In European soccer, the "transfer window" is arguably the most exciting part of the calendar. It's a free-for-all, where teams make attempts to lure various star players to their clubs. There are rumors, astronomic bids and more rumors. It's a complete zoo, and there's really nothing else like it.
Well, college basketball's offseason is getting close. The offseason isn't all that quiet anymore, with literally hundreds of players changing schools over the past couple of months. It's not just bit players, either -- there were some all-conference and immediate-impact players making moves.
When Kyle Wiltjer decided on Gonzaga two weeks ago, that essentially was the last big name on the list. Beyond that, Aaric Murray is still available, but he's already been dismissed from two schools, so we'll see what happens.
With that in mind, here's a look back at college basketball's 2013 transfer window:
10. Davon Usher (Mississippi Valley State to Delaware): Usher will give the Blue Hens another potent scorer in their perimeter attack.
14. Mo Creek (Indiana to George Washington): Creek was averaging better than 16 points in 09-10 before multiple injuries derailed him.
Others: Lasan Kromah (George Washington to Connecticut), Coron Williams (Robert Morris to Wake Forest), Jon Ekey (Illinois State to Illinois), R.J. Slawson (South Carolina to Jacksonville), Sandi Marcius (Purdue to DePaul)
Have to sit out a year
2. Kyle Wiltjer (Kentucky to Gonzaga): Wiltjer went back and forth about his decision, but Gonzaga is a good fit.
3. Rodney Purvis (NC State to Connecticut): Purvis was inconsistent at NC State, but will get chances with the Huskies.
6. Ricky Tarrant (Tulane to Alabama): Tarrant put up big numbers in C-USA, and could do it again for the Tide.
8. Katin Reinhardt (UNLV to USC): His Memorial Day weekend transfer had some controversy, but Andy Enfield will like his style.
9. Joe Coleman (Minnesota to Saint Mary's): Coleman was inconsistent toward the end of the season, and needed a move.
Others: Darion Clark (Charlotte to USC), Darius Paul (Western Michigan to Illinois), Chase Fischer (Wake Forest to BYU), Jordan Baker (Pepperdine to San Jose State), Cleon Roberts (Georgia Southern to La Salle), Mike Poole (Rutgers to Iona), Derrick Randall (Rutgers to Pittsburgh), Paul Jesperson (Virginia to Northern Iowa), DeMario Mayfield (Charlotte to Morehead State)
Awaiting waiver clearance
1. Angel Rodriguez (Kansas State to Miami): If he is eligible, the Hurricanes could once again get back to the NCAA tournament.
2. Trae Golden (Tennessee to Georgia Tech): The Yellow Jackets are only missing a point guard; Golden could fill that void.
4. Michael Dixon (Missouri to Memphis): This is an interesting situation. The Tigers don't immediately need him, but he's terrific.
6. Eli Carter (Rutgers to Florida): The Gators have a solid group of guards, but Carter can play both backcourt positions.
7. J.J. Moore (Pittsburgh to Rutgers): Moore has been very productive off the bench, and would be a go-to-guy for Rutgers.
9. Kevin Olekaibe (Fresno State to UNLV): Has put up big-time offensive numbers in the past; UNLV could always use a player like that.
10. Pe'Shon Howard (Maryland to USC): If Howard isn't eligible, the Trojans are very inexperienced at the point guard position.
Others: Joey King (Drake to Minnesota)
Change of scenery
3. Terry Whisnant (Florida State to East Carolina): Whisnant has the potential to be a big-time bucket-getter for the Pirates.
4. Braxton Ogbueze (Florida to Charlotte): Ogbueze had veterans in front of him last year, but a year off could help him.
7. Deuce Bello (Baylor to Missouri): Bello is a terrific athlete who will excel in the Tigers' system. Could be a great defender.
8. Damion Leonard (South Carolina to Furman): Leonard is a player who put up big offensive numbers in high school.