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Big East Basketball: St. John's, Villanova rise in updated 2024-25 WTE power rankings

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With the NBA Draft deadline passed and 99% of the meaningful business in the transfer portal done, we have a better look at each team in Big East Basketball. In the past month, some teams made moves that'll give them a better chance at making the NCAA Tournament in 2025, while others may have fallen back toward the bottom-tier in the league overall.

Here's an updated look at the Big East as we end the month of June.

11. DePaul Blue Demons

When Chris Holtmann was hired to be the new head coach of DePaul, there was finally some positive momentum with the program. And he was able to do most of his work in the first few weeks of the offseason, landing 10+ transfers to fill the empty roster.

Among the new guards are Jacon Meyer (15.7 ppg as a freshman at Coastal Carolina), Isaiah Rivera (15.4 ppg at UIC), and Layden Blocker, a former top-30 prospect and transfer point guard from Arkansas. He’s a potential breakout candidate and may have the highest ceiling on the entire team.

Despite losing Patrick Suemnick, there’s some solid frontcourt depth. JJ Traynor is the lone proven power conference player, coming over from Louisville. And David Skogman is a 6’10 forward from Davidson who not only averaged 13.3 ppg as a starter but also shot 47% from three-point range on four attempts a game.

Ultimately, this roster is still the most unproven compared to the rest of Big East Basketball. However, there’s real potential up and down and with a legit Coach in Holtmann, the rest of the league can’t assume they got two easy wins on the schedule going forward.