Yahoo Sports College Basketball Expert Krysten Peek takes you through some of the top storylines heading into the offseason after Kansas took home the hardware in New Orleans, including the beginning of Jon Scheyer’s era at Duke, Kenny Payne’s tenure at Louisville, and LSU’s transfer portal nightmare.
KRYSTEN PEEK: The college basketball season is over, and the Kansas Jayhawks are the Champions. We have six months until games start again, but there's so much already happening this off-season. How will Duke look next year without Coach K? Who's getting hit the hardest in the transfer portal? Here are three things to watch this off season.
Coach K is headed to retirement, after 42 seasons, and Jon Scheyer is taking over-- and what appears to be a brand new team. Scheyer is losing up to seven players, to the NBA draft or graduating seniors, and has the number one recruiting class coming in next year. The number one high school player in the country, Dereck Lively, leads the way as well as McDonald's All-American MVP Dariq Whitehead. All eyes will be on Scheyer as he starts a new era in Duke basketball history.
Someone who won't be by Jon Scheyer's side is former Duke assistant Nolan Smith. Smith recently took an assistant coaching job at Louisville under new head coach, Kenny Payne. This is a fresh start for the Cardinals. And Payne and Smith are two of the best recruiters, who will undoubtedly get five-star talent to Louisville.
The transfer portal is already hot and active. And no program is losing more talent than LSU. Will Wade was fired right before postseason play, and two top players have already announced they're transferring. Guard Brandon Murray put his name in the transfer portal and has already heard from Auburn, Tennessee, Illinois, Maryland and Arkansas, after averaging 10 points and 30 minutes per game. Sophomore Adam Miller has also entered the transfer portal after sitting out a season with a torn ACL. Miller was a top 40 recruit out of high school and will be a player many schools will be interested in during the off season.
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