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Stefan Moody    G    Mississippi     + Add To Watchlist
7/27/2015
Moody (leg) was arrested for a DUI over the weekend, Gary Parrish of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Coach Andy Kennedy indicated that he's still "gathering details" on the situation, but the potential for a suspension looms. In his first season with Ole Miss in 2014-15, Moody posted a strong statline, averaging 16.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting over 90 percent from the free throw line. The rehabbing from a stress fracture that will sideline him until at least August, but now his beginning of the regular season may be in danger as well.
Austin Nichols    F        + Add To Watchlist
7/26/2015
Nichols will transfer to Virginia, ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Nichols will have to sit out a year, but he should still have two years of eligibility remaining starting with the 2016-17 season. Nichols spent his first two collegiate years with the Memphis Tigers. During the 2014-15 season, he finished with averages of 13.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists and an impressive 3.4 blocks over 30 minutes per game. He'll provide the Cavaliers with another big man who will help to add to their stout defensive reputation.
Jamal Murray    G    Kentucky     + Add To Watchlist
7/25/2015
Murray led Team Canada past the USA in the Pan Am Games semifinals with 22 points, four rebounds, and six assists in the overtime win on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

The Pan Am games include both collegiate and professional players (Andrew Nicholson had 31 points and 10 boards for Team Canada), so Murray's performance is quite noticeable. In Canada's four wins, the Kentucky incoming-freshman has averaged 17.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.8 assists. Canada will play Brazil in the championship game on Saturday.
TyQuane Goard    F    West Virginia     + Add To Watchlist
7/25/2015
Goard, a transfer from Marshall, will be eligible for the 2015-16 season.

Fantasy Analysis

Goard started 16 games for the Thundering Herd in 2013-14 and averaged 6.3 points and 4.7 rebounds. The 6-7 forward may get major playing time with Brandon Watkins (knee) out.
Jalen Coleman-Lands    G    Illinois     + Add To Watchlist
7/24/2015
Coleman-Lands has a stress fracture in his lower left leg, Brian Hamilton of Sports Illustrated reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Coleman-Lands will miss Illinois' August international games, but should be ready for the Illini season opener in November. Without proper recovery time, this injury could linger into the regular season, which is why Illinois will shut him down for now.
Dustin Thomas    F    Arkansas     + Add To Watchlist
7/22/2015
Thomas is facing forgery charges and has been suspended by Arkansas indefinitely, Gary Parrish of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Thomas recently transfered to Arkansas earlier in the summer, but his debut with a new school will likely be pushed back as he faces an impending suspension yet to be released. He's joined by teammates Anton Beard and Jacorey Williams who are reportedly facing the same allegations.
Jacorey Williams    F    Arkansas     + Add To Watchlist
7/22/2015
Williams is facing forgery charges and has been suspended by Arkansas indefinitely, Gary Parrish of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Williams is not alone, as teammates Anton Beard and Jacorey Williams are both in the same boat as they face similar suspensions based on the same incident. Arkansas hasn't officially stated how long these players will be suspended but the start of their 2015-16 season seems to be in danger.
Anton Beard    G    Arkansas     + Add To Watchlist
7/22/2015
Beard is facing forgery charges and has been suspended by Arkansas indefinitely, Gary Parrish of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Beard will be joined by teammates Jacorey Williams and Dustin Thomas who are both facing similar allegations. It remains unclear if their suspension will carry over into the start of the 2015-16 season, although it seems likely.
Damarcus Croaker    G    Murray State     + Add To Watchlist
7/22/2015
Croaker got a waiver and is now eligible for the entirety of Murray State's 2015-16 season, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Croaker spent his first two years of eligibility at Texas but was phased out of the lineup altogether by the end of last season, and clearly he was unhappy with his amount of playing time and chose to transfer elsewhere. Despite the lack of experience via playing time, Croaker is expected to play a major role for the Racers this season and should have plenty of ball-handling opportunities as a 6-4 guard.
Jarvis Calhoun    G        + Add To Watchlist
7/21/2015
Calhoun will transfer from UAB, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Calhoun played in 11 games last season, averaging 5.1 minutes, 0.5 points, and 0.4 assists per game. He has three seasons of eligibility remaining, but would likely have to sit out one season if he transfers to another Division 1 program.
Jordan Bell    F    Oregon     + Add To Watchlist
7/19/2015
Bell (foot), who had surgery in May, should be ready for the 2015-16 season, the Oregonian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Bell will not play in the Ducks' August trip to Spain. As a freshman in 2014-15, the 6-9 center provided 5.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks (which led the Pac 12).
Isaiah Jackson    G    Providence     + Add To Watchlist
7/19/2015
Jackson will transfer to Providence, NBC Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Jackson is coming off a productive freshman season with George Mason in which he started 22 games. He averaged 8.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. The 6-6 wing will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2015-16 season.
Montaque Gill-Caesar    G    Missouri     + Add To Watchlist
7/15/2015
Gill-Caesar will transfer from Missouri, STL Today reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Gill-Caesar finished his freshman campaign with averages of 9.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game in Missouri. The soon to be sophomore will now have to sit out a year before having the ability to play with his new team. Gill-Caesar also has been dealing with a lingering back issue, which is something the Missouri coaches were concerned with. That's something future teams will have to look into before accepting him into their program.
James Blackmon, Jr.    G    Indiana     + Add To Watchlist
7/14/2015
Blackmon Jr. underwent surgery to repair torn meniscus cartilage in his left knee on Tuesday and will be out till September, Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Blackmon Jr. is one of the best players to return to the Big Ten this season, but it appears as if the start of his season will be slowed by injury. He averaged 15.7 and 5.3 rebounds in his freshman campaign, and if he can be fully healthy in time for the start of the season, he will play a key role in returning Indiana back to the top of the conference.
Anas Mahmoud    F    Louisville     + Add To Watchlist
7/13/2015
Mahmoud (knee) expects to participate in full-contact drills by the end of the month, the Courier-Journal reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Mahmoud had surgery to repair a torn left medial meniscus at the beginning of June and originally had a timetable of 4-to-6 weeks of recovery. He remains on track with that timetable and should be back to practice in full by the end of the month. With Montrezl Harrell now in the NBA, Mahmoud could have the opportunity to battle for a much larger role come the start of the season. He averaged just 1.2 points and 1.4 rebounds over eight minutes per game as a freshman.
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