I think next year is pretty simply personally. Of course no one can ever know if a guy is going to take a step and be better than people think he will be but this is what I think. This is also assuming no other players are brought in (IE Turner, transfer, or JUCO)
PG - Scott
SG - Russell
SF - Thompson
PF - Loving
C - Amir
Bench: MacDonald - C
Bates-Diop - SF/PF I think he gets starter minutes between the 2 positions.
Kam - SG/PG
Tate - SF
Bell - An an ideal world he redshirts but with only 11 scholarship players I really think he is going to have to play minutes.
Lets hope the kid from Temple comes here or there is some JUCO we don't know about. Rolling with 10 players and 4 of them being true freshman could be rough.
Totally blanked on Loving. My apologies. I think Loving will start at PF most likely now that I think about it.
I agree that if anyone with any sense is advising Ross, then he will be back. Going on that assumption and also assuming Turner will not pick the Buckeyes I think this is your main rotation next year. If Turner were to pick OSU then we would be on a whole different level and most likely a top 5 team pre season.
Scott, Russell, Thompson, Ross, Amir will be your starters. I really think Russell's shooting and basketball IQ will allow him to be a starter from the beginning.
Bates-Diop and Loving will be the 1st off the bench for the forwards, and Trey at C. ADV and Williams I think will be the key. They are going to have to give some productive minutes at the guard spots to give Scott and Russell some bench time. Tate is a wild card right now with the shoulder surgery, if he proves to be healthy I think he could get whatever minutes are left at the SF spot. Bell most likely will redshirt.