Top 100 Players in College Basketball for the 2022-23 season

It’s that time of year again, the offseason is in full swing, and all eyes turn towards next year in the College Basketball world. As is the case, it is time to release the annual Top 100 players in College Basketball list. This is a list that is fun to put together but also will not predict accurately how the season will play out, as with the case last year as Oscar Tshiebwe, the National Player of the year was ranked #70 on the preseason list. With each preseason list, there will be parts that look great and parts that look poorly, and everything in between, which is all part of the fun. 

The College Basketball world has changed dramatically in the past couple of seasons, with one-time transfer waivers and Name, Image, and Likeness, as a result, we enter into a season with unprecedented talent. This makes putting together a list of Top 100 players extraordinarily fun, but also difficult. With so much talent, the list of guys deserving of a spot has never been larger and that is good for the sport. With that being said, let’s dive into the Making the Madness Top 100 Players list for the 2022-23 season.

1.Oscar Tshiebwe – Senior, Kentucky 

2021-22 Stats: 17.4 PPG, 15.1 RPG, 1.6 BPG 

The reigning National Player of the year returns as the best player in College Basketball this season. Tshiebwe is not only by far the best rebounder in the sport but is a force inside and is a good interior scorer.

2.Drew Timme – Senior, Gonzaga 

2021-22 Stats: 18.4 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 2.8 APG

Timme comes back looking to finally get his National Championship for Gonzaga. He’s the best low-post scorer in the sport and will hope to extend his range to help add to his offensive repertoire with a jump shot.

3.Armando Bacot – Senior, North Carolina 

2021-22 Stats: 16.3 PPG, 13.1 RPG, 1.7 BPG 

Armando Bacot was arguably the best player in last year’s NCAA Tournament but comes back hoping to win a title this season. He’s a high-level rebounder and great interior scorer, who will anchor a talented Tar Heels team. 

4.Marcus Sasser – Junior, Houston

2021-22 Stats: 17.7 PPG, 2.6 APG, 2.2 SPG

Sasser was off to a terrific start last season, before a season-ending injury but will return as the go-to option for Houston. He’s a terrific scorer, who is a terrific three-point shooter, making him maybe the best guard in the sport. 

5.Nick Smith – Freshman, Arkansas 

The highest freshman on the list is Nick Smith of Arkansas. The freshman guard is a terrific three-level scorer and fluid athlete, who will show out for an Arkansas team that looks to win the SEC. 

6.Dariq Whitehead – Freshman, Duke 

The Jon Scheyer era starts with a talented freshman class and Dariq Whitehead could be the best of the bunch. Whitehead is a high-level scorer, who is a good shooter and an elite athlete. 

7.Kendric Davis – Senior, Memphis 

2021-22 Stats: 19.4 PPG, 4.4 APG, 3.8 RPG 

Kendric Davis was the premier transfer addition of the offseason, he heads to Memphis greatly improving the point guard spot. Davis is a great facilitator, plus is a terrific three-level scorer, who hopes to provide leadership for Memphis. 

8.Trayce Jackson-Davis – Senior, Indiana 

2021-22 Stats: 18.3 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 2.3 BPG 

Having led Indiana to the NCAA Tournament a season ago, Trayce Jackson-Davis hopes to win a Big Ten title as a senior. Jackson-Davis is a terrific low-post scorer, who anchors the Hoosiers’ offense, plus is a great rebounder and defender. 

9.Caleb Love – Sophomore, North Carolina 

2021-22 Stats: 15.9 PPG, 3.6 APG, 3.4 RPG 

The Tar Heels are running it back and Caleb Love will be the key piece for their success. On his good nights, Love’s pure scoring ability makes him maybe the best player in the sport, but consistency will be key for North Carolina’s success. 

10.Hunter Dickinson – Junior, Michigan 

2021-22 Stats: 18.6 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 2.3 APG 

Hunter Dickinson has become a staple of Big Ten basketball. The 7’1 center is a terrific interior scorer, rebounder, and gifted passer, making him an all-around great big man.

11.Mike Miles Jr – Junior, TCU

2021-22 Stats: 15.4 PPG, 3.8 APG, 3.5 RPG 

The Frogs have gotten over the NCAA Tournament win hump but with Mike Miles Jr back, anything is a possibility. Miles is a great three-level scorer and facilitator, whose game translates into team success. 

12.Jalen Wilson – Junior, Kansas 

2021-22 Stats: 11.1 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 1.8 APG 

The reigning National Champions lose quite a bit but getting Jalen Wilson back is key in their title defense. Wilson is a combo forward that is great at scoring around the rim, a good shooter, who looks to thrive being the star for Kansas.

13.Jaime Jaquez Jr – Senior, UCLA

2021-22 Stats: 13.9 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 2.3 APG 

UCLA is poised to contend for a title and a major reason is because of Jaime Jaquez. He possesses an ability to score, defend and create, making him one of the more underrated players in the sport. 

14.Dereck Lively – Freshman, Duke

Duke’s loaded class has a star big man in Dereck Lively, who projects as their best interior player. His length and athleticism will allow him to dominate the paint on both ends for Duke. 

15.Adama Sanogo – Junior, UConn

2021-22 Stats: 14.8 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 1.9 BPG

UConn had success a season ago, playing through their front-court piece Adama Sanogo. Sanogo is a lengthy big man, who scores and rebounds around the rim at an elite level. 

16.Keyonte George – Freshman, Baylor

Baylor has arguably the best backcourt in the sport, in large part thanks to freshman Keyonte George. George is a three-level scorer, who will fill it up for Baylor this season in what will be his lone season at Baylor. 

17.Terquavion Smith – Sophomore, NC State

2021-22 Stats: 16.3 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 2.1 APG 

NC State will likely be a bad basketball team this year, but Terquavion Smith is a star. He’s a terrific three-level scorer, who put up good stats as a freshman and will be the ACC’s leading scorer this season. 

18.Zach Edey – Junior, Purdue

2021-22 Stats: 14.4 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 1.2 BPG

By far the tallest man on the list, Zach Edey will anchor the Purdue offense this season. Edey turned into an effective finisher around the rim, plus is unguardable at his size.

19.Nijel Pack – Junior, Miami

2021-22 Stats: 17.4 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 2.2 APG 

Nijel Pack’s arrival at Miami was controversial but he’s a terrific combo guard, who will help Miami this season. Pack is a three-level scorer, who can light it up from deep, and will help the Canes build off last season’s success. 

20.Azuolas Tubelis – Junior, Arizona 

2021-22 Stats: 13.9 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 2.3 APG

While Arizona loses quite a bit from last season, Azuolas Tubelis will fill in production-wise for Arizona. Tubelis is a great interior scorer, an efficient scorer, who now will be the go-to option for Arizona.

21.Jelly Walker – Senior, UAB

2021-22 Stats: 20.3 PPG, 4.9 APG, 2.8 RPG

UAB will be one of the top mid-majors in College Basketball in large part due to the return of Jelly Walker. Walker’s ability to score the ball in bunches will be key in UAB making an NCAA Tournament run this season.

22.Santiago Vescovi – Senior, Tennessee 

2021-22 Stats: 13.3 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 3.2 APG

In a season where the Volunteers will once again be expected to contend for an SEC title, Santiago Vescovi is the key piece. His shot-making from three levels makes him the focal point for the Volunteer offense. 

23.Matt Bradley – Senior, San Diego State

2021-22 Stats: 16.9 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 2.6 APG

The Aztecs will be the team to beat in the Mountain West thanks to the return of star Matt Bradley. Bradley is a high-level scorer, who has redemption on his mind after a tough finish to last season.  

24.Colin Castleton – Senior, Florida

2021-22 Stats: 16.2 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 2.2 BPG

The Gators have a new coach in Todd Golden, but getting a piece like Colin Castleton is key for this season. Castleton is a great inside presence, who’s efficient around the rim, a good rebounder, and a great shot-blocker

25.Sahvir Wheeler – Senior, Kentucky 

2021-22 Stats: 10.1 PPG, 6.9 APG, 1.1 SPG

Kentucky returns their leader in the three major stat categories with both Tshiebwe and Sahvir Wheeler returning. Wheeler’s combination of hounding on-ball defense and passing is what stirs the drink for this Kentucky team. 

26.Tyger Campbell – Senior, UCLA

2021-22 Stats: 11.9 PPG, 4.3 APG, 2.5 RPG 

While not a headliner for UCLA, Tyger Campbell is the real engine behind their recent success. The veteran point guard is a quality shot-maker, great facilitator, and defender for a UCLA team that has been terrific in March. 

27.Adam Flagler – Senior, Baylor

2021-22 Stats: 13.8 PPG, 3.0 APG, 1.1 SPG

Baylor’s leading scorer from a season ago, Adam Flagler, is back to help Baylor contend for a Big 12 title. Flagler is a terrific three-point threat, shot-maker, defender, and improving passer who will take on a leadership role this season. 

28.Isaiah Wong – Junior, Miami

2021-22 Stats: 15.3 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.0 APG

Coming off an Elite Eight, Isaiah Wong will headline one of the premier backcourts in the sport. Wong certainly has proven himself to be a good scorer but improvement on his efficiency will be key to stardom this season. 

29.Max Abmas – Senior, Oral Roberts

2021-22 Stats: 22.8 PPG, 3.7 APG, 3.4 RPG

One of the premier stars in mid-major basketball, Max Abmas remained one of the top scorers in the sport. Abmas still is a terrific three-point threat and can score 40 every night, but might not make another March run. 

30.DaRon Holmes – Sophomore, Dayton

2021-22 Stats: 12.8 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 2.3 BPG

Dayton is the Atlantic 10 favorites this season and a big reason is because of the development of their freshmen core, headlined by DaRon Holmes. Holmes ramped up the scoring late last season, he’s an efficient interior scorer, good defender, and rebounder. 

31.Jahvon Quinerly – Senior, Alabama 

2021-22 Stats: 13.8 PPG, 4.2 APG, 3.0 RPG 

While Alabama sputtered down the stretch, having a team leader like Jahvon Quinerly is key. Quinerly is a great passer, driver, and scorer around the rim, who hopes to improve as a shooter, although it will be interesting to see how he comes off an injury. 

32.Hunter Maldonado – Senior, Wyoming 

2021-22 Stats: 18.5 PPG, 6.3 APG, 5.7 RPG 

Coming off an NCAA Tournament appearance, Wyoming is looking for more with the return of its stars Graham Ike and Hunter Maldonado. Maldonado is unique, he’s a 6’7 point guard who is a good scorer, and an elite passer, which makes him a consistent triple-double threat. 

33.Ryan Kalkbrenner – Junior, Creighton 

2021-22 Stats: 13.1 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 2.6BPG

Taking one of the biggest sophomore year leaps in the sport, Ryan Kalkbrenner transformed himself into a reliable big. Kalkbrenner’s interior scoring, rebounding, and shot-blocking helps anchor a Creighton team with high expectations. 

34.Kevin McCullar – Senior, Kansas

2021-22 Stats: 10.1 PPG, 4.6 RPG 3.1 APG 

Kansas had holes to fill this season and Kevin McCullar may fill in perfectly this season. McCullar’s size and switchability make him one of the top defenders in the sport, add to that an ability to run an offense and he’s a great piece. 

35.RJ Davis – Junior, North Carolina 

2021-22 Stats: 13.5 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 3.6 APG 

While there were many causes to North Carolina’s turnaround, RJ Davis taking on the leading role at the point was maybe the biggest factor. Davis’ ability to run the offense, mixed with scoring explosiveness is part of what makes the Tar Heels a title favorite. 

36.Cam Whitmore – Freshman, Villanova 

A new era of Villanova will see a roster that has many questions and Cam Whitmore will hope to provide at least one answer. His physicality and scoring around the rim will translate and be key as the Wildcats hope to win the Big East in Kyle Neptune’s first season. 

37.Johni Broome – Junior. Auburn

2021-22 Stats: 16.8 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 3.9 BPG

There may not be many better pickups than what Johni Broome will be for Auburn. Broome is a good internet scorer and rebounder, who has the skill set to be the defensive player of the year in the sport. 

38.Kyle Filipkowski – Freshman, Duke 

The second of Duke’s twin towers is Kyle Filipkowski, who is the more skilled of the two. While less athletic than his fellow big Lively, Filipkowski makes up for it with elite passing and shooting for his size. 

39.DeAndre Williams – Senior, Memphis

2021-22 Stats: 11.1 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 1.7 APG

While Williams has been in College seemingly forever, he’s been an effective piece as well. The forward has a high Basketball-IQ, is a good interior scorer, and is a terrific defender to help lift this Memphis team. 

40.Isiaih Mosley – Senior, Missouri 

2021-22 Stats: 20.4 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 2.3 APG 

The Dennis Gates era has some early buzz, but no bigger addition could be had than that of Isiaih Mosley. Mosley is capable of scoring from all three levels, doing so with extreme efficiency in the process, making him a day-one star in Columbia. 

41.Ryan Nembhard – Sophomore, Creighton 

2021-22 Stats: 11.3 PPG, 4.4 APG, 3.1 RPG 

For the first time, Creighton comes into this season as the Big East favorite thanks to a core headed by Ryan Nembhard. Nembhard is a great point guard, his passing and playmaking at that spot will be key for the Jays this season. 

42.Amari Bailey – Freshman, UCLA

Westwood has a new freshman star and his name is Amari Bailey, who hopes to have a big impact this season. Bailey’s NBA-ready body, mixed with his passing and athleticism makes him one of the contenders for a top pick. 

43.Fardaws Aimaq – Junior, Texas Tech 

2021-22 Stats: 18.9 PPG, 13.6 RPG, 1.3 BPG

Texas Tech needed a replenished roster and who better to turn towards than one of the best bigs in the portal in Fardaws Aimaq. Aimaq is a super-skilled center, he can score inside and out, block shots, and is also one of the sport’s best rebounders of the past decade. 

44.Kris Murray – Junior, Iowa

2021-22 Stats: 9.7 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.1 APG 

Iowa has become the hotbed of internal offensive development and Kris Murray seems poised to be the next breakout star. Murray was efficient a season ago being a secondary option but now becomes the likely go-to option for Iowa after his brother’s departure to the NBA. 

45.Malachi Smith – Junior, Gonzaga 

2021-22 Stats: 19.9 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 3.0 APG 

Gonzaga has been a program known for taking transfers and making them stars and Malachi Smith could be the next of kin. Smith was a high-level scorer at Chattanooga while being efficient, now he transfers to Gonzaga hoping to win a title. 

46.Cason Wallace – Freshman, Kentucky 

Kentucky always adds a group of high-level freshmen and Cason Wallace is the latest star to come into Kentucky. His athleticism and defensive upside will get him on the court but offensive development will be the ultimate key.

47.KJ Williams – Senior, LSU 

2021-22 Stats: 18.0 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 1.4 SPG

The reigning OVC Player of the year is following Matt McMahon and heading to LSU to continue his dominance. Williams is a high-scoring big that is a great interior scorer, who can stretch out and shoot, making him a potential star at LSU

48.Jalen Cook – Sophomore, Tulane

2021-22 Stats: 18.0 PPG, 3.5 APG, 1.6 SPG

Tulane comes into this year with real NCAA Tournament aspirations thanks to a talented roster headlined by Jalen Cook. Cook’s combination of high-level scoring, and efficient three-point shooting makes him a must-watch player. 

49.Jarace Walker – Freshman, Houston

No program has done better recently with lesser talented players than what Houston has but now the talent is here. Jarace Walker is an athletic four-man who is a good scorer, rebounder, and passer, making him the perfect Kelvin Sampson player. 

50.Graham Ike – Junior, Wyoming

2021-22 Stats: 19.5 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 1.3 APG 

Hunter Maldonado might be the best all-around player on Wyoming but Graham Ike is Wyoming’s leading scorer from a season ago. Ike’s ability to finish around the rim is unmatched in the Mountain West and is a big reason for the high expectations for Wyoming. 

51.Antoine Davis – Senior, Detroit

2021-22 Stats: 23.9 PPG, 4.4 APG, 3.6 RPG 

College Basketball rarely has a potential 3,000-point scorer but Antoine Davis is set to accomplish that this season. Davis is a high-level scorer who lights it up on a nightly basis and will have one more opportunity to get into that elusive NCAA Tournament. 

52.Cliff Omoruyi – Junior, Rutgers 

2021-22 Stats: 11.9 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 1.3 BPG

After two straight NCAA Tournaments, Rutgers will have lower expectations but the emergence of Cliff Omoruyi could keep them in the Tournament picture. Omoruyi is a physically dominant big, who’s an efficient interior scorer, and with a bigger role, he’s poised to have a big season. 

53.Marcus Carr – Senior, Texas

2021-22 Stats: 11.4 PPG, 3.4 APG, 1.9 RPG 

Marcus Carr had one of the more disappointing seasons, that said, a rebound season seems in order. Carr is a ball-dominant guard, who’s a good scorer and passer, although it’s hard to know what role he’ll play this season with some additions to the roster.

54.Darius McGhee – Senior, Liberty

2021-22 Stats: 24.6 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 3.6 APG 

Liberty has been one of the more successful programs in mid-major basketball, but Darius McGhee is a player unlike any the program has had before. McGhee is a terrific shooter, scorer, and passer, who is poised to be one of the top scorers in the sport.

55.Posh Alexander – Junior, St. John’s 

2021-22 Stats: 13.8 PPG, 5.5 APG, 2.3 SPG

Heading into this year St. John’s has plenty of talent but it will be reliant upon Posh Alexander to help make it work. Posh is a good scorer, an elite passer, and a pest defensively, but has yet to translate that into an NCAA Tournament appearance. 

56.Xavier Johnson – Senior, Indiana 

2021-22 Stats: 12.1 PPG, 5.1APG, 3.8 RPG 

Indiana has broken their Tournament drought and while Trayce Jackson-Davis was the star, it was Xavier Johnson who got them to that point. The guard has an explosive ability to get to the rim, paired with a good perimeter shot and elite passing ability. 

57.Kel’el Ware – Freshman, Oregon 

Oregon had a disappointing season last year but with a new crop of players including Kel’el Ware, they hope for a bounce back. Ware is a great modern-day big, his athleticism and size are hard to match and that could allow him to play a similar role as Jordan Bell once did. 

58.GG Jackson – Freshman, South Carolina

The Lamont Paris era has gotten off to a good start with the addition of reclassified freshman GG Jackson, who hopes to be a star in the sport. Jackson is a forward that is a good scorer, very athletic, and will have an opportunity to be a star for his team in his only year in college.

59.LJ Cryer – Junior, Baylor

2021-22 Stats: 13.5 PPG, 1.7 APG, 1.1 SPG

While missing a good chunk of last season was an issue, LJ Cryer is still a great guard, who will help make up the best backcourt in the sport. Cryer combines quality scoring with high-end efficiency to be an effective piece, especially as opponents key in on other guys. 

60.Jayden Gardner – Senior, Virginia 

2021-22 Stats: 15.3 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 1.4 APG 

Coming off a poor season, Virginia returns everyone and hopes to rebound, with Jayden Gardner being a likely key player. Gardner was the premier scorer last year, being efficient at the 4 spot, but now hopes to back that up with a Tournament appearance. 

61.Matthew Mayer – Senior, Illinois 

2021-22 Stats: 9.8 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 1.2 SPG

Matthew Mayer didn’t take the step forward many thought a season ago, but he will get a new role at Illinois. Mayer is a tall forward with guard skills, high-level shotmaking, and good defensive capabilities, which will mesh well for Illinois. 

62.Timmy Allen – Freshman, Texas

2021-22 Stats: 12.1 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 2.1 APG

Texas has a good amount of talent coming into this season, but returning key pieces like Timmy Allen is the real key to success. He’s a good scorer, who can space the floor at times while being a tough defender and rebounder.

63.Osun Osunniyi – Senior, Iowa State 

2021-22 Stats: 11.3 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 2.9 BPG

Last season, Iowa State was one of the top defensive teams but now they get better by adding an elite shot-blocker in Osun Osunniyi. Osunniyi has been a terrific defender, plus is able to combine that with effective interior scoring, all of which is needed in Ames. 

64.Baylor Scheierman – Junior, Creighton 

2021-22 Stats: 16.2 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 4.5 APG 

While internal development is the actual key for Creighton, the addition of Baylor Scheierman was the buzz of the offseason. Scheierman is a good scorer, one of the best shooters in the sport, and passer but it will be an adjustment going to the Big East. 

65.Anthony Black – Freshman, Arkansas 

Arkansas has a great freshman class but maybe the biggest key of that group is Anthony Black. Black is a lengthy point guard, who has a good feel for the game, court vision, and versatility to make him a tough matchup for opponents.

66.Jeremy Roach – Junior, Duke 

2021-22 Stats: 8.6 PPG, 3.2 APG, 2.4 RPG 

A new era of Duke basketball begins with a freshman-laden roster and an experienced guard in Jeremy Roach. Roach is not a star but he’s a good point guard, tough shot-maker, and will be the team leader, which is all that Duke will ask for. 

67.Will Richardson – Senior, Oregon

2021-22 Stats: 14.1 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 3.6 APG 

Coming off a disappointing season, Oregon’s ability to rebound will be largely dependant on Will Richardson. Richardson has been an efficient scorer throughout his career, plus pairs that with good ball-handling and defensive capabilities.

68.Zakai Ziegler – Sophomore, Tennessee 

2021-22 Stats: 8.8 PPG, 2.7 APG, 1.7 SPG

While losing Kennedy Chandler is a big loss, Tennessee has another young guard to turn to at the point in Zakai Ziegler. Ziegler is a baller, he has an elite handle, good court vision and is a capable scorer, while he will step up in a starting role. 

69.Gradey Dick – Freshman, Kansas 

Coming off a National Championship, Kansas is reloading with a freshman core headlined by Gradey Dick. Dick fills a role as a sharpshooter from deep, plus has the athleticism and build to be good defensively. 

70.Julian Strawther – Junior, Gonzaga 

2021-22 Stats: 11.8 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 1.0 APG 

Julian Strawther filled in a role as a capable scorer and viable three-point specialist when needed a season ago. His scoring, shooting, and defense makes him a good fit anywhere, especially at Gonzaga. 

71.Yuri Collins – Junior, Saint Louis 

2021-22 Stats: 11.1 PPG, 7.9 APG, 1.9 SPG

There may not be a better passer in College Basketball than Yuri Collins, which says a lot. While he’s not a gifted scorer, he has a special passing ability, plus plays good defense to help guide a good Saint Louis team. 

72.Souley Boum – Senior, Xavier

2021-22 Stats: 19.9 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 2.9 APG 

Xavier certainly upgraded from a coaching perspective going from Travis Steele to Sean Miller but also added dynamic scoring in Souley Boum. Boum put up big numbers at UTEP a season ago and while he’ll drop in statistical production, he’ll gain in efficiency and team success.

73.Arthur Kaluma – Sophomore, Creighton 

2021-22 Stats: 10.4 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 1.3 APG

Creighton has tons of hype going into this season, and while Arthur Kaluma won’t lead the team in scoring, he acts as their best pro prospect. Kaluma is a versatile forward, who can score from inside and out, and be a switchable defender.

74.KD Johnson – Junior, Auburn

2021-22 Stats: 12.3 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 1.6 APG 

Few players fit into a system as well as KD Johnson does for Bruce Pearl at Auburn. Johnson is a fast-paced, athletic guard who is a shot-hunter, a good defender, and plays with an intensity that is off the charts. 

75.Chris Livingston – Freshman, Kentucky 

Kentucky’s other big-time freshman is Chris Livingston, who is an athletic wing poised for success. Livingston is known as a driver, which combined with a good finishing ability and capable jump shot will make him a key player for Kentucky. 

76.Avery Anderson III – Senior, Oklahoma State

2021-22 Stats: 12.1 PPG, 3.1 APG, 1.8 SPG

Coming off an unjust postseason ban, Oklahoma State comes into this year having both motivation and expectations. Anderson is the key player of the group, having a skill set that includes being a big-time scorer, good defender, and passer to help key this Cowboys roster. 

77.Courtney Ramey – Senior, Arizona

2021-22 Stats: 9.4 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 1.2 SPG

Courtney Ramey has always been a terrific defender and quality scorer but has been bogged down by a slow-tempo offense at Texas. At Arizona that won’t be an issue, as he’ll still be a quality defender and shooter but will get more opportunities at a place that prioritizes offense a little more.

78.Jared Bynum – Senior, Providence 

2021-22 Stats: 12.2 PPG, 4.0 APG, 2.9 RPG 

Providence made history by winning the Big East title, thanks in part due to good point guard play from Jared Bynum. His ability to be a good facilitator, clutch shot-maker, and defender makes him one of the steadiest point guards in the sport. 

79.Henry Coleman – Junior, Texas A&M

2021-22 Stats: 11.0 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 1.3 SPG

Texas A&M was a shocking snub from last year’s dance but returns with motivation and a quality roster headed by Henry Coleman. Coleman’s efficiency inside, high-scoring ability, and defense make the Aggies a likely Tournament team. 

80.Matthew Cleveland – Sophomore, Florida State 

2021-22 Stats: 11.5 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 1.2 APG 

Coming off a missed NCAA Tournament, Florida State looks to rebound as their core gets a year older, headed by Matthew Cleveland. Cleveland had big games as the season went along and another year in the Seminoles system will do him wonders.

81.Grant Sherfield – Senior, Oklahoma 

2021-22 Stats: 19.1 PPG, 6.4 APG, 4.2 RPG 

Grant Sherfield comes into this season as one of the bigger transfer additions in the sport. At Nevada, he was a high usage guard that passed and scored at a high level, that said at Oklahoma he needs to be more of a team player for team success. 

82.Terrence Shannon – Senior, Illinois 

2021-22 Stats: 10.4 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 2.0 APG 

Illinois has added two key transfers in Matthew Mayer and Terrence Shannon, both with something to prove. Shannon struggled last season, especially coming off an injury, he has the skills of a modern-day NBA wing but needs to play with more confidence.

83.Tyrese Hunter – Sophomore, Texas

2021-22 Stats: 11.0 PPG, 4.9 APG, 3.5 RPG 

Coming into year two, Tyrese Hunter has shown an ability to be a good defender, and decision-maker, plus has real upside with an improved jumper. The game is all there for him to blossom into a star, but his role at Texas seems destined to be more as a game manager. 

84.Harrison Ingram – Sophomore, Stanford 

2021-22 Stats: 10.5 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 3.0 APG 

Coming into this season, Stanford should be expected to contend for a Tournament spot, thanks largely due to the development of Harrison Ingram. Ingram’s size, skill, and shooting upside give him a ton of potential, that said, Jerod Hasse-coached teams tend to disappoint. 

85.Skyy Clark – Freshman, Illinois 

Having lost some faces of the program like Ayo Dosumnu and Trent Frazier, Illinois looks towards Skyy Clark to be the next program great. Clark’s size, ball-handling, and scoring ability make him an electric freshman to watch this season. 

86.Khalil Shabazz – Senior, San Francisco 

2021-22 Stats: 13.7 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 1.7 SPG

After a terrific season with an NCAA Tournament appearance, San Francisco is in rebuild mode, but Khalil Shabazz hopes to make it a small one. Shabazz is a good scorer, capable ball-handler, and elite defender who now has full reign of the Dons offense. 

87.Julian Phillips – Freshman, Tennessee 

While Tennessee has quite a bit of experience, Julian Phillips provides legitimate NBA talent to this roster. Phillips is a long, athletic wing, who can drive and score from the outside, which will be key for the Volunteers this season. 

88.Boogie Ellis – Senior, USC

2021-22 Stats: 12.5 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.4 APG 

The Mobley era at USC was great but has come to an end, leaving a new era where guard play from Boogie Ellis is key. Ellis is a combo guard with a good outside shot, playmaking, and scoring ability but will have to have a big jump this season. 

89.Jamal Shead – Junior, Houston 

2021-22 Stats: 10.0 PPG, 5.8 APG, 1.6 SPG

Before last year, Jamal Shead was an afterthought, now he’s one of the better point guards in the sport, proving how good Houston is at development. Shead may lack a true offensive game but is a great passer, decision-maker, and defender, which will be on full display this season. 

90.Kyle Lofton – Senior, Florida 

2021-22 Stats: 12.8 PPG, 5.9 APG, 2.0 SPG

Kyle Lofton was a four-year star at St. Bonaventure but has decided to move to a Florida team hoping to build early success with Todd Golden. Lofton is a great passer and defender that will provide leadership and steadiness at the point. 

91.Caleb Daniels – Senior, Villanova 

2021-22 Stats: 10.3 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1.0 APG 

In a new era of Villanova basketball, Caleb Daniels provides plenty of experience and shooting. Daniels provides elite outside shooting, and scoring and is a good defender which will be key for the Wildcats this season.

92.Tanner Holden – Senior, Ohio State 

2021-22 Stats: 20.1 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 2.6 APG 

Ohio State has looked at the transfer portal to replenish its roster and Tanner Holden could be the best of the bunch. The 6’6 wing will be a high-level scorer inside, plus be a capable ball-hander to be a key contributor for the Buckeyes this season. 

93.Pete Nance – Senior, North Carolina

2021-22 Stats: 14.6 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 2.7 APG

Coming into this offseason, North Carolina had one hole to fill and that was at the four spot, insert here Pete Nance. Nance’s shooting, passing, and skill will help him not only fill in at the four but potentially add a new dimension for the Tar Heels offensively.

94.JJ Starling – Freshman, Notre Dame 

Blake Wesley went one and done a season ago and JJ Starling will hope to do the same. Starling is a guard that has a good handle, is good at getting to the rim, and is a solid shooter, making him a good overall guard. 

95.Tyson Walker – Senior, Michigan State 

2021-22 Stats: 8.2 PPG, 4.3 APG, 1.3 RPG 

Michigan State once again has an interesting roster that has no stars but plenty of good pieces including Tyson Walker. Walker’s ability to be a good passer, distributor, and defender makes him an engine to the Spartans roster. 

96.Kevin Obanor – Senior, Texas Tech 

2021-22 Stats: 10.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 0.5 APG 

Texas Tech has gone heavily into the portal this season but Kevin Obanor will bring in some systematic experience for the Red Raiders. Obanor was up and down last year but was good as a stretch-4, now will have an expanded role this season. 

97.Tucker DeVries – Sophomore, Drake

2021-22 Stats: 13.9 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 2.1 APG 

While missing the NCAA Tournament was a disappointment, Drake has found its star in their coach’s son, Tucker DeVries. DeVries flashed potential in year one, being a productive scorer at the 4, now will be positioned more to be the go-to option for Drake. 

98.Jamison Battle – Junior, Minnesota 

2021-22 Stats: 17.5 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 1.0 APG 

While expectations aren’t high for Minnesota this year, Jamison Battle has emerged as a potential program star. Battle’s three-level scoring at his size makes him one of the better wings in the sport. 

99.Brandon Miller – Freshman, Alabama 

Nate Oats has built a program that involves lots of threes and tough defense, which is a great attraction for top recruits like Brandon Miller. Miller is a forward with great athletic tools, a good handle, plus an ability to stretch the floor, which will fit right in. 

100.Drew Peterson – Senior, USC 

2021-22 Stats: 12.4 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 3.3 APG 

USC has a defined one-two punch with Boogie Ellis and Drew Peterson, who play off each other well. Peterson is a 6’9 guard, who is a good shooter, passer, and defender, making him a matchup nightmare for opponents. 

Others in Consideration: Chuck Harris (Butler), Dillion Mitchell (Texas), Tramon Mark (Houston), Malachi Smith (Dayton), Eric Dixon (Villanova), Leaky Black (North Carolina), Emoni Bates (Eastern Michigan), Rasir Bolton (Gonzaga), Jalen Hood-Schifino (Indiana), Isaac Likekele (Ohio State), DaJuan Harris (Kansas), Chucky Hepburn (Wisconsin), Devo Davis (Arkansas), Bryce Thompson (Oklahoma State), Mark Mitchell (Duke), Jahmir Young (Maryland)

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