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Fantasy AnalysisVan Vliet made 4-of-5 three-point attempts in Wednesday's game. The Belgium native is third on the depth chart at the power forward position, but could potentially see a bigger role this season as a junior if he can continue to stretch the floor during the regular season.
Fantasy AnalysisThe sophomore guard spent his first two collegiate seasons with George Mason and is coming off a 2016-17 campaign where he averaged just 9.1 minutes per game, which was significantly less than the 20.6 he averaged his freshman season. In transferring to Milwaukee, Abram will look for a fresh start and for the possibility of jumping into a bigger role. That said, he'll still have to sit out the upcoming season because of the NCAA's transfer rules, so his first shot to play with his new team won't come until 2018.
Fantasy AnalysisIt's unclear exactly when he suffered the concussion, but Jones was held out of three contests this past week against some local universities in Canada. While it seems likely Jones will be good to go by the time the regular season rolls around, head injuries are still hard to predict and can linger, so it will be something to monitor moving forward. That said, as a freshman, Jones could find playing time hard to come by right out of the gates.
Fantasy AnalysisThe Crimson Tide recently participated in three scrimmages in Canada against some local universities, but with no real reason to risk an aggravation, they opted to keep Ingram on the sidelines throughout. It doesn't appear to be anything serious, though, and Ingram is still fully expected to be ready for the start of the 2017-18 season. Ingram is coming off a sophomore campaign where he averaged 10.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists across 27.5 minutes and he should once again play a significant role during the upcoming season.
Fantasy AnalysisBaldwin played nearly exclusively off the ball as a freshman and averaged 10.1 points while hitting 37.2 percent of his 3-pointers. The 6-0 sophomore will share time at the point with Paul Jorgenson and Aaron Thompson. If he is able to facilitate the offense, Baldwin could be a valuable fantasy player for points and assists.
Fantasy AnalysisThe guard was going to sit out the 2017-18 after transferring and will spend the season rehabbing the injury. He averaged 19.0 points and 3.7 assists for Rice under new VCU coach Mike Rhoades in 2016-17. If he can regain his health, the 6-2 junior should start for the Rams when eligible.
Fantasy AnalysisGarrett stood out both on the offensive and defensive end of the court during their trip to Italy. Reportedly, in their second game, Garrett led the team in both offensive and defensive rebounding, forced a few turnovers, and went 3-of-4 from the field. The freshman is currently the second shooting guard on their depth chart, but could vie for solid minutes as their first man off the bench due to his versatility.
Fantasy AnalysisJones is a walk-on, and is fourth point guard on the depth chart. It's unlikely in the event that this is a serious injury that it will effect the Wildcats' current rotation going into the regular season. It's unclear how serious Jones' injury is, but there will likely be more updates on his status in the near future.
Fantasy AnalysisFelder, a would-be sophomore, averaged 5.6 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in his first year with the Gamecocks. He was charged on July 13, and the team said Wednesday that Felder has been suspended since June 30.
Fantasy AnalysisFollowing their run to the Final Four last spring, the Gamecocks watched all three of their backcourt starters -- Sindarius Thornwell, PJ Dozier and Duane Notice -- move on to the pro ranks, so the addition of Myers will help address the offensive void left at guard by those departures. After playing at Niagara for the first two seasons of his career, Myers emerged as a go-to option in his lone year with Maine, churning out 16.9 points, 4.5 points, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 30.1 minutes per game. Since he'll be making the jump to a major program in the competitive Southeastern Conference, Myers will be hard pressed to replicate his numbers with the Gamecocks, but he should at least receive the opportunity to challenge for a starting role.
Fantasy AnalysisThomas was primarily a reserve for the Tigers last season, but the Texas A&M transfer saw a boost in production during a nine-game stretch in the starting lineup, when he posted 8.0 points and 5.8 rebounds. The 6-9 sophomore will likely step into the starting lineup this season, meaning more minutes ahead for the Dallas native. The biggest hindrance to Thomas' production last season was foul trouble -- he averaged 3.5 personals over just 16.9 minutes played. Even though he missed the first nine games of the year, Thomas managed to foul out six times during the next 24 games. As long as he can stay on the court, Thomas should be a reliable contributor of points and boards in ACC formats. He's also a solid rim protector, adding 1.2 rejections per contest last year.
Fantasy AnalysisDeVoe showed off his abilities as a ball handler, but look for Shelton Mitchell to serve as the primary point guard for the Tigers once exhibition play concludes. That doesn't mean DeVoe won't see plenty of minutes, however, as he appeared in 33 games (seven starts) during his junior campaign in 2016-17. Look for the 6-4 wing to step back into the starting lineup, which should allow him to build upon averages of 7.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists from a season ago.
Fantasy AnalysisGrantham started the scoring onslaught early, draining four three-pointers in the first quarter. He finished the game 7-for-10 from behind the arc. Grantham was one of five players to finish in double figures Thursday, but look for him to be Clemson's primary scorer in 2017-18. He recorded just 7.3 PPG in his junior campaign, but with Jaron Blossomgame now in the NBA, the 6-8 wing should take on a leading role.
Fantasy AnalysisAs the only returning starter from last year's Sweet 16 team, Happ is poised for his most productive college season yet, especially with the reports of the big man expanding his range to beyond the three-point line. Happ posted averages of 14.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game last season, but he'll likely have a much larger scoring burden on his shoulders in 2017-18, so expect that number to sharply increase this season.
Fantasy AnalysisPritzl's 2017-18 season is already off to a strong start, as he wasted no time taking advantage of his expanded role in the team's rotation. With the departure of both Bronson Koenig and Jordan Hill from last year's team, there will be plenty of backcourt minutes for the sharpshooter to take on this season after averaging just 8.1 minutes per game last year.