There are plenty of freshmen scoring in double-digits and playing integral roles for their teams. Instead of tracking down those guys, we culled through the NCAA lists of best scorers, rebounders, shot blockers, steals, assists and 3-point shooters.
The college basketball world is about to be inundated with preseason rankings, awards and inflated expectations. It's the business of the sport, and consuming all the information is part of the allure of the early season for fans.
CHICAGO - Think of the McDonald's game not as a final exam but the next closest thing. The score will be kept but it's not the be all, end all for the players. For starters, not everyone is an "all-star" in this setting.
CHICAGO -- The McDonald's All-American practices are frequently more valuable than the game itself, especially from an evaluation standpoint. Truthfully, "evaluating" is a term that's tough to toss around when it comes to all-star games but every now and then a whiff of competitive juices can be spotted in these practices.