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Lost: Kyle Casey, Brandyn Curry, Oliver McNally, Keith Wright, Max Hooper, Andrew Van Nest, Corbin Miller
Gains: Agunwa Okolie, Mike Hall, Siyani Chambers, Evan Cummins, Camden McRae, Patrick Steeves
Harvard appeared to be the clear favorite in the Ivy League as the 2012-13 season neared. But everything changed when Kyle Casey and Brandyn Curry, arguably the team's two best returning players, were caught in a cheating scandal and withdrew from school.
The Crimson now return only one starter, Laurent Rivard, who averaged 10.1 points and shot 41 percent from beyond the arc last season.
With Tommy Amaker on the sidelines and a number of role players from last year that have the potential for breakout seasons, the Crimson are by no means out of the Ivy League race. However, a second consecutive conference championship and trip to the NCAA tournament is no longer inevitable.
Senior Christian Webster and sophomore Steve Moundou-Missi appear to be the best fits for taking the two vacancies in the starting lineup. Webster averaged 13 points per game as a sophomore but only 4.5 points per game last year as his playing time was cut in half.
Sophomores Wesley Saunders and Jonah Travis should be ready to take on bigger roles off the bench.
All four of these players need to step up their game if the Crimson wants to defend its title.
Amaker is once again bringing in a stellar recruiting class. On ESPN, four recruits are graded an 86 or higher and ranked in the top 75 at their position.