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Payton Willis    G    Minnesota    
Willis will transfer to Minnesota to finish out his final two years of eligibility, Marcus Fuller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Willis played in 31 games with Vanderbuilt during the 2017 campaign, and started in four of them. While he only averaged 5.1 points per game, Willis does have a fair amount of talent and will be joining an impressive Minnesota team. It's important to remember that Willis will need to sit out the 2018 campaign due to NCAA regulations, as he is still an undergraduate.
Jacob Young    G    Rutgers    
Young announced that he will continue his college career with Rutgers, Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Young competed for the University of Texas for the first two years of his career, and made the decision to leave because his role was unlikely to increase next season. It's important to note that since young is still an undergraduate, he will be required to sit out the 2018-19 season per NCAA regulations.
Prince Oduro    F    Siena    
Oduro has asked for his release to transfer from Siena, Mark Singelais of the Times Union reports.

Fantasy Analysis

This comes as very disappointing news for Siena fans, as Oduro was the starting center as a talented freshman. At this point in time, Siena has not granted his release yet, so as for where he is seeking to go will have to wait until more of the situation plays out. It's important to note that if Oduro ends up transferring, he will need to sit out the 2018-19 season per NCAA regulations.
Karim Sameh Azab    C    Memphis    
Azab announced on his Twitter account Saturday that he has been diagnosed with Leukemia.

Fantasy Analysis

Azab indicated that he's already begun treatment for it, but he will likely have a long road to recovery. It's an unfortunate situation for the big man, who averaged one point and 0.7 rebounds in his appearances for the Tigers last season.
Joseph Chartouny    G    Marquette    
Chartouny has committed to play out his final year of eligibility with Marquette, Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Chartouny posted a well-rounded stat line for Fordham last season, notching 12.2 points, 5.6 boards, 4.6 assists and 3.3 steals over 35.9 minutes per game. He chose the Golden Eagles over an offer from Louisville and should have a good opportunity to pair with Markus Howard to give Marquette a dynamic duo in the backcourt next season.
Byron Hawkins    G       
Hawkins has decided to move on from Murray State as a graduate transfer, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Hawkins decided to join the Racers after a couple of successful seasons with Towson, but he was limited to just 18.7 minutes per game and averaged only 7.2 points, 1.3 rebounds and one assist per game during his junior campaign with the team. As a result, he will take his talents to another school for his final year of eligibility in hopes of carving out a more significant role.
Christian Vital    G    Connecticut    
Vital has decided to declare for the NBA draft without hiring an agent, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Vital averaged 14.7 points, 5.4 boards, 1.7 assists and 1.6 steals per contest as a sophomore with the Huskies, earning a starting role with the club as the season progressed. His efficiency dipped to just 32 percent from 37 as a freshman, but he attempted 2.1 more per game last season. It seems unlikely he will ultimately turn pro, but he will at least receive an evaluation before making the decision.
Kevin Huerter    G    Maryland    
Huerter is entering the NBA Draft but will not hire an agent.

Fantasy Analysis

Huerter keeps his NCAA eligibility alive by not hiring an agent while still being able to get an assessment of his draft stock. He has until May 30 to notify the NCAA that he's returning to school, which gives him 10 full days after the combine to make a final call. Huerter is a heady player that stepped into a leadership role for the Terrapins as a sophomore when he averaged 14.8 points on 50 percent shooting to go with 5.0 rebounds.
Jarred Vanderbilt    F    Kentucky    
Vanderbilt declared for the NBA Draft but will not hire an agent.

Fantasy Analysis

He can return to Kentucky if he withdraws his name from the draft by May 30, which allows him enough time to get the proper feedback on where his draft stock lies. Vanderbilt was hampered by a foot injury for the early portion of the season but showed his potential in SEC play. He averaged 6.9 points and 8.1 rebounds over 18.9 minutes against conference opponents and has the athleticism to make it at the next level.
Charles Matthews    G    Michigan    
Matthews declared for the NBA Draft on Friday but will not hire an agent.

Fantasy Analysis

By not hiring an agent, Matthews will be able to return to Michigan next season if he notifies the school by May 30. He'll be able to go through the pre-draft process -- including the combine -- to get feedback on his draft stock. Matthews started every game this season and averaged 13.0 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field.
Braxton Key    F    Alabama    
Key is transferring to another program, Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Key was highly productive as a freshman in 2016-17 with 12.0 points and 5.7 rebounds over 30 starts. His role diminished this past season as his starts were nearly cut in half down to 17 and he put up just 7.0 points per game. He will have two years of eligibility once he sits out the 2018-19 season.
Udoka Azubuike    C    Kansas    
Azubike is entering the 2018 NBA Draft without an agent, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

By not hiring an agent, Azubuike will be able to return to Kansas while still going through parts of the pre-draft process like the combine in May. Azubuike is an athletic big who can defend and get rebounds but he lacks much in the way of an offensive game and often gets into foul trouble. He'll have until June 11 to withdraw from the draft but would have to submit a written statement to the NCAA by May 30 to retain collegiate eligibility.
Jaylin Walker    G    Kent State    
Walker declared for the 2018 NBA Draft on Friday without hiring an agent, Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Because he hasn't hired an agent, Walker retains his NCAA eligibility for next season while still being able to test NBA waters. The Kent State standout averaged 16.6 points over 27 games this past season and will likely return for his senior campaign.
Zach Johnson    G    Miami    
Johnson announced his plans to play as a graduate transfer at Miami Thursday, Jeff Greer of the Louisville Courier-Journal reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Johnson was originally deciding between testing the NBA Draft and transferring to Miami, Arizona, Creighton or Louisville. The graduate transfer has settled on Miami and should contribute immediately for the Hurricanes, as he scored 16.1 points on 39.2-percent from three last season for Florida Gulf Coast.
Eli Wright    G    St. John's    
Wright has committed to St. John's, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Wright had requested to transfer prior to his 2017-18 season with Mississippi State, but decided to stay, averaging 3.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and .9 assists in 13.8 minutes per game. He will sit out this coming season and hope to make an impact in 2019-20.