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Tusla F Bryant Selebangue transferring to ASU

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Bobby Hurley and ASU are getting even more size next year, as 6-foot-8 Tulsa forward Bryant Selebangue announced he was transferring into the program today with two years of eligibility remaining.

Selebangue, who is from Montreal, Quebec, averaged 12 points on 61.5% shooting and nine rebounds for Tulsa last season. Before landing with the Hurricanes, Selebangue played for two seasons at different junior colleges. He is known for having a strong paint presence, which will certainly help the Sun Devils next season.

Selebangue is the fifth incoming player over 6-foot-8 that has committed to ASU, joining transfers Shawn Phillips (LSU), Zane Meeks (USF) and Kamari Lands (Louisville), as well as four-star freshman Akil Watson (NJ). The Sun Devils have lost five rotation big men to the portal: F/C Warren Washington (undecided), G Austin Nunez (Ole Miss), F Devan Cambridge (Oregon), F Duke Brennan (GCU) and F/C Enoch Boakye (Fresno State). It appears they will only have one returning big man, Alonzo Gaffney, who has not announced whether he is returning or entering the portal

The Sun Devils now have six incoming transfers and seven outgoing transfers. Selebangue will try to prove himself with all of the size the Sun Devils have.

Highlights:

ASU Roster Tracker (Main Pieces from End of Last Season)

Players gained from the portal (6): F Bryant Selebangue (Tulsa), F Shawn Phillips (LSU), F Zane Meeks (USF), G Adam Miller (LSU), F Kamari Lands (Louisville), G Malachi Davis (Tallahassee CC)

Players lost to the portal (7): F/C Warren Washington (undecided), G Austin Nunez (Ole Miss), F Devan Cambridge (Oregon), F Duke Brennan (GCU), G Malcolm Flaggs (GCU), G DJ Horne (NC State), F/C Enoch Boakye (Fresno State)

Players lost to eligibility (2): G Desmond Cambridge Jr., G Luther Muhammad

Players with names in NBA Draft (option to return) (2): G Frankie Collins, F Marcus Bagley

Unannounced players (1): F Alonzo Gaffney

Returning players (1): G/F Jamiya Neal (removed name from portal)

Incoming freshmen (2): Four-star G Braelon Green (CA), four-star PF Akil Watson (NJ)

My Predicted Rotation As of Now

1. Collins (6-1) / Davis (6-4) / Green (6-3) / Neal (6-6) / Miller (6-3)

2. Miller / Davis / Green / Neal

3. Neal / Lands (6-8) / Watson (6-8)

4. Meeks (6-9) / Selebangue (6-8) / Lands / Watson / Gaffney (6-9)

5. Gaffney / Phillips (7-0) / Selebangue / Meeks

The Sun Devils can mix up these positions, as we saw them do several times last season. They still can look for a starting-caliber center, as they certainly have length but only one true center in Shawn Phillips. They like to play a lot of three-guard lineups, so there is a role for all of the guards on the team right now, but they could use another backup guard (not sure what all of the guards’ roles will be) and small forward. Despite all of the departures, Hurley has done a terrific job of retooling the roster, going out and getting players from the transfer portal that fit ASU perfectly and have either proven themselves with experience or are young but were highly-rated recruits out of high school. Depth was a huge key for ASU’s success last season, and the Sun Devils will have it once again next season. Having what could be 11 quality players that make up the roster as of right now is a huge achievement that shouldn’t be overlooked, as Hurley said he wanted the roster to be complete by early May. Now, it is about trying to get these new players to get together, as we saw them do terrifically last season. If Washington goes elsewhere and Collins and Gaffney return, the Sun Devils have two more roster spots they could choose to fill with the addition of Selebangue.

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Brendan Mau is a college sports insider and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on twitter via @Brendan_Mau

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