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Meet the 2015-16 DePaul men’s basketball team

2014 in review

69.4 points per game

75.4 opponent points per game

42 percent field goal percentage

Record: 12-20 overall, 6-12 in the Big East (seventh place)

A closer look at the 2015-16 roster

Guards

Junior Billy Garrett Jr. will lead the Blue Demons as the point guard and captain. He averaged 12.3 points per game, which led the Blue Demons in 2014-15.  He was also second only to Jamee Crockett in minutes played.

Elijah Cain could jump right into the fray as a freshman. In the scrimmages in France he was the starting shooting guard and could be listed ahead of the older guards on the depth chart.

Senior Aaron Simpson could also get some starting time like he did in 2014-15. He made ten starts last year as a transfer. The sharpshooter from beyond the perimeter can put up a lot of points really quickly.

Bigs

As long as he stays healthy, senior Rashaun Stimage can be a solid rim protector that DePaul has needed. He missed the entire non-conference season last season and took some time adjusting back to the lineup.

Junior Tommy Hamilton had his breakout season in 2014 as he lost thirty pounds and became the regular power forward. Without Forrest Robinson in front of him, he should start all 30 games.

Senior Myke Henry was inconsistent but still averaged 12 points and five rebounds a game. His ability to go inside and driving while stretching the perimeter and making outside shots makes him versatile.

Bench

The Blue Demons have a lot of young, big options coming off the bench including freshmen Develle Phillips and Oumar Berry, who provide a deeper forward bench than the Blue Demons have had in a few seasons.

One of the most interesting options coming off the bench is Erten Gazi, who has played semi-professional ball in Turkey. He is a consistent scorer and can add a lot of speed coming off the bench.

Junior Darrick Wood will likely see time but with a crowded guard field he’ll have to stand out for minutes. His expereince last year may help in that department.