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Justise Winslow, Duke
The Blue Devils have plenty of perimeter options, and coach Mike Krzyzewski could easily go ahead and start Winslow from day one. What seems more likely, though, is a three-guard look with Quinn Cook, Rasheed Sulaimon and Tyus Jones. This would leave Coach K free to insert Winslow against any perimeter player who gets off to a hot start, since the athletic Texan can defend multiple positions.
Brandone Francis, Florida
Francis arrives in Gainesville with plenty of fanfare, and he could push his way into a three-guard lineup. Otherwise, he'll serve as a more versatile complement to outside sniper Michael Frazier, who's simply too pure a shooter to shunt to the pine.
Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga
A Hall of Famer's son, Sabonis joins Gonzaga fresh off of logging 10 minutes per game in the Spanish professional leagues, sort of an unpaid internship. At 6'10" and approximately 210 pounds, he's not going to be spending much time backing up center Przemek Karnowski, but he can certainly caddy at the 4 for sharpshooting Kentucky transfer Kyle Wiltjer.
Theo Pinson, North Carolina
Pinson may be the most natural small forward on the Carolina roster, capable of impacting games on either end of the floor. He may come off the bench, however, if Isaiah Hicks' experience or Justin Jackson's shooting stroke wins one of them a starting role.
Malik Pope, San Diego State
The Aztecs have a strong stable of athletes at the forward spots, with the likes of Winston Shepard, J.J. O'Brien and Dakarai Allen demanding a chunk of minutes. Pope's a tremendous athlete with some range on his shot, too good to leave on the bench for long. Just don't expect him to surpass veterans Shepard and O'Brien for a starting role immediately.