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48. Maliq Brown - Syracuse to Duke

2023-24 season stats: 9.5 ppg and 7.2 rpg

The 6’8 forward became an impact two-way frontcourt player for the Orange, earning all-defense honors. Brown ended the season with three double-doubles, as well as a 26-point outing against Duke. That’s the team he’s playing for next, adding to the frontcourt depth and becoming the essential replacement for Ryan Young inside while being better at defense.

47. Rollie Worster - Utah to Nebraska

2023-24 season stats: 9.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, and 5.5 apg

Injuries limited the 6’3 guard to just 16 games but Worster still put up career-high numbers, all while playing next to guard Deivon Smith. He had 12 points and 10 assists against Southern Utah, along with 14 points and five assists versus Washington. Nebraska did rank in the top 50 nationally in assists but it was a team effort, with no one averaging more than 3.0 apg so expect Worster to emerge as the lead ball-handler next season.

46. Damian Dunn - Houston to Pittsburgh

2023-24 season stats: 6.4 ppg and 2.3 rpg

After averaging around 15 ppg in the three years prior, Dunn had a lesser role at Houston, who had one of the best overall backcourts in all of NCAA Basketball last season. He still managed to have some big games for the Cougars, including 17 points against Longwood in the NCAAT. Pitt is hoping that Dunn can give the backcourt a needed offensive boost, replacing freshman star, Bub Carrington.