Texas A&M hoops ranked No. 28 in Andy Katz' Power 36

Texas A&M hoops ranked No. 28 in Andy Katz’ Power 36

In just over three weeks since the NCAA Title game between Kansas and UNC, there has already been plenty of activity around college basketball, both due to the transfer portal and draft declarations.

With the deadline for early entrants to declare for the draft now passed and a May 1 deadline looming for players to enter the transfer portal to be immediately eligible for the upcoming season, rosters are beginning to become a little clearer though programs will still be on the hunt for talent heading into the summer.

In the era of the transfer portal and a free one-time transfer, the Texas A&M has strived to still maintain stability within their roster. That is exactly what they will have this year with four starters back from a team that made a run to the NIT Finals.

On Monday, NCAA.com’s Andy Katz released his Power 36 rankings and Texas A&M came in at No. 28.

“The potential of four starters back from an NIT finalist means the Aggies will start the season with momentum,” Katz wrote about the Aggies.

The Aggies finished with a mark of 27-13 and 9-9 in the SEC last season in Williams’ third year in College Station. Texas A&M was one of the hottest teams down the stretch winning 12 of their final 15 games before falling to Xavier in the NIT Championship game.

While Texas A&M will have to replace Quenton Jackson, who averaged 14.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game as a senior, the Aggies return the rest of their starting lineup in Henry Coleman, Wade Taylor, Tyrece Radford and Manny Obaseki, as well as others.

Radford settled right in during his first year Texas A&M as he averaged 10.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Coleman also impressed in his first year averaging 11 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

Texas A&M’s pair of talented freshmen Taylor and Obaseki both thrived in the starting lineup down the stretch. Taylor averaged 8.2 points and 2.2 assists per game while Obaseki averaged 3.6 points and 1.8 rebounds per contest.

The SEC is once again expected to feature plenty of talent next season. With Sahvir Wheeler and Oscar Tshiebwe back for Kentucky, the Wildcats came in at No. 2 on Katz’ Power 36 rankings. Arkansas is also just a few spots behind them at No. 6 after the Razorbacks had another strong offseason in the transfer portal adding Arizona State transfer Jalen Graham to go along with the No. 2 class in the 2022 247Sports team rankings.

Bolstered by the No. 3 class in the team rankings and return of Jahvon Quinerly, Alabama came in at No. 16 in the Power 36 rankings. Auburn came in one spot ahead of Texas A&M at No. 27.

Full Power 36:

  1. North Carolina
  2. Kentucky
  3. UCLA
  4. Baylor
  5. Michigan
  6. Arkansas
  7. Arizona
  8. duke
  9. Texas
  10. Kansas
  11. michigan state
  12. Creighton
  13. Purdue
  14. Houston
  15. UCT
  16. Alabama
  17. Dayton
  18. Texas Tech
  19. Indiana
  20. Providence
  21. San Diego State
  22. Gonzaga
  23. Villanova
  24. Virginia
  25. Miami
  26. Wyoming
  27. Auburn
  28. Texas A&M
  29. Illinois
  30. Ohio State
  31. Saint Mary’s
  32. xavier
  33. Memphis
  34. Wisconsin
  35. Oklahoma State
  36. Rutgers

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