Busting Brackets

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

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8. Richmond Spiders

2023-24 season record: 23-10 (15-3)

The was no bigger surprise this past season than Richmond, going from tied for 10th in the A-10 standings to winning the co-regular season title with Loyola-Chicago. They were led by Co-POY Jordan King, who led them with 18.0 ppg as easily the top impact transfer from the prior offseason. 

He’s gone, along with Neal Quinn, the all-around center and all-league performer. Senior forward Isaiah Bigelow has moved on, while Dji Bailey, who earned Most Improved Player last season, transferred to LSU. But although all four double-digit scorers are gone, the Spiders had a good offseason when it came to the portal.

The new-look frontcourt includes two notable transfers. Jonathan Beagle (12.5 ppg and 9.5 rpg) is a 6’9 forward from Albany and former AEC Rookie of the Year. Dusan Neskovic (16.0 ppg and 4.0 rpg) was the star at Dartmouth, shooting 36% from deep in six attempts a game. Returning big man Michael Walz should have a larger role as well.

B. Artis White is a double-digit scorer from Western Michigan and looks to replace King’s role as the lead guard. Former UConn guard Apostolos Roumoglou and Michigan transfer George Washington could be breakout candidates with larger roles at their new spots. With DeLonnie Hunt back as the expected go-to scorer on offense, the Spiders’ drop-off from the top shouldn’t be too far and could easily surprise again.