Monday, October 19, 2009

Biggest Shoes to Fill


Players leave their teams after every season, whether it was a matter of eligibility running out or the player taking the early-entry route. It's the way college basketball is. However, the impact of some of the missing players on their old team will vary from player to player. This year, there is an obvious absence of several of the best players from the last few years. Who will replace them?

Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina; Replacement: Ed Davis
Ty Lawson, North Carolina; Replacement: Larry Drew III
Wayne Ellington, North Carolina; Replacement: Marcus Ginyard
Danny Green, North Carolina; Replacement: John Henson
Blake Griffin, Oklahoma; Replacement: Keith "Tiny" Gallon
Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut; Replacement: Alex Oriakhi
Jeff Adrien, Connecticut; Replacement: Ater Majok
A.J. Price, Connecticut; Replacement: Kemba Walker
Goran Suton, Michigan State; Replacement: Draymond Green
James Harden, Arizona State; Replacement: Ty Abbott
Jeff Pendergraph, Arizona State; Replacement: Erik Boateng
Tyreke Evans, Memphis; Replacement: Elliot Williams
Jodie Meeks, Kentucky; Replacement: Eric Bledsoe
Jonny Flynn, Syracuse; Replacement: Brandon Triche
Stephen Curry, Davidson; Replacement: Bryant Barr
Jordan Hill, Arizona; Replacement: Kyryl Natyazhko
Chase Budinger, Arizona; Replacement: Derrick Williams
DeMar DeRozan, USC; Replacement: Marcus Simmons
Taj Gibson, USC; Replacement: Alex Stepheson
Terrence Williams, Louisville; Replacement: Jared Swopshire
Earl Clark, Louisville; Replacement: Terrence Jennings
Gerald Henderson, Duke; Replacement: Nolan Smith
Austin Daye, Gonzaga; Replacement: Bol Kong
Jeremy Pargo, Gonzaga; Replacement: Demetri Goodson
James Johnson, Wake Forest; Replacement: Tony Woods
Jeff Teague, Wake Forest; Replacement: Ishmael Smith
Jrue Holiday, UCLA; Replacement: Malcolm Lee
Darren Collison, UCLA; Replacement: Jerime Anderson
Josh Shipp, UCLA; Replacement: Tyler Honeycutt
Eric Maynor, VCU; Replacement: Jay Gavin
B.J. Muilens, Ohio State; Replacement: Dallas Lauderdale
DeMarre Carroll, Missouri; Replacement: Justin Safford
Leo Lyons, Missouri; Replacement: Keith Ramsey
Toney Douglas, Florida State; Replacement: Michael Snaer
Jermaine Taylor, UCF; Replacement: Isaac Sosa
Dante Cunningham, Villanova; Replacement: Mouphtaou Yarou
DeJuan Blair, Pittsburgh; Replacement: Dante Taylor
Sam Young, Pittsburgh; Replacement: Gilbert Brown
Levance Fields, Pittsburgh; Replacement: Ashton Gibbs
DaJuan Summers, Georgetown; Replacement: Hollis Thompson
Jon Brockman, Washington; Replacement: Matthew Bryan-Amaning
Justin Dentmon, Washington; Replacement: Abdul Gaddy
Derrick Brown, Xavier; Replacement: Kenny Frease
Marcus Thornton, LSU; Replacement: Aaron Dotson
Nick Calathes, Florida; Replacement: Kenny Boynton
Jack McClinton, Miami (Fl.); Replacement: Malcolm Grant
Robert Vaden, UAB; Replacement: Elijah Millsap
Patty Mills, Saint Mary's; Replacement: Mickey McConnell
Diamon Simpson, Saint Mary's; Replacement: Clint Steidl
Ahmad Nivins, Saint Joseph's; Replacement: Bryant Irwin
Lester Hudson, Tennessee-Martin; Replacement: Benzor Simmons
K.C. Rivers, Clemson; Replacement: Noel Johnson
Tyrese Rice, Boston College; Replacement: Biko Paris
A.D. Vassallo, Virginia Tech; Replacement: Manny Atkins
Aaron Jackson, Duquesne; Replacement: Eric Evans
Jimmy Baron, Rhode Island; Replacement: Akeem Richmond
Dionte Christmas, Temple; Replacement: Juan Fernandez
Dar Tucker, DePaul; Replacement: Eric Wallace
Jerel McNeal, Marquette; Replacement: Dwight Buycks
Dominic James, Marquette; Replacement: Darius Johnson-Odom
Wesley Matthews, Marquette; Replacement: Jimmy Butler
Curtis Jerrells, Baylor; Replacement: Nolan Dennis
A.J. Abrams, Texas; Replacement: Avery Bradley
Marcus Landry, Wisconsin; Replacement: Keaton Nankivil
Jeremy Wise, Southern Miss; Replacement: Angelo Johnson
Stefon Jackson, UTEP; Replacement: Christian Polk
Booker Woodfox, Creighton; Replacement: Antoine Young
Shy Ely, Evansville; Replacement: James Haarsma
Lee Cummard, BYU; Replacement: Charles Abouo
Luke Nevill, Utah;  Replacement: Jason Washburn
Brandon Ewing, Wyoming; Replacement: JayDee Luster

Taylor Rochestie, Washington State; Replacement: Xavier Thames
Gary Wilkinson, Utah State; Replacement: Nate Bendall
Darryl Proctor, UMBC; Replacement: Robbie Jackson
Mike Trimboli, Vermont; Replacement: Maurice Joseph
Kevin Tiggs, ETSU; Replacement: Micah Williams
Seth Curry, Liberty; Replacement: Evan Gordon
Travis Holmes/Chavis Holmes; Replacement: Keith Gabriel/Michael Sparks
Josh Akognon, Cal State Fullerton; Replacement: Aaron Thompson
Cedrick Jackson/J'Nathan Bullock, Cleveland State; Replacement: Lance James/Jared Cunningham
Kenny Hasbrouck, Siena; Replacement: Clarence Jackson
Al Fisher, Kent State; Replacement: Mike McKee
Tywain McKee, Coppin State; Replacement: Vince Goldsberry
Jeremy Chappell, Robert Morris; Replacement: Mezie Nwigwe
Drake Reed, Austin Peay; Replacement: Chris Reaves
Derrick Mercer/Garrison Carr, American; Replacement: Nick Hendra/Steve Luptak 
Stephen McDowell, Chattanooga; Replacement: Ty Patterson
Ben Woodside, North Dakota State; Replacement: Josh Vaughn
Brett Winkelman, North Dakota State; Replacement: DeJuan Flowers
John Bryant, Santa Clara; Replacement: Ben Dowdell
David Holston, Chicago State; Replacement: Christian Wall

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