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College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Sun Belt

Kevin Hervey (25) is back and healthy for the UT-Arlington Mavericks, which is bad news for the rest of the Sun Belt Conference.
Kevin Hervey (25) is back and healthy for the UT-Arlington Mavericks, which is bad news for the rest of the Sun Belt Conference.

With the exhibition season in full swing, and coming to a close early this week, that can mean only one thing.

The 2016-17 college basketball regular season is just around the corner!

Things get underway Friday, November 11th at Noon EST with the first regular season game of the season, and there will be a plethora of talent on display across all 32 conferences all season long.

Before the season gets started, we decided to hand out some preseason hardware, in the form of our Conference Player of the Year award and All-Conference Teams.

Along with that, we have the College Court Report All-Americans, and the Mid-Major Player of the Year Preseason Watch List. Links to all of the conference awards and the Watch List can be found at the bottom of each article.

Below, you can find the All-Conference Teams and Conference Player of the Year for the Sun Belt Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Sun Belt

Non-Power Five Guards Who Will Be Household Names in 2016-17: Sophomores

Georgia Southern guard Tookie Brown is just one of several non-power five sophomores that fans everywhere need to keep an eye on in 2016-17. (Source: Georgia Southern Athletics)
Georgia Southern guard Tookie Brown is just one of several non-power five sophomores that fans everywhere need to keep an eye on in 2016-17. (Source: Georgia Southern Athletics)

With over 5,200 players slated to play collegiate basketball in Division I this season, there are talented players from coast to coast. Some of them are household names, while there are plenty of players who people haven’t heard of, but are demanding of your attention.

The majority of fans tend to focus on the power five conferences, turning a blind eye to the smaller programs. When you dig deeper, you’ll see that the non-power five schools have players who could just as easily play for a power conference program.

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be looking at non-power five players who are on the brink of becoming household names, as early as the 2016-2017 season. We’ve separated the lists between guards and forwards, and then again based on their year of eligibility.

Here are 10 non-power five sophomore guards who will be household names in the very near future, plus 10 extras at the bottom to keep a flag on as their careers progress.
Continue reading Non-Power Five Guards Who Will Be Household Names in 2016-17: Sophomores

CCR Awards: Freshman of the Year Watch List, Vol. 3

The play of freshman forward Henry Ellenson has Marquette in the thick of things in the race for the Big East title, and he is one of the top freshmen this year in the NCAA. (Source: ABC News)
The play of freshman forward Henry Ellenson has Marquette in the thick of things in the race for the Big East title, and he is one of the top freshmen this year in the NCAA. (Source: ABC News)

Calendars have switched over to February, and the stretch run has kicked in for every team in the country. The push for conference titles and post-season berths are in high gear, and players will bring their best efforts to the hardwood night in and night out.

With the end of the season near, it’s time to think about individual awards in the NCAA. Starting at the end of February, we will be opening the fan-voting for the 2nd Annual Fan-Voted All-American awards.

But, we also hand out our own hardware here at College Court Report. With that, it’s time to put out some watch lists to give you an idea of where we are leaning in terms of overall awards.

Here is the latest edition of the Freshman of the Year Watch List. Overall, no new players crack the list this week. From last week’s list, the top five players went untouched, but there was a bit of a shake-up from spots 6-10.

Take a scroll down to see who cracks the Top 10 in the third edition of CCR Freshman of the Year Watch List, to be updated every Thursday. Continue reading CCR Awards: Freshman of the Year Watch List, Vol. 3

CCR Awards: Freshman of the Year Watch List, Vol. 2

The top three names on the list remain unchanged after a crazy week in the college basketball world, which means Kentucky's Jamal Murray still comes in at #2 on the latest edition of the CCR Freshman of the Year Watch List. (Source: CBS Sports)
The top three names on the list remain unchanged after a crazy week in the college basketball world, which means Kentucky’s Jamal Murray still comes in at #2 on the latest edition of the CCR Freshman of the Year Watch List. (Source: CBS Sports)

Calendars have switched over to February, and the stretch run has kicked in for every team in the country. The push for conference titles and post-season berths are in high gear, and players will bring their best efforts to the hardwood night in and night out.

With the end of the season near, it’s time to think about individual awards in the NCAA. Starting at the end of February, we will be opening the fan-voting for the 2nd Annual Fan-Voted All-American awards.

But, we also hand out our own hardware here at College Court Report. With that, it’s time to put out some watch lists to give you an idea of where we are leaning in terms of overall awards.

Here is the latest edition of the Freshman of the Year Watch List. Overall, two new players crack the list, and four of the ten players are from mid-major programs. From last week’s list, the top three players went untouched, but there was a bit of a shake-up from spots 4-10.

Take a scroll down to see who cracks the Top 10 in the second edition of CCR Freshman of the Year Watch List, to be updated every Thursday. Continue reading CCR Awards: Freshman of the Year Watch List, Vol. 2

CCR Awards: Freshman of the Year Watch List

Eastern Michigan's James Thompson IV is the top mid-major player on the first edition of the CCR Freshman of the Year Watch List, and is one of 5 mid-majors in the top 10. Where does he rank in comparison to the others?
Eastern Michigan’s James Thompson IV is the top mid-major player on the first edition of the CCR Freshman of the Year Watch List, and is one of four mid-major players in the top 10. Where does he rank in comparison to the others?

Calendars are about to switch over to February, and the stretch run is about to kick in for every team in the country. The push for conference titles and post-season berths will be kicked into high gear, and players will bring their best efforts to the hardwood night in and night out.

With the end of the season near, it’s time to think about individual awards in the NCAA. Starting at the end of February, we will be opening the fan-voting for the 2nd Annual Fan-Voted All-American awards.

But, we also hand out our own hardware here at College Court Report. With that, it’s time to put out some watch lists to give you an idea of where we are leaning in terms of overall awards. Each day of the week, we will update a different Watch List for different awards.

Here is the first edition of the Freshman of the Year Watch List. Overall, four of the ten players are from mid-major programs, while there’s no surprise as to who is #1 to kick off award season here at College Court Report.

Take a scroll down to see who cracks the Top 10 in the first edition of CCR Freshman of the Year Watch List, to be updated every Thursday. Continue reading CCR Awards: Freshman of the Year Watch List