“If kids are allowed to transfer without sitting out, college basketball will never be the same,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said “Whatever the number is of kids transferring this year, 700 or so, I think you can double that.”
And why shouldn’t it? We should limit the freedom of movement of student athletes in a way in which other students are not just because it’ll make being a college coach harder? Too bad. Any student has the right to choose a college based on what is best for them and their future, and none of them have to sit out a year before continuing with their education.
In fact, even student athletes who do transfer and sit out a year have to continue to be enrolled in school. Why do we make them sit out “amateur” athletic endeavors?