Slowly but surely the NCAA is taking college hoops in the same direction as FB. I predict in the next 5-10 years the dance will only be open to the P5'-P7 schools. This transfer rule will definitely work in the favor of the biggies, especially Duke, UK, KU, et al. Coach K loses a PG to the NBA, no problem just go to the mids and cherry pick the best mid PG. Voila, PG hole plugged. As many have said, the mids will serve as the farm system for the majors. Calipari needs a sniper, let's offer that Jimerson kid from SLU. Say Jimmy Bell does develop into a really good big, Izzo comes a calling.
Transfer portal will be stuffed full of good mid major players. Consequently, the NCAA will one day determine the mids can't compete any longer, so why waste the money on schools that are first round fodder for the bigs. For anyone out there who scoffs at the idea of us getting into the Beast at any cost, this is the reason why we need to be there. Elsewise, all the mids will become just a notch above D2 schools.