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Marquette transfer Traci Carter commits to La Salle

Photo courtesy of Getty Images and Milwaukee – Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

Traci Carter is heading home.

Per Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports, the Marquette Golden Eagles’ transfer has committed to the La Salle Explorers of the Atlantic 10. The sophomore was averaging 4.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in 8 games (4 starts) for the 12-6 (3-3) Golden Eagles.

Carter, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, was the 90th prospect in the class of 2015, according to Rivals.com. Furthermore, the 6’0″ point guard was spotted 18th by FOXSports.com when stratified at his position. Continue reading Marquette transfer Traci Carter commits to La Salle

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Big East

Kris Jenkins famously hit a buzzer-beating three to give Villanova the 77-74 win in the 2016 National Championship over North Carolina, and he'll look to help lead the team back to the finals in 2016-17. (Source: Streeter Lecka - Getty Images)
Kris Jenkins famously hit a buzzer-beating three to give Villanova the 77-74 win in the 2016 National Championship over North Carolina, and he’ll look to help lead the team back to the finals in 2016-17. (Source: Streeter Lecka – Getty Images)

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 Big East Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Big East

Marquette’s Henry Ellenson Declares for 2016 NBA Draft, Will Sign with Agent

On Sunday, Marquette freshman forward Henry Ellenson announced that he will enter the 2016 NBA Draft and sign with an agent, ending his tenure with the Golden Eagles. (Source: CBS Sports)
On Sunday, Marquette freshman forward Henry Ellenson announced that he will enter the 2016 NBA Draft and sign with an agent, ending his tenure with the Golden Eagles. (Source: CBS Sports)

One of the trends from the 2015-16 college basketball season was the fact that teams appeared to ‘waste’ the talents of their high-profile freshmen. It’s merely a matter of opinion, but several teams failed to live up to their potential and achieve their lofty expectations.

The most notable situation is Ben Simmons and the LSU Tigers. Despite Simmons’ personally strong statistical season, the Tigers failed to make the post-season, and Simmons is off to the draft after just one season. He is the projected first overall selection on June 23rd.

On Sunday, another top freshman announced his decision in regards to the NBA Draft.

Forward Henry Ellenson announced that he was entering the 2016 NBA Draft and signing with an agent, ending his tenure with the Marquette Golden Eagles in the process. Continue reading Marquette’s Henry Ellenson Declares for 2016 NBA Draft, Will Sign with Agent

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