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Josh Nebo will transfer from St. Francis (Pa.), Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports reports.

Impact

Nebo saw a big jump in production in his sophomore season, averaging 12.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game this season. He also shot 56 percent from the field and is a legitimate two-way player down low. Nebo will have to sit out for one season after transferring, but he should be able to provide quality minutes for whatever program he chooses for his two seasons of eligibility.

Marial Shayok is transferring from Virginia, Mike Barber of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

Impact

Virginia suffered some attrition Wednesday with both Shayok and Jared Reuter both opting to transfer elsewhere. Shayok had a 14-start streak towards the beginning of conference play and responded with 9.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 0.9 steals in that stretch. However, as Virginia began to struggle towards the end of the season, coach Tony Bennett switched up his starting lineup and began to bring Shayok in off the bench. Shayok's experience and efficient shooting will make him a sought-after commodity on the transfer market.

Malik Fitts is seeking his release and plans to transfer from South Florida, Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Impact

Fitts is the latest Bull to seek a transfer from the prgram. He started 18 games as a freshman this season, averaging 7.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game over 24.4 minutes. At 6-8, 237, Fitts is a long player that can fit at small or power forward depending on the lineup construction. He figures to garner interest from plenty of schools and will be eligible to play again in the 2018-19 season.

Marcus Foster is returning to Creighton for his final season of eligibility, Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports reports.

Impact

This is significant news for the Bluejays as they'll have some built-in continuity in their lineup next year with Foster returning. Foster started all 35 of his games this season and averaged a career-high 18.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting. He also led the team in 3-pointers made (71) while shooting 33.6 percent from deep. His return gives the Bluejays an extremely reliable scorer on the wing.

Deng Adel is entering the NBA Draft but will not hire an agent, Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal reports.

Impact

Adel (6-7, 201) will test out the draft process this spring and has until May 24 to make his final decision. He moved into a prominent role as a sophomore this season, averaging 12.1 points and 4.5 rebounds over 33 games – including 30 starts. Adel also ended the season on a strong note with 16.3 points on 53.8 percent shooting over his final six games. If he returns to Louisville for his junior season, the Cardinals will be a force to be reckoned with in the ACC.

John Collins is entering the 2017 NBA Draft but will not sign with an agent, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reports.

Impact

Collins went from a relative unknown to one of the best players in the land this season as a sophomore. He averaged close to a double-double (19.2 PPG, 9.8 RPG) while shooting 62.2 percent from the floor. His strong performance throughout the season ought to earn him lottery consideration, which could have a drastic impact on his decision making process. In any case, Collins will get to go through the NBA Combine before making his final decision prior to the May 24 deadline.

Donovan Mitchell is entering the 2017 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent, Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal reports.

Impact

The sophomore guard will go through the NBA's pre-draft process before making his final decision on whether to stay in the draft or return to school by the May 24 deadline. Mitchell took a major leap as a sophomore this season, starting 33 games and averaging 15.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.1 steals as he helped the Cardinals land a No.2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Jarred Reuter will transfer from Virginia, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports.

Impact

Reuter averaged 3.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game while playing in 10.8 minutes per contest this past season. He's yet to give any indication where he'll transfer, and he'll be required to sit out a year wherever he goes. The sophomore center has two years of eligibility remaining.

Josh Hart has declared for the NBA Draft and hired Roc Nation as his agent, Brian Ewart of VUHoops.com reports.

Impact

Hart, whose top-seeded Wildcats were upset in the second round by the Badgers on Saturday, recorded 18.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 33 minutes per game. The 6-foot-6 senior was expected to make this move and could be a second-round pick in June.

Dwayne Bacon has declared for the NBA Draft.

Impact

Bacon, in 29 minutes per game, recorded 17.2 points and 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists as a sophomore with the Seminoles. The 6-foot-7 guard could be a late first round to early second round pick in the June draft.

Eric Mika declared for the NBA draft but will not hire an agent.

Impact

Mika is leaving the possibility open to return to BYU if his draft stock is not high enough. The 6-foot-10 forward, who has two years of eligibility remaining, recorded 20.3 points and 9.2 rebounds per game in his sophomore campaign with the Cougars.

Jayson Tatum will declare for the NBA Draft and hire an agent, finishing his career at Duke.

Impact

Tatum was slowed by a foot injury early in the season but came on strong in December once fully healthy for the Blue Devils. The freshman posted 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 33.3 minutes per game this year. Barring any unexpected developments, Tatum will be a lottery pick come June.

Ivan Rabb is declaring for the upcoming NBA Draft and will not be returning to California for his junior season, Marc Spears of The Undefeated reports.

Impact

It was a bit of a surprise in the first place that Rabb returned to school for his sophomore year given that many had anticipated him being a one-and-done player before bouncing to the NBA. Although Rabb's efficiency dipped from 61.5 percent to 48.4 percent this season, he managed to bump up his scoring and rebounding averages with 14.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Rabb's obvious talent and increased production at California will make him a mid-to-late first round pick with the potential to go as high as the late-lottery.

Kadeem Smithen had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn labrum and will be out for 6-8 eight weeks, Mark Singelais of the Times Union reports.

Impact

Smithen, who posted 2.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.8 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game in his sophomore season, should be able to resume basketball activities in mid-May.

Joseph Battle will transfer from Tulsa, Kelly Hines of The Tulsa World reports.

Impact

Tulsa lost a pair of players via transfer Wednesday with Battle and Travis Atson opting to leave the program. Battle played sparingly as a freshman this year, averaging 3,7 minutes across his 14 total appearances. He'll have to sit for one year before becoming eligible to play at his next school.

Tyus Battle is returning to Syracuse for his sophomore season, Mike Waters of Syracuse.com reports.

Impact

Battle's standing as one of the top players in his recruiting class in addition to his strong showing as a freshman led to some speculation as to whether he'd be back in uniform for the Orange next season. However, Battle's father confirmed Wednesday that his son would be back as a sophomore. Battle averaged 13.2 points on 44.0 percent shooting to go with 2.5 rebounds after moving into the starting lineup for good on Dec. 27. Look for Battle to take on an even more prominent role for the Orange in 2017-18.

Travis Atson will transfer from Tulsa, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Impact

Atson played in 22 games this season, averaging 1.6 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.2 assists in six minutes per game. He will have three seasons of eligibility remaining, but will have to sit out one year before getting back onto the court.

TJ Lang will transfer from Auburn, Matthew Stevens of the Montgomery Advertiser reports.

Impact

Lang experienced a significantly diminished role this past season after starting 28 of 31 games last year. He made just nine starts in 2016-17, none of which came after Jan. 14. With that, his production dipped down to 4.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. Depending on Lang's progress towards a degree, there's a chance he could graduate this spring and be immediately eligible at his next school.

Damon Wilson plans to transfer from Pittsburgh, Jeff Borzello of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Wilson, a 6-foot-5 sophomore guard, was a fringe rotation player for the Panthers this past season, averaging 0.8 points in 6.3 minutes per game. He's the third player to transfer out of the program since the end of the season, after sophomore Crisshawn Clark and freshman Corey Manigault previously opted to complete their eligibility elsewhere. Wilson, a former four-star recruit, will have two years of college eligibility remaining, but would have to sit out the 2017-18 season if he transfers to another Division 1 program.

Austin Nichols has declared for the NBA Draft and plans to hire an agent, Michael Rogner of Tomahawk Nation reports.

Impact

The former big-time recruit for Memphis who transferred to Virginia was dismissed from the program in November after playing just one game for the Cavaliers. Rather than attempting to be reinstated by Virginia's program, Nichols will head to the NBA. His best collegiate season came back in 2014 at Memphis when he averaged 13.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.4 blocks for the Tigers. While Nichols is clearly a talented play, it's difficult to determine where his draft stock currently stands following his disciplinary troubles at Virginia in addition to the fact that he's played one game in the last two years.