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NCAA Basketball: 5 teams who most benefits from recent judicial transfer ruling

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Throughout the entire offseason and now over a month into the 2023-24 NCAA Basketball, the topic of transfers and waivers has been a major part of the national discourse. There were dozens of two-time transfers that either didn't get a waiver or were still looking for one to be eligible to play.

After several attorney generals from various states got together to sue the NCAA for its transfer process, a judge granted a temporary restraining order to allow players currently sitting out to play for at least the next two weeks, with it potentially being permanent for the rest of the year.

Several teams will benefit from this news, with some all-conference caliber players now able to play. Here's a look at the programs who should be happiest about this latest news.

Honorable Mention: Southern Miss Golden Eagles

The Eagles are 5-4 on the season, including good wins over UAB and Milwaukee. Senior guards Austin Crowley (15.9 ppg and 4.3 apg) and Donovan Ivory have been good players for them to this point. They now get Andre Curbelo back, a former top-30 prospect who started at St. John's and Illinois before. In a league where James Madison has become the clear favorite, Southern Miss and its full roster could step up to become its main contender.

HM: Arizona State Sun Devils

A road loss to San Diego halted a four-game win streak for the Sun Devils, as guards Jose Perez and Frankie Collins have gotten into a rhythm. This still isn't a team that has a lot of offensive potential, especially without anything coming from the frontcourt. Adam Miller, a former top-30 recruit and transfer at Illinois and LSU, gives them a needed scoring boost out of the backcourt and another ball-handler to take pressure off of Collins on offense.

HM: Ole Miss Rebels

Currently unbeaten, one can argue that the Rebels are fine as it's, currently 9-0 to start the season. But this is also the same team that needed all 40 minutes to beat the likes of Detroit Mercy and Sam Houston State. They could add Brandon Murray, a 6'5 guard who averaged 13.7 ppg and 3.2 apg last season at Georgetown. It's an ideal addition right before the start of SEC play.