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Kenny Kaminski    F    Michigan State     + Add To Watchlist
8/25/2014
Kaminski has announced he will be transferring to Ohio and will seek eligibility to play this year, The Athens Messenger reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Kaminski's transfer will help to boost a Bearcats squad that is looking to make a return appearance to the NCAA Tournament this season. He appeared in 31 games last season after filling in for Adreian Payne while he was injured. Kaminski was a standout for the Spartans amongst some of their other high profile players, so a chance to likely start at Ohio can certainly make him an asset.
T.J. Dunans    G    Auburn     + Add To Watchlist
8/25/2014
Dunans will play for Auburn this coming season, according to CBS Sports.com.

Fantasy Analysis

Dunans is considered the nation's top junior college guard after averaging 22.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists at Columbia State (Tenn) Community College last season. He should step right into a starting role for coach Bruce Pearl.
Joshua Smith    C    Georgetown     + Add To Watchlist
8/24/2014
Smith is academically eligible and slated to play for the Hoyas this fall, CSN Washington reports. Coach John Thompson III did not know what kind of shape the 350 lb center was in.

Fantasy Analysis

Smith could definitely be a difference maker for Georgetown. The Hoyas were 10-3 with Smith and even teams like Kansas had a hard time guarding the immense center. If he can get into any kind of basketball shape, the former UCLA center could dominate in the post in the Big East.
Bryn Forbes    G    Michigan State     + Add To Watchlist
8/20/2014
Forbes has been granted a waiver to play this season, ESPN.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Forbes will be automatically eligible to play for the Spartans after transferring from Cleveland State this year to be closer to his family. The Lansing, Michigan native averaged 15.2 points as a sophomore last season and also converted 42.4 percent of his three-point attempts.
Kedren Johnson    G    Memphis     + Add To Watchlist
8/20/2014
Johnson has committed to playing for Memphis Wednesday after leaving Vanderbilt earlier this offseason, CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Johnson will definitely be a big boost to the young Tigers for the upcoming year. He averaged 13.5 points, 3.6 assists, and just 2.8 turnovers in 2012-13 before sitting out last year in what was a tumultuous period for the sophomore at Vandy. He will bring a great scoring option to the Tigers, a team who lost several key players to the NBA draft earlier this year. The Tigers have been struggling in summer ball to possess the ball and prevent turnovers, so Johnson will provide a great ball handling option and could even start for the Tigers early on in the year.
Andrew White    F    Nebraska     + Add To Watchlist
8/18/2014
White has opted to transfer from Kansas to Nebraska, where he will have to sit out the upcoming season, per NCAA transfer rules, CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

White will have two years of eligibility remaining with the Cornhuskers. The 6-6 forward averaged 2.4 points in just 6.3 minutes last year for Kansas.
Caris LeVert    G    Michigan     + Add To Watchlist
8/18/2014
LeVert has returned to action after undergoing surgery in May to repair a stress fracture in his foot, ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

LeVert, who averaged 12.9 points and converted 41 percent of his three-point attempts as a much improved sophomore last season, is now working his way back into game shape having cleared the initial 8-to-10 week recovery window. With Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, and big man Mitch McGary now in the NBA, LeVert is expected to shoulder a significant load for the Wolvernies this season, making him an intriguing fantasy option with room to grow as well.
Andre Spight    G    Arizona State     + Add To Watchlist
8/16/2014
Spight has committed to play at Arizona State, Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Spight averaged 16 points per game last season with South Plains College. He'll go into Arizona State as one of the better JUCO transfers in the nation and may consequentially have an opportunity to contribute right away.
Willie Cauley-Stein    F    Kentucky     + Add To Watchlist
8/16/2014
Cauley-Stein (ankle) will have one more CT scan before he's cleared to participate in scrimmages, Kyle Tucker of The Courier-Journal reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The Wildcats are currently playing in the Bahamas against professional and national teams but Cauley-Stein has only been allowed to practice. With just one game left in the Bahamas, it doesn't appear that he'll be able to participate on the court until the Blue-White Game on Oct. 17. Even though he's sidelined, the junior has been a full participant in non-contact basketball activities.
Briante Weber    G    VCU     + Add To Watchlist
8/15/2014
Weber will be suspended for VCU's opener against Tennessee on Nov. 14, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Weber was charged with petty larceny, thus resulting in his suspension. While only one game isn't too harsh of a penalty, he only averaged 9.4 points per game last season so there's likely better options available in most leagues.
Dai-Jon Parker    G        + Add To Watchlist
8/15/2014
Parker will transfer away from Vanderbilt, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

This news is accompanied by the departure of Kedren Johnson from the program as well. As Vanderbilt will be hurting after the loss of these two players, Parker will take his 8.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game to the University of Indianapolis.
Kedren Johnson    G    Vanderbilt     + Add To Watchlist
8/15/2014
Johnson (suspension) will not return to Vanderbilt for the upcoming season, Gary Parrish of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Johnson, who was suspended all of last season, averaged 13.5 points and 3.6 assists in 2012-13. Rumor has it Memphis is the top candidate to land the 6-4 guard, as the school has an open scholarship following the departure of Dominic Woodson on Thursday.
Jermaine Lawrence    F    Manhattan     + Add To Watchlist
8/13/2014
Lawrence will be eligible to play this upcoming season for Manhattan, CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Lawrence being eligible will give a boost to the Jaspers' offense next season. While he only played in 26 games last season and averaged just 2.8 points and 2.9 boards per game last season, he still has three years of eligibility left. His experience in the American Conference for a season will certainly benefit him in the MAAC and coach Steve Masiello's plan to make a return trip to the NCAA tournament.
Chris Jones    G    Louisville     + Add To Watchlist
8/7/2014
Jones suffered a stress fracture in his left shin, the Courier-Journal reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Jones recently returned from the Adidas Nations camp where he and fellow teammates Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier were counselors. Jones averaged 10.2 points, 2.9 assists, and 2.3 rebounds in 26 minutes per game last season with Louisville. He also shot 40 percent from the field and 38 percent beyond the arc. Jones is expected to start next season after having an impressive summer. Jones' six-week recovery process would put him right at the beginning of preseason practices.
Peter Jurkin    C    East Tennessee State     + Add To Watchlist
8/6/2014
Jurkin has transferred to East Tennessee State, Jeff Goodman reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The seven-footer only saw 11 games of action in two years for the Hoosiers and made almost no impact at all for the team. He is transferring to an East Tennessee State team that needs a rim protector. The Bucs do not have a center listed on the roster and just two power forwards that are somewhat undersized, so if Jurkin can find a way to gain regular playing time, he can most likely make an impact.
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