Counting down to the start of the 2016-17 college basketball season on Nov. 11, ASN’s Mark Adams previews the players, teams and conferences to watch. Today: Nos. 10-1 in the top 100 players from ASN’s family of schools.
While his regular season numbers were OK (7.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.4 apg) the sophomore turned it up and made the AAC All-Tournament Team.
The Huskies boast depth and experience in the backcourt with the return of this talented senior guard. Huskies are Top 10 good.
This shot-blocking senior continues to add layers to his game. He makes UConn elite along with many other weapons.
The dynamic junior returns after injury-riddled season. Could play anywhere! E.C. makes Dan Hurley’s Rams “Extra Credible” come tourney time!
This big, tough junior is a double-double machine (13.5 ppg, 13 rpg). He had six 20-rebound games last season. A Lithuanian locomotive carries the load for the Pride.
The senior returns after leading the nation in 3-point shooting (50.6%). He scored 19 points on 3-of-5 3-pointers in NCAA Tournament shocker against Michigan State.
Before his knee injury last season, I pegged UT Arlington as a Cinderella. I love this junior’s game! A major talent!
The senior might be best scoring guard in the country (23.5 PPG, sixth in the nation last season). Laugh at your own peril.
The senior and Ohio Valley Player of the Year is nearly a double-double guy (17.6 ppg, 9.2 rpg) who deserves Wooden Award look. Most consistent player in the country.
The best all-around player in America (18.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 50.5% FG, 44% 3 PT) and one of my favorites. Versatile with size. The senior hit 91 3-pointers last season, the most of any Division I player of his height (6-9) or taller.