Friday, November 14, 2014

2014-15 Preseason Conference Projections


AAC
1. Connecticut
2. Southern Methodist
3. Memphis
4. Cincinnati
5. Tulsa
6. Temple
7. Houston
8. Tulane
9. East Carolina
10. South Florida
11. Central Florida

All-AAC
Nic Moore, Southern Methodist [jr]
Ryan Boatright, Connecticut [sr]
Shaq Goodwin, Memphis [jr]
Austin Nichols, Memphis [soph]
Markus Kennedy, Southern Methodist [jr]

Awards
Player of the Year: Ryan Boatright, Connecticut
Top Defender: Amida Brimah, Connecticut
Best Freshman: Daniel Hamilton, Connecticut

ACC
1. Duke
2. Louisville
3. North Carolina
4. Virginia
5. Pittsburgh
6. Syracuse
7. North Carolina State
8. Florida State
9. Notre Dame
10. Virginia Tech
11. Miami
12. Clemson
13. Boston College
14. Georgia Tech
15. Wake Forest

All-ACC
Marcus Paige, North Carolina [jr]
Olivier Hanlan, Boston College [jr]
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia [jr]
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame [sr]
Montrezl Harrell, Louisville [jr]

Awards
Player of the Year: Montrezl Harrell, Louisville
Top Defender: Brice Johnson, North Carolina
Best Freshman: Jahlil Okafor, Duke

Big East
1. Villanova
2. St. John's
3. Georgetown
4. Providence
5. Xavier
6. Marquette
7. Creighton
8. Butler
9. Seton Hall
10. DePaul

All-Big East
D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's [sr]
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown [jr]
Roosevelt Jones, Butler [jr]
Darrun Hilliard, Villanova [sr]
JayVaughn Pinkston, Villanova [sr]

Awards
Player of the Year: D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's
Top Defender: Chris Obekpa, St. John's
Best Freshman: Isaac Copeland, Georgetown

Big Ten
1. Wisconsin
2. Michigan
3. Minnesota
4. Ohio State
5. Michigan State
6. Nebraska
7. Illinois
8. Iowa
9. Maryland
10. Indiana
11. Penn State
12. Purdue
13. Northwestern
14. Rutgers

All-Big Ten 
Andre Hollins, Minnesota [sr]
Rayvonte Rice, Illinois [sr]
Terran Petteway, Nebraska [jr]
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin [jr]
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin [sr]

Awards
Player of the Year: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Top Defender: Josh Gasser, Wisconsin
Best Freshman: D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State

Big 12
1. Kansas
2. Iowa State
3. Texas
4. Oklahoma
5. Kansas State
6. Baylor
7. West Virginia
8. Oklahoma State
9. Texas Tech
10. TCU

All-Big 12
Juwan State, West Virginia [sr]
Marcus Foster, Kansas State [soph]
Wayne Selden, Kansas [soph]
Perry Ellis, Kansas [jr]
Georges Niang, Iowa State [jr]

Awards
Player of the Year: Georges Niang, Iowa State
Top Defender: Michael Cobbins, Oklahoma State
Best Freshman: Cliff Alexander, Kansas

Pac-12
1. Arizona
2. Utah
3. Colorado
4. Stanford
5. Oregon
6. UCLA
7. California
8. Washington
9. USC
10. Arizona State
11. Washington State
12. Oregon State

All-Pac-12
Chasson Randle, Stanford [sr]
Joseph Young, Oregon [sr]
Delon Wright, Utah [sr]
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona [soph]
Josh Scott, Colorado [jr]

Awards
Player of the Year: Delon Wright, Utah
Top Defender: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona
Best Freshman: Stanley Johnson, Arizona

SEC
1. Kentucky
2. Florida
3. LSU
4. Arkansas
5. Georgia
6. Alabama
7. Mississippi
8. Auburn
9. Missouri
10. Vanderbilt
11. Texas A&M
12. South Carolina
13. Tennessee
14. Mississippi State

All-SEC
K.T. Harrell, Auburn [sr]
Andrew Harrison, Kentucky [soph]
Aaron Harrison, Kentucky [soph]
Dorian Finney-Smith, Florida [jr]
Jordan Mickey, LSU [soph]

Awards:
Player of the Year: Jordan Mickey, LSU
Top Defender: Jordan Mickey, LSU
Best Freshman: Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky

2014-15 Preseason All-Americans and Award Projections


First Team
Fred VanVleet, Wichita State [jr]
Terran Petteway, Nebraska [jr]
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin [sr]
Montrezl Harrell, Louisville [jr]
Alan Williams, UC Santa Barbara [sr]

Second Team
Delon Wright, Utah [sr]
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia [jr]
Winston Shepard, San Diego State [jr]
Jordan Mickey, LSU [soph]
Georges Niang, Iowa State [jr]

All-Defense
Briante Weber, Virginia Commonwealth [sr]
Josh Gasser, Wisconsin [sr]
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona [soph]
Jordan Mickey, LSU [soph]
Chris Obekpa, St. John's [jr]

All-Freshman
Stanley Johnson, Arizona
Cliff Alexander, Kansas
Myles Turner, Texas
Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky
Jahlil Okafor, Duke

Player of the Year: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

Top Defender: Briante Weber, Virginia Commonwealth

Best Freshman: Jahlil Okafor, Duke


2014-15 RBP Preseason Rankings


1) Kentucky
2) Wisconsin
3) Arizona
4) Kansas
5) Duke
6) Louisville
7) Florida
8) North Carolina
9) Virginia
10) Iowa State
11) Wichita State
12) Villanova
13) Texas
14) Michigan
15) Connecticut
16) Gonzaga
17) Virginia Commonwealth
18) Minnesota
19) Ohio State
20) Michigan State
21) San Diego State
22) Nebraska
23) Utah
24) Southern Methodist
25) Oklahoma

2013-14 Honors & Awards


1st Team All-American
Shabazz Napier, Connecticut
Russ Smith, Louisville
Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Jabari Parker, Duke
Doug McDermott, Creighton

2nd Team All-American
Fred VanVleet, Wichita State
Xavier Thames, San Diego State
Elfrid Payton, Louisiana-Lafayette
Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati
C.J. Fair, Syracuse

All-Defensive Team
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Briante Weber, Virginia Commonwealth
Russ Smith, Louisville
K.J. McDaniels, Clemson
Jordan Bachynski, Arizona State

All-Freshman Team
Tyler Ennis, Syracuse
Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
Jabari Parker, Duke
Aaron Gordon, Arizona
Julius Randle, Kentucky

Player of the Year: Doug McDermott, Creighton
Top Defender: Briante Weber, Virginia Commonwealth
Best Freshman: Jabari Parker, Duke
Coach of the Year: Billy Donovan, Florida

2013-14 Conference Honors & Awards


All-AAC
Nic Moore, Southern Methodist
Shabazz Napier, Connecticut
Russ Smith, Louisville
Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati
Montrezl Harrell, Louisville

Player of the Year: Russ Smith, Louisville
Top Defender: Russ Smith, Louisville
Best Freshman: Austin Nichols, Memphis
Coach of the Year: Rick Pitino, Louisville

All-ACC
Lamar Patterson, Pittsburgh
T.J. Warren, North Carolina State
K.J. McDaniels, Clemson
Jabari Parker, Duke
C.J. Fair, Syracuse

Player of the Year: Jabari Parker, Duke
Top Defender: K.J. McDaniels, Clemson
Best Freshman: Jabari Parker, Duke
Coach of the Year: Tony Bennett, Virginia

All-Big East
Bryce Cotton, Providence
D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's
Semaj Christon, Xavier
James Bell, Villanova
Doug McDermott, Creighton

Player of the Year: Doug McDermott, Creighton
Top Defender: Fuquan Edwin, Seton Hall
Best Freshman: Billy Garrett, DePaul
Coach of the Year: Jay Wright, Villanova

All-Big Ten
Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Gary Harris, Michigan State
Terran Petteway, Nebraska
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Adreian Payne, Michigan State

Player of the Year: Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Top Defender: Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Best Freshman: Noah Vonleh, Indiana
Coach of the Year: Bo Ryan, Wisconsin

All-Big 12
DeAndre Kane, Iowa State
Markel Brown, Oklahoma State
Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
Melvin Ejim, Iowa State
Georges Niang, Iowa State

Player of the Year: DeAndre Kane, Iowa State
Top Defender: Joel Embiid, Kansas
Best Freshman: Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
Coach of the Year: Bill Self, Kansas

All-Pac-12
Jahii Carson, Arizona State
Nick Johnson, Arizona
Jordan Adams, UCLA
Kyle Anderson, UCLA
Aaron Gordon, Arizona

Player of the Year: Nick Johnson, Arizona
Top Defender: Jordan Bachynski, Arizona State
Best Freshman: Aaron Gordon, Arizona
Coach of the Year: Sean Miller, Arizona

All-SEC
Scottie Wilbekin, Florida
Casey Prather, Florida
Jordan Clarkson, Missouri
Jordan McRae, Tennessee
Julius Randle, Kentucky

Player of the Year: Casey Prather, Florida
Top Defender: Scottie Wilbekin, Florida
Best Freshman: Julius Randle, Kentucky
Coach of the Year: Billy Donovan, Florida