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Newcomers dont take long to impact college basketball -- not in this world of one-and-dones and transfers. Clearance Steph Curry Shoes . Over the next two weeks, we will look at the top five newcomers in each of the 10 biggest conferences. First up is the SEC.Many pointed to the new wave of coaches added to the SEC in recent years as an indication that the leagues postseason recession would finally be over. A better barometer is how those coaches are starting to get the players who can upgrade the conference.Just to be clear, Kentucky is exempt from the conversation. The Wildcats havent had a problem restocking their talent from year to year. But now the rest of the league is beginning to prove it can keep up. Its not a typo if you see Mississippi States recruiting class lounging among the nations elite programs.Heres a look at five newcomers who will surely have the SECs attention next season.Bam Adebayo, Kentucky Wildcats The Wildcats frontcourt was, in a word, unreliable last season. Although Skal Labissiere possessed a gifted offensive skill set, he didnt respond well to the physicality needed on the blocks. Marcus Lee made his presence known defensively but was absent on offense. That allowed opponents to outperform the Wildcats in the frontcourt in a way that hadnt really been done under Calipari.Those times appear to be over. Adebayo, a 6-foot-9 power forward, has the potential to bring strong post play back to UK. He doesnt mind the physical play inside. He rebounds well, and the description thrown around a lot by those who have watched him play most is high motor.The Wildcats will need all of Adebayos energy, especially with Labissiere (NBA) and Lee (transfer) no longer on the roster. Adebayo will likely start immediately and be the teams No. 1 option in the post.Mustapha Heron, Auburn Tigers Auburn has not made the NCAA tournament since 2003, which is currently the longest absence among SEC teams. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl will continue to hear about it until the Tigers receive a bid or he is no longer employed at the school. Landing Heron is a big step toward ending the drought.Heron should be a perfect fit with the hectic style of play Pearl favors. Hes athletic and loves to attack the rim, and he has deep range on his jumper. Heron will get plenty of shots to help erase the 18.4 PPG scoring void left by Kareem Canty.Pearl has called Heron a program changer, and he has already reshaped the future without having played a game. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard was ranked No. 25 by RecruitingNation, which made him the highest-ranked recruit Pearl has signed. There always has to be a first before others begin to follow, and it appears others have already started following Herons lead. Pearl is off to a quick start in the class of 2017, including landing a commitment from Austin Wiley, a 6-foot-9 center from Birmingham, Alabama, who is ranked No. 19.Mario Kegler, Mississippi State Bulldogs Like Heron for Auburn, Keglers impact at Mississippi State expands beyond playing. Kegler marked the second class in a row that coach Ben Howland convinced the states best recruit to come home. Kegler, a native of Jackson, chose the Bulldogs despite offers from schools in every geographic direction after he played for prep power Oak Hill Academy in Virginia.Howland has compared Keglers skill set to another versatile small forward with big expectations whom he signed while at UCLA: Shabazz Muhammad. Kegler wasnt quite the coup that Howland pulled off by signing Malik Newman, who was the No. 10 player in 2015. But Keglers No. 47 ranking makes him the highest among a seven-man class ranked fourth nationally by RecruitingNation.Kegler wont get a chance to reunite with his former high school teammate from Jacksons Callaway High School after Newman transferred to Kansas. But the 6-foot-8 Kegler will get a chance to help immediately. The Bulldogs will be one of the youngest teams in the league and nation, with 11 freshmen and sophomores on the roster.DeAaron Fox, Kentucky Wildcats Even though he was only 5-foot-9, Tyler Ulis left a big hole at point guard in the Wildcats lineup. He was one of the most steady floor leaders in the country last season, and he presented a strong case that he was the best pure point guard Calipari has had at UK.The 6-foot-3 Fox is a different type of point. Hell bring size back to the position, but can he bring the stability that Ulis provided? That could be the difference between UK being simply a good team and UK being a special one capable of another Final Four run.Fox has the kind of speed with the ball that has drawn comparisons to John Wall, but Wall didnt have the athleticism that Fox possesses to finish on fast breaks. Fox will need to avoid the trap of playing at only one speed. If he can learn that nuance, the Cats have enough talent around him to shine.Braxton Key, Alabama Crimson Tide Avery Johnson initially made a recruiting splash by securing a commitment from Terrance Ferguson, the No. 11 player in the class of 2016. Fergusons decision to play professionally in Australia makes Key the highest-ranked recruit in Johnsons second season at the helm.Key was ranked No. 33 in the class and should help the Crimson Tide fill a serious need. The Tide had a rebounding problem last season. They were especially porous in preventing offensive rebounds, as their percentage ranked 322nd nationally, according to Ken Pomeroy.Johnson just got his major key to correct that. At 6-foot-8, 240-pounds, Key already has a physical presence that Bama sometimes lacked last season. He wont just be asked to rebound, though. Key is skilled around the basket and has some range and touch to step outside the paint and score.Key might not crack the starting lineup immediately, as Alabamas most experienced position is forward. But he should be a difference-maker, especially where the Tide need one most: on the boards. Steph Curry Shoes For Sale . - Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers of the Rimouski Oceanic has broken a shutout record that was only three months old in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Steph Curry Shoes Outlet . U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield in Manhattan agreed that lawyers on both sides could make their formal requests by Nov. 8. A hearing is scheduled for a day earlier. Jordan Siev, a lawyer for Rodriguez, wrote in a joint letter to the judge from lawyers on both sides that MLB lawyers planned to ask that the lawsuit be dismissed. . Following a lopsided 5-2 loss against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night, Paul MacLean told reporters that "theres a lack of focus, theres a lack of leadership and theres a lack of preparation" with his struggling team. That came on the heels of Bryan Murray taking the unusual step of going into the locker room at the Prudential Center and addressing the players himself. MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin might be the best team in the country with a losing record in conference play.But the Badgers take little solace in nearly beating Michigan and Ohio State.The back-to-back losses to the top-five schools saddled Wisconsin (4-2) with a 1-2 record in the Big Ten , two games back of unbeaten Nebraska in the West Division.The good news for coach Paul Chrysts team is that there is a still a realistic path to get to the league championship game to get another potential shot at the Wolverines or Buckeyes, though Wisconsin will need a little help.I dont think they changed at all, linebacker Jack Cichy said about the teams goals. Its a bit of a hiccup but were going to take this adversity and were going to be better from it by the end of the year.Ohio State clawed past Wisconsin after halftime of its 30-23 win, needing a sack on fourth-and-goal from the 4 to finally finish off the Badgers. They dropped two spots in the AP Top 25 poll on Sunday to No. 10.Thats a great win against a very good team, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said.In Week 5, Wisconsin lost to Michigan 14-7 at the Big House. The Badgers signature wins have been against then-No. 5 LSU in the season opener, and then-No. 8 Michigan State in East Lansing.Wisconsin plays West Division teams the rest of the way, starting with a tough game at Iowa next weekend. Nebraska visits Camp Randall Stadium for a night game thee following week. Steph Curry Shoes Deals. The Badgers face another tough road game in Week 10 at Northwestern.But that schedule seems easy compared to Michigan State-Michigan-Ohio State gantlet that Wisconsin just had to endure. The tested Badgers just need to make sure that their season doesnt snowball after two straight losses.As soon as I leave this room, thats when it ends and we turn the page, running back Corey Clement said at a Camp Randall meeting room after the Buckeyes loss.Clement was a bright spot after rushing for 164 yards for 25 carries against Ohio States tough defense. It was the kind of breakout night that Clement and the offensive line needed to build confidence for the second half of the season.But even if the Badgers win out the rest of the way, theyll still need Nebraska to lose at least one more game to draw into a tie atop the division with two losses. That could happen to Nebraska on Nov. 5 at Ohio State.For now, the focus is just on the Hawkeyes.You know what, we got a ton to go forward with, Chryst said. Were at the halfway point in our season. We got a lot of football ahead of us and some great challenges ahead of us, great opportunities.---Online:College Football: Genaro Armas at: ' ' '