CALGARY, Alta. — The 2017-18 season is just around the corner, and while there’s a debate on Twitter as to when the season actually starts, it can’t get here soon enough.
Schedules are being released with each passing weekday, and many of them feature early-season tournaments and multi-team events all throughout non-conference play. According to Chris Dobbertean and Blogging the Bracket, there are over 30 multi-team tournaments, and another handful of neutral site showcases and non-exempt events.
So, with the season coming up, we thought we would go through and preview all of the early-season tournaments, the non-exempt tournaments, and a wide array of the neutral site showcase events. In total, we will preview 75 different events over the course of the next 75 days, culminating on opening day.
We selected the events at random, and have broken some up into two pieces, like the Phil Knight Invitational, since there are two separate brackets.
After scoring their biggest win of the season, USC head coach Andy Enfield may be getting back a soldier.
Per Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports, sophomore Bennie Boatwright is eyeing a return next week during the Trojans’ road-trip in Washington. The 6’10” forward has been sidelined since November 30, missing the last 15 games due to a sprained left knee.
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.
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.
For years, the USC Trojans have been a football-dominant athletics program in the Pac-12. With the likes of Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, Carson Palmer, and Troy Polamalu having donned a Trojan jersey since the new millennium hit, it’s no surprise as to why football has been the priority. There have been a ton of greats in the past who have suited up for the Trojans as well, and we didn’t want people to think we forgot them.
Basketball hasn’t been the main focus for USC, despite having churned out some talented professional prospects of their own in recent memory. O.J. Mayo, DeMar DeRozan, Taj Gibson, Nikola Vucevic, and Nick Young all played for the Trojans, and are currently playing in the NBA. They have had their fair share of talent, but haven’t been able to translate it to success.
Over the past five seasons, the Trojans have compiled a record of 62 – 100 overall. They last made the NCAA Tournament in 2010-11 as a 6-seed, and they were eliminated in the opening round by VCU. They have just five conference wins in the past two seasons combined.
The past wasn’t the brightest of times for USC basketball, but the future is looking more and more promising as we progress along. With talented players like Jordan McLaughlin and Nikola Jovanovic having at least two years of eligibility left, the Trojans have already hit the ground running in terms of their 2016 recruiting class.