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Xavier Johnson    F    Colorado    
Johnson (achilles) has been cleared to participate in all basketball related activities, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The 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.
De'Aaron Fox    G    Kentucky    
Fox has added 10 pounds to his frame since arriving at Kentucky, Jerry Tipton of the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Fox 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.
Derek Willis    F    Kentucky    
Willis was arrested during the off-season for public intoxication, but won't miss games as punishment, Jerry Tipton of the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Head 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.
Chad Rykhoek    F    Memphis    
Rykhoek has decided to transfer to Memphis, the Associated Press reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The 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.
Cleveland Thomas    G    Hartford    
Thomas was granted his release from Hartford and will become a graduate transfer, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

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.
CJ Gettys    C    Rutgers    
Gettys will transfer from UNC-Wilmington to Rutgers for his senior season, Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Gettys 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.
Marcus Stroman    G    Louisiana-Lafayette    
Stroman is expected to join the Ragin Cajuns, where he'll have two years of eligibility left after sitting out the 16-17 campaign, Tim Buckley of The Daily Advertiser reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Stroman 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.
Jakeenan Gant    F    Missouri    
Gant will transfer to Louisiana-Lafayette, Joshua Parrott of Basketball Times reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Gant averaged 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore at Missouri. He will sit out this year and then have two years of eligibility remaining.
John Egbunu    C    Florida    
Egbunu (thumb) was cleared to participate in all basketball-related activities on Monday, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Egbunu'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.
Paul White    F    Georgetown    
White will transfer from Georgetown, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

White 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.
Reid Travis    F    Stanford    
Travis was cleared Wednesday to participate in all basketball-related activities, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

After 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.
Robert Cartwright    G    Stanford    
Cartwright was cleared Wednesday to participate in all basketball-related activities, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Cartwright 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.
Mario Kegler    F    Mississippi State    
Kegler was cleared by the NCAA and is fully eligible for the 2016-17 season, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Kegler 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.
C.J. Williamson    F    Florida Gulf Coast    
Williamson will transfer to Florida Gulf Coast, Jeff Borzello of ESPN.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Williamson 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.
Tommy Hamilton IV    C    DePaul    
Hamilton will transfer to Texas Tech, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Coming 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.