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Josh Ayeni    F    South Alabama    
Ayeni will transfer to South Alabama after leaving St. Bonaventure, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ayeni will be forced to sit out of the 2018-2019 season, but he'll have two years of eligibility starting in 2019. The 6-for-8 forward averaged 5.3 points and 2.8 rebounds through 24 games for the Bonnies a season ago.
Mamadou Diarra    F    Connecticut    
Diarria underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus on Monday and is expected to be sidelined 4-to-6 months, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

After redshirting the 2016-17 season due to knee problems, Diarra was healthy for essentially all of the 2017-18 season. He will now likely start the season on the sideline for Connecticut with the potential to be out through December.
Michael Gilmore    F    VCU    
Gilmore announced in May that he would join VCU for the 2018-19 season as a graduate transfer, Wayne Epps Jr. of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Gilmore began his college career at VCU in 2014, playing two seasons for the Rams and averaging 2.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in 9.1 minutes per game over 55 appearances (18 starts). He then transferred to Miami (Fla.) in the summer of 2016, but was dismissed from the program while sitting out the 2016-17 campaign. Gilmore next landed at Florida Gulf Coast and became eligible last December, averaging 6.6 points and 5.6 boards in 18.7 minutes per game in his lone season with the program while also securing his undergraduate degree. He'll now head back to the school he first called home and should carve out a spot in the Rams' big-man rotation.
Nicola Akele    F    Rhode Island    
Akele will skip his senior season and play professionally in Italy, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

It will be a sort of homecoming for the Rhode Island big man, who was originally born in Treviso, Italy. He averaged 1.9 points per per game last year and saw his usage slip for the third straight year to 8.6 minute per game after averaging 13.6 minutes per contest his freshman season and 12.7 minutes last year.
Stone Gettings    F    Arizona    
Gettings has decided to transfer to Arizona, Evan Daniels of Fox Sports 1 reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Despite graduating in this upcoming December, Gettings has decided to redshirt this season to save his final year of eligibility before finishing his careering during the 2019-2020 season. Coach Sean Miller will be getting a forward who averaged 16.7 points per game with 6.6 rebounds and 2.9 rebounds with Cornell, while shooting 49 percent from the field and 37 percent from deep. Once eligible, Gettings should be able to contribute immediately to the perennial NCAA Championship contender.
Darnell Butler    G    Middle Tennessee St.    
Butler has officially transferred to Middle Tennessee State ahead of the 2018-19 season.

Fantasy Analysis

Butler spent his first to collegiate seasons playing at a junior college and initially committed to play at Missouri State before ultimately settling on the Blue Raiders as his destination. He averaged 19.2 points per contest with Seminole State College last season while nailing 90 three-point shots on the campaign and figures to bring his sharpshooting abilities to Middle Tennessee. Butler will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Jeremy Combs    F    Texas Southern    
Combs has committed to transfer from LSU to Texas Southern, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Combs saw action in just six games last season for the Tigers due to injury, presumably allowing him to receive a redshirt for the campaign. As a result, he maintains one year of eligibility as a graduate transfer and will be eligible to play immediately for Texas Southern in 2018-19.
Ryan Mikesell    F    Dayton    
Mikesell (hip) received full medical clearance Wednesday to return to the court for Dayton during the 2018-19 season.

Fantasy Analysis

Mikesell redshirted during the 2017-18 campaign after requiring a pair of surgeries last summer to address lingering hip pain. As a sophomore during his last healthy season in 2016-17, Mikesell averaged 5.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 20.8 minutes per contest. He'll have two seasons of collegiate eligibility remaining.
Deion Lavender    G    Valparaiso    
Lavender will transfer from UAB to Valparaiso for his senior season, Todd Hefferman of The Southern Illinoisan reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Lavender's role took a hit in his second season at UAB, falling from 23.4 minutes as a sophomore to just 11.2 as a junior. As a result, the 6-foot-4 guard opted to explore transfer options and is now set to join Valparaiso for his senior year. Lavender cited Valparaiso as a place where he could "have an immediate impact and still look to win a championship." What sort of role he has during the upcoming campaign is still unclear at this point in time, but he'll be eligible immediately due to his status as a graduate transfer.
Justin Roberts    G    Georgia State    
Roberts will transfer to Georgia State, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Roberts played a limited role in his freshman season at DePaul, averaging 4.3 points and 2.1 assists across 15 minutes per game. The point guard will have to sit out one season before playing out his final three years of eligibility, but Roberts should almost immediately see an increase in usage at a smaller program like Georgia State.
Jesse Wade    G    BYU    
Wade has elected to transfer to BYU, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Wade averaged just 5.2 minutes during his freshman campaign at Gonzaga, which prompted him to look elsewhere. He's now committed to joining BYU, where he'll hope to earn a more prominent role in the rotation once eligible to play. However, due to the current NCAA transfer rules, the 6-foot-1 guard will have to sit out the upcoming season, so his BYU debut will have to wait until 2019-20.
Eron Gordon    G    Valparaiso    
Valparaiso head coach Matt Lottich announced in May that Gordon would join the program as a transfer.

Fantasy Analysis

Gordon departed Seton Hall in the spring after two seasons with the team. He appeared in 48 games during his time with the Pirates, averaging 1.5 points and 0.8 assists in 8.2 minutes per contest as a sophomore. The 6-foot-3 guard will likely have an easier path to playing time while moving from the Big East Conference to the Missouri Valley Conference, but he'll first have to sit out the 2018-19 campaign in accordance with NCAA transfer rules. He'll have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2019-20.
Nick Robinson    F    Valparaiso    
Valparaiso head coach Matt Lottich announced Monday that Robinson joined the program as a transfer.

Fantasy Analysis

Robinson will have two seasons of eligibility beginning in 2019-20 after joining the Crusaders following a two-year stay at Saint Joseph's. The 6-foot-6 wing made 30 starts during his time with Saint Joseph's and averaged 7.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as a sophomore.
Darrian Ringo    G       
A Miami (Ohio) spokesman announced Tuesday that Ringo is no longer a part of the program, Marcus Hartman of the Middletown Journal-News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

It's unclear if Ringo was dismissed for the team or opted to leave the program on his own accord. Either way, his departure is a major loss for the RedHawks after the point guard started 29 games in 2017-18 and earned third-team All-MAC honors after finishing ninth in the nation with a school-record 236 assists. Ringo, who chipped in 9.6 points per game, was also a defensive stalwart averaging 6.9 boards per contest while ranking fourth in Division 1 with 91 steals. He'll have one year of eligibility remaining should Ringo elect to move on to another school.
Troy Holston Jr.    G    St. Joseph's    
Holston (knee) announced on his Twitter page he will transfer to St. Joseph's.

Fantasy Analysis

Holston recently graduated from South Florida, which means he is eligible to play immediately the last two years of his eligibility after redshirting twice with the Bulls due to knee injuries. When healthy, he has put up decent numbers, averaging 7.9 points in 2014 and 9.7 points in 2016. The big question towards his fantasy value will be whether or not his health is something he can maintain, after tearing his ACL before his freshman year and missing last season due to another operation.