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Fantasy AnalysisGresham, after being placed in a minor bench role during his freshman year at UMass, has opted to transfer to Houston with DeJon Jarreau -- whom he's been teammates with since high school. The 6-foot-9 big man will be forced to sit out a season before taking the court for Houston due to NCAA rules and regulations. In the meantime, he intends to spend a year at a junior college to clear up academic issues.
Fantasy AnalysisJarreau had a strong freshman year, posting 9.8 points, 4.5 assists, 3.6 boards and 1.0 steal across 24.4 minutes per game. Though he hasn't given any sort of reason for the transfer, it's likely related to his role/workload at Massachusettes. He'll be joined by Brison Gresham in a "package deal" -- the two have been teammates since high school. Jarreau, due to NCAA rules and regulations, will have to sit out a year before taking the floor for Houston. He intends to spend one season at junior college to clear up academic issues in the meantime.
Fantasy AnalysisAccording to Michel, McKinzie reportedly attempted to strangle a female acquaintance and has been since been charged with second-degree strangulation, third-degree witness intimidation, first-degree criminal contempt, among other counts. Buffalo has suspended him indefinitely and will wait for the legal process to commence before deciding on any further action. As of Friday, McKinzie is still enrolled at Buffalo.
Fantasy AnalysisReese will have the opportunity to play one more season of collegiate basketball with another team. Once a highly-ranked recruit in high school, Reese will be again the subject of many teams recruitment teams, as he averaged 10.9 points, 3.2 assists, and 3.0 rebounds, as well as hitting 45 percent of his three-point attempts in his senior season with North Texas. It's unclear where he will transfer to, but there will likely be more updates on his choice before the 2017-18 season.
Fantasy AnalysisThe former Old Dominion big man was dismissed from the program earlier in the offseason, but he's found a new landing spot in time for the upcoming campaign. Talley was Old Dominion's second-leading scorer last season (11.3 PPG), but he played an even bigger role for the Monarchs as a freshman when he started 31 of 35 games. He figures to be in the mix for minutes on the wing for the Cyclones, but the addition of Marial Shayok may prevent Talley from seeing a starting role.
Fantasy AnalysisJackson is coming off a two-year tenure at Colorado State where he played a limited role. In his most recent season, the 6-foot-8 forward averaged just 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds over 12.5 minutes per game. As a graduate transfer, he'll be immediately eligible to play next season.
Fantasy AnalysisWhitman announced in May that he would be transferring from William and Mary to Kansas as a graduate transfer, which would have made him eligible immediately to play this coming season. There has been no word as to what Whitman's future plans are for.
Fantasy AnalysisFisher has rejoined drills and workouts of late, as the team prepares to head to Australia at the beginning of August for a joint trip with the school's women's basketball program. He previously suffered a broken left wrist during the team's NIT run this past season, which eventually kept him sidelined for the final four games of the tournament. The fact that he's already going through drills is a strong indication that Fisher will be ready to go at the start of the upcoming season, so barring any setbacks, he should open the year as a key piece to the team's regular rotation. In just his freshman season, Fisher averaged 9.9 points, 1.9 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.0 steal across 29.5 minutes.
Fantasy AnalysisCoach K noted that it was just a minor surgery, but Allen has been away from basketball activities for about three months. Allen's decision to stay in college for his final senior season came after he put up averages of 14.5 points and 3.5 assists per game, which is a big drop from averaging 21.6 points per game his sophomore year. Allen also had some attitude issues during his junior season, even getting suspended one game for repeatedly tripping players. Despite his issues Allen will likely continue to be a leader and have solid production for Duke, as their starting lineup will once again consist mostly of new freshman.
Fantasy AnalysisOnwuasor had a great year this past season, averaging 23.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 3.2 assists across 35.0 minutes per game. Now a graduate transfer he'll be eligible to play out his final season for whatever school he transfers to this coming year.
Fantasy AnalysisWalker had surgery last Friday to repair a torn right meniscus, but he's expected to use the next four months to recover in time to start his college career as scheduled. One of the nation's premier incoming players, Walker is a potential one-and-done talent who's slated to fill a significant role in Miami's backcourt this season.
Fantasy AnalysisDakich, who graduated from Michigan earlier this year, announced back in May that he would finish out his college eligibility by playing at Quinnipiac. However, upon a change of heart, he's now slated to suit up for his former school's arch rival, Ohio State. In three previous seasons playing in the Big Ten, Dakich managed merely 22 total points.
Fantasy AnalysisHunter is transferring from New Mexico after a season where he averaged 5.6 points and 2.6 rebounds over 20 minutes per game. He'll seek out a larger role at Lamar after sitting out the 2017-18 season, where he will then have two years of eligibility remaining.
Fantasy AnalysisWalker is a highly-touted incoming freshman guard for the Hurricanes and has been projected as likely first-round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. A timeline for his eventual return will be determined following his surgery.
Fantasy AnalysisHenson announced his intention to transfer following the conclusion of 2016-17 season but has apparently had a change of heart and will return to Wagner for his senior season. Henson averaged 14.6 points per game on 41.6 percent shooting last year.