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9. JP Pegues - Auburn Tigers

2023-24 season stats (at Furman): 18.4 ppg and 4.8 apg

It was Pegues’ turn to become the new lead guard at Furman, leading them in scoring overall, including 14 games with at least 20 points. That includes a 35-point game at Western Carolina. He joins a revamped backcourt at Auburn, with them having lost Aden Holloway and KD Johnson. He’s a solid defender who can create his own offense and could start next season.

8. Ja’Kobi Gillespie - Maryland Terrapins

2023-24 season stats (at Belmont): 17.2 ppg and 4.2 apg

The sophomore breakout star led the Bruins in both scoring and passing, along with earning an all-league defensive spot. Gillespie shot a whopping 56% from the field and 38% from deep, along with a couple of steals a game. He was in double figures in every game but one, including 26 points against Southern Illinois. He’ll be the replacement for Jahmir Young at point for Maryland, the star for them last season.

7. PJ Haggerty - Memphis Tigers

2023-24 season stats (at Tulsa): 21.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg, and 3.8 apg

The redshirt freshman earned 3rd-team All-AAC honors this season, shooting 49% from the field and 77% from the FT line, getting a whopping 10 attempts a game. Haggerty had 16+ points in 23 games, including 32 points in an upset win over South Florida. He’s set to be the new lead guard for Memphis, who lost both Jahvon Quinerly and Caleb Mills.