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Newcomers dont take long to impact college basketball -- not in this world of one-and-dones and transfers. Over the next two weeks, we will look at the top five newcomers in each of the 10 biggest conferences. Next up is the Big East.When the Big East rebooted with a new alignment in 2013, conference commissioner Val Ackerman told those gathered at the leagues first media day in New York City of her vision to create a powerhouse conference. She didnt preach patience or the future. She preached now. And three years later, the Big East finished third in KenPoms conference rankings, ahead of the Pac-12, Big Ten and SEC.Five of the leagues 10 members reached the NCAA tournament. And Villanova won the national championship via one of the tourneys most memorable finishes. With an abundance of talented newcomers entering the mix, expect the same success from college basketballs newest power conference. Most of this leagues best newcomers are seasoned transfers who missed last season and cant wait for another chance in 2016-17.Marcus Foster, Creighton BluejaysWe thought Fosters story ended when Kansas State coach Bruce Weber dismissed him from the program and stopped the turbulent tenure of a young man who ended his freshman season in 2013-14?as an NBA prospect (15.5 points per game, 39.5 percent from the 3-point line). His numbers fell the following season and Weber suspended him before he dismissed him.But Foster landed at Creighton, where hes now a strong contender to win Big East Newcomer of the Year and vie for the leagues player of the year award if he avoids the off-court drama that ruined his time in Manhattan, Kansas.Creighton gains a player who can excel against any team in the conference. He scored 23 points in a four-point loss to a top-five Arizona squad in 2014-15. His 6-for-11 clip helped Kansas State defeat Oklahoma and Buddy Hield that season, too. And Foster played even better as a freshman.But its this line from Weber after he dismissed Foster that still haunts him:We felt we had to make some changes. Its pretty obvious why we had to make the changes. All we can do now is move forward and worry about the guys we have.We know about his talent. But can he avoid the problems that interrupted the first chapter of his collegiate career? Thats still the question.Omari Spellman, Villanova Wildcats This entry earns an asterisk. Per ESPNs Dana ONeil, Spellman has been cleared by the NCAA to practice but not compete. For most squads, the possible loss of the top recruit in the league (18th in the Class of 2016 per RecruitingNation) would incite fear and worry. Nova returns enough talent from last seasons national championship roster to compete for another crown without the five-star recruit.Per coach Jay Wright, the issue is tied to the start of Spellmans high school career.Once you start [high school] you have four years to complete it, Wright told ONeil. When they started counting his four years, thats whats at question.But the addition of a 6-foot-9, 275-pound big man would help. Hes a force with a grown mans body who can rumble in the paint with the games veterans, but hes also versatile and capable of knocking down shots from 17 feet and out.Villanovas push for a second consecutive championship will demand another balanced season. Because Kansas just added a lottery pick in Josh Jackson. Dukes team, on paper, is more talented than the 2014-15 squad that won a national title. Kentuckys Isaiah Briscoe, Malik Monk and?DeAaron Fox?form the nations most promising backcourt.So the Wildcats dont need Spellman. Yet every contributor could help them reach their goal. Thats why Wright hopes his talented freshman earns clearance to compete before the season begins.Myles Powell, Seton Hall PiratesIsaiah Whitehead charged through last season and led Seton Hall to the NCAA tournament. But the Pirates were embarrassed in a lopsided opening-round loss to Gonzaga, the result of Seton Halls 4-for-21 mark from beyond the arc.That was Seton Hall in 2015-16, a strong defensive unit that played pickup ball on offense. You can play that style when you have a player like Whitehead, who had the strength, skill and athleticism to get to the rim when he wanted. Yet that approach comes with risks. And we witnessed that in Seton Halls loss to the Zags.Although they lost the gifted underclassmen to the NBA, they gained Myles Powell, an elite shooter who could help the program rise beyond its mediocre offensive marks (72nd in adjusted offensive efficiency per KenPom). Powell, No. 81 in the ESPN 100, is a pure shooter whom Kevin Willard will utilize often in 2016-17.Coach Willard told me he wants me to shoot, Powell told USA Today after he committed in 2015.His addition could transform, stretch and enhance an offense that, at times, became a black hole with Whitehead dominating the ball.RaShid Gaston, Xavier MusketeersXavier coach Chris Mack returns enough talent to make another run at the Big East crown. Hell also boast depth that few programs can match. The additions of top-100 prospects Quentin Goodin?(No. 92) and Tyrique Jones?(No. 94) give the coach two youngsters, along with Florida A&M graduate transfer?Malcolm Bernard, who will boost his bench. But Gaston, the coveted Norfolk State transfer who sat last year, is the programs most game-ready, experienced newcomer.And perhaps the most important addition, too. Xavier had few flaws last season. But the team surrendered a 48.6 percent mark inside the arc (160th per last season. Gaston earned the MEACs Defensive Player of the Week honor four times in 2014-15.No, he didnt play the competition hell see in 2016-17. But hes a big body who can impact the game on both ends.The 6-foot-9, 240-pound power forward averaged 15.5 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game in 2014-15. His 63.1 percent clip from the 2-point range and 13.9 percent offensive rebound rate were both top-30 marks that season.Xaviers depth was its strength last season. The second unit maintained the mojo and rhythm. Gastons arrival ensures another solid rotation for Macks opponents to deal with.Kethan Savage, Butler Bulldogs The Bulldogs reached the NCAA tournament last season but then lost key players Kellen Dunham (16.2 PPG) and Roosevelt Jones (13.8 PPG). That hurts.But the return of Kelan Martin and Andrew Chrabascz should position Butler to stay in the hunt for a tournament berth.Savage, a former starter at George Washington, helps too. The guard averaged 11.7 PPG, 4.8 RPG and 2.3 APG with George Washington in 2014-15 (25 starts that season). Hes sporadic (43 percent inside the arc, 30 percent from the 3-point line), but hes also an aggressive finisher who should help Chris Holtmanns squad regain some of the offense the team lost when Jones and Dunham departed.Savages 12 points (5-for-11) helped GW defeat a top-15 Wichita State squad in 2014. But its the 1-for-13 effort in a double-overtime win over Richmond a few weeks later that should worry Butler fans. Savage must take smart shots in 2016-17 and avoid that shooters shoot mentality that led to some reckless performances. Still, hes a scorer, and thats what Butler needs. Hell make an immediate impact. Adidas Gazelle ανδρικα . A big centre with all the tools to be an elite player, Johansen paced the Blue Jackets with a standout game Saturday night. He had a goal and two assists for a career-high three points as Columbus beat the New York Islanders 5-2 to snap a five-game losing streak. Adidas NMD φθηνα . McCarthy, a player who played some games in the second tier for Wigan at the start of this season, would go on to shine inside Evertons midfield, outplaying the man he was brought in to replace, on one of the grandest stages in English football. On Saturday, it was fitting that Manchester Uniteds most recent dagger into the chest was delivered by Frenchman Yohan Cabaye, a wonderfully gifted central midfielder who put on an outstanding effort for Newcastle at Old Trafford. . LOUIS -- Mike Smith is used to facing plenty of shots, so this was nothing new. Adidas NMD ανδρικα . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. Adidas NMD προσφορες . 10 Texas Rangers jersey for one last time. Young formally announced his retirement Friday after returning to Rangers Ballpark, his baseball home for all but the last of his 13 major league seasons. SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Tyler Jones passed for a school-record 475 yards and a career-high five touchdowns and Texas State beat Incarnate Word 48-17 Saturday night.The Bobcats (2-2) were outscored 106-6 in their two previous games against then-No. 24 Arkansas and No. 6 Houston, but totaled 670 yards offense against the Cardinals (1-4), including a school-record 540 yards passing.The Cardinals led on Broderick Reeves 47-yard run in the opening quarter but Jones then threw scoring passes of 11 yards to Gabe Schrade, 44 to Thurman Morbley and 166 to Eric Luna for a 21-10 halftime lead.dddddddddddd.Jones, who finished 31-of-40 passing, added an 11-yard score to Schrade and a 46-yarder to PJ Anderson in the second half. Morbley finished with 133 yards on six catches.Desmond Hite rushed for 107 yards on eight carries for the Cardinals, including a 71-yard score.The game was the first meeting between schools that are a 50-mile drive apart on Interstate 35. ' ' '

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