Official 2012-2013 College Basketball Thread

SunflowaSeedsSunflowaSeeds Posts: 11,682
edited October 2012 in From the Cheap Seats
Figured we'd get the discussion going for the upcoming season, I'm pumped.
Will be adding pre-season rankings, top 100 players, pre-season all americans, etc. shortly.
Will also be adding to Non-Conference tournament schedules, which are always fun.

I'll be betting on ncaab games all year so I'll be updating this thread even more often than last year.
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  • 0071300713 Posts: 19,197
    USA Today Preseason top 25

    1. Indiana
    2. Louisville
    3. Kentucky
    4. Ohio State
    5. Michigan
    6. North Carolina State
    7. Kansas
    8. Duke
    9. Syracuse
    10. Florida
    11. Arizona
    12. North Carolina
    13. UCLA
    14. Michigan State
    15. Creighton
    16. Memphis
    17. Missouri
    18. Baylor
    19. UNLV
    20. San Diego State
    21. Wisconsin
    22. Gonzaga
    23. Notre Dame
    24 (tie). Florida State
    24 (tie). Texas
  • SunflowaSeedsSunflowaSeeds Posts: 11,682
    edited October 2012
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    All-America first team
    F - Shabazz Muhammad, 6-6, 225, Fr., UCLA
    He's arguably the most talented wing in the country, but he could wind up missing a significant portion of the season as part of an ongoing NCAA investigation into potential impermissible benefits. Muhammad is a big, strong kid who plays hard and competes on every possession.
    F - Doug McDermott, 6-8, 225, Jr., Creighton
    Sure, he plays in the Missouri Valley. But McDermott can play -- and he's proven it each of his two seasons in college. He can shoot it from deep (49 percent from beyond the arc) and is also one of the most reliable finishers around the basket. He averaged nearly 23 points per contest last season and more than eight boards per game.
    C - Cody Zeller, 7-0, 240, Soph., Indiana
    The youngest of the Zeller Boys is also the most talented. He lived up to the hype in Bloomington, averaging 15.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Zeller runs extremely well, is a force on the defensive end and can also score in the post and also on the perimeter. There's truly not much the Hoosiers star can't already do -- and he's only going to get better as his body continues to develop.
    G - Isaiah Canaan, 6-1, 195, Sr., Murray State
    He may not be a true point guard, but he's a shot-maker and also averaged nearly four assists per game for the Racers -- who were the last unbeaten team in the country last year. Canaan shoots the ball extremely well, but he does more than just score.
    G - Phil Pressey,5-11, 175, Jr., Missouri
    The ultimate point guard in terms of getting his teammates easy, open looks. Case in point: Marcus Denmon from a year ago. Pressey is a capable scorer, but that's not where he's a difference-maker. He has a chance to lead the nation in assists as he applies pressure to opposing defenses -- especially in the open court -- with his speed.

    All-America second team
    F - Mike Moser, 6-8, 210, Jr., UNLV
    Was one of the nation's top rebounders a year ago, and has developed into a quality scorer. He's long, can run the floor -- and is versatile. He'll get an opportunity to showcase his versatility this season as he'll move from the power forward spot to the wing.
    F - Tony Mitchell, 6-8, 235, Soph., North Texas
    Was supposed to go to Missouri, but didn't qualify and that's why he's in the mid-major ranks. But Mitchell can play anywhere. He's super-athletic, goes hard and is more skilled than people realize. He averaged 14.7 points and 10.3 boards for the Mean Green after missing the first nine games of the season.
    C - Nerlens Noel, 6-10, 228, Fr., Kentucky
    It'll be all about the flattop this season in Lexington instead of the Unibrow. Noel isn't quite Anthony Davis, but as far as shot-blocking is concerned, he's not far off -- if at all. Noel may not be as polished on the offensive end as Davis, but he could be on par with AD as far as a defensive presence in concerned.
    G - Trey Burke, 6-0, 190, Soph., Michigan
    Came out of nowhere a year ago to establish himself as one of the elite point guards in the country. The entire offense was built around Burke last season and he took advantage, averaging 14.8 points and 4.6 assists per game. Burke will have no shortage of weapons this season with the addition of a strong freshman class, but his leadership may be as important as anything in Ann Arbor.
    G - Jamaal Franklin,6-5, 195, Jr., San Diego State
    Was a non-factor as a freshman, but quickly became a star for the Aztecs last season. He's athletic, tough and has tremendous work ethic. He'll get a chance to slide over to the wing -- his natural position -- after being forced to play power forward much of last year.

    All-America third team
    F - Deshaun Thomas, 6-7, 215, Jr., Ohio State
    Tinkered with the idea of leaving after last year, but now he'll be the go-to guy for Thad Matta. Thomas can flat-out score. He averaged 24.3 points in the first three games of the NCAA tournament and has the ability to get baskets from just about anywhere on the court.
    F - James Michael McAdoo, 6-9, 230, Soph., North Carolina
    Only averaged 6.1 points and 3.9 boards per game last season, so it may look strange -- but McAdoo had to wait his turn behind veterans Tyler Zeller and John Henson. Now it's his turn and he'll be productive immediately. He's big, strong and athletic -- and has a high motor.
    C - Trevor Mbakwe, 6-8, 245, Sr., Minnesota
    It's still unclear how the athletic big man's knee will respond after the season-ending injury just seven games into the season. He was averaging 14.8 points and 10 boards per game at the time and is a relentless rebounder who could make the Gophers legitimate Big Ten contenders -- as long as he's at or near 100 percent
    G - Aaron Craft, 6-2, 195, Jr., Ohio State
    He doesn't look the part, but Craft can play. He brings everything to the table -- defense, leadership, passing, intangibles -- except for a consistent perimeter shot. Craft will need to be more assertive on the offensive end with the departure of Jared Sullinger and William Buford.
    G - Michael Snaer, 6-5, 202, Sr., Florida State
    One of the best two-way players in the country. He's a lock-down defensive player and more than capable of going for 20-plus points on any given night. Snaer will be the Seminoles leader and should team with Ian Miller to form one of the most potent backcourts in the country.

    All-America fourth team
    G - Kyle Anderson, 6-9, 235, Fr., UCLA
    There will be no better passer in the country this season. Anderson is a 6-foot-9 point forward. Sure, he needs to work on his quickness and perimeter shot -- but Anderson simply makes everyone around him better. That's a gift -- and a rarity these days.
    F - Otto Porter,6-8, 205, Soph., Georgetown
    Long and talented, Porter was a virtual unknown since he never played AAU ball. He's a high IQ player who does everything well. He makes shots from mid-range, rebounds, defends and makes quality decisions on the court. With Jason Clark and Henry Sims gone, the Hoyas are now Otto's team.
    C - Jeff Withey, 7-0, 235, Sr., Kansas
    One of the top defensive players in the country, Withey will need to be more productive on the offensive end. He's long, experienced and competes. Withey should have an expanded role now that Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor are gone. He still needs to gain more confidence with his low-post game.
    G - C.J. McCollum 6-3, 185, Sr., Lehigh
    His length and fluid game make him a difficult matchup. Just ask Duke -- as he put 30 on the Blue Devils in the NCAA tournament. McCollum is a scorer and it's too bad we won't see more of him this season due to him playing in a relative obscurity of the Patriot League.
    G - Marcus Smart, 6-4, 225, Fr., Oklahoma State
    I'm not sure if he's a point guard or a two-guard, but the kid is just a flat-out player -- and he wins. Smart is a tremendous athlete who plays every possession as if it's his last. He rebounds well, scores when necessary and is capable of running the team -- which he'll do this year for Travis Ford in Stillwater.

  • SunflowaSeedsSunflowaSeeds Posts: 11,682
    All-Freshman first team
    F - Shabazz Muhammad, 6-6, 225, UCLA
    The McDonald's All-American will almost certainly miss some games because of extra benefits he received in high school. But he'll play at some point, we think. And when he does he'll look like the best wing in the country regardless of class.
    F - Alex Poythress, 6-7, 239, F, Kentucky

    Poythress is among the reasons Kentucky probably won't miss all those early entries to last June's NBA Draft. He's one of three Wildcats who could earn First Team All-American honors.
    C - Nerlens Noel, 6-10, 228, Kentucky
    Noel's recruitment has kept NCAA investigators busy but it remains unclear if any eligibility issues will keep him off the court. At this point, the assumption is that he'll play. When he does he'll block shots like Anthony Davis.
    G - Marcus Smart, 6-4, 225, G, Oklahoma State
    Smart was the leader and star of USA Basketball's U-18 team that won a gold medal this summer. He'll play point guard at Oklahoma State and be the reason for the Cowboys' return to the NCAA Tournament.
    G - Kyle Anderson, 6-9, 235, PG, UCLA
    Anderson is a uniquely skilled point forward who handles the ball well and sees the court terrifically. Exactly how Ben Howland decides to use him will be one of the sport's fascinating developments.

    All-Freshman second team
    G - Ben McLemore, 6-5, 195, SG, Kansas
    McLemore missed last season because of academic issues but established himself in practices as a future first-round pick. He should be Bill Self's best player. He could lead the Jayhawks to the Final Four.
    F - Isaiah Austin, 7-1, 220, C, Baylor
    Austin is the latest in a line of elite recruits to choose Baylor. He'll play away from the basket some despite his long frame, make shots and then be drafted in the lottery of next June's NBA Draft.
    C - Steven Adams, 7-0, 250, C, Pittsburgh
    Adams, a native of New Zealand, provides Jamie Dixon with an explosive post presence who can dunk and rebound. He'll be among the reasons why Pittsburgh doesn't string consecutive disappointing seasons.
    G - Yogi Ferrell, 6-0, 178, PG, Indiana
    Kentucky won a national championship last season with a freshman point guard. Don't be surprised if Indiana does the same thanks to Ferrell on the perimeter and Cody Zeller inside.
    G - Archie Goodwin, 6-4 ½, 198, SG, Kentucky
    Goodwin is a big and strong guard who is usually in attack mode. He's a better prospect than the two guards -- Darius Miller and Doron Lamb -- that Kentucky placed in last June's NBA Draft.
  • Baylor Gang in the building.
    That #18 rank is perfect.
    Expectations arent too high w/ that rank but we'll be an elite 8 team again this year.
  • Roger GodellRoger Godell Posts: 132
    edited October 2012
    Kyle Anderson 6'9 Freshman Point Guard UCLA cant wait to see him in action in the Pac. Anderson and Shabazz when ever he plays are gonna be the youngest and best backcourt in the country. Anderson remind me of Rubio/young Odom

  • MillzOGMillzOG Posts: 10,233
    wait...I didn't watch the video cus I'm at work

    but yo, did you just say he's a 6'9 point guard though?!?!


    Lawd please I hope he's a great passer instead of just some tall nigga with handle masquerading as a PG.


    but word this thread will be stickied soon enough seedzington
  • greenwood1921greenwood1921 Posts: 47,117
    *Walks in thread

    *Walks back out with the sad face 'cause Waymon Tisdale is dead and Blake Griffin is in the league.





    In other words, we trash. lol
  • G.AvantG.Avant Posts: 3,261
    Gators all day!!! I know yall see my boy Patrick Young beasting.
  • MillzOGMillzOG Posts: 10,233
    Patric Young is a scrub and will do nothing in the NBA, sorry.
  • G.AvantG.Avant Posts: 3,261
    Patric Young is a scrub and will do nothing in the NBA, sorry.

    Patrick Young aint no scrub. What the hell you talking bout?
  • infamous114infamous114 Posts: 24,560
    Hopefully the Canes improve in their 2nd season under Jim Larranaga
  • putting freshman on the 1 and 2nd AA team before they play is beyond retarded.


    The cuse gonna get revenge this season
  • Jdilla26Jdilla26 Posts: 2,262
    edited October 2012

    ????? No fightin Illini LMAO? Ever Since DWill and Dee Brown left we aint been shit
  • MR.CJMR.CJ Posts: 45,398
    Kyle Anderson 6'9 Freshman Point Guard UCLA cant wait to see him in action in the Pac. Anderson and Shabazz when ever he plays are gonna be the youngest and best backcourt in the country. Anderson remind me of Rubio/young Odom


    gotdamn a 6'9 point guard though
  • So ILLSo ILL Posts: 6,947
    edited October 2012
    I'm just going to occasionally lurk in this one for now since SIU is on "extra-regular" status lol smh..

    They ain't been on shit for the last 4 or 5 years, and ended up getting a new Coach this past March...

    I'd like to think that the new Coach picked up some shit from when he was on Kansas' staff the past few years. I hope he can help get us back to being relevant like we were a few seasons ago...




  • SunflowaSeedsSunflowaSeeds Posts: 11,682
    Yeaaah looks to be a rough year for SIU, they definitely seem to be a bottom of the barrel MVC team.
  • So ILLSo ILL Posts: 6,947
    edited October 2012
    Yeaaah looks to be a rough year for SIU, they definitely seem to be a bottom of the barrel MVC team.

    Can't be any worse than last year, SIU finished 8-23....smh

    Only way to go is up at this point...But at least this year we actually have a good number of players coming back, for the past couple of years there was always someone transferring out. I'd be watching highlights and they'd be playing good at other schools smh...

  • af.r.i.c.a.af.r.i.c.a. Posts: 5,371
    Gotta keep my eye on these prospects cuz theres about a 25% chance ORL ends up with the first pick in the draft.
  • KU Beezy wrote: »
    We never rebuild
    We just reload
    Rock chalk :)

    I bet my AVI that yall don't win the Big 12 this year.
    Baylor Gang >>>
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