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Jessie Govan    C    Georgetown    
Govan has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return to Georgetown, Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

This is good news for Georgetown, as Govan started in all 30 of his appearances for the team last season during his junior year. In 32.7 minutes per game, he averaged 17.9 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.1 blocks while shooting 51 percent from the field. He also flashed some range, hitting 0.5 threes per game at 35 percent.
Terence Davis    F    Mississippi    
Davis will return to Ole Miss for his senior season.

Fantasy Analysis

Davis had declared for the draft without hiring an agent, allowing him to return back to school. He's been a significant part of Ole Miss' gameplan for the past two seasons, starting in 51 of his 68 appearances. During his junior campaign, he posted 13.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and a combined 1.8 steals/blocks across 27.3 minutes per game.
Kerwin Roach    G    Texas    
Roach will return to Texas for his senior season, Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Roach put together a solid junior campaign, posting averages of 12.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.5 steals across 33.4 minutes. He also became a more consistent shooter, going 43.8 percent from the floor and 36.4 percent from deep. Despite the improvements, Roach didn't like where the NBA scouts were projecting him after going through the predraft process, so he'll return to Texas for his senior season to help boost his stock further.
Luke Maye    F    North Carolina    
Maye has withdrawn from the 2018 NBA Draft and will return to North Carolina for his senior season, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Maye became a full-time starter for the Tar Heels in 2017-18, and his production skyrocketed as a result. He finished the year as one of the ACC's top fantasy forwards, posting 16.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists, all while shooting 43 percent from three-point range. Those numbers should provide a reliable baseline for his senior year, where Maye will be a first-round draft pick in the vast majority of fantasy formats. North Carolina brings in two top-50 wings in their upcoming recruiting class in Nassir Little and Rechon Black, but neither will be a direct threat to Maye's minutes. Look for his return to propel the Tar Heels up the preseason rankings.
Sagaba Konate    C    West Virginia    
Konate will return to West Virginia for his junior season, ESPN.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Konate had a nice sophomore season and provided rim protection for the Mountaineers. He led the Big 12 with 3.2 blocks and chipped in 10.8 points and 7.8 rebounds. The 6-8 forward should take on a bigger offensive role for West Virginia in the 2018-19 season.
Isaiah Stokes    F    Florida    
Stokes (knee) has been cleared for halfcourt workouts, Kevin Brockway of GatorSports.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Stokes underwent ACL surgery early last season and didn't end up seeing the court, allowing him to take a redshirt instead. That means Stokes will remain a freshman ahead of the upcoming campaign and if he continues to progress in his recovery, could be healthy in time for the start of the season. The report didn't provide specifics on what his halfcourt workouts included, so we'll likely need to wait for more update over the next few months before getting a better grasp on a potential return date.
Chase Johnson    F    Florida    
Johnson (concussion) was cleared for full contact drills recently, Kevin Brockway of GatorSports.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Johnson saw the court just four times during his freshman campaign, as he experienced lingering concussion symptoms for an extended period of time. However, now that he's had a full offseason for added recovery, Johnson is now feeling healthy and was officially given the go ahead to make his return to full contact work this week. That means Johnson should be a full-go by the time practices ramp up in the fall, though he'll still likely play just a small role off the bench this season.
Hassan Hussein    F       
Hussein will transfer away from Florida International, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Hussein's junior campaign was his first working with the team's top unit, as he started 27 of 31 games for Florida International. However, he still averaged just 18.0 minutes, which Hussein turned into 5.5 points and 3.1 rebounds. The exact reasoning behind Hussein's transfer is unclear at this point in time, but the 6-foot-9 big man will be a graduate transfer, which means he'll be immediately elgibile for a new program.
Denzel Mahoney    G    Creighton    
Mahoney will transfer to Creighton, the Omaha World-Herald reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The 6-4 guard averaged 19.3 points and 5.1 rebounds for Southeast Missouri State last season for a middle-of-the-pack OVC team. Mahoney hit 41.3 percent of his 3-pointers and put in 23 points in a Dec. 16 loss at Kansas State. He will have to sit out the 2018-19 season, but will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Lance Thomas    F       
Thomas has been granted his release from Louisville and will pursue a transfer.

Fantasy Analysis

Thomas was a freshman last season, appearing in 12 games and averaging 2.2 points and 1.3 rebounds per contest. He'll presumably have to sit out next season due to NCAA rules, but will likely transfer somewhere where he can secure a bigger role.
J.J. Caldwell    G       
Caldwell is opting to pursue a professional basketball career, Nick Krueger of SEC Country reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Caldwell was dismissed from Texas A&M in mid-February following an arrest for possession of marijuana. Apparently, he didn't like his transfer options. So, he's opting to go pro. He appeared in just 16 games for Texas A&M and is not on NBA Draft boards, likely limiting his options to overseas.
Jay Harvey    F       
Harvey will graduate and transfer from Florida International, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Harvey has only used one season of eligibility, so he can be an immediate impact for multiple years on a new team. He started 12 games for the Golden Panthers last year, averaging 1.8 points and 3.1 rebounds across 16.0 minutes.
Christian Vital    G    Connecticut    
Vital has withdrawn from the 2018 NBA Draft and will return to UConn for his junior season, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Vital was always considered a long shot to be a top selection in the upcoming draft, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise that he's pulled his name out. That said, he was likely able to talk with NBA scouts regarding what he needs to improve on to earn more recognition, making it a valuable experience nonetheless. Vital now returns to UConn as an upperclassmen, where he should once again be a significant contributor in the backcourt after earning starting duties last year. Vital finished his sophomore campaign with averages of 14.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.6 steals across 31.7 minutes.
Ronshad Shabazz    G    Appalachian State    
Shabazz has pulled out of the 2018 NBA Draft and will return to Appalachian State for his senior season, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Shabazz continued to show improvement as a scorer for Appalachian State as a junior, upping his field goal percentage (40 percent) and three-point percentage (34.3 percent), which ultimately boosted him to 18.5 points per game. He added 3.0 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals across 32.7 minutes as well, which shows why his return to Appalachian State is a very positive development for the program. Look for Shabazz to continue to attempt to boost his stock as a senior with the ultimate hope of being selected in the 2019 NBA Draft following graduation.
Ray Ona Embo    G    Tulane    
Ona Embo will return to Tulane for his junior season, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ona Embo finished his sophomore campaign averaging 10.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists across 33.1 minutes, which didn't particularly indicate he'd be in line for a selection in the upcoming NBA draft. For that reason, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that the 6-foot-5 guard will return to Tulane after receiving feedback from NBA scouts during the predraft process. Look for Ona Embo to slot in as a starter once again during the upcoming season and he'll need to show some improvement as an overall player if he wants to garner more NBA interest.