The wait continues for Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr in his search for a new home to close out his college basketball career.
Despite announcing his decision to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal on Friday morning – he actually submitted the paperwork Thursday – Sarr has not yet been officially listed in the portal.
Chris Fisher of Cats Pause was the first to bring the news to light, with KSR since confirming the report.
Wake Forest big man Olivier Sarr has yet to officially enter the NCAA Transfer Portal, per source.
— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) May 2, 2020
At the time of his transfer announcement, Sarr told ESPN that he could have to wait all the way till Monday before his name is officially listed in the portal, meaning we likely won’t hear of interested schools and those who have contacted him for another few days.
“It’s actually a tough decision,” Sarr told Jeff Borzello of ESPN. “I want to give Wake Forest a chance and listen to what he has to say. I’m entering the transfer portal because I want to listen to all the options. I want to be able to pick my own coach, not have one chosen for me.”
When that time does come, Kentucky is expected to have significant interest in the 7-foot center originally from France, who is set to become arguably the top transfer prospect in the nation. Last season at Wake Forest, Sarr earned earned third-team All-ACC honors last season after averaging 13.7 points and 9.0 rebounds for the Demon Deacons. On the year, the 7-footer managed 11 double-doubles, including multiple breakout games that included a 30-point, 17-rebound performance against Notre Dame and a 25-point outing in a win over No. 7 Duke.
On Friday morning, Wake Forest writer Les Johns told KSR that Sarr would be a “perfect fit” at Kentucky.
While we wait for his name to officially hit the transfer portal, check out some of his highlights below:
Come on down, big fella.