The regular season is over, Championship Week is in full swing and it is time to hand out awards, baby!
That's right, it is time to unveil my All-Solid Gold teams. These guys are the crème de la crème, the best of the best in college basketball for the 2007-08 season.
My first team is a star-studded group. Let's start with North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough and Kansas State's Michael Beasley, the top two contenders for national Player of the Year. Hansbrough has been a workhorse in the paint for Hall of Famer Roy Williams' Tar Heels. Beasley has set a freshman record for double-doubles.
Kevin Love rounds out the frontcourt. He has come into Pauley and been an impact diaper dandy. I have been so impressed with his work on the glass and his ability to start the Bruins fast break with the outlet pass.
Also on my All-Solid Gold squad are Memphis standouts Chris Douglas-Roberts and Texas' DJ Augustin. Douglas-Roberts has been Mr. Reliable for coach John Calipari. Augustin has been so valuable for a Longhorn team that has impressed even without last year's Player of the Year, Kevin Durant.
Here it is, all six teams of Solid Gold! It was not easy picking guards since there are so many talented ones out there.
DICKIE V 2007-08 ALL-SOLID GOLD POSTSEASON TEAMS
C-Kevin Love, UCLA
F-Michael Beasley, Kansas State
F-Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina
G-DJ Augustin, Texas
G-Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis
C-Roy Hibbert, Georgetown
F-DJ White, Indiana
F-Luke Harangody, Notre Dame
G-Derrick Rose, Memphis
G-Eric Gordon, Indiana
C-Brook Lopez, Stanford
F-Richard Hendrix, Alabama
G-Shan Foster, Vanderbilt
G-Stephen Curry, Davidson
G-Chris Lofton, Tennessee
C-Trent Plaisted, BYU
F-Raymar Morgan, Michigan State
F-G-DeMarcus Nelson, Duke
G-Sean Singletary, Virginia
G-Darren Collison, UCLA
C-Aleks Maric, Nebraska
F-Ryan Anderson, California
F-Chase Budinger, Arizona
G-AJ Abrams, Texas
G-Jerryd Bayless, Arizona
C-AJ Ogilvy, Vanderbilt
F-Reggie Larry, Boise State
F-Jason Thompson, Rider
G-AJ Price, Connecticut
G-Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State
Dick Vitale coached the Pistons and the University of Detroit before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in December 1979. Send him a question for possible use on ESPNEWS.