The 2018-19 college basketball season is nearly at its end. With just three games remaining in the season, programs are gearing up for next season.
One program in particular has a lot of work to do.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City introduced new head coach Billy Donlon earlier this week.
The new head coach was welcomed to the team with a significant portion of the roster in the transfer portal. Less than a week after firing head coach Kareem Richardson, 10 players entered the portal.
According to a report from 247Sports, the Kangaroos now have 11 players currently in the transfer portal.
Donlon addressed the potential transfers in a statement to 247Sports:
"This is about patience. Obviously, we’ll recruit other guys because even if everyone came back we’ll have scholarship and obviously to protect yourself. I don’t expect everyone to leave. I don’t know how many will.
This is just part of it."
Seven of the team's leading scorers are currently in the transfer portal. However, one of the players suggested the move was to see their options, "not necessarily to leave."
Donlon served as an assistant coach for Northwestern over the past three seasons. He'll hope to turn around a program that won just 21 games over the past two seasons.