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Fantasy AnalysisAlthough he added that he could return to Colorado State, Martin is at least entertaining the possibility of a transfer after the Rams moved on from coach Larry Eaustachy. The former Oral Roberts guard did not appear in a game for the Rams in 2017-18 while sitting out due to transfer regulations.
Fantasy AnalysisThough he'll have to miss the first nine games of next year, Purifoy's return is a major development for the Tigers. Purifoy was one of Auburn's top wing players in 2016-17, averaging 11.5 points and 4.7 rebounds before sitting out this past season. He figures to return to the starting lineup and be one of the Tigers' key contributors upon regaining eligibility.
Fantasy AnalysisWoods saw his playing time drop a bit during his junior campaign, finishing the season with averages of 11.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists across 25.7 minutes. While it's unclear if that's the reasoning behind his transfer, Woods has now made it official and with leave the Wake Forest program as a graduate transfer. He'll likely spend the next few months looking or a potential destination and the fact that he's a graduate transfer means he'll be eligible immediately at a new school.
Fantasy AnalysisWright-Foreman averaged 24.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists during his junior season at Hofstra in 2017-18. The guard shot 37 percent from beyond the arc for the second-straight year, in addition shooting 45 percent from the field in over 37 minutes a night. Wright-Foreman will be looking for an invitation to the NBA combine, but the fact that he didn't hire an agent gives him the possibility to return to school for another year if he doesn't feel as though he's ready to turn pro.
Fantasy AnalysisAccording to Vanderbilt, he's been able to do a little bit in practices. "Not necessarily full speed, but I'm trying to do what I can right now," Vanderbilt said in regards to his practice availability. While he hopes to take the court Thursday, his comments don't necessarily provide a ton of optimism overall, though we likely won't know for sure until closer to Thursday's tip-off. Vanderbilt also admitted that if he were to be cleared, he likely wouldn't play a ton. "Probably not much," Vanderbilt said about his potential playing time. "I probably wouldn't have too many minutes. The guys have been playing well in my absence. I think regardless we're still gonna play good." For now, continue to monitor his status and even if he does play, Vanderbilt shouldn't be expected to see significant minutes in his first game back.
Fantasy AnalysisOne of the more well-regarded players in the Class of 2016, Yurtseven made a minor impact as a freshman before emerging as a force in the middle for the Wolf Pack in 2017-18, finishing his sophomore campaign with averages of 13.5 points (on 57.2 percent shooting from the field), 6.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 23.8 minutes per contest. His combination of size (seven feet, 245 pounds) and improving shooting touch from the outside could make Yurtseven an intriguing prospect to NBA teams, so there's a good chance he'll declare for the 2018 draft and receive feedback before determining if he wants to join the pro ranks or return to college for a third season. If Yurtseven elects to remain in the college ranks, he would have to sit out the 2018-19 season, per NCAA transfer rules.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 6-foot-4 guard made major strides during his junior campaign at High Point, averaging a career-best 15.7 points per game while shooting 47.5 percent from the floor and 42.6 percent from three-point range. With Fox likely to accept a scholarship from another Division 1 program, he'll have to sit out the 2018-19 campaign regardless of where he lands and will have one season of college eligibility remaining.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 6-foot-4 freshman was on the fringe of the Baylor rotation this past season. He played more than 15 minutes in just five games and averaged 1.4 points and 1.8 rebounds. He only converted 20.9 percent of his field-goal attempts and 10.5 percent of his three-point tries. Jolly will have to sit out the 2018-19 season and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
Fantasy AnalysisWeatherspoon had his third double-double of the season and led the Bulldogs to their second straight road win over a power conference opponent. He hit all of his free throws for the first time since Jan. 31, but is still hitting 75.9 percent of his freebies. The 6-4 junior could be a key player against guard-oriented Penn State in the NIT Semifinals in Madison Square Garden next Tuesday.
Fantasy AnalysisHolman has been excellent in the NIT. In the three wins, he has averaged 15.0 points and 8.7 rebounds as the Bulldogs have advanced to the semifinals. They will play Penn State next Tuesday in Madison Square Garden.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 5-11 guard closed his Golden Eagle career by hitting at least three 3-pointers and scoring 15 points in his last 12 games. He averaged 20.2 points and hit 41.0 percent of his 3-pointers with 4.7 assists. Markus Howard will be the focal point of the Golden Eagle offense without Rowsey.
Fantasy AnalysisHoward closed his sophomore season by scoring at least 18 points in his last four games. He hit 40.7 percent of his 3-pointers and 93.6 percent of his free throws. The 5-11 sophomore will be featured in the Golden Eagle offense next year after Andrew Rowsey moves on.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 6-8 sophomore has been surrounded by four guards as the team has been winning without Mike Watkins (knee). He has scored in double digits in five straight games and has nine games of at least 20 points. The Nittany Lions will play Mississippi State on Tuesday in Madison Square Garden.
Fantasy AnalysisColson had missed 15 games earlier in the season with a fracture to the same foot, so it appears it's an aggravation of that previous injury. While it's a tough blow for the 22-year-old senior, Colson is still expected to recover prior to team workouts during the NBA predraft process, so he should still get his chance to impress scouts. Largely considered a potential second-round pick, Colson will need to work on developing a more consistent three-point shot after shooting just 29 percent during the 2017-18 campaign, especially considering at 6-foot-5 he's likely too short to play power forward at the next level.
Fantasy AnalysisDespite being a freshman, Wiggington made his presence known with Iowa State this past season, starting all 31 games he played in and posting averages of 16.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.2 three-pointers across 33.0 minutes. While there are questions about his size and ability to facilitate as a point guard at the next level, Wiggington showed he can score the ball at all levels and has impressive athleticism. He'll look to secure an invite to the NBA combine in order to wow scouts, though the fact that Wiggington didn't hire an agent allows him to pull out and return to Iowa State prior to the June 11 deadline if he doesn't feel he's ready to turn pro.