Norfolk State transfer Jamarii Thomas is decommitting to South Carolina

Jamarii Thomasthe reigning MEAC Player of the Year, has switched his commitment from VCU to South Carolina.

The 6-foot-0 guard, originally from Greensboro, North Carolina, originally committed to VCU less than a week ago. Thomas led the MEAC in scoring last season with 16.9 points. The Norfolk State junior also ranked second in the conference in assists (3.8) while leading the conference in steals (2.1). In addition to being named conference player of the year, Thomas was also a member of the first team All-Defense.

Thomas, who played his junior season at Norfolk State this year, played his first two college seasons at UNC Wilmington. He visited South Carolina over the weekend and ultimately signed with the Gamecocks on Sunday.

Jamarii Thomas committed to South Carolina, Background information on the transfer portal

The NCAA Transfer Portal, which covers all NCAA Divisions I, II and III sports, is a private database of names of student-athletes wishing to transfer. It is not open to the public.

The portal is accessed through a school’s compliance office. As soon as a player communicates his intention to transfer in writing, the office enters the player's name into the database and everything is up and running. The Compliance Office has 48 hours to comply with the player's request and this request cannot be refused.

Once a player's name appears in the portal, other schools can contact the player. Players can change their mind and withdraw from the portal at any time. However, once a player enters the portal, the current scholarship no longer needs to be redeemed. In other words, if a player enters the portal but decides to stay, the school is no longer obligated to provide a scholarship.

The database is a regular database that can be sorted by various topics, including (of course) sports and name. A player's individual entry includes basic details such as asynchronous contact information, whether the player had a scholarship, and whether the player is transferring as a graduate student.

A player may request that a “do not contact” tag be placed on the report. In such cases, players do not want to be contacted by schools unless they have initiated the communication.

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While the NCAA Transfer Portal database is private, the On3 Network has streamlined the reporting process for tracking player movements. If you're wondering, “How do I track transfer portal activity?” Our well-established network of reporters and contacts across college athletics will keep you informed in a variety of ways, from articles about players entering and exiting the transfer portal or Find your new destination via our social media channels and the On3-Transfer portal.

The Transfer Portal Broadcast provides a real-time feed of player activity, including basic player profile information, Transfer Portal Ranking and On3 Industry Original Recruiting Ranking, and NIL (Name, Image and Likeness) Rating.

The On3 Transfer Portal Rankings allow you to filter the On3 industry rankings to find the best of the best in the portal, starting with the best players overall.

The On3 Transfer Portal Instagram account and Twitter account are excellent resources for keeping up to date with the latest developments.

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