Ranking top 15 transfers for 2012-13 

October, 30, 2012
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Uconn/LouisvilleAP Photo/Timothy D. EasleyForward Alex Oriakhi, who won a national title with UConn, is a major addition for Missouri.
There is an epidemic in college basketball that has the ability to decimate a team's roster or be a lifeline that propels a team to the next level: transferring players.

Last season, more than 450 players transferred in order to get a fresh start, find a new role and, in most cases, get more playing time. Prior to the NCAA granting waivers -- to players from institutions ineligible for postseason play, to players who needed to be closer to their homes due to a family emergency or to players who earned their undergraduate degrees but had a year of playing eligibility remaining -- the only transfers eligible to play immediately were junior college players who had earned their degrees.