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Fantasy AnalysisSanders has played over 30 minutes per game in both of his seasons for Rutgers. He took a minor step back in his sophomore season (12.8 PPG, 38.2 percent shooting), down from 15.9 points on 42.3 percent shooting his freshman season. The guard showed consistent scoring in the second half of the season with double-digit scoring in 15 of the final 19 games.
Fantasy AnalysisWilson started 36 of 38 games this past season, playing 30.4 minutes per game. The junior forward will join Derrick Walton and Zak Irvin as starters for the Wolverines who will not return next season.
Fantasy AnalysisWilliams started all 39 games last season for Gonzaga, though he played only 24.3 minutes per game due to the Bulldogs' deep roster. The senior forward averaged 10.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in his only season with Gonzaga after transferring from Missouri. He will likely have a larger role with the team next season as fellow frontcourt mates, Przemek Karnowski and Zach Collins, will go to the NBA.
Fantasy AnalysisYurtseven was only testing his NBA draft stock after his freshman season as he never signed an agent. He started 14 of 22 games for the Wolfpack this past season, scoring 5.9 points per game on 45.7 percent shooting. The rising-sophomore center showed his potential on the boards with a game of 16 rebounds against Pittsburgh this past season.
Fantasy AnalysisJackson returns to the Terrapins after his freshman season in which he averaged 10.5 points and 6.0 rebounds over 27.8 minutes per game. The rising sophomore forward proved effective in the Maryland offense this season with 16 games of double-digit scoring.
Fantasy AnalysisWagner started all 38 games for Michigan this past season, scoring 12.1 points and grabbing 4.2 rebounds per game. The sophomore forward showed his potential in the NCAA Tournament with 26 points in an upset win over Louisville. Wagner should have an increased role for the Wolverines as senior leaders Derrick Walton and Zak Irvin are no longer with the team.
Fantasy AnalysisFall declared for the 2017 NBA draft without an agent, meaning that he still had the opportunity to return to UCF for his Junior season. During his sophomore campaign, the starting 7-6 center posted averages of 10.9 points, 9.5 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.3 steals, and 2.6 blocks while maintaining a 71.5% field goal percentage.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter playing only 38 total minutes for Indiana as a freshman, Gelon isn't expected to face any restrictions as he looks to join a new program, meaning he could be eligible to play in 2017-18 rather than having to sit out a season. The 6-foot-5 wing is regarded as a strong outside shooter and made 3-of-5 attempts from distance while seeing garbage time with the Hoosiers.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter seeing limited court time as a freshman, Aaron emerged as a solid rotation player for the Trojans in 2016-17, averaging 7.6 points and 3.1 rebounds per game while shooting 34 percent from three-point range. The 6-foot-7 forward wasn't considered a serious candidate to bolt for the pro ranks, and is expected to use the 2017-18 campaign to boost his draft stock while he assumes a larger role in the USC offense.
Fantasy AnalysisFor the second time in as many years, Edwards has pulled himself out of consideration for the draft after receiving no assurances from teams that he'd be a likely selection. Upon rejoining the Boilermakers, Edwards should reclaim a starting role at forward for the fourth consecutive season after averaging 12.6 points and ranking second on the team in assists in 2016-17.
Fantasy AnalysisA five-star recruit from the Class of 2016, Bradley played a limited role off the bench for North Carolina during its run to the national championship, averaging 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds while shooting 57.3 percent from the field in 14.6 minutes per game. With the Tar Heels losing Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks to graduation, the 6-foot-10, 240-pound Bradley was set to enjoy an expanded role had he returned to Chapel Hill for his sophomore season, but after receiving positive feedback during the predraft process, he'll bolt for the pro ranks. Bradley's departure leaves the Tar Heels quite thin at center heading into 2017-18, and may result in coach Roy Williams calling upon one of his two incoming freshman big men, Garrison Brooks or Brandon Huffman, to step into the starting five right away.
Fantasy AnalysisMaten opted to test the draft waters without hiring an agent, and has ultimately decided to return to the Bulldogs. He is coming off a Junior season where he filled up the stat sheet to the tune of 18.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.7 triples, 0.7 steals, and 1.5 blocks across 29.0 minutes per game. The 2018 draft class is not expected to be as strong the upcoming one, thus Maten will have an opportunity to increase his stock in his senior season.
Fantasy AnalysisDiallo began practicing with Kentucky in early-January, but was unable to debut with the team until his sophomore season. The 6-5 guard decided to test the draft waters without an agent even though he did not play this past season. Given that the 2018 draft is expected to be more shallow than the upcoming one, it would make sense for Diallo to ultimately return in an attempt to raise his stock next season.
Fantasy AnalysisBluiett opted to test out the draft waters this spring, but did so without hiring an agent. Ultimately, he will use his senior season as an opportunity to improve his stock for a slightly shallower draft in 2018. The Indianapolis native was arrested on one misdemeanor count of marijuana possession in April, which may have played a role in his decision to return. Bluiett has seen his numbers increase each year of his career at Xavier, and will look to build on the 18.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.9 steals, and 2.5 triples he averaged across 35.1 minutes last season.
Fantasy AnalysisFitzgerald transferred from Texas A&M to Minnesota following the 2014-15 season and had to sit out a year due to the NCAA transfer rules. He then went on to suffer a torn ACL the subsequent year, forcing him to miss a second consecutive campaign. Fitzgerald is expected to be cleared for full contact in June, and after the NCAA ruled to grant him an extra year of eligibility, he'll now be able to suit up for the Gophers in both of the next two seasons. While a two-year layoff makes it hard to predict what kind of role he'll take on right away, Fitzgerald should at least offer additional depth in the frontcourt. In his final season with Texas A&M, Fitzgerald was just a minor contributor, averaging 3.5 points and 1.6 rebounds across 9.6 minutes.