Under current rules, undergraduates have to sit out a year after transferring, and only graduate transfers can play right away. If the NCAA votes on changing the rules, it would likely do so in June.
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Dayton saw two players transfer after its Elite Eight run in 2014. Khari Price left for Southern Mississippi. Alex Gavrilovic transferred to Towson. John Crosby decided to transfer last spring but changed his mind. Sam Miller transferred to the College of Charleston earlier this month, though he had lost his scholarship at Dayton.
Grant knows players who face adversity as freshmen because of lack of playing time or experience home sickness would be more likely to transfer if they don’t have to sit out a season. He knows what that feeling is like because he experienced it in the 1983-84 season at Dayton. He saw limited action in 18 games.
“I came to Dayton as a 17-year-old, and I had to grow up,” Grant said. “I had to go through some things being away from home and not playing early in my career. I feel very confident in saying if I had not been forced to by my parents and been made to grow up, I don’t know if I’d be sitting here with the opportunities and experiences I’ve had over the course of my lifetime. We’ll see. Obviously, the NCAA has pressure on them in a lot of different areas to look out for student welfare.”