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Dajuan Coleman    F    Syracuse     + Add To Watchlist
7/29/2014
Coleman is continuing to progress in his rehab from a leg injury that ended his season in January, Syracuse.com reports. "Hopefully, I'll start jogging next month [August]," said Coleman on what's next in his rehab program.

Fantasy Analysis

Coleman's progress has been very gradual, but he has been making strides nonetheless. The swelling in the area has become less and less severe in recent weeks, and Coleman says that the swelling subsides much more quickly now than it did earlier in his recovery. Coleman expects to be back for the regular season, but that will depend on how his knee responds to the physical grind of practicing every day at full speed.
Valentine Izundu    C    Washington State     + Add To Watchlist
7/27/2014
Izundu has decided to transfer away from Houston to Washington State, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Izundu had a somewhat disappointing sophomore season with Houston last year as he only competed in four games. This is puzzling considering that he played in 20 games during his Freshman year. This diminished role with the Cougars is likely the cause of his transfer to Washington State.
Konstantinos Mitoglou    PF    Wake Forest     + Add To Watchlist
7/24/2014
Mitoglou has joined Wake Forest for the upcoming season, ESPN.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Mitoglou is a 6-10, 225 pound Greek forward that averaged 5.8 points and 7.0 rebounds for his country at the 2013 under-18 European Championship. He's the third member of new Wake Forest coach Danny Manning's first recruiting class at the school
Charles Buggs    F    Minnesota     + Add To Watchlist
7/22/2014
Buggs has been cleared for non-contact drills after undergoing a procedure to clear out a cartilage build-up in his right knee in April, Fox Sports North reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The redshirt sophomore has spent much of the offseason rehabbing the knee, as well as adding 15 pounds of muscle to his frame. Buggs showed flashes of his potential last season and could be a factor for the Gophers if he returns to full health.
Austin Chatman    G    Creighton     + Add To Watchlist
7/22/2014
Chatman (thumb) will undergo thumb surgery Tuesday and will miss the next two months of basketball activities, CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Chatman is Creighton's top returning scorer as former players Doug McDermott and Ethan Wragge used up their remaining eligibility. He started all 35 games last season and was able to average 8.1 points, 4.4 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and 0.5 steals in 30 minutes per game. As soon as Chatman feels his finger is back to full strength, he'll get back to his normal routine, and it shouldn't have an affect on his play as soon as the season gets started.
Devon Walker    F    Florida     + Add To Watchlist
7/19/2014
Walker will likely miss the entire 2014-15 season due to a torn ACL in his knee, CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The rising junior was expected to compete for a starting spot on the wing, but he will instead have to focus on getting healthy for 2015-16. Duke transfer Alex Murphy should help fill the void, though Murphy won't be eligible to play until after the first semester.
Peter Jok       Iowa     + Add To Watchlist
7/17/2014
Jok has been suspended indefinitely after his second moped-related arrest this offseason, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Jok's moped mishaps began in April, when was charged with an OWI, an incident that resulted in his license being suspended. His latest arrest comes for driving his moped with that suspended license. Further, Jok reportedly also hasn't replaced the missing safety flag or improper lights on his moped. A 6-6 shooting guard, Jok is expected to play a larger role for Iowa now that Roy Devyn Marble has graduated, but his suspension could set him back in the early going of this season.
Emmanuel Mudiay    G        + Add To Watchlist
7/14/2014
Mudiay, a top-five recruit who was slated to attend SMU this fall, will instead play professionally overseas, the USA Today reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Mudiay, a Dallas native, was potentially a great get for coach Larry Brown, who said he was the best point guard prospect at his age that Brown had ever seen. There appeared to be some issue with his amateur status, so Mudiay will look for the highest overseas bidder and be a name to remember for the 2015 NBA draft.
Brandon Morris    F    Georgia     + Add To Watchlist
7/14/2014
Morris was dismissed from Georgia's basketball program following his arrest Sunday morning for marijuana possession, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Fantasy Analysis

As a result of the arrest, Morris was charged with a felony count of marijuana possession with the intent to distribute. The incident was his second in as many years, with the first resulting in a three-game suspension to begin the 2013-14 season. The Bulldogs will lose one of their returning starters, who averaged 8.6 points (on 49.7 percent shooting), 3.4 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 25.4 minutes as a sophomore.
Ben Emelogu    G    Virginia Tech     + Add To Watchlist
7/14/2014
Emelogu will transfer to SMU, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Emelogu announced his intent to transfer last month, and the Grand Prairie, TX native has selected a school much closer to home. Virginia Tech's decision to hire Buzz Williams apparently did not factor into Emelogu's decision. As a freshman last season, Emelogu averaged 10.5 points per game while shooting 37 percent from deep. He'll sit out the 2014-15 season, per NCAA transfer rules, before regaining eligibility in 2015-16.
Retin Obasohan    G    Alabama     + Add To Watchlist
7/11/2014
Obasohan had ankle surgery Friday but there is no timetable for his return to basketball activities, the Tuscaloosa News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Obasohan had a breakout sophomore season and will look to get back to full strength before the start of the 2014-15 season. He was the third-leading scorer for the Tide last year (9.5 points per game) and stands a chance to be an integral part of his team's success.
Naadir Tharpe    G        + Add To Watchlist
7/9/2014
Tharpe will forgo the remainder of his collegiate eligibility to enter the NBA's Developmental League, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Tharpe was considering transferring to a different school but ultimately decided to turn pro. He averaged 8.5 points and five assists for the Jayhawks last season.
Leslee Smith    F    Nebraska     + Add To Watchlist
7/8/2014
Smith has a torn ACL in his right knee, which was reported by ESPN's Jeff Goodman on July 8.

Fantasy Analysis

It's not clear on the exact day Smith tore his ACL, or how the injury occurred, but he tore his other knee in 2011, so this particularly bad news for him. It is doubtful that he will be able to take the court for the 2014-15 season. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged just 5.4 points and 4.8 rebounds in 16.8 minutes per game last season, and should fully recover in time for the 2015-16 season.
Eric Ferguson    F    Georgia Southern     + Add To Watchlist
7/8/2014
Ferguson has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested on drug and weapon charges last month, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ferguson and a former teammate were arrested on June 26 for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of prescription pills, possession of a firearm, and possession of a drug-related object. With him suspended and possibly dismissed from Georgia State's basketball program, the Eagles will be without a three-year starter that has averaged at least 12 points per game during each season at the school.
Tyler Cavanaugh    F    George Washington     + Add To Watchlist
7/3/2014
Cavanaugh will transfer from Wake Forest to George Washington, CBS SPorts reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Cavanaugh will have to sit out a season, after averaging 8.8 points and 3.8 rebounds over 21.2 minutes as a sophomore at Wake Forest. The forward's transfer was likely related to Wake's decision to fire former head coach Jeff Bzdelik.
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