Our school basketball author has a preseason All-American vote. These 5 gamers have already been revealed. These 10 have been proper on the cusp:
1. Remy Martin, Arizona State
The 6-foot guard averaged 19.1 factors, 4.1 assists and three.1 rebounds in 2019-20. However a crowded Solar Devils backcourt and his three-point taking pictures struggles held him again.
2. Garrison Brooks, North Carolina
Not a lot went proper for North Carolina in 2019-20. Brooks was about the very best factor UNC had, and the 6-9 ahead is arguably the highest returning participant within the ACC.
3. Sam Hauser, Virginia
Nothing has modified in regards to the powerful protection Virginia performs. However Hauser, a profession 44.5 p.c three-point shooter at 6-8, ought to present some wanted offensive reduction.
4. James Bouknight, UConn
Bouknight is poised for a sophomore breakout. He already had the breakthrough, averaging 13 factors and 4.1 rebounds as a freshman.
5. Collin Gillespie, Villanova
He’s the traditional Villanova guard. Doesn’t blow you away at first, after which torches you for 30 factors. The Wildcats success begins with the 6-3 guard out of Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
6. Marcus Garrett, Kansas
Garrett was strong final season for the Jayhawks, averaging 9.2 factors, 4.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds. The reigning Nationwide Defensive Participant of the 12 months ought to have a extra vital offensive function now.
7. Corey Kispert, Gonzaga
Who will wind up Gonzaga’s finest participant this season? For now, it’s Kispert, who averaged 13.9 factors and shot 43.8 p.c from deep final yr.
8. Keyontae Johnson, Florida
One of many SEC freshmen might sneak participant of the yr honors away from Johnson by the season’s finish. However the Florida wing is certainly a front-runner.
9. Colbey Ross, Pepperdine
Ross averaged 20.5 factors and seven.2 assists final season. If he repeats that AND helps the Waves enhance, he would possibly earn postseason All-American honors.
10. Oscar Tshiebwe, West Virginia
Illinois landed Kofi Cockburn as an alternative of Tshiebwe within the Class of 2019. Appears issues labored for everybody concerned. Tshiebwe wound up an All-Large 12 decide after placing up 11.2 factors and 9.3 rebounds per sport.
Scott Richey is a reporter masking school basketball at The Information-Gazette. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org, and you may comply with him on Twitter (@srrichey).