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Brandon Clarke    F       
San Jose State has granted Clarke permission to meet with other programs in pursuit of a transfer, Jon Rothstein of FanRagSports.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The seemingly imminent departure of Clarke would be a tough loss to swallow for San Jose State after the 6-foot-8 forward led the team in points (17.3), rebounds (8.7), blocks (2.5) and assists (2.3) per game in 2016-17 as a sophomore, earning first-team, all-conference honors in the Mountain West. If Clarke does indeed land elsewhere, he'll have to sit out the 2017-18 campaign, but would have two more seasons of eligibility remaining. Several teams around the country should be in the bidding for Clarke's services, but if he lands at a high-major program, he likely won't have the opportunity to post the kind of overwhelming statistics he regularly provided at San Jose State.
Akoy Agau    F    SMU    
Agau was recently granted an extra year of eligibility, Adam Grosbard of SportsDay reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Agau recently transferred from Georgetown to SMU and despite originally having just one year to play with the Mustangs, he'll now have two following the NCAA's decision to grant Agau his request. He's still a graduate transfer and will be able to play immediately, so look for him to have the chance to build on the 4.5 points and 4.2 rebounds that he averaged over 15.0 minutes in his final season with Georgetown.
Avery Ugba    F    Austin Peay    
Ugba is transferring to Austin Peay, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ugba is a graduate transfer out of Grambling State. In 2016-17, he averaged 13.0 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game. He will make a quick impact for Austin Peay, as he's immediately eligible.
Andy Van Vliet    F    Wisconsin    
Van Vliet had 14 points and seven rebounds during Wisconsin's second exhibition game in New Zealand on Wednesday, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Van 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.
DeAndre Abram    G    Wisconsin-Milwaukee    
Abram will transfer to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The 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.
Herb Jones    G    Alabama    
Jones was held out of Alabama's recent scrimmages in Canada due to a concussion, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

It'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.
Dazon Ingram    G    Alabama    
Ingram is dealing with a minor foot injury and was held out of Alabama's recent scrimmages in Canada, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The 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.
Kamar Baldwin    G    Butler    
Baldwin spent time as the Bulldog's point guard in the team's trip to Spain, the Indianapolis Star reports. Coach LaVall Jordan said, ""After conversation and film, he did a really good job of balancing [scoring and passing]."

Fantasy Analysis

Baldwin 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.
Marcus Evans    G    VCU    
Evans, who transferred from Rice to VCU, had surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon in early June, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The 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.
Marcus Garrett    G    Kansas    
Coach Bill Self called Garrett the biggest surprise of the teams trip to Italy, noting that he showed toughness and can defend three positions, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Garrett 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.
Kory Jones    G    Arizona    
Jones suffered an apparent left knee injury during a game in Arizona's trip to Spain on Wednesday, Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Jones 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.
Rakym Felder    G    South Carolina    
Felder has been suspended indefinitely and will not attend classes at South Carolina this fall after he was charged on July 13 for assault and battery, Dwayne McLemore of The State reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Felder, 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.
Wesley Myers    G    South Carolina    
Myers announced Wednesday that he would leave Maine and join South Carolina as a graduate transfer for the 2017-18 season, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Following 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.
Elijah Thomas    C    Clemson    
Thomas needed just 17 minutes to post a double-double (10 points, 12 rebounds) in Thursday's overseas exhibition matchup against Eurocolegio Casvi, The Orangeburg Times & Democrat reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Thomas 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.
Gabe DeVoe    G    Clemson    
DeVoe had nine points, nine assists and six rebounds in Thursday's overseas exhibition victory over Eurocolegio Casvi, The Orangeburg Times & Democrat reports.

Fantasy Analysis

DeVoe 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.