UConn men’s basketball options when it comes to potential transfers

Dan Hurley wants to build a program from scratch, largely through recruiting high school talent. His UConn men’s basketball staff generally feel the same way.

Of course, take a dip in the transfer pool to fill a need here and there. Look no further than RJ Cole and Tyrese Martin.

But Hurley turned both a dying Rhode Island program and a culturally lost UConn program into two-time NCAA Tournament qualifiers, primarily by recruiting and developing talent.

Unfortunately for Hurley, that’s just not the way to do it anymore. Not with more than 1,100 players on the NCAA’s transfer portal and teams wanting to get older and better right away without having to take a year or two to develop young players.

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