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Fantasy AnalysisThe senior forward missed the entirety of his 2015 campaign due to an Achilles injury, but is now nearing a return to full strength. He's been cleared for all basketball related activities, which means he should be ready to go well before the season starts. During his junior season, Johnson finished with averages of 10.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 0.7 assists over 24 minutes per game and should return to the lineup as regular rotational contributor.
Fantasy AnalysisFox is the highest rank recruit in Kentucky's newest class, and the most likely freshman to have an immediate and consistent starting spot with the Wildcats. He will however, have big shoes to fill due to the departures of guards Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray. He entered Kentucky at about 6-foot-4 and 171 pounds. Fox was already known for his elite quickness before he arrived on campus, and adding some muscle to his thin frame will help him compete with other collegiate guards. While relatively untested, Fox is a player to watch, especially if he shows he can live up to the hype he received during recruitment.
Fantasy AnalysisHead coach John Calipari declined to comment on what punishment Willis will face, but made it clear that he wouldn't miss games due to the matter. In the 2015-16 season, Willis averaged 7.7 points and 4.0 rebounds in 19 minutes per game, while boasting a 44 percent accuracy rate from behind the arc.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 6-foot-11 Baylor graduate transfer will become the tallest player on the roster and will instantly be in the conversation for significant playing time. Rykhoek will look to rebound after numerous hip injuries forced him out of Waco.
Fantasy Analysis"Pancake" Thomas led Hartford in points, rebounds, assists, and steals in 2015-16, averaging 18.9 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 2.8 APG, and 1.2 SPG. He also boasts a 43 percent three-point accuracy rate. Thomas has not yet said where he will transfer to.
Fantasy AnalysisGettys played his first three seasons with UNC-Wilmington and is coming off a 2015 campaign where he averaged 5.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over 16 minutes per game. He'll join Rutgers for the upcoming season and should be eligible right away due to his status as a graduate transfer. Gettys is likely slated to be a depth option in the frontcourt, but a more defined role should be given once the season approaches.
Fantasy AnalysisStroman spent his first two years with South Carolina, averaging 2.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 14.8 minutes per game last season, down from his averages of 4.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in 20.5 minutes per game as a freshman. The reduction in minutes is likely the reason he transferred, and he'll likely see an increased role when he's able to take the court for the Ragin Cajuns.
Fantasy AnalysisEgbunu's injury stems from the torn ligament he suffered from in the third-to-last game of the 2015-16 regular season, and with the center now slightly ahead of schedule, he should be on the fast track to owning Florida's frontcourt and being one of the better big men in the SEC this coming season.
Fantasy AnalysisWhite missed a majority of last season due to hernia surgery. The 6-8 sophomore averaged averaged 1.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 9.6 minutes during his 2015-16 campaign. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter suffering from a stress reaction in his left leg in February after appearing in just eight games last season. He looks to be fully healthy now, and the big man will likely play a big role for the Cardinal this season after averaging 12.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game in 2015-16.
Fantasy AnalysisCartwright is coming off a compound fracture in his forearm that forced him to miss all of the 2015-16 season. Now, with three years of eligibility still remaining, he will look to build on a freshman season where he averaged just 1.9 points over 11.1 minutes per game.
Fantasy AnalysisKegler was waiting for academic clearance, but is now expected to join the team without any restrictions. He'll be able to play right away, offering the Bulldogs a big body that can score in the paint, but can also shoot the ball with some range. A more defined role should be given for Kegler once the upcoming season approaches and he's had the opportunity to go through a number practices with the team.
Fantasy AnalysisWilliamson spent his freshman year with Texas Tech, where he compiled averages of 1.7 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.4 assists over seven minutes per game. By transferring to Florida Gulf Coast, Williamson should have an opportunity to play in front of friends and family, as he's originally from Orlando. However, due to the current NCAA transfer rules, he'll have to sit out the 2016-17 season before having three years of eligibility remaining.
Fantasy AnalysisComing off a season with DePaul where Hamilton raw a reduction in minutes and scoring, he will transfer to Texas Tech where he will look for more opportunities on the floor in his final season of eligibility. He will sit out the 2016-17 season per NCAA transfer rules.