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Atlantic 10 Basketball: Way-too-early power rankings for 2024-25 season

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13. Davidson Wildcats

2023-24 season record: 15-17 (5-13)

Between the retirement of longtime HC Bob McKillop and the importance of the transfer portal, Davidson has fallen down the A-10 ladder recently. On paper, it’s going to be hard to see them move up since they aren’t able to grab graduate transfers, and the two guys they added last year (Angelo Brizzi and Jarvis Moss), flamed out and have since left.

The two main roster departures that the Wildcats haven’t been able to replace were point guard Grant Huffman and big man David Skogman. However, the most important news for the program is that Connor Kochera, who led the team with 13.2 ppg, is back for a rare 5th season. That alone should make them competitive in the A-10.

The two portal newcomers to the roster are former top-100 prospect Joe Hurlburt from Colorado, who played just 10 games as a freshman, as well as Zach Luput, an All-American guard at the D-II level.

Forwards Reed Bailey and Bobby Durkin will help replace Skogman’s frontcourt production but they’ll need freshmen guards Nick Coval and Roberts Blumas to have an instant impact or else Davidson will have the worst backcourt in the A-10 next season.