I don't know that the record is horrendous. Rothstein, who is a dope, presents that number with no context. Most of those players moved into smaller roles with their new teams. Lasan Kromah averaged double figures every year at GW before averaging 6.1 points at UConn. Would you say his tenure at UConn was "horrendous?"
When @CallMeBruce lost all credibility
 
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Strange phenomenon going on here. Kids who were average mid-major players are now transferring and getting all kinds of high major offers? The track record for kids who have transferred from mid-majors to high-majors is horrendous, and those were mostly mid-major grad studs. What’s the deal?

Both Sterling Gibbs & Shonn Miller as grad transfers averaged in double digits for UConn, actually both averaged over 12 ppg & helped UConn get to the field of 32 that season.

Not a bad get in the same year for grad transfers for the same program.
 
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They large percentage of Frosh are not big contributors in year one. At least if you get a guy who's played d1 for 3 or 4 yrs(rshirt) they typically will give you better minutes than a true frosh. Particular on the defensive end.
 

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