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Transfer numbers way up in D-I college basketball as players seek 'instantaneous success'

One of the more remarkable aspects of Connecticut's national title run was that potential star Rodney Purvis could only watch his Huskies' teammates because of NCAA rules forcing transfers to sit out a year."He's like a Ferrari sitting in the garage that I can't drive," UConn coach Kevin Ollie said.Ollie isn't the only coach watching their rosters fill up with players who have already made at least one stop at another college.A recent surge in transfers has turned the once-sleepy late signing period, which this year started Wednesday and runs through May 21, into a monthlong frenzy that has changed college basketball. According to STATS, the number of players who have appeared in a game for more than one Division I school has nearly tripled over the past decade, from 122 in 2004-05 to 325 — or one for nearly every school in the country — in 2013-14."It used to be that there was a stigma of some type attached to schools that recruited outside of the high school ranks," San Diego State c...

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