Category Archives: 2015-16 Season Previews

CCR Pre-Season Awards for the 2015-16 College Basketball Season

Kentucky freshman Jamal Murray is our Pre-Season Freshman of the Year selection for the entire NCAA. Who else took home pre-season accolades?
Kentucky freshman Jamal Murray is our Pre-Season Freshman of the Year selection for the entire NCAA. Who else took home pre-season accolades?

The NCAA college basketball regular season officially gets under way on Friday, November 13th, with over 150 games for your viewing pleasure across North America and the World.

In honour of the season tipping off, and with the off-season coming to a close, we decided to hand out some pre-season awards to get the conversation going about the upcoming year.

Below, we have listed our Conference Champion, Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and Sleeper picks for every conference in the NCAA!

Take a look, and let us know what you think!
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College Basketball “Dream Teams” for the 2015-16 Season

Kyle Wiltjer is the only player to be featured on all three "Dream Teams" for the 2015-16 college basketball season. Who else would the writers love to have on their team this season?
Kyle Wiltjer is the only player to be featured on all three “Dream Teams” for the 2015-16 college basketball season. Who else would the writers love to have on their team this season?

The 2015-16 college basketball season will showcase a plethora of talent as it progresses from opening day on November 13th to the National Championship game in Houston in April. There are star players all over the place, which got us thinking about something.

What would it look like if we were able to assemble our own Dream Teams and have them compete against one another? What players would get picked? Who would coach the teams? Who would come out on top? So many questions could be asked, and it would make for one heck of a showcase.

We decided to take that idea and roll with it. Three college basketball writers from around North America to select their Dream Teams for the 2015-16 college basketball season.

The team selection process was rather simple. You can pick any one (1) head coach to lead your team, five starting players, and six bench players from any position to fill out your roster.

After careful deliberation, the three teams were selected. Below, you can find the roster for each of the writers!
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Top Five Small Forwards in College Basketball for 2015-16

Duke freshman Brandon Ingram is one of the top incoming freshmen in the Class of 2015, and he's one of the top small forwards in the country. Where does he rank on our list of the top 5 small forwards in the NCAA?
Duke freshman Brandon Ingram is one of the top incoming freshmen in the Class of 2015, and he’s one of the top small forwards in the country. Where does he rank on our list of the top 5 small forwards in the NCAA?

The 2015-16 college basketball season kick-starts on November 13th, and there will be a ton of talent on display over the course of the season. There are talented players scattered all over the college basketball landscape, which makes the game that much more exciting.

One area that teams always like to focus on is the small forward position. Teams are constantly looking for talented swing players who can line up as a guard or a forward, and have an adaptive skill set that will allow for them to excel at various positions.

The upcoming season is filled with talented small forwards all across the country, and it’s tough to keep track of them all. Not to worry, we have you covered with the top five small forwards in the country.

Scroll down below to see who cracks the top five list!
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Top 10 Story Lines of the 2015-16 Season – #5: Action Packed Big Ten Race

This season, the Big Ten race will be one of the most exciting in all of college basketball, and James Blackmon, Jr. and the Indiana Hoosiers will be right in the thick of things come March.
This season, the Big Ten race will be one of the most exciting in all of college basketball, and James Blackmon, Jr. and the Indiana Hoosiers will be right in the thick of things come March.

The 2015-16 college basketball regular season officially gets under way on Friday, November 13th, with over 150 games across the college basketball landscape to finally satisfy our cravings for NCAA hoops.

This season promises to be one full of excitement mixed with a little bit of drama along the way. With so many great teams across the country, this season will be a wide open race towards Houston and the national championship.

Over the next few days, leading up to the day that the season starts, we will be taking a look at 10 of the top story lines for the upcoming season. While they all may not feature the biggest programs in the country, these are headlines that will be talked about over the course of the season and can alter several conference races down the stretch.

Story Line #5: The Race for the Title in the Big Ten! Continue reading Top 10 Story Lines of the 2015-16 Season – #5: Action Packed Big Ten Race

Top 10 Story Lines of the 2015-16 Season – #6: Preseason Tournaments

The DirecTV Wooden Legacy is one of the premier early-season tournaments, and the 2015 field is no different.
The DirecTV Wooden Legacy is one of the premier early-season tournaments, and the 2015 field is no different.

The 2015-16 college basketball regular season officially gets under way on Friday, November 13th, with over 150 games across the college basketball landscape to finally satisfy our cravings for NCAA hoops.

This season promises to be one full of excitement mixed with a little bit of drama along the way. With so many great teams across the country, this season will be a wide open race towards Houston and the national championship.

Over the next few days, leading up to the day that the season starts, we will be taking a look at 10 of the top story lines for the upcoming season. While they all may not feature the biggest programs in the country, these are headlines that will be talked about over the course of the season and can alter several conference races down the stretch.

Story Line #6: Tons of Talent on Display in the Early-Season Tournaments! Continue reading Top 10 Story Lines of the 2015-16 Season – #6: Preseason Tournaments

Top 10 Story Lines of the 2015-16 Season – #7: Rule Changes

With all of the recent rule changes that are taking place for the 2015-16 season, pressure will be on the referees to enforce the new rules and keep the game running smooth.
With all of the recent rule changes that are taking place for the 2015-16 season, pressure will be on the referees to enforce the new rules and keep the game running smooth.

The 2015-16 college basketball regular season officially gets under way on Friday, November 13th, with over 150 games across the college basketball landscape to finally satisfy our cravings for NCAA hoops.

This season promises to be one full of excitement mixed with a little bit of drama along the way. With so many great teams across the country, this season will be a wide open race towards Houston and the national championship.

Over the next few days, leading up to the day that the season starts, we will be taking a look at 10 of the top story lines for the upcoming season. While they all may not feature the biggest programs in the country, these are headlines that will be talked about over the course of the season and can alter several conference races down the stretch.

Story Line #7: Rule Changes! Continue reading Top 10 Story Lines of the 2015-16 Season – #7: Rule Changes