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St. Louis native Love among college basketball stars staying where they are

COLUMBIA, Mo. — There are nearly 1,500 college basketball players in the NCAA transfer portal hoping to land on their next roster. But we’re getting a sense you might be suffering from transfer portal fatigue. Portal talk has dominated every college sports conversation in recent weeks, so in this small space in print and online, we’re taking a short break.

Not every player in college hoops has escaped their yard in search of greener grass. In fact, with the incentive of name, image and likeness opportunities, some of the game’s best players who aren’t ready for the NBA leap are setting up sprinklers to refresh their own lawn.