Final 2012-2013 Power Rankings
Published on Thursday, 4/11/13, at 4:21 p.m. Eastern.
By Brian Edwards
**B.E.’s Bonus Nuggets**
–With Patric Young deciding to return for his senior season, Florida will have a nine-deep squad next year that will be more than capable of making a fourth consecutive Elite Eight appearance. Young is back along with three other seniors in point guard Scottie Wilbekin, small forward Casey Prather and power forward Will Yeguete. After a solid freshman campaign, Michael Frazier II will probably move into the starting lineup at the shooting-guard position. The Gators will add a pair of ‘bigs’ in transfers Dorrian Finney-Smith (Va. Tech) and Damontre Harris (South Carolina), both of whom sat out this past season. Also, Billy Donovan landed a pair of five-star recruits in Kasey Hill, a point guard out of the Orlando area, and Chris Walker, a long and lean shot-blocker who led Holmes County (FL.) to a state title.
–Syracuse’s Michael Carter-Williams has decided to turn pro early. The ‘Cuse also loses James Southerland and Brandon Triche.
–In addition to the graduation exits of Christian Watford and Jordan Hulls, Indiana also lost Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller early to the NBA this week.
–What about Wichita St.? The Shockers return most of their nucleus with the only losses being Malcolm Armstead and Carl Hall.