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Fantasy AnalysisDuring his time at Cleveland State, Edwards filled the role of guard and averaged 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 31.1 minutes per game. This is a great pickup for Arizona State, however since Edwards is still an undergraduate student-athlete, he won't be eligible to play until the 2018-19 season.
Fantasy AnalysisHughes had a sizable role with the Pirates during his freshman campaign, posting averages of 7.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists across 20.5 minutes. He did, however, shoot just 27 percent from the three-point line, so he'll clearly need some work in that category once he finds a new team. Look for announcement on Hughes' next landing spot later this summer, but due to the NCAA transfer rules, he'll have to sit out the 2017-18 season before being eligible the following year.
Fantasy AnalysisCheatham has spent his first two collegiate seasons with San Diego State and is coming off a sophomore campaign where he averaged 9.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals across 23.4 minutes. The 6-foot-9 big man racked up three double-doubles during that span as well and adds a strong defensive presence as evidenced by his steals numbers. Due to the current NCAA transfer rules, Cheatham will have to sit out the 2017-18 season, but will then be available in 2018-19 with two years of eligibility remaining.
Fantasy AnalysisIn not hiring an agent, Carter will leave his options open, and unless he gets great feedback after testing the NBA waters, a return to school for his senior year is the most likely outcome. The point guard is, however, coming off a breakout season with West Virginia, averaging career highs across the board, posting 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. He'll have until May 24th to make a final decision.
Fantasy AnalysisMcKnight is coming off a breakout season at Sacred Heart, averaging 18.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He will now have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out one season at his new school of choice.
Fantasy AnalysisJohnson's minutes fluctuated throughout the regular season as he commonly split time in Louisville's deep frontcourt rotation. However, the 6-foot-9 junior believes he has shown enough potential to leave school early and pursue a professional career. Johnson averaged 8.0 points and 5.8 rebounds over 20.5 minutes per game while shooting a very impressive 59 percent from the field.
Fantasy AnalysisPinson played over 20 minutes per game for the first time in his career at North Carolina and averaged 6.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists over the course of his junior season. A defensive specialist, the most likely outcome for Pinson is a return to school for his senior year, but he will still test out the draft waters in search of some feedback regarding his stock first.
Fantasy AnalysisFollowing his first season as North Carolina's primary floor leader, Berry will test the NBA Draft waters, but not fully commit to leaving the program early. Berry averaged 14.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game while shooting 38 percent from three in his junior season, but he lacks many of the desired measurements for a modern-day NBA point guard. He'll have one month to go through the process before having to make a final decision on whether or not he will return for his final season as a Tar Heel.
Fantasy AnalysisTwo weeks after declaring without an agent, the freshman big man out of Kentucky will now proceed with one, effectively ending his college career. Adebayo is expected to be a mid-to-late first-round draft pick, as the 6-foot-10 center averaged 13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game in his lone college season.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter failing to record a start during his two years at Saint Mary's, averaging 2.8 points across 6.2 minutes per game last season, Gonzalez has opted to transfer to UC Davis, likely in pursuit of a more significant role. That being said, he must sit out a year before he's eligible to play again.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter playing two seasons with Maryland, where he averaged only 4.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.0 assist across 16.8 minutes per game, Brantley has opted to transfer to UMass, likely in hopes of a more significant role. He will be immediately eligible to take the floor with his new team next season.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 6-5 freshman guard didn't play last season, which makes his decision to declare for the draft probably one of curiosity for the NBA process, rather than a legitimate option for him. That being said, he's a projected late first round selection in the 2018 NBA Draft, so his professional aspirations seemingly aren't misguided.
Fantasy AnalysisFazekas spent his first two years with Providence, but saw his playing time fall off from 18.8 minutes to 11.8 from his freshman to sophomore seasons. That likely prompted him to look for an opportunity elsewhere, with Valparaiso now selected as his next landing spot. Fazekas will have to sit out the 2017-18 season due to the current NCAA transfer rules, but will then be eligible ahead of the 2018-19 campaign. He should offer Valparaiso an effective shooter with impressive size for a guard at 6-foot-8.
Fantasy AnalysisKiss had a successful freshman campaign with Quinnipiac, averaging 13.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in 29.8 minutes per game. However, he will have to sit out the 2017-18 season per NCAA transfer rules.
Fantasy AnalysisMorgan finished the 2016-17 campaign picking up All-Ivy League Second Team honors, posting impressive averages of 18.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists across 32.4 minutes. He was far and away the Big Red's best offensive threat and is also one of the conference's elite players, so he's opted to enter his name into the draft. He'll be able to work out for, and interview with, NBA teams during the pre-draft process, but because he hasn't hired an agent, Morgan still has the ability to drop out prior to the May 24 deadline.