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Barstool College Hoops Notebook: Quade Green Returns, Marquette Gets Transfers, NBA Draft Deadline

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Basketball is starting to become a year round thing at all levels. We are seeing late recruits, transfers and changes to the game during the summer leading into preseason. My goal is to keep everyone updated with what’s going on across the landscape of college hoops. Consider this a cheat sheet, because God knows we all used one at some point in college. If there’s something specific you want to see or change in these notebooks, let me know on Twitter @barstoolreags. 

The deadline has hit for testing the NBA Draft waters: 

One of the first important dates of the regular season hit at 11:59 pm on Sunday. That was the deadline to put your name into the NBA Draft, whether it was with or without an agent. The most notable names to not put their names in the draft include De’Andre Hunter (Virginia), Killian Tillie and Rui Hachimura (Gonzaga), Jarrett Culver (Texas Tech), Oshae Brissett (Syracuse), Eric Paschall/Phil Booth (Villanova) and Jalen Adams (UConn). The next key date will be May 31. That’s when player who declared without an agent will have to announce whether they are pulling out of the draft or staying in. This will be updated accordingly.

Quade Green expected to return to Kentucky: 

This was one of the decisions, non NBA related, that college basketball fans were keeping an eye on. Quade Green, Kentucky’s second guard from last season, was apparently pondering transferring from Kentucky and heading elsewhere – most likely back closer to home in Philly. However, that was squashed yesterday when it was announced Green will return to Kentucky for his sophomore year. Green had a weird freshman year where he entered as the starter, then an injury pushed Gilgeous-Alexander over him into the starting lineup where he turned into a lottery pick. Green still played about 25 minutes per game and played well, but was forced to play more off ball than his natural on ball position. This year he could potentially split time if Ashton Hagans reclassifies, but his return adds someone with experience guaranteed to come back and a steady hand in the backcourt. Kentucky is currently waiting to find out if PJ Washington, Wenyen Gabriel and Jarred Vanderbilt will stay in the draft or return.

South Carolina dismissed Rakym Felder

Rakym Felder, a key player in South Carolina’s run to the Final Four was dismissed from the team following his second arrest. Felder, who scored 15 points against Duke in the round of 32 upset two years ago, didn’t play last year following the first arrest but was still allowed to try and work his way back to joining the team. However, the Brooklyn native didn’t meet those expectations and the indefinite suspension turned into a dismissal. Felder was a 3-star prospect in the class of 2015.

Josh Perkins gets surgery on his shoulder

Josh Perkins, the starting point guard for Gonzaga, underwent shoulder surgery and should be expected to go before the start of the season. This is an important thing to track for Gonzaga, because the Bulldogs are a legit national title threat this year. They return Perkins and two guys with NBA talent in Hachimura and Tillie and a guy like Zach Norvell, who shined in the NCAA Tournament and is expected to be the next one to make a jump. Perkins averaged over 12 points per game this past season and has been in the rotation since he stepped onto campus. He will be a 5th year senior after getting a medical redshirt following his freshman year where he played just 100 minutes due to injury.

Marquette gets two major tranfers

Over the last few days Marquette added two big time transfers. The first one is Joseph Chartouny, who is eligible to play this season as a grad transfer from Fordham. Chartouny started for three years at Fordham and should step in right away to fill in for Andrew Rowsey. Now, he’s not the offensive threat that Rowsey was, but he’ll help where Marquette really needs it. The defensive side of the ball. Chartouny was second in steal percentage last season and led the country in steal percentage two seasons ago. At 6’3″ he also adds some size in the backcourt – something that teams attacked Marquette with. The other transfer is Koby McEwen from Utah State, who was one of the better sit one and play one transfers out there. Similar to Chartouny, McEwen is a bigger guard at 6’4″, but he’ll step in for the 2019-20 season as a go-to scorer. He scored over 15 points per game at Utah State and shot over 40% from three. These are two real important transfers for Marquette, especially the Chartouny one as the Golden Eagles should contend for a NCAA Tournament bid this year with Markus Howard and Sam Hauser on the roster too. Wojo has made the NCAA Tournament just once at Marquette in his four years there and fans are starting to look for more success.