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Xavier, Sean Miller land sharpshooter Quincy Olivari, Rice transfer

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Rice transfer Quincy Olivari has committed to Xavier, he told On3.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound combo guard averaged 18.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.2 assists this season for the Owls, while shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from three. He’s also Rice’s all-time leader in three pointers made.

Olivari also considered Auburn, Texas, and Miami.

The Atlanta native discussed his commitment to Xavier with On3.

“Sean Miller and his staff made me a priority from day one and they showed this through their words and actions,” he said. “They expressed their belief in me that I could come in and take my game to the next level while playing on the biggest stage. Sean Miller has a great track record. The staff and players in the program are amazing. I’m excited to play in the NCAA tournament and advance. Everything felt right.”

The Xavier Musketeers, led by Sean Miller, finished the 2022-23 season with an overall record of 27-10, good enough for second in the Big East.

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

Quincy Olivari is headed to Xavier, 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.