Way-Too-Early Top 25 men’s college basketball rankings 2022-23 – Standouts from a summer of international tours

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    It’s been a very quiet few weeks in the world of men’s college basketball. July was full of recruiting movement, including g.g. Jackson’s decision to reclassify to the class of 2022 and commit to South Carolina at the end of the month. and that’s it. We have yet to see anything like last August, when elite recruits Jalen Duran and Emoni Bates opted to reclassify and commit to Memphis, turning the Tigers from a national occurrence into a top 10 preseason team.

    However, for college basketball fans, we’ve got something to whet your appetite: foreign tours. six of the teams ranked in our top 25 have taken trips in recent months, playing exhibition games and giving us a glimpse of what they might look like this season.

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    It’s hard to downplay these tours too much, given the level of competition and the fact that most coaches use it as an opportunity to play their entire squad and get players used to each other. but there is always something to monitor, and below we discuss the most important takeaways.

    If foreign tours are any indication, kentucky’s jacob toppin, arkansas’ trevon brazile and alabama’s brandon miller are three names we should be hearing a lot more about as the season approaches.

    1. north carolina tar heels

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    can pete nance pick up where brady manek left off? For the most part, everything else in Hubert Davis’s team will look similar to the end of last season. four starters are back. the reserves who saw time in the ncaa tournament are back. And three ESPN 100 prospects are coming into the fold to provide depth. but nance is the x factor. Manek made as big an impact as any signing in the country last season, shooting 40% from 3-point range, putting up big numbers in the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament and bringing tons of energy to the Tar Heels. Surely, Nance should be able to replicate Manek’s perimeter shots after shooting over 45% of his 3-point attempts last season. He also had great games against quality opponents: 20 points against Providence, 20 points against Ohio State, 21 points against Illinois.

    projected starting lineup:

    caleb love (15.9 ppg) r.j. Davis (13.5 ppg) Leay Black (4.9 ppg) Pete Nance (14.6 ppg at Northwestern) Armando Bacot (16.3 ppg)

    2. Gonzaga Bulldogs

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      Because Nolan Hickman will likely get the first chance to be Gonzaga’s point guard this season, it’s worth taking a look at what kind of player he could be in his sophomore year. He showed glimpses of his ability in his freshman season, with a pair of double-figure scoring games early in WCC play, including 14 points and four assists against Santa Clara, but otherwise had a disappointing campaign for a prospect. five-star, starting zero games and scoring six total points during the final month of the 2021-22 season.

      Coming out of high school, Hickman was considered one of the best guards in the class of 2021, able to find teammates off the pick-and-roll, make shots from the perimeter, and pull his own look out of the pot. . And he might look more like that player this season: ESPN has him as one of the top five NBA draft prospects returning to college basketball.

      projected starting lineup:

      nolan hickman (5.1 ppg) malachi smith (19.9 ppg at chattanooga) rasir bolton (11.2 ppg) julian strawther (11.8 ppg) draw timme (18.4 ppg)

      3. Houston Cougars

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      kelvin sampson consistently has a plethora of forward players, rotating them in and out of the game to keep up with the elite offensive physique and rebounding houston has become known for during his tenure. Evidently, he didn’t think the Cougars had enough bodies up front before this season, as he added Charleston Southern Transfer to Darius Bowser in August. Bowser started 23 games for the Buccaneers last season, averaging 5.0 points and 2.9 rebounds. At 6ft 9, he becomes the tallest player on the show.

      sampson can now look to returnees reggie chaney, j’wan roberts, ja’vier francis and bowser to fill in the gaps up front. Chaney and Roberts will get most of the minutes, but Sampson certainly won’t be shorthanded.

      projected starting lineup:

      Jamal Shead (10.0 ppg) Marcus Sasser (17.7 ppg) Tramon Mark (10.1 ppg) Jarace Walker (No. 10 on ESPN 100) J’wan Roberts (3.2 ppg)

      4. Kentucky Wildcats

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      perhaps the highlight of the trip from kentucky to the bahamas in early august was the performance and role of jacob toppin. He was one of two players to log at least 20 minutes in all four games on the trip (consensus national player of the year Oscar Tshiebwe was the other). He also played 33 minutes in the final game against the Bahamas, when John Calipari mainly used a seven-man rotation.

      The former rhode island transfer has always impressed with his ability in transition and around the rim, but it was his perimeter game that drew interest during the international tour. He was 8-for-15 from 3 in the four games, including a 5-for-6 performance against Carleton. If Toppin can make consistent outside shots, he opens up new possibilities for Kentucky’s frontcourt.

      projected starting lineup:

      Sahvir Wheeler (10.1 ppg) Cason Wallace (No. 20 on ESPN 100) Antonio Reeves (20.1 ppg at Illinois) Jacob Toppin (6.2 ppg) Oscar Tshiebwe (17.4 ppg)

      5. Duke Blue Devils

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      Is Jeremy Roach ready to lead a potential Final Four team? that will be the most important key for the next season of the blue devils. Roach will be surrounded by three top 10 recruits, but he has by far the most experience in a duke uniform of anyone on the list. If he plays like he did in the NCAA tournament in March (11.8 points, 4.0 assists), that should be more than enough for Jon Scheyer next season. Roach struggled to make perimeter shots during that stretch, but making the occasional 3 will be imperative to keep opposing defenses honest.

      In the games Roach started last season, Duke went 23-4; In games where Roach came off the bench, the Blue Devils went 9-3. Roach will have some leadership help from the incoming transfers, but this will definitely be his team.

      projected starting lineup:

      Jeremy Roach (8.6 ppg) Dariq Whitehead (No. 2 on ESPN 100) Jacob Grandison (9.6 ppg on Illinois) Kyle Filipowski (No. 7 on ESPN 100) Dereck Lively (No. 1 on ESPN 100 )


      6. Kansas Jayhawks

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      With six of his top eight national championship team players gone, bill self will need some of last season’s players to step up and become major factors. Fortunately, you have a wide range of players to choose from. Bobby Pettiford played in just 14 games due to injury, but he can be more of a playmaker at point guard if he wants to use Dajuan Harris Jr. alongside another ball handler in the backcourt. kj adams played punctual minutes in big 12 play and in the ncaa tournament, and brings physicality and defense up front.

      however, the player generating the most buzz lately is 6-10 year old sophomore zach clemence. clemence watched several dnps as a freshman, but would give kansas a different look. he is skillful and versatile, and continues to develop.

      projected starting lineup:

      dajuan harris jr. (5.4 ppg) Gradey Dick (#14 on ESPN 100) Kevin McCullar (10.1 ppg on Texas Tech) Jalen Wilson (11.0 ppg) Ernest Udeh (#23 on ESPN 100)

      7. Creighton Bluejays

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      the bluejays suffered a rare personnel departure in august, with guard rati andronikashvili deciding to pursue career opportunities in europe. Andronikashvili was not much of a producer during his time at Creighton, missing 2020-21 due to injury and averaging 1.8 points last season. But he saw a bigger role down the stretch, including 28 minutes against Providence in the Big East semifinal and at least 20 minutes in both NCAA tournament games.

      greg mcdermott should still be okay in terms of perimeter depth. TCU Transfer Francisco Farabello was one of the best shooters in the Big 12 during his three seasons with the Horned Frogs, and should provide solid depth at the back alongside Shereef Mitchell, assuming he’s healthy.

      projected starting lineup:

      ryan nembhard (11.3 ppg) trey alexander (7.4 ppg) baylor scheierman (16.2 ppg at south dakota) arthur kaluma (10.4 ppg) ryan kalkbrenner (13.1 ppg)

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      8. Baylor Bears

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      while most of the coverage of baylor’s participation in the globl jam in toronto focused on the outstanding work of george keyonte, it is worth noting the impact of jalen bridges. The transfer from West Virginia averaged 5.9 points as a freshman and 8.4 points last season, but she was a wanted prospect on the portal and could start for the Bears this season.

      bridges was the Bears’ third-leading scorer and third-leading rebounder while shooting more than 36% of his 3-pointers on 4.4 attempts per game. Scott Draw is going to have a loaded backcourt and will consistently have three guards on the court, but the jumpers offer versatility and shooting ability, while the transfer of Byu Caleb Lohner brings toughness and rebounding to the position.

      projected starting lineup:

      keyonte george (#6 on espn 100) adam flagler (13.8 ppg) lj cryer (13.5 ppg) jalen bridges (8.4 ppg at west virginia) flo thamba (6.2 ppg)

      9. Arkansas Razorbacks

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      If anyone was hoping to find out about the rotation of the 11 Arkansas newcomers from the Razorbacks’ four-game trip to Spain and Italy earlier this month, good luck: Eric Musselman used four different starting lineups in four games. but nick smith and trevon brazile were the highlights of the trip.

      brazile, which has been generating buzz all offseason, was consistently dominant, including a 28-point performance against the bakken bears, when they shot 13 of 15 from the field. Smith led the team in scoring in three of four games, shooting 43% from 3 while also taking on some of the playmaking responsibilities. kamani johnson was kind of a surprise. After the former transfer from Arkansas-Little Rock played sparingly last season for the Razorbacks, he led the team in rebounding in all four games.

      projected starting lineup:

      anthony black (#15 on espn 100) nick smith (#3 on espn 100) ricky council iv (12.0 points per game in wichita state) jordan walsh (#11 on espn 100) trevon brazil (6 .6 points per game in Missouri) )

      10. UCLA Bruins

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      A signing that had been rumored for a few weeks finally became official in early August, when ucla announced the signing of italian flanker abramo canka. A talented two-way prospect who has been on the radar for a few years, Canka was cleared to join the Bruins after playing in 16 games for Lokomotiv Kuban in the Russian Super League. he averaged 10.9 points and 3.7 rebounds during his time with them. canka has also been in the italian national team setup for years, most recently playing in the fiba under-20 european championship, where he averaged 9.4 points in seven games. His outside shooting has been inconsistent, but he has made nearly 35% of his 3-point attempts in the competition.

      canka may take a while to adjust to the college game, but his ability to make defensive plays will be an advantage.

      projected starting lineup:

      Tyger Campbell (11.9 ppg) Amari Bailey (#5 on ESPN 100) Jaylen Clark (6.7 ppg) Jaime Jaquez Jr. (13.9 ppg) plus bona (#16 on espn 100)

      11. Texas Longhorns

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      Among the incoming group of texas freshmen and transfers, one player who has gone under the radar thus far is new mexico state transfer sir’jabari rice. For a team that struggled to score consistently at times during the second half of last season, Rice’s size and shooting ability should be an advantage. He’s also perhaps the only Texas guard who is more comfortable off the ball than on it. (Marcus Carr, Tyrese Hunter, Arterio Morris, and Rowan Brumbaugh have been the main playmakers or ball handlers throughout their careers.)

      Rice actually became much more of a combo guard last season, mostly out of necessity, leading the Aggies in assists. But he should be able to focus on scoring at Austin, after averaging double figures in each of the past three seasons, and shooting 35.7% from 3 in that span.

      projected starting lineup:

      tyrese hunter (11.0 ppg at iowa state) marcus carr (11.4 ppg) dillon mitchell (no. 4 on espn 100) timmy allen (12.1 ppg) christian bishop (7.0 ppg)

      12. Tennessee Volunteers

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      How will Tennessee’s offense change from last season to this one? The Volunteers relied heavily on 3-pointers in 2021-22, ranking second in 3-point percentage and third in scoring percentage from beyond the arc. meanwhile, they ranked last in the league in 2-point shooting percentage and second from last in 2-point shooting percentage.

      A lot of that is likely because rick barnes used a perimeter group of three guards: kennedy chandler, zakai zeigler and santiago vescovi. Drive-and-kick was their best form of scoring, which is why they ranked sixth in the country in assist rate, according to Kenpom. With Chandler out and likely being replaced in the lineup by forward Julian Phillips, will the Volunteers’ offense become a little more balanced in 2022-23?

      projected starting lineup:

      zakai zeigler (8.8 ppg) santiago vescovi (13.3 ppg) julian phillips (no. 13 on espn 100) josiah-jordan james (10.3 ppg) olivier nkamhoua (8.6 ppg)

      13. Auburn Tigers

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      auburn played three games in israel earlier this month, and it looks like, despite the loss of jabari smith and walker kessler, bruce pearl will continue to have one of the best duos in the frontcourt of the second. incoming freshman yohan traore, one of the top gainers in the class of 2022 last spring and summer, continued his upward trajectory. He scored 20 points in Auburn’s first two games, leading the Tigers in points in both. Morehead State Transfer Johni Broome was a constant force on both ends of the floor, scoring at least 17 points in all three games and also notching a double-double in a loss to the Israel national team.

      One of the offseason questions for Auburn has been wing scoring, and freshman Westry could help in that department. he had 13 points and 18 points in two of the three games for the tigers.

      projected starting lineup:

      wendell green jr. (12.0 ppg) k.d. johnson (12.3 ppg) allen flanigan (6.3 ppg) yohan traore (#27 on espn 100) johni broome (16.8 ppg on morehead state)

      14. Villanova Wildcats

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      who’s next for villanova? For years, the Wildcats have had players waiting in the wings, ready to become the go-to guys when the more experienced players leave. who will be for kyle neptune this season? I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that Cameron Whitmore will be the new coach’s most productive offensive player. He was dominant in the FIBA ​​U18 Americas Championship en route to averaging 18.7 points and shooting 45% from 3-point shooting. Whitmore is simply going to physically overwhelm most opponents.

      As for the returnees, caleb daniels has shown the most scoring potential (he averaged 16.9 points at tulane in 2018-19 before transferring), but brandon slater will have to boost his production. he scored in double figures just twice in the last 10 games of 2021-22, but that came after a stretch when he scored in double figures in seven straight games and averaged 13.3 points. consistency will be key.

      projected starting lineup:

      mark armstrong (#61 on espn 100) caleb daniels (10.2 ppg) brandon slater (8.3 ppg) cameron whitmore (#21 on espn 100) eric dixon (9.1 ppg)

      15. Indiana Hoosiers

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      The 2022-23 acc/big ten challenge matchups had a clear headliner when they were announced in late June: North Carolina’s trip to Bloomington to take on Indiana. He’s going to be an early marker of Indiana’s promise as the heavy favorite, and the head-to-head matchup between Trayce Jackson-Davis and Armando Bacot should be one of the best of the entire season. Of Indiana’s four marquee non-conference games, it’s also the only one at home.

      the hoosiers travel to xavier for the third game of the season and also face arizona in las vegas and kansas in lawrence. We’ll know a lot more about Mike Woodson’s team improvement after the 18-day, three-game streak when the Hoosiers take on North Carolina, Arizona and Kansas.

      projected starting lineup:

      xavier johnson (12.1 ppg) jalen hood-schifino (#24 on espn 100) miller kopp (6.0 ppg) race thompson (11.1 ppg) trayce jackson-davis (18.3 ppg)

      16. Arizona Wildcats

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      five-star shooting guard kylan boswell’s early july decision to reclassify into the 2022 class and enroll in arizona was expected to be a boost to the wildcats’ perimeter group, which had seen benedict mathurin and dalen terry leave to the nba and justin kier exhausted his eligibility. But Boswell recently had foot surgery and probably won’t be ready to play until the season starts.

      so while kerr kriisa and pelle larsson move back into the backcourt, tommy lloyd will need both of his transfers into the backcourt to make an early impact. Courtney Ramey was a consistent producer in Texas, so he should fit in just fine. There have also been positive rumors coming out of Tucson about Campbell’s transfer to Cedric Henderson Jr. In three years with the Fighting Camels, he averaged 13.7 points and shot 36.7% from 3.

      projected starting lineup:

      Kerr Kriisa (9.7 ppg) Pelle Larsson (7.2 ppg) Courtney Ramey (9.4 ppg at Texas) Azuolas Tubelis (13.9 ppg) Oumar Ballo (6.8 ppg)

      17. TCU Horned Frogs

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      We expect a sizable jump from tcu this season, after they struggled for consistency and went 6-9 in their last 15 games from 2021-22. If that’s going to happen, there are three key areas for improvement on the offensive end: turnovers, 3-point shooting and free throws. according to kenpom, horned frogs were ranked no. 330 nationally in percentage of billing, no. 321 in 3-point percentage and no. 311 in free throw percentage last season. they were no better in the Big 12 game, ranking last in turnovers and second to last in 3-point shooting and free throws.

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      Because tcu brings so much from last season, it’s going to be up to the returnees to improve individually. The only incoming trade, Rondel Walker, should help a bit: In two seasons at Oklahoma State, he shot 30.7% from 3-point range, 69.8% from the free throw line, and provides other ball handling.

      projected starting lineup:

      mike miles (15.4 ppg) damion baugh (10.6 ppg) chuck o’bannon jr. (9.5 ppg) emanuel miller (10.3 ppg) eddie lampkin (6.8 ppg)

      18. Virginia Cavaliers

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      virginia wrapped up their four-game trip to italy last week, finishing 3-1. Tony Bennett made use of her roster in a unique way, opting to sit three different players each game and only use 10 players in the rotation. One of the surprise standouts of the trip was Kadin Shedrick, who led the team in scoring in two of his three active games, including a 19-point, 12-rebound, 2-block performance that prompted Bennett to say, “That’s the best I’ve ever done.” seen kadin.”

      Shedrick, a 6-foot-11 North Carolina native, started 19 games last season and averaged just 6.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks. But he showed glimpses of his potential, scoring 20 points against Louisville; 13 points and 13 rebounds against Miami; and 16 points against Duke. will he give virginia a consistent inland option in 2022-23?

      projected starting lineup:

      kihei clark (10.0 ppg) reece beekman (8.2 ppg) armaan franklin (11.1 ppg) jayden gardner (15.3 ppg) kadin shedrick (6.9 ppg)

      19. Oregon Ducks

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      It’s been a busy month for Dana Altman and the Ducks, off the court and on the recruiting trail. They landed a commitment from 2023 five-star forward Kwame Evans, then brought in top-10 prospect Mookie Cook after he pulled out of Oregon shortly before the July scouting period. The moves ensure Oregon has a five-star recruit for the third class in a row.

      what about the last two five stars? Well, Nate Bittle wasn’t a factor last season, averaging just 1.7 points in 23 games. Altman will hope that the Kel’el Ware freshmen will do a little better in their first, and probably only, season at Eugene. ware is considered one of the highest ceiling prospects in the country and ranks at no. 11 in ESPN’s first mock draft of 2023 after the June NBA draft.

      projected starting lineup:

      will richardson (14.1 ppg) keeshawn barthelemy (11.1 colorado ppg) quincy guerrier (10.1 ppg) kel’el ware (#16 espn 100) n’faly dante (8.1 ppg)

      20. Alabama Crimson Tide

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      The main talking point of the three-game trip from Alabama to Spain and France was pretty clear: five-star freshman Brandon Miller. Miller, one of the most naturally talented prospects in the class of 2022, finished his senior year of high school ranked in the top 10 on espn, but he also had a few bouts of inconsistency from a production and engine front standpoint. to top-tier competition. that certainly wasn’t a problem in europe. Miller led the Crimson Tide in scoring over the three games, averaging 22.0 points, including a 28-point, 10-rebound performance against the Lithuania B men’s national team. the left-back can use his size to finish driving to the basket but he’s also capable of knocking down shots from the perimeter. it was also positive to see nimari burnett produce for alabama; He averaged 12.3 points in the three games after missing all of last season due to a torn ACL.

      projected starting lineup:

      mark sears (19.6 ppg at ohio) jaden bradley (#19 on espn 100) dominick welch (12.3 ppg at st. bonaventure) brandon miller (#9 on espn 100) charles bediako (6, 7ppg)

      21. UConn Huskies

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      With increased versatility and depth at the forward positions, it will be interesting to see how Dan Hurley lines up his five starters this season. Andre Jackson and Adama Sanogo return up front, while Tristan Newton, the team’s top point guard, and standout candidate Jordan Hawkins are expected to start in the backcourt. but the fifth place has several candidates. Virginia Tech Transfer Nahiem Alleyne would add experience and shooting to the Huskies after averaging 9.7 points and shooting nearly 39% from 3 in three seasons at Blacksburg. Or, Hurley could go with a bigger lineup that includes Samson Johnson or Alex Karaban alongside Sanogo. Johnson is 6-foot-10 and has continued to improve and broaden his game over the years, while Karaban can really shoot.

      projected starting lineup:

      tristen newton (17.7 points per game at east carolina) jordan hawkins (5.8 points per game) nahiem alleyne (9.6 points per game at virginia tech) andre jackson (6.8 points per game) Adama Sanogo (14.8 points per game)

      Way-Too-Early Top 25 men's college basketball rankings 2022-23 - Standouts from a summer of international tours

      22. Dayton Flyers

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      dayton announced its non-conference schedule earlier this month, and it’s again a roster that gives midfielders plenty of chances for resume-boosting wins. There’s a home game against SMU, road trips to UNLV and Virginia Tech, as well as a neutral site game against Wyoming. On top of all that, Anthony Grant’s team is in Battle 4 Atlantis, where he will open against Wisconsin and then take on either Kansas or NC State. On paper, Dayton is likely the third-best team on the field, which means they could end up playing USC in Game 3 of that tournament.

      It’s a tough stretch, but the credentials of the top 25 midfielders will be tested before the top 10 Atlantics play, although, as was mentioned many times this offseason, beating good teams wasn’t Dayton’s problem. last season.

      projected starting lineup:

      malachi smith (9.3 ppg) kobe elvis (8.9 ppg) r.j. Blakney (6.5 ppg) Toumani Camara (10.9 ppg) Daron Holmes II (12.8 ppg)

      Way-Too-Early Top 25 men's college basketball rankings 2022-23 - Standouts from a summer of international tours

      23. San Diego State Aztecs

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      how much will brian dutcher’s newcomers help the aztecs’ offense? That’s going to be the key question for the state of San Diego this season, but it’s hard to see the Aztecs not improving on that end of the floor.

      darrion trammell was a two-time all-wac selection and averaged 20.5 points and 5.3 assists in 2020-21 and 17.3 points and 5.0 last season, including a 39-point outing in his last game in the Seattle uniform.

      micah parrish averaged 12.1 points last season at oakland, finishing the season playing his best basketball. he scored 16.5 points and shot nearly 40% from 3 of his in his last eight games.

      And then there’s former tcu transfer jaedon ledee, who drew positive reviews before sitting out last season and should provide a more offensive complement to nathan mensah’s elite defensive prowess.

      projected starting lineup:

      lamont butler (7.3 ppg) darrion trammell (17.3 ppg at seattle) matt bradley (16.9 ppg) keshad johnson (7.2 ppg) nathan mensah (7.0 ppg)

      Way-Too-Early Top 25 men's college basketball rankings 2022-23 - Standouts from a summer of international tours

      24. Texas Tech Red Raiders

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      I think the two X-factors for Texas Tech this season will be a couple of newcomers: five-star recruit Elijah Fisher and former Texas transfer Jaylon Tyson. Despite reclassifying from the class of 2023, Fisher turns 19 in January, making him college-ready from an age perspective. he was also one of the most impressive players in the fiba under-18 americas championship, averaging 13.3 points and 5.5 rebounds. He’s not much of an outside shooter right now, but surrounding him with the likes of Kerwin Walton and Kevin Obanor could minimize that problem. As for Tyson, he was a top 50 recruit out of high school, but barely played at Texas before leaving midseason. he was a multidimensional scorer in high school and has the potential to make an impact on the wing.

      projected starting lineup:

      de’vion harmon (10.8 ppg in oregon) kerwin walton (3.4 ppg in north carolina) Elijah Fisher (five stars) kevin obanor (10.0 ppg) fardaws aimaq (18.9 ppg in utah valley)

      Way-Too-Early Top 25 men's college basketball rankings 2022-23 - Standouts from a summer of international tours

      25. Illinois Fighting Illini

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      As one of the few true point guards on the Illinois roster, there will be pressure on incoming freshman Skyy Clark this season, especially since he was still working his way back to 100% after tearing an ACL last summer. . However, he was fully cleared for practice in late July and early reviews of Champaign have been positive. Clark was one of the top point guards in the class of 2022 prior to his injury, and returning to that form would be a huge boost for Brad Underwood. Outside of Clark, point guard depth is a question mark. Jayden Epps is more of a scorer, and a very good defender, than a dealer. Sencire Harris’ physical ability is off the charts, but it’s not a pure point. It’s worth noting that Ty Rodgers is a versatile forward whose court vision and passing ability were among his best attributes at the high school level.

      projected starting lineup:

      skyy clark (#25 on espn 100) rj melendez (3.8 ppg) terrence shannon jr. (10.4 points per game at Texas Tech) Matthew Mayer (9.8 at Baylor) Coleman Hawkins (5.9 points per game)

      abandoned: none

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