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Fantasy AnalysisMikesell had a pair of surgeries in May and June to correct some lingering hip pain and was originally expected to be sidelined for around six months. That would have kept him on the sidelines for the early portion of the upcoming season, so instead of risking coming back too early or wasting a year of eligibility on a shortened season, he'll instead take a redshirt. Mikesell can now slow play his recovery and should be at full strength for the 2018-19 campaign with two years of eligibility remaining.
Fantasy AnalysisThough he didn't end up missing any action last season, Howard said he first started feeling pain in his lower torso and groin area around January of last season, which he indicated affected his aggressiveness down the stretch. The point guard, who started Syracuse's first 14 games in 2016-17 before losing his spot to John Gillon, should be in line to move back atop the depth chart during the upcoming campaign if he's able to steer clear of any setbacks in his recovery before the team resumes practicing in the fall. With an expected uptick in playing time in 2017-18, Howard should improve on the 4.5 points, 3.6 assists and 1.7 rebounds he averaged as a sophomore.
Fantasy AnalysisJackson spent his freshman season at Connecticut, where he averaged 8.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. He'll now sit out one season before playing out his three remaining years of eligibility as a Lobo.
Fantasy AnalysisIn three years at Gonzaga, Edwards never played a major role, and he is coming off a junior season where he played under three minutes per game. The seven-footer will now head to a smaller program in Portland State, where he will look to immediately play a larger role as a graduate transfer this season.
Fantasy AnalysisThere's still no confirmation on the reason for this departure after one season; nevertheless, Hughes will be taking his talents out east. Averaging 7.6 PPG his freshman year, he'll be looked upon for an even higher contribution once he's eligible to play again -- which will likely be the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Fantasy AnalysisJefferson averaged 5.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game last season for the Lobos. He'll likely need to sit out for one season due to NCAA transfer rules before resuming his three remaining seasons of eligibility.
Fantasy AnalysisTut saw the floor in just 12 games for South Carolina last season, averaging 1.0 point and 1.3 boards across 5.1 minutes per game. The reason for his departure is unknown, though if his numbers are any indication, he may want to pursue another program in hopes of a more significant role.
Fantasy AnalysisWilliams, who saw just 8.8 minutes per game last year during his sophomore season at Illinois, has opted to transfer to George Washington. The move will likely result in him receiving a bigger role, though he'll have to wait until 2018-19 to touch the court for his new team due to NCAA transfer rules.
Fantasy AnalysisAccording to Calipari, Knox had been playing well, but came to the decision that preparing for next season is a bigger priority, and will not push himself of the hampered hamstring. It seems as though he will be fine heading into this season with the Wildcats, but the team will likely update his status in the coming months.
Fantasy AnalysisGreen had an impressive sophomore campaign with Texas-Rio Grande Valley, averaging 16.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists across 30.4 minutes per game. He went 39 percent from the field and 37 percent from deep, so he should offer Middle Tennessee another proven scorer that can hit shots from all over the floor. Due to the current NCAA transfer rules, Green will have to sit out the upcoming season before being eligible at the start of the 2018-19 campaign.
Fantasy AnalysisBaxter will have to sit out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules, after which he will have three years of eligibility remaining. At UNLV, the freshman forward averaged 4.3 points per game, but missed several games due to a nagging groin injury.
Fantasy AnalysisBigby-Williams decided in April to transfer away from Oregon for his final year of eligibility after a season in which he averaged 3.0 points per game. He will likely need to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules before finishing out his last season in 2018-19 season.
Fantasy AnalysisRobinson is expected to remain at LSU to finish his degree, but will no longer be a part of the basketball tam, as he's set to step away from competition due to medical reasons. While it's an unfortunate end to Robinson's career, it shouldn't have a drastic effect on the Tigers' regular rotation considering the 7-foot-1 big man played just 6.4 minutes per game during his junior campaign.
Fantasy AnalysisIt was originally reported in early May that Sallah was transferring to UNC-Wilmington, but it appears as though that was either a false report or the graduate transfer has changed his mind. Sallah averaged 6.1 points and 5.3 rebounds across 20 minutes per game at Mount St. Mary's last season and will now be immediately eligible as a graduate transfer to play for head coach Bruce Weber and the Wildcats next season.
Fantasy AnalysisKegler is coming off an impressive freshman year with Mississippi State after posting averages of 9.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists across 28.2 minutes. While he'll have to sit out the 2017-18 season due to the current NCAA transfer rules, Kegler will offer Baylor a young and upcoming option in the backcourt to groom for the future one he's eligible for his sophomore year at the start of the 2018-19 campaign.