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Arizona State forward Devan Cambridge announces intention to enter NCAA transfer portal

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Arizona State forward Devan Cambridge announces intention to enter NCAA transfer portal

Arizona State small forward Devan Cambridge has announced his intention to enter the transfer portal, he said via Instagram. He previously said he was planning to return to the Sun Devils next year.

“This year has been [a] crazy ride for me,” Cambridge wrote. “Coming in with my brother taking a chance to turn this program around and we did just that and are hanging banners and made history. I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Coach Hurley and staff for all the guidance and mentorship that you have provided me during my time at ASU.”

Cambridge started his career at Auburn, spending three years on The Plains before transferring prior to this past season. In 2021-22, he averaged 5.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per game before leaving for Arizona State alongside his brother, Desmond.

This past year, Cambridge put up 9.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in 35 games, including 34 starts. On March 24, he announced his plans to “run it back” for another year in a now-deleted Instagram post.

To keep up with the latest players on the move, check out On3’s Transfer Portal wire.

Transfer portal background information

The NCAA Transfer Portal, which covers every NCAA sport at the Division I, II and III levels, is a private database with names of student-athletes who wish to transfer. It is not accessible to the public.

The process of entering the portal is done through a school’s compliance office. Once a player provides written notification of an intent to transfer, the office enters the player’s name in the database and everything is off and running. The compliance office has 48 hours to comply with the player’s request and that request cannot be refused.

Once a player’s name shows up in the portal, other schools can contact the player. Players can change their minds at any point and withdraw from the portal. However, once a player enters the portal, the current scholarship no longer has to be honored. In other words, if a player enters the portal but decides to stay, the school is not obligated to provide a scholarship anymore.

The database is a normal database, sortable by a variety of topics, including (of course) sport and name. A player’s individual entry includes basic details such as contact info, whether the player was on scholarship and whether the player is transferring as a graduate student.

A player can ask that a “do not contact” tag be placed on the report. In those instances, the players don’t want to be contacted by schools unless they’ve initiated the communication.

The portal has been around since Oct. 15, 2018 and the new calendar cycle within the portal begins each August. For example, the 2021-22 cycle started Aug. 1. During the 2020-21 cycle, 2,626 FBS football players entered the transfer portal (including walk-ons). That comes after 1,681 entered during the 2019-20 cycle and 1,709 during the abbreviated 2018-19 cycle. In comparison, 1,833 Division I basketball players entered the portal during the 2020-21 cycle after totals of 1,020 in 2019-20 and 1,063 in 2018-19.

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