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. 50-41 in the top 100 players from ASN’s family of schools.
Head coach Tommy Amaker welcomes back his senior point guard (9.9 points and 4.3 assists per game) from a season-ending injury last year.
This senior (10.3 ppg, 4.8 apg) has been around a long time and now has a PhD in point guard play.
The senior is the size of the Mayor of Munchkinland in the Wizard of Oz (5-7) but has a big offensive game (18.7 ppg).
The senior scored 15.9 ppg in 2014-15 but sat out last season with an ACL injury. If Hankerson is 100% I like these Terriers a lot.
The junior is the country’s top returning shot-blocker (3.23 blocks per game).
45. Jaaron Simmons | Ohio
The junior is back for the Bobcats as the second-best returning assist man in the country.
The junior, a 6-10 intimidator, was Conference USA’s Defensive Player of the Year last season. Expect more intimidation in B-ham.
At 6-7, the senior is a matchup nightmare and will have a breakout season for the Tribe. Prewitt could lead Tribe to their first NCAA bid.
This 6-8 junior transfer from Duke is getting a lot of preseason love in Dallas.
The senior is one of only three players to rank among the AAC’s top 11 in both scoring (13.9 ppg) and rebounding (6.8 rpg).