Jeff Goodman’s Latest Preseason Top 25 for 2022-23

• Player stats from 2021-22 season.
• Player classification projected for 2022-23 season.
• 2022 freshman rankings are the 247Sports Composite Rating.

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1. NORTH CAROLINA
BACK: F Armando Bacot (16.3 ppg), G Caleb Love (Jr., 16.0 ppg), G RJ Davis (Jr., 13.5 ppg), SG Leaky Black (Sr., 5.0 ppg), SF Puff Johnson (Jr., 2.8 ppg), G Dontrez Styles (Soph., 2.0 ppg), F Justin McKoy (Sr., 1.1 ppg), G D’Marco Dunn (Soph., 1.0 ppg), F Will Shaver (didn’t play)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: F Brady Manek (15.2 ppg), F Dawson Garcia (9.0 ppg, transfer), G Kerwin Walton Jr., (3.4 ppg, transfer), G Anthony Harris (Jr., 2.6 ppg, transfer)
ADD: PG Seth Trimble (No. 34), C Jalen Washington (No. 41), SF Tyler Nickel (No. 74)

The Tar Heels will bring back everyone of note besides Manek from a team that played in the national title game, but the big question is whether they will pick up where they left off or be more like the team that was mediocre for much of the regular season. My guess is the former.


2. CREIGHTON
BACK: C Ryan Kalkbrenner (Jr., 13.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 2.6 bpg), PG Ryan Nembhard (Soph., 11.3 ppg, 4.4 apg), F Arthur Kaluma (Soph., 10.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg), G Trey Alexander (Soph., 7.4 ppg), G Shereef Mitchell (Sr., 3.5 ppg), G Rati Andronikashvili (1.8 ppg), G John Christofilis (Fr., 0.5 ppg), F Mason Miller (redshirted)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: F Ryan Hawkins (13.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg), SG Alex O’Connell (11.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg), F Keyshawn Feazell (3.1 ppg), F Modestas Kancleris (0.2 ppg, transferred)
ADD: G Baylor Scheierman (16.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 4.5 apg), C Fredrick King, G Ben Shtolzberg, PF Jasen Green, G Francisco Farabello (TCU, 4.4 ppg)

The losses of both Hawkins and O’Connell will hurt, but Greg McDermott could return everyone else of note from a team that nearly beat Kansas in the NCAA tourney without Kalkbrenner and Nembhard. One key will be if South Dakota transfer Baylor Scheierman, who averaged 16.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists this past season, withdraws from the draft and arrives in Omaha.


3. UCLA
UP IN THE AIR: G Jules Bernard (12.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg)
BACK:
G Jaime Jaquez Jr. (Sr., 13.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg), G Tyger Campbell (Sr., 11.9 ppg, 4.3 apg), G Jaylen Clark (Jr., 6.7 ppg), G David Singleton (Sr., 4.8 ppg), F Kenneth Nwuba (Sr., 1.2 ppg), F Mac Etienne (RS Fr. – injured), G Will McClendon (Fr. – injured)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: G Johnny Juzang (15.6 ppg), F Cody Riley (7.3 ppg), C Myles Johnson (3.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg), SF Peyton Watson (3.3 ppg), SF Jake Kyman (2.4 ppg, transfer)
ADD: G Amari Bailey (No. 7), C Adem Bona (No. 15), PG Dylan Andrews (No. 39)

With Jaquez and Campbell back in the fold, and the addition of three talented freshmen — including Amari Bailey — the Bruins should have a chance to win the Pac-12 and be one of the top teams in the country.


4. HOUSTON
UP IN THE AIR: G Marcus Sasser (Sr., 17.7 ppg)
BACK:
G Tramon Mark (Jr., 10.1 ppg), PG Jamal Shead (Jr., 10.0 ppg, 5.8 apg), F Reggie Chaney (Sr., 3.2 ppg), G Ramon Walker (Soph., 3.2 ppg), F J’Wan Roberts (RS Jr., 3.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg), C Kiyron Powell (Soph., 2.3 ppg), F Ja’Vier Francis (Soph., 1.2 ppg), G Emanuel Sharp (did not play)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: G Kyler Edwards (13.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg), F Fabian White Jr. (12.5 ppg, 5.7 rpg), C Josh Carlton (11.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg), G Taze Moore (10.4 ppg), Robbie Armbrester (1.2 ppg, transfer)
ADD: PF Jarace Walker (No. 10), SF Terrance Arceneaux (No. 37)

Kelvin Sampson nearly took Houston to a second consecutive Final Four despite losing Sasser and Mark to injury back in December. The key here is whether Sasser returns, and if he does, the Cougars will bring in a pair of talented frosh in Walker and Arceneaux. Houston will likely need to add a veteran big via the portal, and are in strong with Louisiana Tech transfer Kenneth Lofton Jr.


5. GONZAGA
UP IN THE AIR: PF Drew Timme (18.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg), F Julian Strawther (Jr., 11.8 ppg)
BACK: F Anton Watson (Sr., 7.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg), PG Nolan Hickman (Soph., 5.1 ppg), G Hunter Sallis (Soph., 4.3 ppg), F Ben Gregg (Soph., 2.4 ppg), F Kaden Perry (Soph., 1.8 ppg), G Martynas Arlauskas (Sr., 0.9 ppg), G Dominick Harris (Soph. – injured)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: F Chet Holmgren (14.1 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 3.7 bpg), PG Andrew Nembhard (11.8 ppg, 5.8 apg), SG Rasir Bolton (11.2 ppg)
ADD: PF Braden Huff, F Efton Reid (LSU, 6.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg)

This will obviously depend on whether Timme returns to Spokane for his senior season. If he and Strawther come back, and Hickman and Sallis progress as sophomores, the Zags will have another top-10 team. If not, the Zags will still be the frontrunner in the WCC, but could be Top 20’ish nationally. Strawther has shown flashes, and Watson should see an increased role.


6. BAYLOR
UP IN THE AIR: G Adam Flagler (Sr., 13.8 ppg)
BACK: G LJ Cryer (Jr., 13.5 ppg), C Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua (Sr., 8.4 ppg), Flo Thamba (Sr., 6.2 ppg), G Dale Bonner (Sr., 3.1 ppg), SF Jordan Turner (Jr., 2.0 ppg), C Zach Loveday (Jr., 1.0 ppg), G Langston Love (Fr. – injured)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: G James Akinjo (13.5 ppg), SF Matthew Mayer (9.8 ppg), Kendall Brown (9.7 ppg), Jeremy Sochan (9.2 ppg)
ADD: G Keyonte George (No. 6), C Joshua Ojianwuna (No. 150), G Dantwan Grimes, F Jalen Bridges (West Virginia, 8.4 ppg), F Caleb Lohner (BYU, 7.0 ppg)

Scott Drew will still have a talented backcourt in Flagler and Cryer, and they add two impact transfers – Bridges and Lohner – in addition to one of the top freshmen in the country with scoring wing Keyonte George. It’s tough to question the Bears and their culture these days.


7. ARKANSAS
UP IN THE AIR: F Jaylin Williams (10.9 ppg, 9.8 rpg)
BACK: Devo Davis (Jr., 8.3 ppg), F Kamani Johnson (Sr., 2.3 ppg)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: G JD Notae (18.3 ppg, 3.7 apg), SF Stanley Umude (11.9 ppg), G Au’Diese Toney (10.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg), PG Chris Lykes (7.6 ppg), C Connor Vanover (Sr., 3.9 ppg, transfer), F Trey Wade (3.6 ppg), G Jaxson Robinson (Jr., 3.4 ppg), KK Robinson (1.5 ppg, transfer), Chance Moore (1.0 ppg, transfer)
ADD: SG Nick Smith (No. 1), PG Anthony Black (No. 17), SF Jordan Walsh (No. 18), G Derrian Ford (No. 68), SF Barry Dunning (No. 91), SF Joseph Pinion (No. 94), G Ricky Council IV (Wichita State, 12.0 ppg), F Trevon Brazile (Missouri, 6.6 ppg), C Makhel Mitchell (URI, 10.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg), C Makhi Mitchell (URI, 9.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg), PF Jalen Graham (Arizona State, 9.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg)

This a completely different Razorbacks team with 11 new faces. There’s no doubt that Eric Musselman will have talent in Fayetteville this season with the addition of uber-talented wing Nick Smith, athletic forward Jordan Walsh, point guard Anthony Black and a bunch of transfers. But the key will be chemistry and how quickly they can come together.


8. VILLANOVA
BACK: G Justin Moore (Sr., 14.8 ppg), G Caleb Daniels (10.3 ppg), F Eric Dixon (Jr., 9.1 ppg), F Brandon Slater (8.5 ppg), G Jordan Longino (1.8 ppg), G Chris Arcidiacono (Sr., 1.6 ppg), F Nnanna Njoku (Soph., 0.7 ppg), F Trey Patterson (Soph., 0.6 ppg), G Angelo Brizzi (Fr. – redshirt)
GONE: G Collin Gillespie (15.6 ppg), F Jermaine Samuels (11.1 ppg), G Bryan Antoine (Sr., 1.5 ppg, transferred), F Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree (0.8 ppg)
ADD: SF Cam Whitmore (No. 13), G Mark Armstrong (No. 48), SG Brendan Hausen (No. 109)

The shocker of the offseason was Jay Wright calling it a career, and now former assistant Kyle Neptune has the unenviable task of trying to replace the Hall of Famer. The roster isn’t overpowering and has question marks, but at least Moore, Slater and Daniels are all back from a Final Four team, and the Wildcats bring in a heralded frosh in Whitmore.


9. INDIANA
BACK: F Trayce Jackson-Davis (18.3 ppg, 8.1 rpg), G Xavier Johnson (12.1 ppg, 5.1 apg), F Race Thompson (Sr., 11.1 ppg, 7.5 rpg), G Miller Kopp (Sr., 6.0 ppg), G Trey Galloway (Sr., 5.5 ppg), G Jordan Geronimo (Sr., 4.4 ppg), G Tamar Bates (Soph., 3.9 ppg), G Anthony Leal (Sr., 1.9 ppg), C Logan Duncomb (Jr., 0.7 ppg)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: G Parker Stewart (6.2 ppg, transferred), G Robert Phinisee (4.5 ppg, transferred to Cincinnati), F Michael Durr (1.5 ppg, transferred), G Khristian Lander (2.9 ppg, transferred)
ADD: G Jalen Hood-Schifino (No. 22), PF Malik Reneau (No. 27), PF Kaleb Banks (No. 83), SG CJ Gunn

With Jackson-Davis returning to Bloomington, the Hoosiers have most of their key pieces back from an NCAA tourney team. They also added a couple of talented freshmen in Hood-Schifino and Reneau.


10. KENTUCKY
BACK: C Oscar Tshiebwe (17.4 ppg, 15.1 rpg), PG Sahvir Wheeler (Sr., 10.1 ppg, 6.9 apg), F Jacob Toppin (Sr., 6.2 ppg), F Daimion Collins (Soph., 2.9 ppg), F Lance Ware (Jr., 1.5 ppg), CJ Fredrick (Jr., – injured)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: G TyTy Washington (12.5 ppg), SG Kellan Grady (11.4 ppg), F Keion Brooks Jr. (Sr., 10.8 ppg, transferred), G Davion Mintz (8.5 ppg), G Dontaie Allen (2.2 ppg, transfer), F Bryce Hopkins (Soph., 2.1 ppg, transfer), G Shaedon Sharpe (Redshirted)
ADD: G Cason Wallace (No. 8), SF Chris Livingston (No. 11), G Adou Thiero, G Antonio Reeves (Illinois State, 20.1 ppg)

Obviously, the return of Tshiebwe, with the help of a strong NIL package, was huge. But the question is perimeter shooting. Illinois State transfer Reeves will be huge in that area. But John Calipari should still have enough talent to be among the top teams in the country with a handful of returnees in addition to a healthy Fredrick, and the addition of a pair of top 10 freshmen.


11. KANSAS
UP IN THE AIR: SG Christian Braun (14.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg) ,F Jalen Wilson (RS Jr., 11.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg)
BACK: PG Dajuan Harris Jr. (Jr., 5.5 ppg, 4.2 apg), G Joseph Yesufu (Jr., 2.1 ppg), F Zach Clemence (Soph., 2.1 ppg), G Bobby Pettiford (Soph., 1.4 ppg), KJ Adams (Soph., 1.1 ppg), F Cam Martin (Sr. – redshirted), G Kyle Cuffe Jr. (Fr. – redshirted)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: SG Ochai Agbaji (18.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg), C David McCormack (10.5 ppg, 6.9 rpg), PG Remy Martin (8.4 ppg), F Mitch Lightfoot (4.7 ppg), G Jalen Coleman-Lands (3.8 ppg)
ADD: SF Gradey Dick (No. 19), SF MJ Rice (No. 28), C Ernest Udeh Jr. (No. 29), PF Zuby Ejiofor (No. 49), G Kevin McCullar (Texas Tech, 10.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg)

Agbaji is gone, but the key here is Braun and Wilson and whether they leave or not. Bill Self will have a bunch of talented sophomores ready for expanded roles in Pettiford, Clemence and Adams, and also a quartet of top-50 frosh coming into Lawrence. The addition of McCullar was huge in terms of adding an experienced, winning, versatile player.


12. MICHIGAN
UP IN THE AIR: C Moussa Diabate (Soph., 9.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg), SG Caleb Houstan (Soph., 10.1 ppg)
BACK: C Hunter Dickinson (18.6 ppg, 8.6 rpg), F Terrance Williams II (Jr., 4.7 ppg), G Kobe Bufkin (Soph., 3.0 ppg), G Jace Howard (Jr., 1.1 ppg), SF Isaiah Barnes (Fr. – redshirted), F Will Tschetter (Fr., – redshirted)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: G Eli Brooks (12.8 ppg), G DeVante’ Jones (10.3 ppg, 4.6 apg), F Brandon Johns Jr. (3.2 ppg, transferred), G Frankie Collins (Soph., 2.8 ppg, transferred), G Adrien Nunez (0.8 ppg)
ADD: C Tarris Reed (No. 32), SF Jett Howard (No. 38), PG Dug McDaniel (No. 76), PF Gregg Glenn (No. 114), PG Jaelin Llewellyn (Princeton, 15.7 ppg, 2.5 apg)

Juwan Howard has Dickinson back in the fold, and now some of the young freshmen have a year under their belt. The key will be the transfer additions — especially at the point guard spot where they have added Jaelin Llewwllyn from Princeton.


13. DUKE
BACK: PG Jeremy Roach (Jr., 8.6 ppg, 3.2 apg), G Jaylen Blakes (Soph., 1.0 ppg)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: F Paolo Banchero (17.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg), G Wendell Moore (13.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.4 apg), G Trevor Keels (11.5 ppg), C Mark Williams (11.2 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 2.8 bpg), F AJ Griffin (10.4 ppg), F Joey Baker (Sr., 4.5 ppg), F Theo John (2.8 ppg), F Bates Jones (Sr., 1.4 ppg)
ADD: C Dereck Lively (No. 1), SF Dariq Whitehead (No. 2), PF Kyle Filipowski (No. 4), PF Mark Mitchell (No. 21), SG Jaden Schutt (No. 63), G Christian Reeves (No. 134), PF Kyle Young (Northwestern, 8.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg), F Kale Catchings (Harvard, 9.1 ppg)

Coach K is out and Jon Scheyer is in — with a talented freshman class that includes a pair of front-court studs in Lively and Filipowski. Lively is a long, athletic shot-blocker who can step out and make shots, while Filipowski is a skilled forward who can really space the court. The question is experience since Roach is really the only guy back who logged quality minutes.


14. TEXAS
BACK: F Timmy Allen (Sr., 12.1 ppg), G Marcus Carr (Sr., 11.4 ppg), F Christian Bishop (Sr., 7.0 ppg), F Dylan Disu (Sr., 3.7 ppg), F Brock Cunningham (Sr., 2.3 ppg)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: G Andrew Jones (11.2 ppg), G Courtney Ramey (9.4 ppg, transferred), F Tre Mitchell (8.7 ppg, transferred), G Jase Febres (3.9 ppg), G Devin Askew (Jr., 2.1 ppg, transferred), F Jaylon Tyson (1.8 ppg, transferred), G Avery Benson (0.1 ppg)
ADD: SF Dillon Mitchell (No. 5), PG Arterio Morris (No. 16), PG Rowan Brumbaugh (No. 80), F Alex Anamekwe, PG Sir’ Jabari Rice (New Mexico State, 11.9 ppg, 3.1 apg)

Chris Beard brings back Allen, Carr, Bishop, Disu and Cunningham from a team that won a tourney game last season, and also brings in a trio of talented freshmen and a transfer point guard in Rice who comes from a winning program.


15. TENNESSEE
BACK: G Santiago Vescovi (Sr., 13.3 ppg), G Josiah-Jordan James (Sr., 10.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg), PG Zakai Zeigler (Soph., 8.8 ppg), F Olivier Nkamhoua (Sr., 8.6 ppg), F Uros Plavsic (Sr., 4.2 ppg), F Jonas Aidoo (Soph., 2.1 ppg), G Jahmai Mashack (Soph., 0.7 ppg)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: PG Kennedy Chandler (13.9 ppg), F John Fulkerson (7.5 ppg), F Brandon Huntley-Hatfield (Soph., 3.9 ppg, transferred), G Justin Powell (Jr., 3.7 ppg, transferred), G Victor Bailey Jr. (2.6 ppg, transferred), G Quentin Diboundje (1.7, transferred), F Handje Tamba (transferred)
ADD: SF Julian Phillips (No. 12), BJ Edwards (No. 104), G Tyreke Key (Indiana State, 17.2 ppg)

The Vols could be one of the top teams in the SEC this season with everyone notable back besides Chandler and Fulkerson. They may not have a star, but have experience and depth and the late addition of highly ranked freshman Phillips will help.


16. AUBURN
BACK: G K.D. Johnson (Jr., 12.3 ppg), G Wendell Green (Jr., 12.0 ppg), G Allen Flanigan (Sr., 6.3 ppg), F Jaylin Williams (Sr., 5.6 ppg), G Zep Jasper (Sr., 5.1 ppg), C Dylan Cardwell (Jr., 3.0 ppg), F Chris Moore (Jr., 1.7 ppg)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: F Jabari Smith (16.9 ppg), C Walker Kessler (11.4 ppg), G Devan Cambridge (5.3 ppg, transferred)
ADD: F Yohan Traore (No. 25), SF Chance Westry (No. 35), PG Tre Donaldson (No. 127), F Johni Broome (Morehead State, 16.8 ppg, 10.5 rpg)

Bruce Pearl. That’s the reason I’ve got the Tigers this high despite losing Smith and Kessler. The roster is solid, but the hope is that Traore and Westry can come along quickly and instantly be impact freshmen, and that Broome can help with experience up front.


17. ARIZONA
UP IN THE AIR; G Dalen Terry (Jr., 8.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.9 apg)
BACK:
Azuolas Tubelis (Jr., 13.9 ppg, 6.2 rpg), PG Kerr Kriisa (Jr., 9.7 ppg, 4.7 apg), G Pelle Larsson (Jr., 7.2 ppg), C Oumar Ballo (Jr., 6.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg), G Adama Bal (Soph., 1.5 ppg), F Tautvilas Tubelis (Jr., 0.3 ppg)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: G Benn Mathurin (17.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg), C Christian Koloko (12.6 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.8 bpg), G Justin Kier (6.8 ppg), F Kim Aiken (Sr., 5.0 ppg), G Shane Nowell (0.8 ppg, transferred)
ADD: C Dylan Anderson (No. 108), F Filip Borovićanin (Serbia)

Mathurin and Koloko are off to the NBA, and Terry is testing the draft waters. Tommy Lloyd desperately needs Terry back to pair with Tubelis, Kriisa, Larsson and Ballo. Also, look for Lloyd to add some more international flavor.


18. VIRGINIA
BACK: F Jayden Gardner (15.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg), PG Kihei Clark (10.0 ppg, 4.4 apg), G Armaan Franklin (11.1 ppg), G Reece Beekman (8.2 ppg), F Kadin Shedrick (6.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg), C Francisco Caffaro (4.3 ppg), G Taine Murray (2.0 ppg)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: C Kody Stattmann (3.3 ppg), G Carson McCorkle (1.3 ppg, transferred), F Igor Milicic (transferred)
ADD: F Isaac Traudt (No. 54), G Isaac McKneely (No. 55), SF Leon Bond (No. 58), SF Ryan Dunn, F Ben Vander Plas (Ohio, 14.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3.1 apg)

Tony Bennett and the Cavaliers struggled a year ago, but he has everyone back — and he added a versatile impact forward in Vander Plas, and also a couple of talented freshmen ranked in the top 75.


19. TCU
BACK: G Mike Miles (15.4 ppg, 3.8 apg), F Emanuel Miller (10.3 ppg, 6.2 rpg), F Chuck O’Bannon (9.5 ppg), C Eddie Lampkin (6.8 ppg), G Micah Peavy (6.1 ppg), F Xavier Cork (3.3 ppg), F JaKobe Coles (2.7 ppg), G Shahada Wells (1.9 ppg), Souleymane Doumbia (1.0 ppg)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: G Damion Baugh (10.6 ppg, 4.5 apg), G Francisco Farabello (4.7 ppg, transferred)
ADD: G PJ Haggerty

When Mike Miles decided to return, the Horned Frogs became a Top 25 team. Jamie Dixon has Miles and just about everyone else of note, except for Baugh, from an NCAA tourney group.


20. ALABAMA
BACK: G Jahvon Quinerly (13.8 ppg, 4.2 apg), C Charles Bediako (Soph., 6.7 ppg), F Noah Gurley (Sr., 6.8 ppg), F Darius Miles (Jr., 5.8 ppg), G Nimari Burnett (Soph., Injured)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: G Jaden Shackelford (16.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg), G Keon Ellis (12.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg), G JD Davison (8.5 ppg, 4.3 apg), F Juwan Gary (Jr., 6.5 ppg, transferred), F James Rojas (5.4 ppg, transferred), F Keon Ambrose-Hylton (1.0 ppg, transferred), G Jusaun Holt (0.7 ppg, transferred), F Alex Tchikou (transferred)
ADD: SF Brandon Miller (No. 14), PG Jaden Bradley (No. 24), SG Rylan Griffen (No. 50), PF Noah Clowney (No. 69), F Nick Pringle, G Mark Sears (Ohio, 19.6 ppg, 4.1 apg), G Dominick Welch (St. Bonaventure, 12.3 ppg)

The Crimson Tide bring in two of the top freshmen in the country with Miller and Bradley, and also get Bediako back. Quinerly might not be back on the court until February after suffering a major knee injury at the end of the season. The Tide added Sears from the portal to help at the point guard spot.


21. COLORADO STATE
UP IN THE AIR: F David Roddy (19.2 ppg)
BACK: PG Isaiah Stevens (Sr., 14.7 ppg), G John Tonje (Sr., 9.1 ppg), PF James Moors (Jr., 4.0 ppg), G Jalen Lake (Soph., 3.6 ppg), G Isaiah Rivera (Jr., 3.4 ppg), G Baylor Hebb (Jr., 0.5 ppg)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: G Kendle Moore (Sr., 6.5 ppg, transferred), F Dischon Thomas (5.7 ppg, transferred), G Chandler Jacobs (5.7 ppg), F Adam Thistlewood (2.4 ppg, transferred), G Jalen Scott (redshirted, transferred)
ADD: SG Jack Payne, PG Taviontae Jenkins, G Josiah Strong (Illinois State, 11.5 ppg), F Patrick Cartier (Hillsdale College, 22 ppg, 44% 3-pointers)

As long as Roddy returns to Fort Collins, the Rams are the Mountain West favorites next season. The duo of Roddy and Stevens is about as good as it gets — almost anywhere in the country.


22. DAYTON
BACK: F DaRon Holmes (Soph., 12.8), F Toumani Camara (Jr., 10.9), G Malachi Smith (Soph., 9.3), G Kobe Elvis (Soph., 8.9), G Koby Brea (Soph., 8.1), G R.J. Blakney (Soph., 6.5), F Mustapha Amzil (Soph., 5.6), F Kaleb Washington (Soph., 1.4 ppg), F Zimi Nwokeji (Soph., 0.9), F Richard Amaefule (Fr. – redshirted)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: G Elijah Weaver (6.6 ppg, transferred), G Lynn Greer III (2.7 ppg, transferred), C Moulaye Sissoko (2.4 ppg, transferred)
ADD: F Mike Sharavjamts (No. 84), F Tyrone Baker (Georgia)

The Flyers return just about everyone from a team that went 24-11 and finished a game back from the A-10 regular-season title. Now, it’ll be a sophomore-laden group, and that should make a huge difference.


23. TEXAS TECH
BACK: F Kevin Obanor (10.0 ppg), G Clarence Nadolny (Sr., 3.5 ppg), G Mylik Wilson (Sr., 2.5 ppg), F Daniel Batcho (Soph., 2.2 ppg), F KJ Allen (Jr., 1.9 ppg)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: F Bryson Williams (14.1 ppg), F Terrence Shannon (10.4 ppg, transferred), G Kevin McCullar (Sr., 10.1 ppg, transferred), G Davion Warren (9.4 ppg), G Adonis Arms (8.6 ppg), F Marcus Santos-Silva (4.7 ppg), G Sardaar Calhoun (3.5 ppg, transferred), F Chibuzo Agbo (1.5 ppg, transferred)
ADD: G Richard Isaacs (No. 73), G Lamar Washington (No. 88), F Robert Jennings, G Jaylon Tyson (Texas), G D’Maurian Williams (Gardner Webb, 14.5 ppg), F Fardaws Aimaq (Utah Valley, 18.9 ppg, 13.6 rpg), G De’Vion Harmon (Oregon, 10.8 ppg)

I’ve got faith in Mark Adams. Obanor is back, but they lose just about everyone else of note – including McCullar. Look for Texas transfer Tyson to come in and start right away, and the Red Raiders also added a talented freshman guard in Isaacs and other impact transfers in Aimaq and Harmon.


24. XAVIER
BACK: F Jack Nunge (Sr., 13.4 ppg), G Colby Jones (Jr., 11.6 ppg), F Zach Freemantle (Sr., 10.4 ppg), G Adam Kunkel (Sr., 8.8 ppg), F Jerome Hunter (Sr., 4.1 ppg), F Cesare Edwards (Soph., 2.1 ppg), F Dieonte Miles (Jr., 1.6 ppg), G KyKy Tandy (Sr., 0.6 ppg)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: G Paul Scruggs (11.7 ppg), G Nate Johnson (10.3 ppg), G Dwon Odom (6.3 ppg, transferred), F Ben Stanley (Sr., 2.0 ppg, transferred)
ADD: SG Kam Craft (No. 51), PG Desmond Claude (No. 77), G Souley Boum (UTEP, 19.8 ppg)

Sean Miller takes over, and he retained a good portion of the roster. Xavier has two experienced bigs in Nunge and Freemantle along with veteran guards in Jones, Kunkel and Hunter. Boum should help as a experienced transfer who can come in and score.


25. OREGON
BACK: F Quincy Guerrier (Sr., 10.1 ppg), F N’Faly Dante (Sr., 8.1 ppg), G Rivaldo Soares (Sr., 4.7 ppg), C Nate Bittle (Soph., 1.7 ppg), F Lok Wur (Jr., 0.9 ppg)
GONE/LIKELY GONE: G Will Richardson (14.1 ppg), G Jacob Young (12.0 ppg), G De’Vion Harmon (10.8 ppg, transferred), F Eric Williams Jr. (8.4 ppg, transferred), C Franck Kepnang (Jr., 4.7 ppg, transferred), C Isaac Johnson (2.4 ppg, transferred)
ADD: C Kel’el Ware (No. 9), PG Dior Johnson (No. 36), G Tyrone Williams, G Brennan Rigsby, G Keeshawn Barthelemy (Colorado, 11.1 ppg), G Jermaine Couisnard (South Carolina, 12.0 ppg)

Dana Altman and the Ducks had a tough season this past year, but don’t expect another. Guerrier and Dante could return with a cast that also includes a pair of top-25 recruits and the addition of Colorado transfer Barthelemy.