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NCAA Basketball: Biggest roster needs of each WTE top-25 team for 2024-25 season

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The NCAA basketball offseason is officially in full force with every team seemingly working their way through the transfer portal, meticulously crafting their 2024-25 rosters. With the transfer portal set to close on May 1 and the deadline to withdraw from the 2024 NBA Draft set to close on June 16, that leaves plenty of time on the table for more roster turnover in the coming weeks and months ahead.

With many question marks and holes to be filled on rosters across the country, take a look at the biggest roster needs of each preseason top-25 team entering the college basketball offseason.

25. Michigan State Spartans

Biggest need: Frontcourt presence 

It’s no secret that the Spartans’ frontcourt was an issue last year, a major reason why Michigan State did not live up to their lofty preseason expectations. With Maddy Sissoko off to the transfer portal and Malik Hall out of eligibility, the Spartans have been active in the portal for some length in their frontcourt. Whether it is to find more offensive production and defensive rebounding from the center spot or to add a high-scoring forward -- the type of players Izzo has targeted so far from the portal -- the Spartans will need to establish a frontcourt presence to rebound from last year’s woes.

24. Villanova Wildcats

Biggest need: A go-to scorer

It’s been an interesting offseason so far for Villanova with Eric Dixon declaring for the 2024 NBA Draft and Mark Armstrong testing the draft waters. On top of that, the Wildcats lost TJ Thamba to the portal, making the only sure-fire returner from last year’s roster with proven impact Jordan Longino, who averaged 6.6 PPG and 2.5 RPG last season. Can he make the jump? With only eight scholarships currently filled, Kyle Neptune will be sure to fill out the roster to find a go-to scorer. Adding Penn transfer Tyler Perkins, who averaged 13.7 PPG as a freshman last year, is a solid start but the Wildcats will need to do more.