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NCAA Basketball: Arizona, Indiana, and Ole Miss rise in updated 2024-25 WTE power rankings

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13. Texas A&M Aggies

The Aggies were one of the most experienced teams in NCAA Basketball last season, with lots of 4th and 5th-year players. Those who ran out of eligibility are 16.5 ppg scoring guard Tyrece Radford, Eli Lawrence, as well as big man Wildens Leveque. Forward Julius Marble, who was held out all of last season, entered the portal as well.

The majority of the roster is back, including star guard, Wade Taylor. There were some rumors out there that the All-SEC performer (19.1 ppg and 4.0 apg) could’ve gone pro or to another team but his return instantly makes the Aggies a contender in the SEC. Also notable players back include Jace Carter, Manny Obaseki, Andersson Garcia, Hayden Hefner, and forward, Henry Coleman.

Adding backcourt depth for Texas A&M includes Zhuric Phelps. The 6’3 guard led SMU in scoring with 14.8 ppg, shooting 39% from the field. CJ Wilcher was a solid rotation guard at Nebraska, scoring 7.7 ppg off the bench on nearly 40% shooting from deep.

Joining Coleman in the frontcourt is Pharrel Payne, a 6’9 big man from Minnesota, coming off averaging 10.0 ppg and 6.1 rpg as a sophomore starter. He gives Texas A&M another physical body that can rebound, plus, gives them someone on offense. Outside of maybe a little more depth in the frontcourt, this looks to be a very good roster for next season.