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Blum: Mizzou basketball is riding the transfer portal carousel — the new normal

Supply won't meet demand. It's cruel and reasonable at the same time.

There isn't a way around it now: The NCAA transfer portal as it pertains to Division I men's basketball players is bursting at the seams.

It's overloaded, overwhelmed and frankly, soon to be overworked.

Per multiple online reports, more than 1,200 men's basketball players are looking to leave their current Division I program. And that number should rise by the end of the week now that the pandemic-backdropped season has concluded.

There are only 357 Division I teams. Only 228 more student-athletes need to inquire about a new hardcourt destination for there to be an average of four players per school.