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Assembling a Mid-Major Dream Team for the 2017-18 Season

Jock Landale emerged as one of the nation’s top big men as a junior in 2016-17, increasing his scoring average from 7.9 points per game to 16.9.

CANMORE, Alta. — The level of parity in college basketball in recent years is at an all-time high.

Still, on a nightly basis, mid-major teams are often the underdogs against power conference teams. The likes of the Kentucky WildcatsDuke Blue Devils, and other blue-blood programs land the top high school recruits each season, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a ton of talent elsewhere in the country.

Smaller programs have just as much talent on their roster, but their names don’t come with the same pedigree as the ones in the ESPN Top 100. So, we thought we would filter through all of the mid-major schools and assemble our own Dream Team for the 2017-18 season.

We assembled a 14-man roster that we would want to see play together. The team is open to interpretation, and can be assembled in an endless number of ways. But, this is a team we think would contend with the best of the best in the NCAA.
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Ten road contests, Emerald Coast Classic highlight non-conference play for the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks

In his fourth season as the head coach at Maryland-Eastern Shore, Bobby Collins has put together yet another tough non-conference slate that will challenge the Hawks from the outset.

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Bobby Collins is entering his fourth season as the head coach of the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks in 2017-18, and he’s looking to get the team back into the post-season for the first time since 2014-15.

In Collins’ first year in Princess Anne, he guided the Hawks to a record of 18-15 overall, and a spot in the 2015 CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Despite an opening round loss to the High Point Panthers, the season was a success for the Hawks.

Fast forward to the 2017-18 season, and the Hawks are coming off back-to-back losing seasons. Last season, they took a step forward again, finishing sixth in the MEAC standings, and they advanced to the MEAC Tournament semi-finals.

Heading into this season, the Hawks are looking to build off of last year’s momentum, and contend for a MEAC title once more.

On the team’s official website, the Hawks have posted their 2017-18 schedule, which includes 15 non-conference contests. Coach Collins has assembled another tough slate of games that will test his players from the outset. Continue reading Ten road contests, Emerald Coast Classic highlight non-conference play for the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks

Mondays in the MEAC: Non-Conference schedules take shape across the board, while transfers make their moves

Jordan Potts and the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats will take on their fair share of power conference teams in non-conference action this season. Can they pull off any upsets? (Source: Bethune-Cookman Men’s Basketball)

CALGARY, Alta. — With each passing day, the excitement continues to build for the upcoming 2017-18 season.

It’s no secret that the MEAC isn’t one of the top conferences in the NCAA. Constantly mocked on social media as being the lowest-rated conference in the nation, the impression of the conference isn’t where it should be, outside of the teams in the conference itself.

That’s one of the main reasons we chose to cover the conference. We are trying to change the perception of the league through shining a bright light on the coaches, players, and teams that it has to offer.

This past week was a relatively quiet week in and around the MEAC. The non-conference schedules are starting to fill out for each team, while there were two big moves on the transfer market.

Here’s what you may have missed in the MEAC from the past seven days.
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College Court Report Player of the Week: Jaylen Adams, St. Bonaventure Bonnies

After averaging 28 points and 6.5 assists in St. Bonaventure's two wins this past week, junior guard Jaylen Adams has been named the College Court Report Player of the Week for November 28 - December 4!
After averaging 28 points and 6.5 assists in St. Bonaventure’s two wins this past week, junior guard Jaylen Adams has been named the College Court Report Player of the Week for November 28 – December 4!

Look out. Here come the St. Bonaventure Bonnies!

After back-to-back losses to the Florida Gators and Little Rock Trojans, by a combined 10 points, the Bonnies have been one of the more impressive teams in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Following the loss to the Trojans to open up the Lone Star Showcase, the Bonnies routed the Central Michigan Chippewas by 31 points, and followed that up with a 26-point win over Lamond Murray, Jr. and the Pepperdine Waves to close out the event.

Wins over the Siena Saints and Buffalo Bulls followed, giving the Bonnies a four-game winning streak, and a 5-2 record overall. They’ve been on quite the roll over the last week and a half, and given their remaining non-conference schedule, they could win out and enter conference play as one of the hottest teams in the nation.

A big reason for their success? The play of junior guard Jaylen Adams.

Before the season started, we named Adams the 57th-best player in college basketball, and he’s proven to be one of the best over the Bonnies’ first seven games. This past week, he continued his impressive play.

In St. Bonaventure’s two wins over the Saints and Bulls, Adams put together an all-round impressive week, averaging 28 points and 6.5 assists per contest.

For his efforts, junior guard Jaylen Adams has been named the College Court Report Player of the Week for the week of November 28th to December 4th! Continue reading College Court Report Player of the Week: Jaylen Adams, St. Bonaventure Bonnies

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Atlantic 10

How will Jack Gibbs bounce back after missing time to start the season with a foot injury? Time will tell.
How will Jack Gibbs bounce back after missing Davidson’s exhibition game due to a shoulder injury? Time will tell.

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 Atlantic 10 Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Atlantic 10

Top 100 Players in College Basketball for the 2016-17 Season

Kris Jenkins made the final basket in the 2015-16 season, sending VIllanova to the National Championship. With Ryan Arcidiacono gone, Jenkins becomes a big focal point for the Wildcats. Where does he rank in our list of Top 100 Players for the 2016-17 Season?
Kris Jenkins made the final basket in the 2015-16 season, sending Villanova to the National Championship. With Ryan Arcidiacono gone, Jenkins becomes a big focal point for the Wildcats. Where does he rank in our list of Top 100 Players for the 2016-17 Season?
The 2016-17 college basketball season is just around the corner, and the excitement is building with each passing day. More and more teams are releasing their schedules for the upcoming season, and some teams are on their preseason trips around the world.

With the current season in mind, we assembled our list of the Top 100 Players in College Basketball for the 2016-17 Season!

You’ll notice quickly that there are NO freshmen on the list. There’s one simple reason for that: they have yet to play a regular season game at the Division I level. They can’t be the best in college basketball when they haven’t yet played a game for their school.

The following 100 players are the top 100 returning players from across the country. They were evaluated on two fronts: their overall role on their respective team, and their statistical performances over their collegiate career.

Let us know your thoughts on the list, by either leaving a comment or letting us know on Twitter and Facebook!
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