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Fantasy AnalysisBrase has a history of knee problems, as he suffered a torn ACL before what was scheduled to be his final year at Princeton, and aggravated the injury after five games the following season, which ultimately cost him that year as well. Now 24 years old, Brase had to make the decision to transfer to Iowa State, as the Ivy League does not allow for medical redshirts. Once ready physically, the 6-9 forward should have a role in Steve Prohm's frontcourt in 2017-18. He's no stranger to putting up big numbers, as he averaged over 31 minutes for the Tigers back in 2014-15, tallying 11.5 PPG and 7.5 RPG. Given Brase's projected six-week timetable for full-contact clearance, he could be ready when the Cyclones open exhibition play Nov. 5. The team's regular season kicks off with a Nov. 16 matchup against Appalachian State as part of the Puerto Rico Tip-off.
Fantasy AnalysisFisher suffered a broken wrist at the end of his freshman campaign, which cost him the final four games and required offseason surgery. The knee issue has popped up since then, but Fisher is still expected to be ready for the start of the 2017-18 season. As TCU's starting shooting guard, Fisher nearly reached double-digit scoring at 9.9 PPG, and was second on the team with an average of 4.0 dimes. Look for Fisher and Alex Robinson (11.2 PPG, 5.8 APG) to once again orchestrate the Horned Frogs' backcourt in the season to come.
Fantasy AnalysisTaylor missed the entire 2016-17 season with an ankle injury. The Boilermakers lost a ton of frontcourt production with the departure of Caleb Swanigan, and Taylor's ability to spread the floor could help, however Isaac Haas and Vince Edwards will likely receive most of the minutes down low.
Fantasy AnalysisBates-Diop missed most of the 2016-17 season after having leg surgery, but was a key contributor for the Buckeyes in 2015-16. He started every game that season, averaging 31.5 minutes and 11.8 points per game. The forward is expected to return to a similar role, seeing significant time for Ohio State in the upcoming season.
Fantasy AnalysisThis is big news for Villanova, as Spellman was the team's top recruit last season but was ruled academically ineligible just before the season started. Spellman has the potential to see significant minutes for the Wildcats this season.
Fantasy AnalysisHartman missed the entirety of the 2016-17 season, but looks as though he will be ready to go once training camp starts. The fifth-year senior has spent his time at Indiana as a role player coming off the bench, a role he will likely play again in the upcoming season.
Fantasy AnalysisOdiase is ready to return for the start of training camp, which is important because he only played 19 minutes all of last season. The forward should help round out the bench and provide some frontcourt depth for the Red Raiders in the season ahead.
Fantasy AnalysisBryant suffered a knee injury in March that required immediate surgery. Even though he received a second surgery over the offseason, it will not prevent him from missing the start of the season. Bryant averaged 11.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists across 24.7 minutes in the 2016-17 season.
Fantasy AnalysisUdenyi is entering the 2017-18 season as a fifth-year senior. Before suffering the injury, he started the first five games of the season, averaging 8.0 points, 5.4 assists and 3.0 rebounds across 30.0 minutes. He is expected to have a similar role in the season ahead.
Fantasy AnalysisThe fact that Freeman was able to participate in these games means he is healthy and ready for the upcoming collegiate season. He was utilized as a starter during the European trip, which seems to be a good indicator that he's in store for significant minutes during the 2017-18 campaign.
Fantasy AnalysisDiarra, who has yet to play a game for Connecticut, is starting the season as one of the veterans on this team, as the Huskies have eight newcomers on the roster this season. He is listed as the top power forward on the depth chart as of now, however that could quickly change with so many new faces looking to prove themselves.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter transferring over from Louisville, Gill had his debut season with the Cornhuskers cut short by a ruptured patella tendon he suffered in December. Gill had been a regular part of Miles' rotation, averaging 3.8 points and 1.9 rebounds in 17.3 minutes per game. Assuming his health checks out fine during training camp, Gill could push for a larger role in 2017-18 after Nebraska lost last year's top backcourt scorer (Tai Webster) to graduation.
Fantasy AnalysisBefore ever playing a college game, Robinson has been the center of drama. The 7-0 center will move to Dallas to work out with a professional team and focus on training for the 2019 draft. The five-star prospect might have dominated Conference USA opponents, but coach Rick Stansbury will need to look for other options in the paint, including Justin Johnson and Kansas transfer Dwight Coleby.
Fantasy AnalysisSy, a 6-10 sophomore, played just 11.4 minutes as a freshman, but was expected to play a significant role in the Hokie frontcourt. Coach Buzz Williams will have to rely on Kerry Blackshear (leg) and Chris Clarke (ACL), who are both coming off injuries.