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Kentucky transfer center Ugonna Onyenso commits to Kansas State

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Kentucky transfer Ugonna Onyenso, the top available center in the portal, has committed to Kansas State and head coach Jerome Tang, a source told On3.

The 7-foot sophomore averaged 3.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks in only 18.6 minutes per game this season.

Onyenso is the seventh addition for Kansas State out of the transfer portal this offseason. He joins Dug McDaniel (16.3 PPG at Michigan), Baye Fall (0.8 PPG at Arkansas), Brendan Hausen (6.2 PPG at Villanova), Max Jones (15.3 PPG at Cal State Fullerton), CJ Jones (11.4 PPG at UIC), and Achor Achor (16.1 PPG at Samford).

Ugonna Onyenso commits to Kansas State, 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 asynchronous 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.

Track transfer portal activity

While the NCAA Transfer Portal database is private, the On3 Network has streamlined the reporting process tracking player movement. If you find yourself asking, ‘How can I track transfer portal activity?’ our well-established network of reporters and contacts across college athletics keeps you up to speed in several ways, from articles written about players as they enter and exit the transfer portal or find their new destination, to our social media channels, to the On3 Transfer Portal.

The transfer portal wire provides a real-time feed of player activity, including basic player profile information, transfer portal ranking and original On3 Industry recruiting ranking, as well as NIL valuation (name, image and likeness).

The On3 Transfer Portal Rankings allow for you to filter the On3 Industry Rankings to find the best of the best in the portal, starting with Overall Top Players

The On3 Transfer Portal Instagram account and Twitter account are excellent resources to stay up to date with the latest moves.