Katz 2 cents on those affected by early entry

ESPN.com: Player exits would really impact these teams

[b][b]George Washington With Mike Hall and Pops Mensah-Bonsu:[/b] GW would enter the season as the A-10 favorite yet again. The Colonials would have three of their top four scorers returning, needing only to replace its lead guard. Hall and Mensah-Bonsu give them the necessary experience to make another run at a title.

The Colonials get extremely young. GW probably couldn’t play at the same frenetic pace it did a year ago. J.R. Pinnock would be the top returning player but he feeds off everyone else and isn’t exactly a front man. Replacing point T.J. Thompson is going to tough enough. The NIT would probably be a realistic goal.

Saint Joseph’s
With Dwayne Jones:

The Hawks might not slip that far, even though they’re losing Pat Carroll and John Bryant. Jones gives them one of the top rebounders in the East. He is tough and is learning to better finish around the basket. Jones also is a quiet leader for the Hawks. He would help in any transition period.

Jones isn’t a big-time player, but he’s key to Saint Joe’s defensive scheme. Jones is a solid rebounder and shotblocker and allows the Hawks’ guards to ballhawk on the perimeter. If he goes, there is a huge hole to fill for the Hawks. Chet Stachitas and Dwayne Lee would be fellow seniors with Jones, giving the Hawks a senior-laden starting lineup – if Jones returns.[/b]