Black Cager Listing of 80 (or so) D1 players to watch in 2022-23

The transition from high school to division 1 basketball is tough. Some players take a little longer to adjust and contribute at the collegiate level. With the advent of the transfer portal, some Black Cager readers might find it difficult to track and follow some of their favorite high school stars in college. This listing attempts to rank approximately 80 of the D1 players that Black Cager covered while they were in high school. The majority are from the Greater Philadelphia region and South Jersey. I include a few alums of St Frances Academy (MD) program because, Black Cager Sports is an official sponsor of the highly regarded Panther basketball program. They are my youngbuls… There are also a few Delaware kids on the list.

Performance in college games is the primary variable considered. Performance in a high major program carries a lil’ more weight that performance in a mid-major program. High school performance and reputation was NOT considered except for the rookies who have no college performances to evaluate. At the end of the day, it’s a highly subjective ranking… The intention is to inform fans where their favorite players are and spark debate and dialogue…

Isaiah Wong

1) Isaiah Wong, University of Miami, 4th year
Wong has started 75 of 95 career games. He enters his 4th season with a career average of 17.7 ppg. With 1268 career points going into this season Wong should end up in the 1800-1900 point range. He was named 3rd team All-ACC in each of the last two seasons and 2nd team All-ACC Tournament in 2021. The Hurricanes reached the Elite 8 last season and Wong is back for more.

2) Samuel Sessoms, Coppin State University, 5th year
Sessoms will play his 5th year at Coppin State University for coach Juan Dixon. One of the most prolific returning players in the nation, Sessoms enters his final season with 1707 points under his belt. Sessoms started 61 of the 62 games he played at Binghamton and 10 of the 55 he played at Penn State. Sessoms is expected to shoulder a heavy scoring load at Coppin. He’s an early favorite for MEAC POY.

Ace Baldwin

3) Ace Baldwin, VCU, 3rd year
Baldwin is the consummate pass-first, defensive oriented point guard. He spearheads the vaunted VCU full court pressure defensive scheme. Baldwin has started every one of the 50 college games he has played in. This past season, he averaged 11.4 ppg, 5.5 apg. 3.5 rpg and 2.5 spg. A year removed from a rupture Achilles tendon, look for Baldwin to emerge as one of the premier point guards in the nation.

4) Donta Scott, University of Maryland, 4th year
Scott has started 79 of 94 career games. He enters his 4th season with career averages of 10.0 ppg and 5.2 rpg. With the departures of Eric Ayala and Fatts Russell as well as the transfer of Qudus Wahab, Scott is the unquestioned leader of the Terps under new coach Kevin Willard. Scott has demonstrated range extending well beyond the three point line. If Scott can get his deep ball back over the 40% mark, he will present a major problem for Big 10 defenses not season.

5) Seth Lundy, Penn State, 4th year
Lundy has started 60 of 86 career games. He enters his 4th season with career averages of 9 ppg and 4 rpg. Lundy had his most productive season under 1st year coach Micah Shrewsberry last season. He will be expected to help fill the huge leadership gap left by John Harrar’s graduation. The Nittany Lions will need Lundy to play at an All-League level if they expect to play in the post-season next year.

Hakim Hart

6) Hakim Hart, Maryland, 4th year
One of the most versatile players in the nation, Hart has played the 1 through 4 spots at various times for the Terps. A very savvy player, Hart very rarely turns the ball over. He has averaged less than 1 turnover per game for his entire career. Hart has started 50 of the 81 games he has played at Maryland. This past season, Hart shot an astounding 69% on 2 point FG attempts and a solid 33% on 3 point FG attempts. Maryland will need Hart to increase his 10 ppg average if they expect to contend for a Big 10 title next season.

7) AJ Hoggard, Michigan, 3rd year
Hoggard is physically tough and strong point guard who excels at making plays for himself and his teammates. This past season he averaged 7.0 ppg and 5 apg while playing only 20 mpg. Look for Hoggard to assume the full-time point guard spot next season. Heading into his 3rd season in Tom Izzo’s system, Hoggard appears primed to emerge as one of the top point guards in the Big 10 conference.

Eric Dixon

8) Eric Dixon, Villanova, 4th year
Dixon emerged as Villanova’s primary Big in Jay Wright’s final season. After redshirting as a freshman and playing sparingly as a sophomore, he capably held down the low post during Nova’s Final Four run. Dixon averaged 9.1 ppg and 6.4 rpg in his first year as a starter. Dixon has developed a beautiful 3 point stroke and shot an outstanding 48.6% from behind the 3 point line last season. Look for Dixon to emerge as primary focal point on offense going forward.

9) Julian Reese, Maryland, 2nd year
Reese had a strong rookie campaign for a Maryland program that experienced a midseason coaching change. Reese averaged 5.7 ppg and 4.4 rpg. Thrown into the mix in the Big 10, Reese acquitted himself well in battles against Big 10 bigs like Hunter Dickinson, Kofi Cockburn, John Harrar and Trevion Williams. With Qudus Wahab transferring back to Georgetown, Reese becomes the main big on the Maryland roster. He will have to average a double-double for the Terps to compete for a Big 10 title.

Taquan Woodley

10) Taquan Woodley, UMass, 2nd year
Woodley worked his way into the South Carolina rotation as a freshman. He played an average of 12.2 mpg across 26 games for Frank Martin’s final Gamecock squad. Once Martin latched on with UMass, he immediately reunited with Woodley. An exceptional low post defender and rebounder, Woodley is expected to bring his toughness and high basketball acumen to the Minutemen.

11) Jack Clark, North Carolina State, 5th year
Clark is entering his 5th year. A long multi skilled wing, Clark is capable of scoring from all three levels. Standing 6’9” he is able to defend on the low blocks as well as the perimeter. Clark was one of the most sought after transfers this year. Last season, he averaged 12 ppg and 5.8 rpg while playing 30.4 mpg for coach Ashley Howard and the Explorers. Finally approaching full strength, Clark will immediately become a key piece for a Wolfpack program seeking to capture an ACC crown.

Matthue Cotton

12) Matthue Cotton, Yale, 4th year
Cotton is entering his 4th year at Yale. Last season, he averaged 7.1 ppg and 3.6 rpg while playing 22.5 mpg for an NCAA Tournament team. He had surgery on his shoulder immediately after the season and should be ready to go for the start of next season.

13) Ed Croswell, Providence, 5th year
Croswell enters his 5th season with 600+ points and 600+ rebounds. A classic back to the basket low-post big, he averaged 5.3 ppg and 4.7 rpg while playing 14.8 mpg for Coach Ed Cooley and the Friars. Ed’s production should increase subtantially as he becomes a starter nest season.

14) Andrew Funk, Penn State, 5th year
Playing for Bucknell, Funk averaged a healthy 17.6 ppg last season. Having amassed over 1200 points already in college career, Funk has decided to play his 5th and final season for Micah Shrewsberry and the Penn State Nittany Lions. Coming in at 6’5” and 190 lbs, he is big enough to defend Big 10 wings. A confident and experienced Funk should provide a significant boost to the PSU perimeter attack.

15) Derek Lively, Duke, Rookie
The #1 player in ESPN Class of 2022 rankings, Lively will help usher in the post-Coach K era in Duke basketball. Lively possesses a huge amazing wingspan to go along with exceptional athleticism. His coordination and ability to run the floor are well above average for a big man. Should anchor the Blue Devil defense from day one.

16) William McNair, Mississippi State, 4th year
McNair is entering his 4th season. He spent his first three seasons at New Mexico State. Last year, McNair started 27 out of 34 games for an NCAA Tournament team. He averaged 6.6 ppg and 5.0 rpg while playing 22.9 minutes per game.

17) Aaron Estrada, Hofstra, 4th year
Estrada exploded onto the national scene after spending a year as a dip reserve at Oregon. After playing in only 9 games and starting none at Oregon, Estrada started all 32 games for Speedy Claxton and Hofstra. He rarely left the floor, averaging 35.2 mpg. The 2021-22 CAA Player of the Year, Estrada averaged 18.5 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 5.0 apg. I expect his production levels to increase across the board his second time through the CAA.

18) Zack Hicks, Temple, 2nd year
Hicks was named to the 2021-22 AAC All-Freshman team after averaging 8.3 ppg and 4.1 rpg. Playing 21.4 mpg over the course of 28 games, the 6’9” Hicks shot 37.4% from behind the 3-point line. As he improves his ball handling and mid-range game, Hicks will emerge as one of the premier players in the AAC.

19) Jahlil White, Temple, 2nd year
White was named to the 2021-22 AAC All-Freshman team after averaging 7.4 ppg and 6.0 rpg. White logged 26.1 mpg in his first season playing for Aaron McKie. An outstanding athlete, White possesses the strength and lateral quickness to defend 1-4 in the AAC.

Hysier Miller

20) Hysier Miller, Temple, 2nd year
Miller ended his freshman campaign entrenched as the starter at point guard for the Owls. Miller started 8 of the 23 games in which he played as a rookie. He averaged 4.9 ppg and 1.7 apg while logging 18.8 mpg. With Jeremiah Williams and Tai Strickland transferring, Miller will have to carry the full load at point next season. After a complete lap around the league, look for Miller to improve his 2FG and 3FG percentages and reduce his turnovers.

21) Stevie Mitchell, Marquette, 2nd year
Mitchell came off the bench in 32 games as a rookie. He averaged 2.4 ppg, 1.4 rpg and 0.9 apg Phil playing 10.8 mpg. Mitchell was on the floor in several key closing moments last season. An exceptional student, Mitchell has received straight A’s in all of his classes. Mitchell is expected to play a much bigger role for Head Coach Shaka Smart next season.

t22) Jamir Watkins, VCU, 3rd year
Two years ago, Watkins had a strong rookie season. He averaged 7.2 ppg and 2.6 rpg for VCU. An outstanding athlete with good length, Watkins stands 6’7″ and can defend 1-4 depending on matchups. He missed all of last season while rehabbing a serious knee injury. If healthy, Watkins will be expected to play a big role next season.

t22) Jordan Longino, Villanova, 2nd year
Longino played in 26 games as freshmen on a Final Four Wildcat team. He averaged 1.8 ppg, 0.8 rpg and 0.4 apg. Look for Longino to assume added responsibilities next season. He should emerge as a key component for new Coach Kyle Neptune.

Jameer Nelson, Jr.

23) Jameer Nelson, Jr, Delaware, 4th year
Nelson is thriving under Martin Inglesby. He averaged career highs in points (13.6) and rebounds (4.9) while also dishing 2.2 apg. Nelson shot over 50% on 2 point field goal attempts and over 36% on 3 pointers. A supremely gifted athlete, he is refining his ball handling and decision-making. Look for Nelson to continue his rapid improvement in all areas of the game.

24) Allen Powell, Rider, 4th year
Powell started 32 out of 33 games he played last season. Entering his 4th year at Rider Powell has emerged as deep ball threat. He averaged 12.1 ppg while shooting 36% from behind the 3 point line. Look for Powell to assume more of leadership role with the big and talented roster Rider will field next season.

25) Myles Thompson, St. Francis (PA), 5th year
Thompson has started 83 of the 106 games he has played at St. Francis. Last season, he averaged 11.2 ppg and 3.6 rpg. Currently sitting on 948 career points, he will eclipse 1000 early next season.

t26) Tyree Corbett, Denver, 5th year
Corbett had an outstanding season at Coppin State last season. He averaged 13.0 ppg and 8.8 rpg. He will spend his 5th year as a grad transfer Denver. A very crafty veteran, Corbett has sneaky athleticism and will finish aggressively at the rim.

t26) Jyare Davis, Delaware, 3rd year
After redshirting his first year at Providence, Davis transferred to Delaware. Davis had a fantastic second half of his rookie season. He was named to to 2021 CAA All-Freshman team and named CAA ROY. He also made 2022 All-CAA Tournament and was named the CAA Tournament MVP. With the departure of Andrew Carr and Dylan Painter, Davis will be expected to increase his productivity significantly

Wooga Poplar

27) Wooga Poplar, Miami, 2nd year
Poplar appeared in 34 games as a rookie. He scored 2.3 ppg and grabbed 1.4 rpg in an average of 8.6 minutes of playing time. By the end of the season, Poplar was a key reserve for an Elite 8 Hurricane squad.

28) Jahmir Brickus, Transfer Portal, 3rd year
Brickus has started 46 of 53 games at La Salle. Last season, he averaged 8.9 ppg and 3.3 apg for Ashley Howard and the Explorers. A very capable scorer despite his small stature, Brickus remains undecided where he will play next season.

29) Andrew Carr, Wake Forest, 3rd year
Carr has transferred to Wake Forest after two solid seasons with Delaware. Last season, Carr averaged 10.1 ppg and 5.1 rpg. He is a good athlete. He will be able to beat most opposing bigs up and down the floor with his quickness. He will need to improve his lower body strength and toughness to compete against ACC bigs.

30) Ajiri Ogemuno-Johnson, Rider
Ogemuno-Johnson has started 55 of his 109 career games at Rider. Last season he averaged 8.6 ppg and 7 rpg. An outstanding student, Johnson is completing the requirements for a Masters degree.

31) Christian Ray, Delaware, 4th year
After playing 3 years at La Salle, Ray will suit up for Martin Inglesby and the Delaware Blue Hens next season. Ray started exactly half of the 84 games he played at La Salle. Last season he averaged 5.0 ppg and a stout 6.9 rpg. Ray should blend in nicely with the experienced Blue Hen squad.

32) Allen Betrand, Rider, 4th year
Betrand has transferred to Rider. The Broncs are the third team in Betrand’s college career. He averaged 4.7 ppg and 1.5 rpg for Rhode Island, before tearing his ACL in 2020-21. He missed this past season while rehabbing his injury.

33) Justice Williams, LSU, 2nd year
Williams started 1 out of 20 games he played as a freshman. He averaged 1.7 ppg, 0.8 rpg and 0.7 apg while playing 10.6 minutes per game.

34) Rahsool Diggins, UMass, 2nd year
Diggins transferred to UMass following a freshman season in which he appeared in 9 games off the bench. He averaged 0.8 ppg and 0.3 apg while playing only 5.1 minutes. Diggins has enrolled at UMass and will bring his considerable offensive skills to bear for Frank Martin as he takes control of the Minuteman program.

35) Lynn Greer, III, Saint Joseph’s, 2nd year
Greer appeared in 10 games as a freshman for Dayton before deciding to transfer to Saint Joseph’s. Greer averaged 2.7 ppg, 1.4 rpg and 1.3 apg while playing 9 minutes per game. He will surely have increased responsibilities at Saint Joseph’s next season. With Jordan Hall turning pro, Greer will have an opportunity to play significant minutes both on and off the ball for Billy Lange and the Hawks.

Chris Ings

36) Chris Ings, Norfolk State, 4th year
Ings is entering his 4th season and 2nd with Norfolk State. He has started 59 out of 77 career games and 21 of 25 at Norfolk St. Last season he averaged 9.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg and 2.5 apg. Ings also shot a career best 40.5% from 3 point range.

t37) Antwaun Butler, Transfer Portal, 5th year
The veteran Butler has started 68 out of 100 career games. This past season he stared 21 out of 23 games played for NJIT. Butler has not decided on a destination for his 5th season.

t37) Derek Simpson, Rutgers, Rookie
Simpson is a very savvy, crafty and cerebral PG. He is also a very good athletes with surprising quickness and explosiveness. He expected to be a contributor very early in his career at Rutgers. Once he adjusts to the physicality of the Big 10 conference he should be an entrenched member of the Scarlet Knight backcourt.

Chris Arcidiacono

38) Chris Arcidiacano, Villanova, 4th year
Arcidicono is entering his 4th year in the the Villanova program. He has started 4 out of 56 games in which he has played. This past season he averaged 1.6 ppg, 1 rpg and 0.6 apg. With the graduation of Colin Gillespie and the injury to Justin Moore, Arcidiacono will be expected to lead and help the young guards as they learn the Villanova way of doing things.

39) Anquan Hill, Transfer Portal, 2nd year
Hill started 17 out of 26 games in a freshman campaign in which he was named NEC Rookie of the Year. Hill averaged 7.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg and 1.0 bpg. He has yet to settle on a destination for next season.

40) Lance Ware, Kentucky, 3rd year
Ware has started 3 of the 49 games he’s played at Kentucky. Last year he averaged 1.5 ppg and 2.3 rpg while playing 6.3 mpg.

41) Nnanna Njoku, Villanova, 2nd year
Njoku appeared in 9 games as a freshman. He averaged 0.7 ppg and 1.6 rpg in just 3 minutes of playing time in those limited appearances.

42) Deuce Turner, San Diego, 3rd year
As freshman at Bucknell in 2021-22, Turner appeared in 11 games and averaged 8.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 19.8 minutes per contest. He spent a year at South Plains College where he named a 2nd team JUCO All-American. Turner will have up to three years of eligibility to use as he heads to San Diego to play for Steve Lavin.

43) Elijah Taylor, Quinnipiac, 3rd year
After a medical redshirt as a freshman, Taylor played 3 games for the Fighting Irish last season before stepping away from the team to resolve some academic issues. Taylor has transferred to Quinnipiac where he will once again be teamed with former Imhotep Charter HS teammate Jamil Riggins. If healthy, Taylor projects as All-MAAC level player for the next three seasons.

t44) Justin Anderson, NJIT, Grad Student

The 6-3 lefty avg. 18.7 ppg and made 38 three-pointers on his way to PSAC Eastern Division First Team. After a strong D2 career at Bloomsburg, Anderson has 2 years of eligibility remaining. He possesses a sweet lefty stroke from well beyond the college 3-point line.

t44) Dahmir Bishop, Florida Gulf Coast, 4th year
Bishop has started in 14 of the 58 games he played. Last season he averaged 3.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg and 0.7 apg while playing 16.1 mpg. Pat Chambers aggressively recruited Bishop coming out of HS while he was at Penn State.

45) Daeshon Shepherd, La Salle, 2nd year
Shepherd played in 19 games as freshman for Ashley Howard and the Explorers. He averaged 2.1 ppg and 0.7 rpg while playing 8.0 minutes per game.

46) Fah’Mir Ali, Delaware State, 3rd year
Entering his 3rd college season, Ali will suit up for his 3rd team. He began at Radford, transferred to the College of Charleston and is now at Delaware State. Last season, Ali played 11 games for Radford. He averaged 7.6 ppg and 3.4 apg. He projects as the starting PG for Stan Waterman’s rebuilding Hornets squad.

Lucas Monroe

47) Lucas Monroe, Pnnsylvania, 3rd year
Monroe is entering his 3rd year with the Quakers. Last season he averaged 4.8 ppg and 3.9 rpg while playing 16.7 mpg for coach Steve Donahue.

48) Derrius Ward, Texas Rio Grande, 3rd year
Ward played 2 games as a freshman at La Salle. This past season, played at Harcum Junior College and averaged 10.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 3.6 apg. He is expected to contribute immediately for coach Matt Figgers.

49) Khalil Turner, Morgan State, 3rd year
As a freshman, Turner played in 13 games at Rider. Last season, Turner played at Palm Beach State (JUCO) where he averaged 14.2 ppg, 6.7 rpg and 2.9 apg. Turner could flourish under Kevin Broads at Morgan State.

50) Dan Skillings, Cincinnati, Rookie
Skillings has played extensively for Roman Catholic and Philly Pride for the past few years. He should be able to contribute as a freshman in the Big 12. Skillings possesses the length and perimeter skills necessary to adjust quickly to the college game.

51) Jameel Brown, Penn State, Rookie
Brown is one of the most confident shooters from the region since Shep Garner. We will see if he can match or surpass the 1600+ Garner dropped while in Happy Valley. Brown has good size and is an advanced shooter who can put the ball in the basket from well beyond the 3 point line.

52) Clarence Rupert, Southern Illinois, 2nd year
Rupert was key member of the Cinderella St. Peter’s team that advanced deep into the NCAA Tournament. Last season, Rupert averaged 4.4 ppg and 2.6 rpg for coach Shaheen Holloway. He has transferred to Southern Illinois.

53) Seth Pinkney, Florida International, 4th year
Pinkney has started 54 out of 84 career games. He played two seasons at Quinnipiac and last year transferred to Florida International. Last season Pinkney averaged 4.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg and 1.2 bpg.

Zahree Harrison

54) Zahree Harrison, St. Francis (PA), 3rd year
Harrison has started 8 out of 46 career games at St. Francis. Last season, he averaged 3.5 ppg and 2 apg while playing 20.5 mpg. Harrison is expected to assume the full-time PG spot next season. He will have to significantly improve his 3FG (08.0%) and FT (62.1%) percentages as the primary ball handler. It’s his turn to take the reins.

55) Cam Young, St. Peter’s, 3rd year
Young played 47 games at Bowling Green, starting 1, over two years. He will play his 3rd season at St. Peter’s for new Head Coach Bashir Mason. Last season, he averaged 3.2 ppg and 2.8 rpg.

56) Tariq Ingraham, Rider, 4th year
Entering his 4th year of college, Ingraham has played in a total of 3 college basketball games. He has decided to play his 4th year at Rider for Kevin Baggett. If healthy, he becomes one of the premier rebounders in the MAAC from day one.

57) Matt McFarlane, Transfer Portal, 4th year
McFarlane played in 13 games last season for Ashley Howard and La Salle. Inthose games he averaged 2.1 ppg and 1.2 rpg. He has not decided upon a destination for next season.

58) Jamal West, Transfer Portal, 3rd year
West had strong freshman year at South Alabama averaging 5.7 ppg and 6.3 rpg. He went from playing 26.6 mpg as a freshman to only 6.1 mpg as a sophomore. He entered the portal and has not identified a destination for next season as of yet.

59) Hakim Byrd, Transfer Portal, 3rd year
After making the 2020-21 MAAC All-Freshman team, Byrd transferred to UMBC. Last season he averaged 1.9 ppg and 0.6 apg. He has not identified a destination for next season as of yet.

60) Marcus Randolph, Richmond, 2nd year
Randolph played in 9 games as a freshman. He averaged 0.6 ppg and 0.1 apg while playing 3.1 minutes per game.

61) John Camden, Virginia Tech, 2nd year
Camden played 2 minutes in 1 game for Memphis as a freshman. He has transferred to Virginia Tech and looks to establish himself as a ACC wing. He has excellent length and a sweet shooting stroke from behind the 3 point line.

62) Jeremiah Bembry, Florida State, Rookie
Bemby is a 6’6” PG committed to Leonard Hamilton and the Seminoles. Bembry played for Executive Education Charter and Athlete’s Plus. Bembry looks to crack the rotation as a freshman. He is also a good athlete and should be able to defend 1-3 for the Seminoles.

63) Aaron Lemon-Warren, Delaware State, Rookie
Lemon-Warren is a highly regarded recruit. He played for Archbishop Ryan and K-Low Elite. He will find a way to contribute early in his freshman season. Spent last season prepping with Mt Zion Prep in Maryland.

64) Jerome Brewer, Texas A&M, Commerce, Rookie
Brewer was a key component of a nationally ranked Camden HS team. He spent this past season prepping with Sunrise Christian Academy. Brewer possesses the size and strength to defend the low post and rebound as a freshman.

65) Ray Somerville, Delaware State, 4th year
Entering his 4th year, Ray Somerville has transferred from Cal Stat Baskersfield to play for Stan Waterman at Delaware State. Over the past two seasons, Somerville appeared in 15 games for Cal State Baskersfield. He averaged 1.3 ppg and 1.2 rpg.

66) Konrad Kiszka, Princeton, 3rd year
Kiszka has played in 15 games in two years. He only played in 1 game last season.

67) Ed Holland, Pennsylvania, 2nd year
Holland appeared in 7 games for the Quakers as a freshman. He averaged 0.6 ppg and 0.3 rpg while playing 3.1 mpg. Holland is expected to make big leap next season.

68) Justin Moore, Drexel, Rookie
Moore is a prototypical Philly guard. He likes to play downhill. He is very adept at beating the initial defender and either pulling up for a midrange jumper, attacking the rim or setting up his teammates.

69) Kareem Ewell, Delaware State, Rookie
Ewell is a very active and athletic forward. He is bouncy and likes to attack the rim. He possesses good lateral quickness and should be able to defend 3-5 depending on matchups. He is a very nice addition for Coach Stan Waterman and the Hornets.

70) Kobe Magee, Drexel, Rookie
Magee is solid all-around wing. He is a good shooter, rebounder and defender. Once he adjusts to the sped and athleticism of D1 basketball, he could be a contributor early in his college career.

71) Blaise Vespe, Florida Gulf Coast, Rookie
Vespe is a very good athlete. He runs and jumps as well as most forwards you will find at the low to mid major level. His ball-handling and perimeter shooting have improved steadily. Vespe should be able to contribute early at FGCU for coach Pat Chambers.

72) Mike Walz, Richmond, Rookie
Big, strong and fundamentally sound, Walz should eventually become a solid starting big in the A10. The leap from Conestoga HS to the A10 is pretty big, but his experience with Philly Pride should help Walz man the adjustment.

73) Christian Tomasco, Hofstra, Rookie
A prototypical stretch 4, Tomasco should do very well in the CAA. He is able to catch and shoot from three and use ball fakes to attack the rim. A good athlete, Tomasco will bang it on defenders when attacking the rim.

Gediminas Mokšeckas

74) Gediminas Mokšeckas, Campbell, Rookie
Mokšeckas has started 11 of the 42 games he’s played at Campell. Last season, he came off the bench 19 times averaging 1.5 ppg and 1.4 rpg.

t75) Jaylen Stinson, Merrimack, Rookie
Stinson played in 4 games for James Madison as a freshman. He averaged 3.3 ppg, 1.5 rpg and 1.5 apg in 5.8 minutes of playing time per game. He has transferred to Merrimack where he expected to assume the full-time PG position.

t75) Zaakir Williamson, Buffalo, 2nd year
Williamson missed the entire season last and received a medical redshirt.

76) Khalil Farmer, Hofstra, Rookie
Farmer is an outstanding catch and shoot guard. He is very capable of scoring off of 1 or 2 dribble pull ups. He has good size for a CAA guard and he should flourish playing for Speedy Claxton and alongside Aaron Estrada.

t77) Masud Stewart, Binghamton, Rookie
Stewart is a winner. He makes unselfish, winning plays on a consistent basis. H a a very strong, tough and athletic guard. Stewart is solid jump shooter, decent ball-handler and exceptional defender. Should play early and often at Binghamton.

t77) Yazid Powell, Buffalo, 3rd year

Powell is committed to Buffalo. He played for Harcum College (JUCO) last season. Powell is an explosive leaper and a tough defender on the perimeter.

78) Kaseem Watson, Cal State Bakersfield, Rookie
Watson is multi-skilled 6’7” wing. He is a solid ball-handler and defender and playmaker. After years of wars in the Philadelphia Catholic League and on the Adidas 3SSB circuit, he should be ready to contribute as freshman for Coach Rod Barnes and the Roadrunners.

79) Kareem Watson, Cal State Bakersfield, Rookie
Watson, like his twin brother, is multi-skilled 6’7” wing. He is a solid ball-handler and defender and playmaker. After years of wars in the Philadelphia Catholic League and on the Adidas 3SSB circuit, he should be ready to contribute as freshman for Coach Rod Barnes and the Roadrunners.

t80) Darryon Prescott, Florida International, Rookie
Prescott was declared ineligible by the PIAA his senior year. He has exceptional length , standing nearly 7’0″ ft tall. He is still raw offensively, but he’s hard worker that is improving rapidly. He should able to contribute early on the defensive end.

t80) Tre Dinkins, Canisius, Rookie
Dinkins is a good athlete and he has improved his perimeter skills during his stay at Harcum College (JUCO). Canisius is getting a college ready combo guard.

81) Gestin Liberis, St. Francis, Rookie
Liberis is a 6’9″ forward that is just scratching the surface of his potential. He brings some athleticism and length to the St. Francis (PA) program.

82) Nix Varano, Rider, Rookie
Varano is one of the better catch and shoot guys to come through the Philadelphia Catholic League this year. He will get an opportunity to watch Allen Powell play while learning Coach Kevin Baggett’s system.

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