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Posted on: May 9, 2010 3:17 am
 

Way Early College Basketball Preview

With the players coming back to school officially set, I figured now would be a good time to put up an early preview of next season.


Preseason Top 25

1.) Michigan State Spartans
     Key Losses- Raymar Morgan
     Key Returniess- Kalin Lucas, Draymond Green, Durrell Summers, Chris Allen, Delvon Roe
     Incoming Recruits- Adreian Payne (#5 C) Alex Gauna (#23 PF) Russell Bryd (#19 SG) Keith Appling (#10 SG)

2.) Duke Blue Devils
     Key Losses- Jon Sheyer, Brian Zoubek, Lance Thomas
     Key Returniess- Kyle Singler, Nolan Smith, Miles Plumlee, Mason Plumlee, Andre Dawkins
     Incoming Recruits-  Carrick Felix (JC SF) Kyrie Irving (#1 PG) Tyler Thornton (#23 PG) Josh Hairston (#7 PF), Seth Curry (Transfer SG)

3.) Purdue Boilermakers
      Key Losses- Chris Kramer, Keaton Grant
      Key Returniess- Robbie Hummel, E'Twaun Moore, JaJuan Johnson, Lewis Jackson, Kelsey Barlow
      Incoming Recruits- Donnie Hale (NR PF) Anthony Johnson (#27 SG) Terone Johnson (#16 PG) Travis Carroll (#28 C)

4.) Pittsburgh Panthers
      Key Losses- Jermaine Dixon
      Key Returniess- Ashton Gibbs, Brad Wanamaker, Nasir Robinson, Gary McGhee, Travon Woodall, Gilbert Brown
      Incoming Recruits- J.J. Moore (#8 SF) Cameron Wright (#32 SG) Isaiah Epps (#35 PG)

5.) Villanova Wildcats
      Key Losses- Scottie Reynolds, Reggie Redding
      Key Returniess- Corey Fisher, Corey Stokes, Antonio Pena, Taylor King, Maalik Wayans, Mouphtau Yarou
      Incoming Recruits- Jayvaughn Pinkston (#10 PG) Markus Kennedy (#14 C) James Bell (#16 SF)

6.) Kansas St. Wildcats
      Key Losses- Denis Clemente, Luis Colon
      Key Returniess- Jacob Pullen, Curtis Kelly, Dominique Sutton, Jamar Samuels, Wally Judge
      Incoming Recruits- Shane Southwell (#28 SF) Will Spradling (#36 PG)

7.) Washington Huskies
      Key Losses- Quincy Pondexter
      Key Returniess- Isaiah Thomas, Venoy Overton, Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Justin Holiday, Abdul Gaddy, Elston Turner
      Incoming Recruits- Terrence Jones (PF #2) Terrence Ross (#3 SG) Aziz Ndiaye (JC C) Desmond Simmons (#25 PF)

8.) Brigham Young Cougars
      Key Losses- Jonathan Tavernari, Chris Miles
      Key Returniess- Jimmer Fredette, Jackson Emery, Tyler Haws, Noah Hartsock, Michael Lloyd Jr.
      Incoming Recruits- Anson Winder (#46 SG) Kyle Collinsworth (#27 SF)

9.) Baylor Bears
      Key Losses- Tweety Carter, Josh Lomers, Ekpe Udoh
      Key Returniess- Lacedarius Dunn, Quincy Acy, Anthony Jones, A.J. Walton
      Incoming Recruits- Stargell Love (#26 PG) Bakari Turner (NR SG) Perry Jones (#3 C)

10.) Illinois Fighting Illini
        Key Losses- None
        Key Returniess- Demetri McCamey, Mike Davis, Mike Tisdale, D.J Richardson, Brandon Paul, Bill Cole
        Incoming Recruits- Meyers Leonard (#6 C) Crandall Head (#18 SG) Jereme Richmond (#4 SF)

11.) Florida Gators
        Key Losses- Dan Werner
        Key Returniess- Evring Walker, Kenny Boynton, Chandler Parsons, Alex Tyus, Vernon Macklin
        Incoming Recruits- Scottie Wilbekin (NRPG) Cody Larson (#22PF) Will Yeguette (#30PF) Casey Prather (#11SF) Patric Young (#5PF)

12.) Ohio St. Buckeyes
        Key Losses- Evan Turner, Kyle Madsen
        Key Returniess- Jon Diebler, David Lighty, William Buford, Dallas Lauderdale
        Incoming Recruits- J.D. Weatherspoon (#37 PF) Aaron Craft (#19 PG) Lenzelle Smith (#24 PG) Jordan Sibert (#14 SG) Deshaun  Thomas (#6 PF) Jared Sullinger (#2 C)

13.) Butler Bulldogs
        Key Losses- Gordon Hayward, Willie Veasley, Avery Jukes
        Key Returniess- Shelvin Mack, Ronald Nored, Matt Howard, Zach Hahn, Shawn Vanzant
        Incoming Recruits- Khyle Marshall (#38 SF) Chrishawm Hopkins (NR PG) Erik Fromm (NR C)

14.) Dayton Flyers
        Key Losses- Kurt Huelsman, London Warren, Mickey Perry, Rob Lowery
        Key Returniess- Chris Wright, Marcus Johnson, Chris Johnson, Paul Williams, Devin Searcy
        Incoming Recruits- Dean Oliver (NR SG) Brandon Spearman (#26 SG) Jesse Berry (NR SG) Ralph Hill (NR PF) Juwan Staten (#15 PG)

15.) Georgetown Hoyas
        Key Losses- Greg Monroe
        Key Returniess- Chris Wright, Jason Clark, Austin Freeman, Julian Vaughn, Hollis Thompson
        Incoming Recruits- Aaron Bowen (#38 SG) Moses Abraham (#19 C) Nate Lubick (#9 PF) Markel Starks (#17 PG)

16.) Gonzaga Bulldogs
        Key Losses- Matt Bouldin
        Key Returniess- Steven Gray, Elias Harris, Demtri Goodson, Robert Sacre
        Incoming Recruits- Keegan Hyland (#49 SG)

17.) Texas Longhorns
        Key Losses- Damion James, Avery Bradley, Dexter Pittman
        Key Returniess- Gary Johnson, J'Covan Brown, Jordan Hamilton, Justin Mason, Dogus Balbay, Jai Lucas
        Incoming Recruits- Cory Joseph (#4 PG) Tristan Thompson (#3 PF)

18.) Syracuse Orange
        Key Losses- Wesley Johnson, Andy Rautins, Arinze Onuaku
        Key Returniess- Kris Joseph, Rick Jackson, Scoop Jardine, Brandon Triche
        Incoming Recruits- Fab Melo (#4 C) Baye Moussa Keita (#15 C) C.J. Fair (#21 SF) Dion Waiters (#4 SG)

19.) Murray St. Racers
        Key Losses- Tony Easley, Danero Thomas
        Key Returniess- Isaac Miles, B.J. Jenkins, Ivan Aska, Isaiah Canaan, Jeffrey McClain, Donte Poole
        Incoming Recruits- Shawn Jackson (NR PF)

20.) Marquette Golden Eagles
        Key Losses- Lazar Hayward, Maurice Acker, David Cubillian
        Key Returniess- Jimmy Butler, Darius Johnson-Odom, Dwight Buycks
        Incoming Recruits- Davante Gardner (#34 C) Jae Crowder (JC SF) D.J. Newbill (NR SG) Reggie Smith (#39 PG) Vander Blue (#6 SG) Jamail Jones (#22 SF)

21.) Kansa Jayhawks
        Key Losses- Cole Aldrich, Xavier Henry, Sherron Collins
        Key Returniess- Marcus Morris, Tyshawn Taylor, Markieff Morris, Brady Morningstar, Tyrel Reed
        Incoming Recruits- Josh Selby (#2 PG) Royce Woolridge (#42 SG)

22.) Temple Owls
        Key Losses- Luis Guzman, Ryan Brooks
        Key Returniess- Lavoy Allen, Juan Fernandez, Ramone Moore, Rahlil Jefferson, Michael Eric
        Incoming Recruits- Aaron Brown (NR SG) Anthony Lee (#23 C)

23.) Kentucky Wildcats
        Key Losses- John Wall, Patrick Patterson, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe
        Key Returniess- Darius Miller, Darnell Dodson
        Incoming Recruits- Doron Lamb (#5 SG) Brandon Knight (#3 PG) Enes Kanter (#1 C) Stacey Poole (#12 SF)

24.) Virginia Tech Hokies
        Key Losses- None
        Key Returniess- Malcolm Delaney, Dorenzo Hudson, Terrell Bell, Jeff Allen, Victor Davila, J.T. Thompson
        Incoming Recruits- Tyrone Garland (#33 PG) Jarrell Eddie (#18 SF)

25.) Missouri Tigers
        Key Losses- Keith Ramsey, J.T. Tiller
        Key Returniess- Zaire Taylor, Kim English, Laurence Bowers, Marcus Denmon, Mike Dixon Jr, Justin Safford
        Incoming Recruits- Ricardo Ratliffe (JC PF) Matt Pressey (JC SG) Tony Mitchell (#2 SF) Kadeem Green (#38 PF) Phil Pressey (#11 PG) Ricky Kreklow (#31 SF)


Notes-
* All recruit rankings are from scout.com
* Key players were determined as whether or not they averaged 15 mpg (some exceptions)



Preseason All-Americans
1st Team
- Kyle Singler, Duke
- Demetri McCamey, Illinois
- Lacedarius Dunn, Baylor
- Jimmer Fredette, BYU
- Austin Freeman, Georgetown

2nd Team
- Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech
- Jacob Pullen, Kansas State
- Robbie Hummel, Purdue
- Elias Harris, Gonzaga
- Nolan Smith, Duke

3rd Team
- Kalin Lucas, Michigan St.
- Shelvin Mack, Butler
- Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh
- Corey Fisher, Villanova
- Jon Leur, Wisconsin

Projected Standings

ACC:
1- Duke Blue Devils
2- Virginia Tech Hokies
3- North Carolina Tar Heels
4- Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes
5- Florida St. Seminoles
6- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
7- North Carolina St. Wolfpack
8- Wake Forest Demon Decons
9- Clemson Tigers
10- Maryland Terrapins
11- Boston College Eagles
12- Virginia Cavaliers

Big East:
1- Pittsburgh Panthers
2- Villanova Wildcats
3- Georgetown Hoyas
4- Syracuse Orange
5- Marquetter Golden Eagles
6- Seton Hall Pirates
7- West Virginia Mountaineers
8- Notre Dame Fighting Irish
9- Louisville Cardinal
10- Connecticut Huskies
11- South Florida Bulls
12- Cincinatti Bearcats
13- St. Johns Red Storm
14- Providence Friars
15- Depaul Blue Demons
16- Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Big 10:
1- Michigan State Spartans
2- Purdue Boilermakers
3- Illinois Fighting Illini
4- Ohio St. Buckeyes
5- Wisconsin Badgers
6- Northwestern Wildcats
7- Minnesota Golden Gophers
8- Penn St.
9- Indiana Hoosiers
10- Iowa Hawkeyes
11- Michigan Wolverines

Big 12:
1- Kansas St. Wildcats
2- Baylor Bears
3- Texas Longhorns
4- Kansas Jayhawks
5- Missouri Tigers
6- Texas A&M Aggies
7- Oklahoma St. Cowboys
8- Colorado Buffs
9- Texas Tech Red Raiders
10- Iowa St. Cyclones
11- Nebraska Cornhuskers
12- Oklahoma Sooners

Pac-10:
1- Washington Huskies
2- Arizona St. Sun Devils
3- California Golden Bears
4- UCLA Bruins
5- Arizona Wildcats
6- USC Trojans
7- Oregon St. Beavers
8- Stanford Cardinal
9- Washington St. Cougars
10- Oregon Ducks

Sec:
East
1- Florida Gators
2- Kentucky Wildcats
3- Tennessee Volunteers
4- Vanderbilt Commodores
5- Georgia Bulldogs
6- South Carolina Gamecocks

West
1- Mississippi St. Bulldogs
2- Mississippi Rebels
3- Alabama Crimson Tide
4- Arkansas Razorbacks
5- Auburn Tigers
6- LSU Tigers

Way Early Final 4:
Michigan St, Purdue, Baylor, and Kansas St.

Nat'l Champs- Michigan St.

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