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College Court Report 2017-18 Preseason Awards: Colonial Athletic Association

Tyler Seibring (above) and Brian Dawkins give the Elon Phoenix a formidable duo in the front court. (Source: Elon Men’s Basketball) (Header: Moultrie News)

CANMORE, Alta. –The 2017-18 season tips off on November 10th, which means the final month without college basketball is finally upon us.

Fans all across the country are gearing up for another exciting college basketball season, and with the recent scandal involving the FBI and several power conference programs across the NCAA, the level of anticipation is through the roof.

Conference preview pieces are starting to circulate from various media outlets, and conferences are hosting their annual media days and announcing their preseason polls and award winners. It’s always interesting to see how coaches and media rank teams in their respective conferences.

With the season right around the corner, we are starting to release our Preseason Player of the Year awards for each conference, along with three All-Conference teams. Picked at random, we will release two sets of awards each day.

Heading into the 2017-18 season, there appears to be a changing of the guard in the CAA. Last season, the UNC Wilmington Seahawks took home the conference tournament crown and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. While they will still be in contention this year, there looks to be a new champion.

The College of Charleston Cougars are the clear favourites heading into the season, and they boast a pair of legitimate CAA Player of the Year candidates. If all goes according to plan, and everyone remains healthy, the Cougars will be a tough out all season long.

Scroll down to see who we have tabbed as the Preseason CAA Player of the Year, and who falls where on our All-CAA Teams!

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Non-Power Five Guards who will be Household Names in 2017-18: Sophomores, Part One

Detroit Mercy’s Corey Allen is just one of several sophomore guards that all fans should know about heading into the 2017-18 season. (Source: MLive)

CALGARY, Alta. — 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.

When it comes to sophomore guards in the NCAA, the list of talented players goes on and on. With so many players, it was nearly impossible to cut the list down to just 10 players without leaving star-calibre players off the list.

Much like we did last season, we have broken down each class into guards and forwards. Then, the list of guards and forwards were broken down even further into multiple parts, as there was too much talent to do it any other way.

Each will have 10 sophomore guards who will become household names in 2016-17, along with five others to keep a flag on as the season progresses.

Continue reading Non-Power Five Guards who will be Household Names in 2017-18: Sophomores, Part One

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Colonial Athletic Association

With a slew of talent back for another season, Chris Flemmings and the UNC Wilmington Seahawks are the pre-season favourites in the Colonial Athletic Association.
With a slew of talent back for another season, Chris Flemmings and the UNC Wilmington Seahawks are the pre-season favourites in the Colonial Athletic Association.

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 Colonial Athletic Association. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Colonial Athletic Association

Non-Power Five Forwards Who Will Be Household Names in 2016-17: Juniors

Kevin Hervey (25) is back and healthy for the UT-Arlington Mavericks, and he's poised to become a household name during his junior season, along with nine other forwards.
Kevin Hervey (25) is back and healthy for the UT-Arlington Mavericks, and he’s poised to become a household name during his junior season, along with nine other junior forwards.

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.

As the 2016-17 season approaches, we will be looking at non-power five players who are on the brink of becoming household names during 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 junior forwards 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.
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Full Bracket Released for the 2016 Gulf Coast Classic from Nov. 21-23

The full bracket for the Gulf Coast Showcase has been released, and the games will take place inside Germain Arena in Southwest Florida from Nov. 21-23. (Source: @gcshowcase on Twitter)
The full bracket for the Gulf Coast Showcase has been released, and the games will take place inside Germain Arena in Southwest Florida from Nov. 21-23. (Source: @GCShowcase on Twitter)

One of the early-season tournaments that regularly brings in a highly competitive field is the Gulf Coast Showcase. Taking place down in Southwest Florida inside Germain Arena, any of the eight teams could realistically come away with the tournament title when all is said and done.

Last year was no exception. In the end, the Weber State Wildcats took down the Murray State Racers to win the 2015 Gulf Coast Showcase in a battle of two top-tier mid-major programs.

On Friday, the bracket for the 2016 edition of the event was released. From top to bottom, there are talented programs who will be vying for an early-season tournament title.

Eight different conference are represented in the event, which takes place from November 21-23, 2016.

Below are the four opening round match-ups for the event. Continue reading Full Bracket Released for the 2016 Gulf Coast Classic from Nov. 21-23

RECAP: UNC-Wilmington Pulls Away from Hofstra in Overtime for CAA Crown

Junior Chris Flemmings was one of four Seahawks to score in double-figures, as UNC-Wilmington needed overtime to knock off Hofstra and advance to the NCAA Tournament with an 80-73 win.
Junior Chris Flemmings was one of four Seahawks to score in double-figures, as UNC-Wilmington needed overtime to knock off Hofstra and advance to the NCAA Tournament with an 80-73 win.

During the regular season, the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks and the Hofstra Pride split the season series at one game apiece, with the two games being decided by a combined 4 points.

To make things a little more intriguing, both teams won inside the other team’s building.

The Seahawks and the Pride finished with identical 14-4 records in the regular season, three games clear of a trio of teams at 11-7. In the conference tournament, the ideal finale was to see UNC-Wilmington and Hofstra do battle one last time.

Basketball fans everywhere rejoiced when both teams advanced to the finals, and they were treated to a great championship battle.

As the case has been several times this post-season, the game needed an extra five minutes to decide a winner. In the overtime frame, the Seahawks pulled away to come away with the conference title.

UNC-Wilmington took down the Hofstra Pride in overtime, 80-73, to win their first CAA title in 10 seasons, and will represent the conference in the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading RECAP: UNC-Wilmington Pulls Away from Hofstra in Overtime for CAA Crown