College basketball: CBS Sports new Top 25 and 1 after five-star decision
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College basketball: CBS Sports new Top 25 and 1 after five-star decision

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Memphis basketball vaults up in the CBS Top 25 and 1 after landing two of the top five recruits over the past month, vaulting them into contention this season. Tigers head coach Penny Hardaway adds Emoni Bates and Jalen Duren to a veteran team, also adding Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown and former NBA star Rasheed Wallace to the staff.

With two more four-star recruits in Josh Minott and Johnathan Lawson, along with transfers Earl Timberlake and Chandler Lawson, the Tigers sore in the CBS Top 25 and 1 as they look set to make their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2014

CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish felt the commitment of Bates warranted a shake up to his Top 25 and 1.

1. Gonzaga, –

Returning players: Drew Timme, Andrew Nembhard, Anton Watson, Julian Strawther, Dominick Harris, Ben Gregg

Newcomers: Chet Holmgren, Hunter Sallis, Nolan Hickman, Rasir Bolton, Kaden Perry

2. UCLA, –

Returning players: Johnny Juzang, Jaime Jaquez, Jules Bernard, Tyger Campbell, Cody Riley, David Singleton, Jake Kyman, Mac Etienne, Jaylen Clark, Kenneth Nwuba

Newcomers: Peyton Watson, Will McClendon, Myles Johnson

3. Texas, –

Returning players: Andrew Jones, Courtney Ramey, Jase Febres, Brock Cunningham

Newcomers: Marcus Carr, Tre Mitchell, Timmy Allen, Dylan Disu, Devin Askew, Christian Bishop, Jaylon Tyson, Avery Benson

4. Kansas, –

Returning players: Ochai Agbaji, David McCormack, Jalen Wilson, Christian Braun, Mitch Lightfoot, Dajuan Harris, Chris Teahan

Newcomers: Remy Martin, Joseph Yesufu, Cam Martin, Jalen Coleman-Lands, Zach Clemence, KJ Adams, Bobby Pettiford

5. Villanova, –

Returning players: Collin Gillespie, Jermaine Samuels, Justin Moore, Caleb Daniels, Brandon Slater, Eric Dixon, Bryan Antoine, Chris Arcidiacono, Trey Patterson

Newcomers: Jordan Longino, Nnanna Njoku, Angelo Brizzi

6. Michigan, –

Returning players: Hunter Dickinson, Eli Brooks, Brandon Johns, Terrence Williams, Zeb Jackson, Jace Howard, Adrien Nunez, Jaron Faulds.

Newcomers: DeVante’ Jones, Caleb Houston, Moussa Diabate, Kobe Bufkin, Frankie Collins, Isaiah Barnes, Will Tschetter

7. Memphis, +10

Returning players: DeAndre Williams, Landers Nolley, Lester Quinones, Alex Lomax, Malcolm Dandridge, Jayden Hardaway

Newcomers: Emoni Bates, Jalen Duren, Earl Timberlake, Chandler Lawson, Josh Minott, Johnathan Lawson, Tyler Harris, Sam Onu, John Camden

8. Duke, -1

Returning players: Wendell Moore, Jeremy Roach, Mark Williams, Joey Baker

Newcomers: Paolo Banchero, AJ Griffin, Trevor Keels, Theo John, Jaylen Blakes

9. Baylor, -1

Returning players: Adam Flagler, Matthew Mayer, Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchouwa, L.J. Cryer, Flo Thamba, Zach Loveday, Jordan Turner

Newcomers: James Akinjo, Kendall Brown, Langston Love, Jeremy Sochan, Dain Dainja, Dale Bonner

10. Arkansas, -1

Returning players: JD Notae, Davonte Davis, Connor Vanover, Jaylin Williams, Khalen Robinson

Newcomers: Au’Diese Toney, Chris Lykes, Stanley Umode, Kamani Johnson, Trey Wade, Chance Moore, Jaxson Robinson

11. Purdue, -1

Returning players: Trevion Williams, Jaden Ivey, Sasha Stefanovic, Zach Edey, Eric Hunter Jr., Brandon Newman, Mason Gillis, Isaiah Thompson, Ethan Morton.

Newcomers: Trey Kaufman, Caleb Furst

12. Alabama, -1

Returning players: Jaden Shackelford, Jahvon Quinerly, Keon Ellis, Juwan Gary, James Rojas, Darius Miles, Keon Ambrose-Hylton

Newcomers: Noah Gurley, JD Davison, Charles Bediako, Jusaun Holt, Nimari Burnett, Alex Tchikou

13. Houston, -1

Returning players: Marcus Sasser, Tramon Mark, Fabian White, Reggie Chaney, Jamal Shead, Kiyron Powell, J’Wan Roberts

Newcomers: Kyler Edwards, Ja’Vier Francis, Taze Moore, Ramon Walker, Robbie Armbrester, Josh Carlton

14. Kentucky, -1

Returning players: Davion Mintz, Keion Brooks, Dontaie Allen, Jacob Toppin, Lance Ware

Newcomers: TyTy Washington, Kellan Grady, Oscar Tshiebwe, Sahvir Wheeler, C.J. Frederick, Daimion Collins, Bryce Hopkins

15. North Carolina, -1

Returning players: Armando Bacot, Caleb Love, R.J. Davis, Kerwin Walton, Leaky Black, Anthony Harris, Puff Johnson.

Newcomers: Dawson Garcia, Brady Manek, Dontrez Styles, D’Marco Dunn, Justin McKoy

16. Oregon, -1

Returning players: Will Richardson, Eric Williams, N’Faly Dante, Aaron Estrada, Franck Kepnang, Lok Wur

Newcomers: Quincy Guerrier, De’Vion Harmon, Jacob Young, Rivaldo Soarez, Nathan Bittle, Isaac Johnson

17. Illinois, -1

Returning players: Kofi Cockburn, Trent Frazier, Andre Curbelo, Da’Monte Williams, Jacob Grandison, Coleman Hawkins, Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk, Austin Hutcherson

Newcomers: Omar Payne, Alfonso Plummer, Luke Goode, Ramses Melendeez, Brandin Podziemski

18. Ohio State, –

Returning players: E.J. Liddell, Justice Sueing, Kyle Young, Justin Ahrens, Zed Key, Seth Towns, Meechie Johnson, Eugene Brown

Newcomers: Cedric Russell, Malaki Branham, Kalen Etzler, Jamari Wheeler, Joey Brunk

19. Florida State, –

Returning players: Anthony Polite, Malik Osborne, Sardaar Calhoun, Wyatt Wilkes, Quincy Ballard

Newcomers: Caleb Mills, Cam’Ron Fletcher, Matthew Cleveland, Jalen Warley, John Butler, Naheem McLeod

20. Tennessee, –

Returning players: Victor Bailey, John Fulkerson, Santiago Vescovi, Josiah-Jordan James, Olivier Nkamhoua, Uros Plavsic

Newcomers: Kennedy Chandler, Justin Powell, Brandon Huntley-Hatfield, Jonas Aidoo, Jahmai Mashack, Quentin Diboundje

21. Maryland, –

Returning players: Eric Ayala, Donta Scott, Hakim Hart, James Graham III, Marcus Dockery

Newcomers: Qudus Wahab, Fatts Russell, Julian Reese, Ike Cornish, Ian Martinez, Pavlo Dziuba

22. Auburn, –

Returning players: Allen Flanigan, Jaylin Williams, Devan Cambridge, Dylan Cardwell, Chris Moore, Babatunde Akingbola

Newcomers: Walker Kessler, K.D. Johnson, Jabari Smith, Zeb Jasper, Wendell Green

23. Connecticut, –

Returning players: R.J. Cole, Tyrese Martin, Isaiah Whaley, Tyler Polley, Adama Sanogo, Jalen Gaffney, Andre Jackson, Akok Akok, Richie Springs

Newcomers: Rahsool Diggins, Jordan Hawkins, Samson Johnson, Corey Floyd Jr.

24. Michigan State, –

Returning players: Joey Hauser, Gabe Brown, Malik Hall, Julius Marble, Marcus Bingham, AJ Hoggard, Mady Sissoko

Newcomers: Tyson Walker, Max Christie, Jaden Akins, Pierre Brooks

25. St. Bonaventure, –

Returning players: Kyle Lofton, Jaren Holmes, Jalen Adaway, Dominick Welch, Osun Osunniyi, Alpha Okoli, Eddie Creal

Newcomers: Linton Brown, Justin Ndjock, Quadry Adams, Abdoul Karim, Coulibaly, Oluwasegun Durosinmi

26. Virginia, –

Returning players: Kihei Clark, Reece Beekman, Kody Stattman, Kadin Shedrick, Francisco Caffaro, Carson McCorkle, Chase Coleman, Malachi Poindexter

Newcomers: Armaan Franklin, Jayden Gardner, Taine Murray