Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Fastest NCAA Basketball Preview in the Business

Ready for this?

Big 10
  • Champ: Michigan State
  • #1 Challenger: Purdue
  • POY: B.J. Mullens, Freshman, Ohio State
  • Player to watch: Robbie Hummel, Purdue

Pac 10

  • Champ: UCLA
  • #1 Challenger: Arizona State
  • POY: James Harden, Arizona State
  • Player to watch: Demar Derozen, Frosh, USC

Big 12

  • Champ: Texas
  • #1 Challenger: Oklahoma
  • POY: Blake Griffin, Oklahoma
  • Player to watch: AJ Abrams, Texas


  • Champ: Kentucky (this conference is flat-out awful)
  • #1 Challenger: Tennessee
  • POY: Patrick Patterson, Kentucky
  • Player to watch: Tyler Smith, Tennessee and Tasmin Mitchell, LSU


  • Champ: UNC
  • #1 Challenger: Duke
  • POY: Anyone but Tyler Hansborough please (I'll go Kyle Singler, Duke)
  • Player to watch: Jack McClinton, Miami

Big East

  • Champ: UConn
  • #1 Challenger: Pittsburgh (stacked conference)
  • POY: Luke Harongody, Notre Dame
  • Player to watch: Hasheem Thabeet, UConn

Best of the rest (in order):

  • Gonzaga, UNLV, Davidson, UAB, St. Mary's, Memphis, Xavier

All- "Best of the Rest teams:

  • 1st team: Stephen Curry (Davidson), Austin Daye (Gonzaga), Paul Delaney (UAB), Patrick Mills (St. Mary's), Eric Maynor (VCU)
  • 2nd team: Tyreke Evans (Memphis), Jeremy Pargo (Gonzaga), Derrick Brown (Xavier), Robert Vaden (UAB), Luke Babbitt (Nevada)

Preseason Final 4 (btw, I have no idea here):

  • UNC, UConn, Pittsburgh, Duke

All-Freshman Team

  • DeMar Derozan- USC
  • Jrue Holiday- UCLA
  • BJ Mullens- Ohio State
  • Tyreke Evans- Memphis
  • Greg Monroe- Georgetown OR Al-Farouq Aminu (Wake Forest)

Preseason All-Americans

  • 1st team: Tyler Hansborough (UNC), Stephen Curry (Davidson), Blake Griffin (Oklahoma), Luke Harangody (Notre Dame), James Harden (Arizona State)
  • 2nd team: Kyle Singler (Duke), Austin Daye (Gonzaga), Hasheem Thabeet (UConn), Patrick Patterson (Kentucky), Patrick Mills (St. Mary's)
  • 3rd team: Ty Lawson (UNC), Darren Collison (UCLA), Tyler Smith (Tennessee), Chase Budinger (Arizona), Earl Clark (Louisville)

There it is.....Have a good year!

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