Last year, we borrowed an idea from Adam Jardy of the Columbus Dispatch to roll out our season preview player profiles in a power ranking format. We’re bringing the same thing back this season. I ranked each scholarship player based on their expected impact and importance on the 2021-22 season and we’ll dive into each player in-depth as we approach tip-off.
This approach is easier than a position-by-position preview because those often get bogged down into a debate simply about what position each player plays. Today we check in at No. 8 with Kobe Bufkin. Previously: Frankie Collins, Zeb Jackson, Will Tschetter, Isaiah Barnes, Adrien Nunez, and Jace Howard.