REPORT: Texas G Chris Johnson to enter the NCAA transfer portal

On3 imageby:Joe Cook04/02/24

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Texas guard Chris Johnson plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal according to On3’s Joe Tipton.

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Johnson, a true freshman originally from the Houston area who attended Montverde Academy in Florida, appeared in 17 games for the Longhorns and averaged 4.6 minutes per game. He scored 18 total points and was 8-for-19 from the field.

Johnson was ranked as the No. 53 overall prospect, the No. 13 point guard, and the No. 3 player from Florida in the 2023 On3 Industry Ranking.

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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.

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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.

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