Monday, October 29, 2012
Zeller tops preseason All-America team
By Eamonn Brennan
One of the few things we college hoops fans can almost universally agree on about the 2012-13 season is how wide-open and unpredictable it stands to be. This is true of all college hoops seasons, more or less, but 2011-12 felt loaded at the top, far less prone to the wild Butler/VCU/Kemba Walker-type fun of the two seasons that preceded it.
2. What it says about the Big Ten in comparison to its power-conference brethren. All three non-mid-major stars on the list hail from the Big Ten. There is plenty of talent in leagues around the country, but it’s hard to argue with the Big Ten’s at least temporary top-tier status.
3. One voter out of the 65 polled didn’t vote for Cody Zeller. Unlike my buddy Rob, I have no interest in outing this person. But I am not pleased. Why? For the next two weeks, every time we mention Zeller's preseason awards credentials, I am going to have to qualify "unanimous" with "near." That's four extra letters! Ugh!