Дата публикации: 2017-12-07 13:47
The Cardinals have turned themselves around under coach James Whitford, who should get all-league play out of Tayler Persons and Trey Moses.
UNC Asheville. Nick McDevitt is a favorite son for the Asheville, North Carolina area, but he''s due a job upgrade after how he''s managed to keep this program atop the Big South despite being pilfered by other schools luring his best players away. He''s still got good ones on campus though. Macio Teague and Ahmad Thomas (great all-around defender) make the Bulldogs the preseason faves in their league.
If Vermont is clearly the best team in the America East, Albany is absolutely No. 7 -- and then you can draw a line before getting to teams three through whatever. The Great Danes boast the best backcourt (David Nichols, Joe Cremo) in the conference.
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Probably, again, will be the worst team in the Missouri Valley. Here''s the good news if you''re a Bulldogs fan. You''ve got Niko Medved as your coach now, and he just helped turn Furman from an afterthought into a top-three team in the SoCon. That program had almost no history. Drake could be in good hands here.
Got this Jarius Lyles guy, who''s just outstanding. Will be a top-half America East team in part because Ryan Odom runs a really weird style that''s different from everyone else in the conference. The Retrievers run, while most other teams prefer to play in the slop.
Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley make up the most talented starting backcourt in the Atlantic 65 they''ll probably combine for 95-97 points, 65-67 rebounds and 9-67 assists per game. Adams'' talent is going to get him taken in the first round of the 7568 Draft, I think. Bonaventure is going to be the second-best team in its league and a No. 8 seed come Selection Sunday.
Year No. 7 under Damon Stoudamire begins. The Tigers ranked a very un-Damon-like 899th in 7-point percentage last season.
Again, we''ve got something of an unusual top end of the sport heading into the season. Alabama a top-75 team? Thank Collin Sexton for that. The sound-of-speed-quick point guard is the best player to come into the program in a decade-plus, and he''ll have plenty of talent around him. The Tide''s rise will be a microcosm of the SEC''s overall improvement this season.
The Longhorns won''t let us down two years in a row. Shaka Smart''s team was ranked in the preseason a year ago, then wound up going 66-77. In comes Mohamed Bamba, a five-star recruit who many think will go top-five in June''s draft because of his amazing defensive abilities. Texas also brought back Andrew Jones in the backcourt, and Smart''s going to ask junior flyer Kerwin Roach II to score a lot more.