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LJ Rose    G    Houston     + Add To Watchlist
10/21/2014
Rose suffered a broken foot and will be out until at least Christmas, according to coach Kelvin Sampson, CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The junior averaged 8.9 points and 5.5 assists per game last season while shooting better than 40 percent from three-point range. He'll miss at least the first month-and-a-half of the season, and his absence could carry into conference play, which begins Dec. 31 against Memphis.
Markus Kennedy    F    Southern Methodist     + Add To Watchlist
10/20/2014
Kennedy is danger of being academically ineligible for the start of the season, Sam Vecenie of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Kennedy is currently working to raise his grades by the start of the season but is in serious danger of missing the beginning of the 2014-15 campaign. In his potential absence, Cannen Cunningham and Ben Moore would likely see more time on the court.
Evan Smotrycz    F    Maryland     + Add To Watchlist
10/19/2014
Smotrycz will be out 4-to-6 weeks after breaking his left foot Friday, ESPN Insider Jeff Goodman reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Smotrycz suffered the injury while participating in practice. He started 28 games last season, so the Terrapins will need some one to step up at the power forward position until he is ready to return.
Milton Doyle    G    Loyola     + Add To Watchlist
10/17/2014
Doyle will be out indefinitely after tearing the labrum in his right shoulder, ESPN.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Doyle, a one-time Kansas recruit, led the Ramblers in scoring as a freshman last year with 14.9 points. He added 4.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists to be one of the best returning players in the Missouri Valley. Loyola will rely on newcomers such as Marlon Jones and Montel James to pick up the slack.
Dajuan Coleman    F    Syracuse     + Add To Watchlist
10/17/2014
Coleman doesn't have an official time table for return, but coach Jim Boeheim is hopeful that he'll be available in November.

Fantasy Analysis

Coleman suffered a leg injury last season in January and is still in the thick of the rehab process. While it's unclear when he'll return, it does seem that he'll be able to play by the end of the 2014-15 season.
Chris Walker    F    Florida     + Add To Watchlist
10/15/2014
Walker has been suspended for the first three games of the Gators' season, ESPN's Jeff Borzello reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Head coach Billy Donovan indicated the suspension was for a violation of team rules, but nothing beyond that. Walker is no stranger to suspensions, after missing the fall's semester of games last year due to academic ineligibility. When he does get on the court, Walker is an extremely talented forward, who should see plenty of minutes.
Craig Sword    G    Mississippi State     + Add To Watchlist
10/15/2014
Sword is expected to miss at least a month after surgery last week on a bulging disc in his back, according to CBS Sports.com.

Fantasy Analysis

Sword was the the Bulldogs' leading scorer last season, averaging 13.7 points per game. He could be out until around Thanksgiving.
Rodney Bullock    F    Providence     + Add To Watchlist
10/10/2014
Bullock is dealing with a knee injury that could sideline him for an extended period of time, the Providence Journal reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Bullock missed the entire 2013-14 season due to a suspension stemming from "not upholding his responsibility as a student-athlete." While he would have been eligible to return this season, it appears as though the knee injury will delay it, and the second-year forward will undergo further testing to determine whether it's season-ending.
B.J. Day    F    Nebraska     + Add To Watchlist
10/9/2014
Day tore his ACL on Friday and will miss the entire 2014-15 season, ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Day averaged 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in his senior year of high school, but will miss all of his freshman season at Nebraska due to injury. He plans to apply for a medical redshirt to obtain an extra season of eligibility.
Jon Octeus    G    Purdue     + Add To Watchlist
10/8/2014
Octeus, formerly of the Colorado State Rams, will transfer to Purdue, CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Octeus graduated from Colorado State after the 2013-14 season, so he has the right to transfer and play immediately. He originally had planned to transfer to UCLA, but because he wasn't able to gain entrance to the graduate school program there, he decided Purdue was his next best option. His last season with Colorado State, Octeus finished with averages of 13.4 points and 4.7 rebounds in 34 minutes per game.
Jalen Jones    G    Texas A&M     + Add To Watchlist
10/8/2014
Jones will be eligible to start the 2014-15 season for the Aggies, AP reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Jones averaged 14.0 points and 7.7 rebounds in 2012-13 with SMU. He will have to sit out four games in 2015-16 because he took part in closed scrimmages while with the Mustangs. Jones could lead the Aggies in scoring.
Kedren Johnson    G    Memphis     + Add To Watchlist
10/6/2014
Johnson has been cleared to play at Memphis this season after transferring from Vanderbilt, Gary Parrish of CBS reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Johnson, who was suspended all of last season, announced his intent to transfer in August and committed to Memphis shortly after. In 2012-13. he averaged 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists while shooting 40.8 percent from the field. The 6-4 Johnson will be an immediate contributor for the Tigers and will push for a starting spot.
Ryan Johnson    G    Rutgers     + Add To Watchlist
10/3/2014
Johnson was deemed a partial qualifier by the NCAA and won't be allowed to play in the 2014-15 season, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The 6-5 guard ultimately couldn't square away his academic issues with the NCAA and will consequentially have to wait another year to play for Rutgers. When he ultimately takes the court, the North Carolina native will provide the school with viable shooting from the wing.
Ibrahima Diallo    C    Rutgers     + Add To Watchlist
10/3/2014
Diallo was deemed a partial qualifier by the NCAA and won't be allowed to play in the 2014-15 season, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The 6-10 center received offers from around the country but ultimately chose Rutgers. However, he'll have to postpone his freshman campaign until he sorts out his academic eligibility with the NCAA.
Papa Ndao    F    St. Joseph's     + Add To Watchlist
10/3/2014
Ndao will miss the entire 2014-15 season with undisclosed medical issues, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ndao would be entering his senior year of eligibility so it's possible that he may ultimately use a medical redshirt for the 2014-15 season. The native of Senegal averaged 2.5 points and 1.3 rebounds during his junior year on 31 appearances.
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