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Fantasy AnalysisCoulanges was a first-team all-league player at his junior college last season, but he's now found a home to up his competition level at Wagner. He should have two years of eligibility remaining for the team and will likely be eligible to join the rotation immediately in 2017-18.
Fantasy AnalysisBurke will have to sit out a year before being eligible to play for the Huskers, but he should be an immediate factor for the Huskers when eligible after averaging 17.6 points, 5.8 boards, 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals per game as a sophomore at Robert Morris. He could settle in as either a shooting guard or a small forward with Nebraska in 2018-19, and he also has some experience at point guard in a pinch.
Fantasy AnalysisDavison played much of his freshman season through a left shoulder injury and opted to undergo reconstructive surgery this spring with the hope of permanently solving the issue. He's nearly two months into his recovery and has recently shed his sling, so it appears everything is going as expected. At this point, Davison won't be ready for summer workouts, but if he's ultimately cleared by September for full-contact work, he should be 100 percent healthy ahead of the 2018-19 campaign. Even with fellow guard D'Mitrik Trice (foot) healthy and expected back in the rotation, Davison showed enough upside and production as a freshman to be in line for a sizable role once again as a sophomore.
Fantasy AnalysisKing was limited to just 10 games during his freshman season, eventually missing the back end of the schedule following surgery on his knee. While he continues to progress in his recovery, King still appears to be limited at this point in time, though coach Greg Gard mentioned he expected King to be cleared for contact by June. That would essentially mean King is good to go for summer workouts, which provides plenty of optimism that he'll be fully healthy for the start of the 2018-19 campaign. King, one of the Badgers more intriguing young talents, could see an uptick in his role if his health permits as a sophomore despite there being plenty of bodies fighting for time in the backcourt and on the wing.
Fantasy AnalysisTrice missed the final 23 games of the 2017-18 campaign after a fractured fifth metatarsal was discovered in his right foot. With over four months of rehabilitation under his belt, Trice is now reportedly back to full strength and was able to go through spring workouts with the team, which ended earlier this week. Now that he's completely healthy, Trice should be good to go for summer workouts and everything beyond that, which means he'll be ready to fight for a starting spot in the backcourt. Trice was previously a starter prior to suffering the injury, but at this point, he's not a lock to reclaim a spot in the top unit.
Fantasy AnalysisFlory struggled to get on the court during his freshman campaign with Seton Hall, averaging a meager 2.5 minutes. It's unclear if playing time was the leading factor in Flory's decision to leave the program, though either way, he'll finish his collegiate career elsewhere. Flory is expected to able to play immediately for whatever school he ends up at and will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Fantasy AnalysisSiena has yet to hire a new coach, so Penn will keep his options open until something official is announced. If he does end up elsewhere, Penn would have to sit out the upcoming season due to the current NCAA transfer rules, but would still have three years of eligibility remaining starting in 2019-20. As a freshman, Penn finished 23 games with averages of 9.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 steals across 32.3 minutes. He's also currently working his way back from heel surgery, but is doing well and has reportedly shed his boot.
Fantasy AnalysisFinke spent the last three seasons at Illinois and is coming off a 2017-18 campaign where he averaged 9.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 three-pointer across 25.0 minutes. He also shot 49 percent from the field and 31 percent from deep, showing himself as a capable scorer from all over the floor. Finke's brother Tim also recently signed his national letter of intent with Grand Canyon, which likely played a part in choosing his new program. Finke will be eligible immediately due to his status as a graduate transfer.
Fantasy AnalysisWatson spent his first two collegiate seasons at Michigan, but averaged just 5.2 minutes during his sophomore campaign. With his path to playing time still a bit crowded looking forward, the 6-foot-5 guard will now transfer from Michigan and has selected Dayton has his next destination. Watson will have to sit out the upcoming season due to the current NCAA transfer rules, but will then have two years of eligibility remaining starting in 2019-20.
Fantasy AnalysisJones was stuck in fairly minor bench role for much of his sophomore season with Arkansas, averaging just 14.8 minutes as a reserve. In an attempt to see an increased workload, Jones now heads to Middle Tennessee State, where he should have a quicker path to playing time in the backcourt. Because of the current transfer rules, Jones will have sit out the upcoming season, but will then have two years of eligibility remaining ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
Fantasy AnalysisScott proved himself to be an impressive offensive threat last season with Kennesaw State, averaging 17.3 points per game. He complemented that with 2.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.9 three-pointers, while shooting a respectable 34 percent from deep. There's certainly some room for improvement with his three-point consistency, but Scott still has the ability to score at a high rate at all levels of the floor, making him a strong pick-up for Temple. Due to the current NCAA transfer rules, Scott will likely have to sit out the upcoming season before having two years of eligibility remaining ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
Fantasy AnalysisThe Arkansas transfer played a minor role off the pine for the team during his freshman campaign, averaging 5.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in 14.8 minutes. In transferring to DePaul, he should have a bigger role.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter seeing his production decline across the board in Will Wade's first season at the helm for LSU, Sampson, who averaged 7.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and one three-pointer in 18.9 minutes per game, decided it was best to move on from the program. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard was a highly regarded prospect from the Class of 2015, but his underwhelming college career will likely result in him going undrafted in June. If he's unable to secure a spot on an NBA summer-league team and earn an invite to training camp, Sampson will presumably pursue opportunities in the G League or overseas.
Fantasy AnalysisThe door is technically open for Vick to return to Kansas until he officially signs with an agent, but it doesn't sound like the junior guard is even considering heading back to Lawrence in 2018-19. Vick's impending departure along with those of Malik Newman, who has already hired an agent, and Devonte' Graham, who will graduate, will force Kansas to retool its backcourt during the upcoming campaign. Vick started 35 of 39 games for the Jayhawks in 2017-18, finishing with averages of 12.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.5 three-pointers and 0.9 steals in 33.1 minutes per contest.
Fantasy AnalysisLard's attorney said this client plead guilty to a misdemeanor speeding charge as a result of the February incident, but the dismissal of the drug charge should leave the rising sophomore clear of any discipline from Iowa State. The 6-foot-9 big man enjoyed a productive redshirt freshman season in Ames, averaging 12.6 points and 8.1 rebounds in 26.4 minutes while starting in 16 of 29 games.