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2 Georgia basketball players would be transferred

ATHENS, GA – MARCH 03: Aaron Harrison #2, Andrew Harrison #5, Willie Cauley-Stein #15, Karl-Anthony Towns #12 and Tyler Ulis #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats rush to the field to get back on defense against the Georgia Bulldogs at Stegeman Coliseum on March 3, 2015 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Roster turnover is contagious in the world of college basketball. Georgia is the latest program to lose a few players on the transfer portal.

Two Bulldogs would have entered the transfer portal. One is first-year goaltender Cam McDowell. The other is former three-star striker Tyrone Baker.

Georgian basketball, meanwhile, is entering a new era. The program moved on from Tom Crean this offseason and went out and hired Mike White.

It is plausible that the coaching change led to the transfer decisions of McDowell and Baker.

“Georgian basketball freshman Cam McDowell has entered the transfer portal, @on3sports has learned,” reports Matt Zenitz. “…Another Georgia basketball freshman, Tyrone Baker, has also entered the transfer portal.”

It’s becoming a trend in the world of college basketball. There are over 1,000 players on the portal. This number continues to grow.

Dick Vitale is one of many concerned about the current state of the sport. He reported last week that a coach told him there was widespread “cheating” in relation to the transfer portal.

“I spoke to a coach who told me that CHEATING is prevalent in what is happening with the transfer portal,” Vitale tweeted. “Behind-the-scenes promises are made to PTPERS (prime time actors) that if they get their names on the portal, they’ll be offered them. It’s out of control and not good for the game.”

The NCAA would be wise to find ways to regulate transfers.