Sunday, March 13, 2016

Field of 68


*Seeding and invites do not project what I believe the Selection Committee will do.  Rather, this entry reflects what the Selection Committee should do.

1 seeds
Kansas
North Carolina
Michigan State
Virginia

2 seeds
Villanova
Oklahoma
Oregon
Kentucky

3 seeds
West Virginia
Xavier
Indiana
Miami

4 seeds
Texas A&M
Purdue
Utah
Iowa State

5 seeds
Duke
Arizona
Maryland
Baylor

6 seeds
Seton Hall
California
Notre Dame
Texas

7 seeds
Connecticut
Wisconsin
Wichita State
Iowa

8 seeds
Dayton
Providence
Texas Tech
Virginia Commonwealth

9 seeds
Colorado
Butler
Gonzaga
St. Joseph's

10 seeds
Cincinnati
South Carolina
San Diego State
St. Bonaventure

11 seeds
Monmouth
Northern Iowa
Temple (play-in)
Oregon State (play-in)
Iona

12 seeds
Saint Mary's (play-in)
Vanderbilt (play-in)
Stephen F. Austin
Arkansas-Little Rock
Fresno State

13 seeds
Yale
Hawaii
Chattanooga
UNC-Wilmington

14 seeds
South Dakota State
Stony Brook
Middle Tennessee
Green Bay

15 seeds
CSU-Bakersfield
Buffalo
UNC-Asheville
Hampton

16 seeds
Weber State
Florida Gulf Coast
Southern (play-in)
Fairleigh Dickinson (play-in)
Austin Peay (play-in)
Holy Cross (play-in)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015-16 Preseason All-Americans and Award Projections


First Team
Kris Dunn, Providence [jr]
Ron Baker, Wichita State [sr]
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia [sr]
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma [sr]
Georges Niang, Iowa State [sr]

Second Team
Fred VanVleet, Wichita State [sr]
Marcus Paige, North Carolina [sr]
Tyrone Wallace, California [sr]
Gary Payton, Oregon State [sr]
Jakob Poeltl, Utah [soph]

All-Defense
Kris Dunn, Providence [jr]
Gary Payton, Oregon State [sr]
Hassan Martin, Rhode Island [jr]
Rico Gathers, Baylor [sr]
Amida Brimah, Connecticut [jr]

All-Freshman
Jamal Murray, Kentucky
Brandon Ingram, Duke
Jaylen Brown, California
Ben Simmons, LSU
Skal Labissiere, Kentucky

Player of the Year: Kris Dunn, Providence

Top Defender: Gary Payton, Oregon State

Best Freshman: Ben Simmons, LSU

2015-16 RBP Preseason Rankings



1) Virginia
2) Kansas
3) North Carolina
4) Kentucky
5) Michigan State
6) Duke
7) Gonzaga
8) Maryland
9) Oklahoma
10) Utah
11) Iowa State
12) Villanova
13) Wichita State
14) California
15) Michigan
16) Arizona
17) Wisconsin
18) Louisville
19) Indiana
20) LSU
21) Purdue
22) West Virginia
23) Georgetown
24) Butler
25) Notre Dame

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

2015 NBA Mock Draft

*Projections represent what I think teams should do and not what I believe they will do.

1. MIN - Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky
2. LAL - Justise Winslow, Duke
3. PHI - Jahlil Okafor, Duke
4. NYK - Emmanuel Mudiay, International
5. ORL - Kristaps Porzingis, International
6. SAC - D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State
7. DEN - Myles Turner, Texas
8. DET - Trey Lyles, Kentucky
9. CHA - Kevon Looney, UCLA
10. MIA - Stanley Johnson, Arizona
11. IND - Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
12. UTA - Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
13. PHX - Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky
14. OKC - Montrezl Harrell, Louisville
15. ATL - Mario Hezonja, International
16. BOS - Cameron Payne, Murray State
17. MIL - Tyus Jones, Duke
18. HOU - Kelly Oubre, Kansas
19. WAS - Rashad Vaughn, UNLV
20. TOR - Jerian Grant, Notre Dame
21. DAL - Devin Booker, Kentucky
22. CHI - Terry Rozier, Louisville
23. POR - Dakari Johnson, Kentucky
24. CLE - Bobby Portis, Arkansas
25. MEM - Justin Anderson, Virginia
26. SAS - Guillermo Hernangomez, International
27. LAL - Chris McCullough, Syracuse
28. BOS - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona
29. BRK - Olivier Hanlan, Boston College
30. GSW - Delon Wright, Utah

Friday, April 10, 2015

2014-15 NCAA Honors & Awards


1st Team All-American
Delon Wright, Utah [sr]
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame [sr]
Seth Tuttle, Northern Iowa [sr]
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin [sr]
Jahlil Okafor, Duke [fr]


2nd Team All-American
Kris Dunn, Providence [soph]
Joseph Young, Oregon [sr]
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma [jr]
Georges Niang, Iowa State [jr]
Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky [fr]


All-Defensive Team
Kris Dunn, Providence [soph]
Gary Payton, Oregon State [jr]
Sir'Dominic Pointer, St. John's [sr]
Jordan Mickey, LSU [soph]
Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky [jr]


All-Freshman Team
D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State
Justise Winslow, Duke
Stanley Johnson, Arizona
Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky
Jahlil Okafor, Duke


Player of the Year: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Top Defender: Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky
Best Freshman: Jahlil Okafor, Duke
Coach of the Year: Tony Bennett, Virginia