UCF’s B.J. Taylor Playing with Sense of Urgency

UCF (14-3, 4-1) fifth-year senior guard B.J. Taylor is a hometown kid in his last year and that finality is not lost on him. “This is me, Tacko (Fall), Chad’s (Brown) last season as we always say,” Taylor said. “So we’ve got to make the most of it because this is our last shot toContinue reading “UCF’s B.J. Taylor Playing with Sense of Urgency”

2018-2019 Preseason All-Americans

National Player of the Year: R.J. Barrett, Duke First-Team All-American: R.J. Barret, Duke Carsen Edwards, Purdue Dedric Lawson, Kansas Caleb Martin, Nevada Tremont Waters, LSU Second-Team All-American: Mike Daum, South Dakota St Ethan Happ, Wisconsin Kellan Grady, Davidson Luke Maye, North Carolina Shamorie Ponds, St. Johns Third-Team All American: Tyus Battle, Syracuse Markus Howard, MarquetteContinue reading “2018-2019 Preseason All-Americans”

2018-2019 Big East Preview

Preseason Player of the Year: Shamorie Ponds, St. John’s Preseason All-Conference Team: Kamar Baldwin, Butler Jessie Govan, Georgetown Markus Howard, Marquette Eric Paschall, Villanova Shamorie Ponds, St John’s Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Mustapha Heron, St. John’s Projected Order of Finish: 1. Villanova The defending national champs lost quite a bit from the championship team,Continue reading “2018-2019 Big East Preview”

2018-2019 Big Ten Preview

Preseason Player of the Year: Carsen Edwards, Purdue Preseason All-Conference Team: Carsen Edwards, Purdue Ethan Happ, Wisconsin Juwan Morgan, Indiana Jordan Murphy, Minnesota James Palmer, Nebraska Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois Projected Order of Finish: 1. Michigan The national runners-up lost Mo Wagner and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahman, but this blog believes head coachContinue reading “2018-2019 Big Ten Preview”

2018-2019 Atlantic-10 Preview

Preseason Player of the Year: Kellan Grady, Davidson Preseason All-Conference Team: Josh Cunningham, Dayton Grant Golden, Richmond Kellan Grady, Davidson Mike Lewis, Duquesne Otis Livingston II, George Mason Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Carte’Are Gordon, Saint Louis Projected Order of Finish: 1. Davidson Led by the best player in the league, sophomore guard Kellan Grady, DavidsonContinue reading “2018-2019 Atlantic-10 Preview”

2018-2019 Mountain West Preview

Preseason Player of the Year: Caleb Martin, Nevada Preseason All-Conference Team: Jordan Caroline, Nevada Justin James, Wyoming Caleb Martin, Nevada Sam Merrill, Utah St Deshon Taylor, Fresno St Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Jordan Brown, Nevada Projected Order of Finish: 1. Nevada The Wolfpack will have no peers in this conference as it doesn’t haveContinue reading “2018-2019 Mountain West Preview”

2018-2019 American Athletic Conference Preview

Preseason Player of the Year: B.J. Taylor, UCF Preseason All-Conference Team: Jalen Adams, UConn Corey Davis Jr., Houston Tacko Fall, UCF Jeremiah Martin, Memphis B.J. Taylor, UCF Preseason Newcomer of the Year: DeJon Jarreau, Houston Projected Order of Finish: 1. UCF The Knights thought they had a chance at an at-large bid last season, butContinue reading “2018-2019 American Athletic Conference Preview”

2018-2019 Pac-12 Preview

Preseason Player of the Year: Jaylen Hands, UCLA Preseason All-Conference Team: Bennie Boatwright, USC Noah Dickerson, Washington Jaylen Hands, UCLA Tres Tinkle, Oregon St Kris Wilkes, UCLA Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Kevin Porter Jr., USC Projected Order of Finish: 1. UCLA Head coach Steve Alford has the unenviable task of trying to navigate the harsh andContinue reading “2018-2019 Pac-12 Preview”

2018-2019 ACC Preview

Preseason Player of the Year: R.J. Barrett, Duke Preseason All-Conference Team: R.J. Barrett, Duke Tyus Battle, Syracuse Luke Maye, North Carolina Marcquise Reed, Clemson Justin Robinson, Virginia Tech Preseason Newcomer of the Year: R.J. Barrett Projected Order of Finish: 1. Duke Coach K has another stacked squad featuring the top recruiting class in the county.Continue reading “2018-2019 ACC Preview”

2018-2019 SEC Preview

Preseason Player of the Year: Tremont Waters, LSU Preseason All-Conference Team: Reid Travis, Kentucky Tremont Waters, LSU Quindary Weatherspoon, Mississippi St Austin Wiley, Auburn Grant Williams, Tennessee Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Emmitt Williams, LSU Projected Order of Finish: 1. Kentucky The Wildcats, per usual, bring in one of the best recruiting classes in theContinue reading “2018-2019 SEC Preview”