Of course, dropping to a projected second-place finish does not mean they are not title contenders. Required fields are marked *. His 12.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game were enough for him to take home the freshman of the year honor. It is looking increasingly likely that most college students will be back on campus this fall, and with it, basketball coaches and players. That is to be expected for a school that truly concerns itself with academics first. Gard will once again trot out five players capable of making 3s, which will pose problems for opposing defenses. If he goes by who started the most games, it would be Matt Coleman, Courtney Ramey and Andrew Jones in the backcourt, with Jase Febres as a wing shooter and Jericho Sims down low. I took Tom's Anosike, who averaged nearly 16 points and 12 rebounds last season. Sow had an impressive stat line of 14.1 points, seven rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game as a sophomore. Borzello: I'm most intrigued to see how coach Leonard Hamilton uses Scottie Barnes next season. 15, the Badgers continue to rise in the rankings and are inching closer to the top five. This feels like the season where UCSB finally breaks through. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) We are months away from the start of the Michigan basketball season but here’s an NCAA tournament projection. Hawai’i is another team that will be taking a step back in the standings. Progress is being made in regards to combating the COVID-19 outbreak. UC Santa Barbara looks poised to potentially take the reigns of the league for 2020-21. The 6-foot-8 Wisconsin native has had a year to acclimate to the Virginia program, and he's coming off two straight seasons in which he averaged at least 14 points per game and shot better than 40% from 3. As it stands here in October, the UNC Basketball 2021 recruiting class has two commitments with the most recent one coming last week when four-star recruit D’Marco Dunn committed to the Tar Heels over Arizona. Bey was one of the biggest breakout stars in the country last season, becoming Villanova's best player and one of the best players in the Big East. Barnes is a super-versatile forward who is capable of guarding multiple positions, initiating offense in the half court, pushing the ball up the floor and finding teammates for baskets. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. With the recruiting dead period still in place through the 2020 calendar year, it’s been tough to gauge the interest of recruits and which way they are leaning. D’Marco Dunn committed to the Tar Heels over Arizona. Before I go through the methodology, let me state up front that I would Marcel's keeper, Tom Tango, describes the system as We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. Harvard graduate transfer Seth Towns and California transfer Justice Sueing are both proven scorers, and Kyle Young brings energy and rebounding down low. Predictions Basketball. The coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament just one week before it was scheduled to begin. Assuming their stellar defense (top-10 nationally) carries over to next season, a more consistent offense could help Rutgers take the next step and lock up an NCAA tournament bid a little earlier. Note that we are an information site, and this information should be used for entertainment purposes only. Styles was the first recruit to commit to North Carolina, getting their 2021 class off to a solid start. of the season to other (and much more sophisticated) projection systems. He averaged 19.2 points and 2.3 steals per game as a senior at Riverside Poly High School. The bottom line is that this program is still facing an uphill battle to be competitive in the Big West. Here you will find our projected performance for every player. Gabe Brown and Aaron Henry should both be back on the wings, and Marquette transfer Joey Hauser will bring perimeter shooting and scoring punch after sitting out last season. He also shot 46.3 percent from beyond the arc. He missed the second half of the season because of a shoulder injury, but his size and versatility were an asset when he was healthy. Borzello: Bobby Hurley will potentially have one of the most explosive perimeter groups in the country next season, with the backcourt of first-team All-Pac-12 selection Remy Martin, Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year Alonzo Verge Jr. and five-star scorer Josh Christopher forming an elite offensive trio.