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Bryn Forbes    G    Michigan State     + Add To Watchlist
8/29/2015
Forbes scored 17 points as the Spartans lost to the Italian national team in an exhibition game on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

In his first season with the Spartans, Forbes averaged 8.5 points and 1.8 3-pointers. The Cleveland State transfer could be in for a big jump in production with Travis Trice moving on.
Denzel Valentine    G    Michigan State     + Add To Watchlist
8/29/2015
Valentine scored a team-high 21 points as the Spartans lost to the Russian national team in an exhibition game on Friday. He put in 16 points in the second quarter.

Fantasy Analysis

Valentine is coming off a breakout junior season in which he nearly doubled his scoring average to 14.5 points. He should be among the candidates for Big 10 Player of the Year.
Montaque Gill-Caesar    G    San Diego State     + Add To Watchlist
8/28/2015
Gill-Caesar will transfer to San Diego State, CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Gill-Caesar. a 6-6 wing, averaged 9.1 points and 3.0 rebounds for the Tigers last year. He will have to sit out the 2015-16 season, but will have three years of eligibility remaining to help the Aztecs.
Madison Jones    G        + Add To Watchlist
8/26/2015
Jones has been dismissed from the Wake Forest basketball program, SCACCHoops.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Jones had been in line to see a slight increase in minutes during his senior season after averaging 4.7 PPG, 3.0 APG and 2.3 RPG in 2014-15. However, he certainly would have been challenged by newcomers such as 4-star point guard Bryant Crawford. With the team expecting considerable depth at the position for 2015-16, Jones was deemed expendable following his second notable violation of the Athletics Department policy.
Justin Moss    F        + Add To Watchlist
8/24/2015
Moss was dismissed from both the Buffalo basketball team and the university following his involvement in an on-campus robbery in June, WGR550.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Moss recorded 17.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game during his junior season to help lead the Bulls to the NCAA Tournament. Because Moss had been on probation for a theft earlier during his time at Buffalo, the university acted quickly to kick him out of school. He'll likely have to head to the junior college ranks or head overseas if he hopes to play anywhere this season.
Kassoum Yakwe    F    St. John's     + Add To Watchlist
8/24/2015
Yakwe, a four-star prospect, will attend St. John's this fall.

Fantasy Analysis

Yakwe is a 6-7 forward who is native to Mali. He is a primarily a defender, but could grow into a well-rounded player. With the extreme turnover on the Red Storm roster, Yakwe could get playing time as a freshman.
Josh Newkirk    G        + Add To Watchlist
8/23/2015
Newkirk will transfer to Indiana, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Newkirk averaged 5.9 points and 2.7 assists with Pittsburgh last season. There are likely still question marks surrounding his health as he is coming off microfracture surgery, but he will have to sit out a year given transfer rules, so he has plenty of time to get healthy.
Nick Noskowiak    G    Iowa State     + Add To Watchlist
8/22/2015
Noskowiak has decided to "step away from basketball," Jeff Borzello of ESPN.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Noskowiak has been dealing with a few legal issues this spring and summer. He was charged with operating while intoxicated and first-degree recklessly endangering safety. Noskowiak was then charged with two more misdemeanors this month. It looks like his collegiate career is done before it even got started.
Jaylen Brown    F    California     + Add To Watchlist
8/22/2015
Brown scored 19 points as the Golden Bears lost to Illawara Hawks in Australia on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

The Bears went 3-1 on their tour of Austrlia. Brown scored at least 16 points in every game and averaged 17.8 points in the four games. The 6-7 wing looks primed to be one of the leading freshmen scorers.
8/22/2015
Diagne will not play for Syracuse this season and will enroll in a two-year college, the AP reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Syracuse only has nine scholarships this season, so there didn't seem to a place for the 6-9 Diagne. The middle of the 2-3 zone will be handled by the returning Dajuan Coleman (knee) and Chinonso Obokoh.
Darius Paul    F        + Add To Watchlist
8/22/2015
Paul was dismissed from Illinois after getting arrested in the team's trip to France, the AP reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Paul never suited up for the Illini after transferring from Western Michigan after the 2012-13 season. The Illini will have to hope LeRon Black is ready for a bigger role as a sophomore.
Xavian Stapleton    G    Mississippi State     + Add To Watchlist
8/21/2015
Stapleton will be out six months after suffering a torn ACL and meniscus in his left knee during a pickup game, The Clarion-Ledger reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Stapleton would have had to sit out the 2015-16 season anyway in order to comply with the NCAA transfer rules, but the practice time missed with his new squad could be costly. Based on the timetable provided, Stapleton could return to practice before season's end, and the 6-foot-6 guard will almost certainly be ready for the start of the 2016-17 campaign. At that point, Stapleton will have three years of remaining eligibility.
Nick Noskowiak    G    Iowa State     + Add To Watchlist
8/20/2015
Noskowiak is facing multiples charges in advance of his freshman season at Iowa State, the Sporting News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

In May, Noskowiak was charged with operating while intoxicated, which was accompanied by a felony charge of first-degree recklessly endangering safety. To make matters worse, he was charged with a pair of misdemeanors earlier this month, namely criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. The Iowa State program has yet to comment on Noskowiak's legal troubles, but his college career may be in peril before it even begins.
Kobie Eubanks    G    Alabama     + Add To Watchlist
8/20/2015
Eubanks failed to qualify academically and will not play for Alabama, CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Eubanks was the top-rated recruit for the Crimson Tide, but the NCAA was not able to clear his high school transcripts in time for the 2015-16 season. It remains to be seen when and where the 6-5 guard will play, but it won't be for Alabama.
Haanif Cheatham    G    Marquette     + Add To Watchlist
8/20/2015
Cheatam was cleared for competition in 2015-16, NBC Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Cheatam has not been allowed to compete on the Golden Eagles' trip to Italy, but the 6-5 guard should be in the starting lineup for Marquette at the beginning of the season.