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Terrence Thompson    F       
Thompson will transfer from Marshall, Grant Taylor of the Herald-Dispatch reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The 6-foot-7 forward has spent the last two seasons with Marshall and is coming off a 2016-17 campaign where he averaged 9.1 points and 6.5 rebounds across 22.3 minutes per game. The reasoning behind the transfer is unclear at this point in time, but we should hear a final destination shortly with the 2017-18 season closing in. Thompson is considered a graduate transfer and will be eligible immediately at a new program.
Horace Spencer    F    Auburn    
Spencer (shoulder) has begun participating in full-contact practice, James Crepea of AL.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Spencer was forced to miss the end of the 2016-17 season after undergoing shoulder surgery in February but has apparently progressed well enough to take part in full-contact practice this offseason. He'll split time at power forward with Chuma Okeke and Desean Murray this season.
Ty Outlaw    G    Virginia Tech    
Outlaw has been ruled out for the entire 2017-18 after suffering an ACL injury, David Teel of The Daily Press reports.

Fantasy Analysis

It's a brutal loss for Virginia Tech, as Outlaw served as one of the best three-point shooters in college basketball last season, shooting an incredible 49 percent from behind the arc. Outlaw's absence will open up some minutes on the wing and likely require Justin Bibbs to play even heavier minutes in his final season with the team.
Austin Wiley    F    Auburn    
Stevens has been ruled out for four-to-six weeks with a stress fracture in his left leg and will not play over the course of Auburn's trip to Italy, Matthew Stevens of the Montgomery Advertiser reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The good news for Wiley is that it appears as though the injury won't cost him to miss any of the start of the regular season. Wiley played just 18 minutes per game as a freshman last year, averaging 8.8 points and 4.7 rebounds, and he is expected to find his way into a much larger role in the frontcourt this coming season.
Brison Gresham    C       
Gresham will transfer to Houston from Massachusetts, Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Gresham, 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.
DeJon Jarreau    G    Houston    
Jarreau will transfer to Houston from Massachusettes, Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Jarreau 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.
Quate McKinzie    F    Buffalo    
McKinzie has been suspended indefinitely after being charged with three different felony counts and five misdemeanors stemming from an incident earlier in the week, Lou Michel of The Buffalo News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

According 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.
J'Mychal Reese    G       
Reese received a medical hardship waiver and will be a graduate transfer, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Reese 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.
Zoran Talley    F    Iowa State    
Talley is transferring to Iowa State and will be immediately eligible for the 2017-18 season, Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The 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.
Kimani Jackson    F    Nicholls State    
Jackson will transfer to Nicholls State, Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Jackson 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.
Jack Whitman    F       
Whitman has elected to leave Kansas, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Whitman 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.
Jaylen Fisher    G    TCU    
Fisher (wrist) indicated Wednesday that he's back to full strength, Jimmy Burch of the Star-Telegram reports. "I'm pretty sure I'm 100 percent. I'm just focusing on getting better," Fisher said.

Fantasy Analysis

Fisher 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.
Grayson Allen    G    Duke    
Coach Mike Krzyzewski said Allen is fully recovered from offseason ankle surgery, Kirstie Chiappelli of Sporting News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Coach 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.
Randy Onwuasor    G       
Onwuasor received his release from Southern Utah and will transfer, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Onwuasor 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.
Lonnie Walker    G    Miami    
According to coach Jim Larranaga, Walker (knee) is anticipated to be ready to play in Miami's season opener against Gardner Webb, Michelle Kaufman of the Miami Herald reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Walker 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.
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