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Mark’s Power 6 All-Americans
• Cody Zeller- Indiana
• Peyton Siva- Louisville
• Trey Burke- Michigan
• CJ Leslie- NC State
• Deshaun Thomas- Ohio State
Mark’s Non-Power 6 All-Americans
• Doug McDermott- Creighton
• Isaiah Canaan- Murray State
• CJ McCollum- Lehigh
• Mike Moser UNLV
• Matthew Dellavedova- St Mary’s
Mark’s Ready for Prime Time Players:
• Jackie Carmichael- Illinois State
• Tony Mitchell- North Texas
• Nate Wolters- South Dakota State
• Colt Ryan- Evansville
• Ray McCallum- Detroit
• Jamaal Franklin- San Diego State
Mark’s Argo’s (6 Undercover players)
• Mike Muscala- Bucknell
• Walter Offut- Ohio
• Alec Brown- Wisconsin Green Bay
• Ryan Broekoff- Valparaiso
• Jake Odum- Indiana State
• OD Anosike Anna-SICK-ee- Siena (15PPG, 12.5RPG #1 Nation)
OVC and the NBA: past four NBA drafts- three OVC players have been chosen
o Tennessee-Martin’s Lester Hudson (2009, second round, Boston);
o Morehead State’s Kenneth Faried (2011, first round, Denver);
o Tennessee Tech’s Kevin Murphy (2012, second round, Utah).
• Isaiah Canaan Murray State
• Robert Covington, Tennessee State.
Mark’s College Basketball Below the Radar Headlines:
Gonzaga Headed for a Deep Run (See below)
Preseason ALL-WCC TEAM- Note- 4 of Top 10 from Gonzaga, FINAL 4?
Gary Bell, Jr. Gonzaga So. G
Sam Dower Gonzaga RS-Jr. C
Elias Harris Gonzaga Sr. F
Kevin Pangos Gonzaga So. G
Davidson is Back!
• De’Mon Brooks Preseason SoCon Player of the Year,
• Seniors Jake Cohen and Nik Cochran voted to the 10-member preseason all-SoCon team
Murray State Not a Fluke
• All-American guard Isaiah Canaan returns with plenty left in the cupboard.
• Belmont joins the OVC for a tougher route to the dance.
Walking in Memphis- “Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale”
• Four Tigers named 2012-13 preseason All-Conference USA team:
o Junior Tarik Black 1st Team
o Junior Chris Crawford 2nd Team
o Junior Joe Jackson 2nd team
o Sophomore Adonis Thomas 2nd team.
Creighton: Doing the Dougie!
• Doug McDermott- Pre-season 1st team all-American
• 801 points ranked 3rd-most in MVC history by any SO, trailing Oscar Robertson and Larry Bird.
San Diego State- Best in the West?
• Jamall Franklin and 4 starters return for Steve Fisher.
• The Aztecs also add Utah transfer JJ O’Brien and top recruits Winston Shepard and Matt Shrigley.
UNLV- Loaded up front!
• Double/Double Machine Mike Moser is back
• star-studded recruiting class highlighted by power forward, Anthony Bennett.
Ohio Bobcats- Better than big brother to the north?
• return eight of the top nine scorers from a team that took North Carolina to overtime in the Sweet 16, including D.J. Cooper and Walter Offutt, who each averaged double digits last season.
VCU- Even better than last season
• Rams returns every important player besides leading scorer Bradford Burgess.
• Jordan Burgess joins high profile recuit Melvin Johnson for the Rams’ first season in the A-10.
Mark’s Top A-10 Game Changers to Watch:
• Kevin Dillard- Dayton
• Chris Gaston- Fordham
• Rotnei Clark- Butler
• Khalif Wyatt- Temple
• 5 starters return for Phil Martelli’s St Joe’s Hawks
Mark’s Top Big East Game Changers to Watch:
• Peyton Siva- Louisville
• Gorgui Jeng- Louisville
• Steven Adams- Pitt
• Sean Kilpatrick- Cincinnati
• Vincent Council- Providence
Mark’s Top MAC Game Changers to Watch:
• DJ Cooper- Ohio (PG, hard to guard)
• Zeke Marshall- Akron (shot blocker, inside intimidator)
• Walter Offut- Ohio (strong guard)
• Rian Pearson- Toledo (scores, rebounds)
• Javon McRae- Buffalo (consistent scorer, rebounder)