Honestly, this would be so much worse if we didn't have Bearden. Not counting Evans, Bearden probably projects to be better than any other guard to play at UB during my fandom.
Agreed. I think any other time in UB's history losing Evans would have been catastrophic. As much as it sucks (I think he could have been the best player UB has had in its most recent D1 era by the end of his senior season), provided that we retain Bearden, O'Field, Diane, and Graham we should be okay. That's a lot of highly recruited bodies to fill in. Having 2 excellent PGs was a luxury not many teams have. We had it last year, and now it's not looking like we'll have it this year. C'est la vie.
Based on the roster now, I'd predict the lineup to be:
PG - Bearden
SG - Skeete
G/F - Wigginton
F - Moss
F/C - Johnson
Bench: O'Field, Kadiri, Diane, Perkins, Smart, Pino, (Graham)
Depending on how Kadiri or Perkins look I could see them bumping Johnson to the bench and having Moss play more of a center role like he did this year.
For the guards, our depth is pretty great with Diane and O'Field coming off the bench. I'm not projecting Graham anywhere since he won't be eligible until the second half of the year.
We have 2 scholarships to play with providing Evans leaves. I'd wager Oats would try to bring in another PG and save the second for next year.