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College Court Report Fan-Voted Freshman of the Week: Justin Forrest, Appalachian State Mountaineers

The last seven days for freshman Justin Forrest were highlighted by a 36-point performance against James Madison. (Source: AAU Team Forrest)

CANMORE, Alta. — The list of talented freshmen in 2017-18 seems to add a few names each and every week.

Several talents fly under the radar before the season begins, especially at smaller schools across the country. Teams know that they sign talented players from the start, but it takes the rest of the nation a little bit longer to realize their potential.

One of those players is guard Justin Forrest. The native of Decatur, GA is in his first season with the Appalachian State Mountaineers, and has already emerged as a secondary scoring option alongside junior Ronshad Shabazz.

Forrest is currently second on the team in scoring, trailing only Shabazz, and he has a pair of 30+ point performances under his belt early in his collegiate career. While it’s early, all signs point to him being another top-tier weapon for the Mountaineers as they look to climb in the Sun Belt standings this season.

For his efforts this past week, freshman guard Justin Forrest has been selected by the fans as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Freshman of the Week for November 20-26, 2017!

Forrest received the most votes in our weekly Twitter poll, earning more votes than Tywhon Pickford (Northern Iowa), Roman Penn (Siena), and Tariq Simmons (The Citadel) for the weekly honour. Continue reading College Court Report Fan-Voted Freshman of the Week: Justin Forrest, Appalachian State Mountaineers

2017-18 MTE and Neutral Site Showcase Preview Series: Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic

Chimezie Metu and the USC Trojans have a top-ten roster heading into the 2017-18 season, and they will look to become the first repeat winner of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic in December.

CALGARY, Alta. — The 2017-18 season is just around the corner, and while there’s a debate on Twitter as to when the season actually starts, it can’t get here soon enough.

Schedules are being released with each passing weekday, and many of them feature early-season tournaments and multi-team events all throughout non-conference play. According to Chris Dobbertean and Blogging the Bracket, there are over 30 multi-team tournaments, and another handful of neutral site showcases and non-exempt events.

So, with the season coming up, we thought we would go through and preview all of the early-season tournaments, the non-exempt tournaments, and a wide array of the neutral site showcase events. In total, we will preview 75 different events over the course of the next 75 days, culminating on opening day.

We selected the events at random, and have broken some up into two pieces, like the Phil Knight Invitational, since there are two separate brackets.

Today, we take a look at the 2017 edition of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. Continue reading 2017-18 MTE and Neutral Site Showcase Preview Series: Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic

Wesner’s 4-Point Play: Tire Pros Invitational

Photo courtesy of AP Photo/John Raoux

Welcome to March Madness in November.

Aside from the return of college basketball, holiday tournaments are the best part of non-conference play.

Battles between future NCAA Tournament teams give a taste of postseason basketball. Mid-majors are presented with opportunities to score a resume win and receive national attention. And, on the third day, one team is crowned champion, a feat they hope to accomplish twice more before the season’s conclusion.  Continue reading Wesner’s 4-Point Play: Tire Pros Invitational

RECAP: Davidson’s Jack Gibbs ties Tire Pros Invitational Point Record, Leads Wildcats to Win over Arizona State

Photo courtesy of Al Bello – Getty Images

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Atlantic 10 conference season should be entertaining.

By fending off a late Arizona State charge, Davidson finished off the 2016 Tire Pros Invitational with a pair of victories, defeating the Sun Devils, 68-60 on Sunday afternoon.

“We are certainly delighted to come down here to Orlando and get two very good wins against two very well-coached and very good teams,” said Davidson head coach Bob McKillop. “It’s a great statement about our guys.” Continue reading RECAP: Davidson’s Jack Gibbs ties Tire Pros Invitational Point Record, Leads Wildcats to Win over Arizona State

RECAP: Defense Drives Davidson to Win over Missouri

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Davidson’s offense has started quick while at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports.

It just happened that today, they dominated on the defensive end as well.

Davidson, by holding the Missouri Tigers to 55 points on 36.1 percent shooting, advanced to the consolation championship of the Tire Pros Invitational with a 15-point victory. Continue reading RECAP: Defense Drives Davidson to Win over Missouri

Wesner’s Four-Point Play: High-Majors

Early on in 2016-17, Dayton looks like the team to beat in the Atlantic 10. (Source: Getty Images)
Early on in 2016-17, Dayton looks like the team to beat in the Atlantic 10. (Source: Getty Images)

College basketball is back!

For the last seven months, the nation has yearned for another chapter of upsets, buzzer-beaters, and busted brackets. The time has finally come.

Over the course of the season, I will highlight the most shocking results while forecasting what big match-ups are to come.

Don’t know who to watch out for? Is a team a true bracket-buster? Does a certain player have a career in the NBA? All these questions, and much more, will be answered over the course of the season. Continue reading Wesner’s Four-Point Play: High-Majors