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Ten players to know for the 2017-18 season: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

With Justin Robinson gone from the fold, Monmouth will turn to the likes of Austin Tilghman (above) and Micah Seaborn to lead the team in 2017-18. (Source: Monmouth Athletics)

CALGARY, Alta. — Entering the 2017-18 season, the MAAC will be without several familiar faces from a year ago.

Several of the conference’s biggest stars from 2016-17 have moved on to the next chapter in their respective basketball careers, leaving massive shoes to fill in the process. The Siena Saints have arguably lost the most, with Brett BispingMarquis WrightLavon Long, and Javion Ogunyemi having graduated.

Not to be outdone, the Monmouth Hawks will be without the reigning MAAC Player of the Year, in Justin Robinson, who will be anxiously waiting to see if his name is called in the 2017 NBA Draft on June 22nd.

In 2017-18, seemingly every team has an opportunity for a player or two to step up and seize a starring role with their respective program. Minutes are there for the taking, and coaches are looking for someone to step up and lead their team.

Here are ten players to keep an eye on in the MAAC for the upcoming season.

Disclaimer: This particular list could have easily been 15-20 players.
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College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

With a back court duo of Khallid Hart (above) and Brian Parker, the Marist Red Foxes are poised for a rise in the MAAC standings in 2016-17. (Source: Marist Athletics)
With a back court duo of Khallid Hart (above) and Brian Parker, the Marist Red Foxes are poised for a rise in the MAAC standings in 2016-17. (Source: Marist Athletics)

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 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

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.
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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

RECAP: Monmouth Hawks Complete Season Sweep of Marist with 87-61 Victory

Deon Jones (5), Micah Seaborn (10), and the Monmouth Hawks cruised to the 87-61 road win over the Marist Red Foxes on Tuesday night, completing the season sweep in the process.
Deon Jones (5), Micah Seaborn (10), and the Monmouth Hawks cruised to the 87-61 road win over the Marist Red Foxes on Tuesday night, completing the season sweep in the process.

Back on January 24th, the Monmouth Hawks took down the Marist Red Foxes in their first meeting of the season, 83-72. That victory also kicked off the current winning streak for the Hawks that they carried into Tuesday night’s rematch.

Monmouth came into McCann Arena riding a five-game winning streak, and were looking to push it to six with a season-sweep of the Red Foxes.

On the flip side, Marist was looking to build off their 79-73 upset victory over the Siena Saints in their previous outing. The win over the Saints put an end to Marist’s 11-game losing skid, and they were looking to move to 2-0 on their current three-game home stand.

The game on Tuesday night was never in question. Marist led for a total of 28 seconds in the game, and it was all about the Hawks for the rest of the night.

Monmouth was never threatened as the game moved along, and the Hawks pushed their winning streak to six games and completed the season sweep of the Marist Red Foxes with the 87-61 victory. Continue reading RECAP: Monmouth Hawks Complete Season Sweep of Marist with 87-61 Victory

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