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Take Note: Ten Underrated Names to Watch in the SEC in 2018-19

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Quietly, Vanderbilt’s Saben Lee had himself a strong freshman campaign in 2017-18, and he’s the Commodores’ top returning scorer this season. (Source: VandyMania.com) (Header: Knoxville News Sentinel)

SARNIA, Ont. — Once again, the SEC is loaded with talent in 2018-19.

Fans in the SEC will be all too familiar with the talent in the league, but several of the team’s top contributors have flown under the radar on a national scale throughout their careers. With the player turnover in the league following the 2017-18 season, there will be new faces of the conference this year.

The Kentucky Wildcats loaded up with several high-profile freshmen, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody. Teams like the Tennessee Volunteers and Mississippi State Bulldogs will rely on experience and talent to get them back to the NCAA Tournament. There is a healthy mix of experience and youth in the conference, which in turn will lead to excitement and an unpredictable race for the SEC title.

Looking ahead to the season, here are 10 names who have flown under the radar so far in their careers on the national scene that you will want to watch over the course of the 2018-19 campaign.

Note: Players like Tremont Waters, Grant Williams, Jalen Hudson, Jontay Porter, Quinndary Weatherspoon, and Daniel Gafford weren’t listed because people should be familiar with their names by now. Continue reading Take Note: Ten Underrated Names to Watch in the SEC in 2018-19

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: SEC

After under-achieving in 2015-16 with Ben Simmons, the LSU Tigers will lean on Antonio Blakeney to lead them to a bounce-back year in 2016-17.
After under-achieving in 2015-16 with Ben Simmons, the LSU Tigers will lean on Antonio Blakeney to lead them to a bounce-back year in 2016-17.

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 Southeastern Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: SEC

Five Canadian Newcomers to Keep an Eye On in 2015-16

Jamal Murray is one of the best prospects to enter the NCAA in 2015-16, and he just happens to be Canadian. He's one of five Canadian freshmen you'll want to keep an eye on this season.
Jamal Murray is one of the best prospects to enter the NCAA in 2015-16, and he just happens to be Canadian. His talents are well-known, but there are plenty of other Canadian players worth keeping an eye on this season and beyond.

In recent years, Canada has burst onto the scene in terms of basketball on the international stage. If recent events have shown us anything, Canada is here to stay.

With emerging stars like Andrew Wiggins, Nik Stauskas, and Anthony Bennett playing in the NBA, and a slew of others playing in the NBA Development League, the NCAA, or overseas, Canada has a ton of talent at their disposal.

The list of talented players seems to be ever-growing.

In terms of NCAA recruiting, Canada has been at the forefront once again, with Jamal Murray enrolling at Kentucky this year and Thon Maker set to make his debut in the 2016-17 season. The talents and pedigree of these two players have seemingly overshadowed other talented players who are entering the NCAA from Canada.

Below, we have identified five Canadian newcomers (freshmen or transfers) that you will want to keep an eye on during the 2015-16 season.

We didn’t include Jamal Murray in the list because, well, if you haven’t heard of him by now, you probably live in a pineapple under the sea next to our favourite underwater sponge…

Continue reading Five Canadian Newcomers to Keep an Eye On in 2015-16