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Former Auburn guard Aden Holloway commits to Alabama

IMG_6598by:Nick Kosko04/20/24


Former Auburn guard Aden Holloway committed to Alabama out of the transfer portal, according to On3’s Joe Tipton.

Holloway decided to parts ways with the Auburn program following just one lone season with the Tigers. He was the top recruit in Bruce Pearl‘s 2023 signing class, and would be a huge addition to the Crimson Tide.

In his true freshman season Holloway earned a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team after appearing in 35 games and making 26 starts for the Tigers. He averaged 7.3 points, 2.7 assists, and 1.5 rebounds per game in his first year at the college level.

As a member of the Class of 2023, Holloway was a four-star recruit out of Matthews (N.C.) Prolific Prep (Calif.), according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He was the No. 2 overall prospect in California, the No. 2 combo guard in the class and the No. 18 overall prospect in the class.

The 6-foot-1, 178-pound guard was the sixth-ever McDonald’s All-American to join Auburn in school history and the eighth former McDonald’s All-American to enter the transfer portal across the country this offseason.

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

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.