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Fantasy AnalysisRyan had an uneven role off the bench in his sophomore year and actually saw less playing time than he did as a freshman. The 6-7 small forward will have two years of eligibility remaining once he sits out of the 2017-18 season.
Fantasy AnalysisThe Lobos have dealt with some attrition this offseason as Grammer notes that Harris is the fourth player to transfer from the program. Harris, a freshman this past season, averaged 4.5 points, 2.3 assists, and 0.8 steals over 20.6 minutes this season. He had several major offers coming out of high school in Raleigh, North Carolina, and he figures to garner plenty of interest from programs looking to add backcourt depth. Per NCAA rules, Harris will have to sit out next season before returning to the floor.
Fantasy AnalysisZeigler is the latest Bull to leave the program, joining Ruben Guerrero Geno Thorpe, Malik Fitts, and Luis Santos. He battled through knee and ankle injuries at different points of this past season, which cut into his productivity. Zeigler averaged 4.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.4 assists over 20.5 minutes per game this season. Because Zeigler will earn his degree this spring, he'll be immediately eligible to play next season.
Fantasy AnalysisThe sophomore guard only averaged five minutes per game through 15 contests last season with the Gophers, averaging 1.7 points and 0.9 rebounds per contest. He played in just four conference matchups, taking the floor for two minutes each time. He will have to sit out a season once he decides which program to transfer to, leaving him eligible to return in the 2018-19 season.
Fantasy AnalysisWeathers arrived on campus this fall and immediately became the RedHawks' top offensive threat, averaging 16.7 points per game on 43.1 percent shooting. He made impacts in all facets of the game, however, averaging 4.8 assists, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.9 steals. Because he has yet to earn his degree, he'll have to sit out the 2017-18 season before returning to action. His loss is a significant one for Miami, which struggled to a 11-21 record this season even with Weathers' talent leading the way.
Fantasy AnalysisAnderson put together a strong 2016-17 campaign, averaging a career-best 11.1 points on 41.1 percent shooting. He was durable as well, starting all 32 of the Rams' games and averaging 33.6 minutes per game. He figures to garner interest from plenty of schools looking to add some depth at shooting guard.
Fantasy AnalysisDakich did not play this season due to an injury that caused him to redshirt. However, because he'll be graduating from Michigan in the spring, he'll be immediately eligible to play wherever he ultimately decides to transfer. In his most recent season (2015-16), Dakich averaged 0.6 points and 0.7 rebounds over 24 games for the Wolverines.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter a successful freshman campaign for the Huskies, Jackson will continue his playing career at another school. He averaged 8.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.4 steals over 32 games (21 starts) this season and possesses good length and athleticism at 6-8. He'll have to sit out next season before regaining eligibility for the 2018-19 season.
Fantasy AnalysisWashington's basketball program will look plenty different next season with a new head coach in addition to the departures of Markelle Fultz and Malik Dime. There will be some backcourt continuity thanks to Thybulle's return, however. Thybulle started all 31 games this season and averaged 10.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting. He could be in line for a more prominent role as well thanks to Fultz's departure.
Fantasy AnalysisNorth Carolina will likely be cautious with its star point guard for the bulk of the week after Berry suffered his second ankle injury of the tournament in Sunday's win over Kentucky. He rolled his ankle on a drive in the first half of Sunday's game but was able to return and play 33 minutes. Still, with several days to go until tip-off, it's unclear when North Carolina will get Berry back on the practice floor. More updates will follow throughout the week as tip-off approaches.
Fantasy AnalysisStill figures to be highly sought after a dominant sophomore campaign in which his 15.7 points per game ranked fifth in the Northeast Conference. He'll have to sit out a year, per NCAA transfer rules, but should be a contributor once he's cleared to play in 2018-19.
Fantasy AnalysisThe seven-footer started 25-of-30 games for the Bulls this season and shot a strong 50.8 percent from the floor as a junior. He also showed to be a strong shot blocker throughout his career at South Florida, averaging 1.34 blocks over his career. According to Knight, Guerrero is on track to earn his degree in 2018, which would mean that he'll have to sit out next season at his new program.
Fantasy AnalysisGiles decision to sign with an agent means he will not be eligible to return to Duke after receiving feedback. Due to his injury history, Giles is somewhat of a question mark for professional teams. He averaged 3.9 points and 3.8 rebounds over 11.5 minutes per game in 26 appearances after being hampered by a knee injury in the beginning of the season, but has the build and upside to make an impact at the next level.
Fantasy AnalysisBaylor's backcourt depth next season takes a significant hit with Freeman's departure. Freeman started 22 games this season, averaging 9.7 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game overall. He did lose his starting role to King McClure down the stretch, however, which could have played into Freeman's decision. There is no word at this time as to where Freeman, a North Carolina native, is looking to transfer.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 6-5 guard, who averaged 15.0 points and 5.0 assists per game during 21 appearances this season before tearing his ACL, will forego his senior year and test his luck in the NBA. He's improved his field goal and free-throw percentages each year since joining Xavier, likely catching the eye of NBA scouts who have projected him going somewhere in the late first round or early second round of the draft. He'll end his college career with a total of 664 points, 223 assists and 203 rebounds in 59 games.