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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.

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RECAP: Denver Cruises Past UC Riverside for Fifth Straight Win

Joe Rosga scored 18 points, and Denver shot 53.2% from he floor en route to their fifth straight win on Thursday night. (Source: Lacey Den Hartog - Denver Men's Basketball)
Joe Rosga scored 18 points, and Denver shot 53.5% from the floor en route to their fifth straight win on Thursday night. (Source: Lacey Den Hartog – Denver Men’s Basketball)

Coming into Thursday night’s game against the UC Riverside Highlanders, the Denver Pioneers were on quite the roll.

Over the last two weeks, the Pioneers had reeled off four straight wins, pushing their record above .500. Three of their four wins had been by double figures, and the last two wins came on their home floor.

Against the Highlanders, the Pioneers were looking to extend their overall winning streak to five games, while also extending their winning streak inside Magness Arena to three games.

Both teams went back and forth to start the game, but Jake Krafka hit a three point jumper with 10:57 to play in the first half that gave Denver the lead for good.

From there, the Pioneers cruised to the 73-55 victory over the Highlanders, extending their winning streak to five games. Continue reading RECAP: Denver Cruises Past UC Riverside for Fifth Straight Win

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Big West

In a conference that has it's fair share of top-tier guards, Justin Bibbins is one of the best in the Big West. (Source: Joshua S. Kelly - USA Today Sports)
In a conference that has it’s fair share of top-tier guards, Justin Bibbins is one of the best in the Big West. (Source: Joshua S. Kelly – USA Today Sports)

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