Preseason All-Solid Gold Teams
- John S. Peterson/Icon SMICreighton's Doug McDermott set school single-season and career records for points, field goals and three-point percentage.
As I prepare for another season of college basketball, I am thrilled and excited to present my All-Solid Gold preseason hoop squad.
My friends, this is the crème de la crème going into the season. The key is to make the best list at the end of the campaign.
I never put diaper dandies on my preseason teams. Let guys like Andrew Wiggins of Kansas, Julius Randle of Kentucky and Jabari Parker of Duke put on the collegiate uniform before they get placed on a pedestal. I remember when Harrison Barnes was a freshman, he was put on the AP preseason All-America first team. That was too much pressure to perform before he ever stepped on a college court.
This group would be tough to beat if they ever took the floor together. There were some very good players left off my second and third teams, but they will have a chance to prove themselves during the season.
Here we go ...
All stats from 2012-13 season.
School PPG RPG APG Doug McDermott Creighton 23.2 7.7 1.6 Mitch McGary Michigan 7.5 6.3 0.6 Marcus Smart Oklahoma State 15.4 5.8 4.2 Russ Smith Louisville 18.7 3.3 2.9 Aaron Craft Ohio State 10 3.6 4.6
School PPG RPG APG Gary Harris Michigan State 12.9 2.5 1.4 Jahii Carson Arizona State 18.5 3.7 5.1 Adreian Payne Michigan State 10.5 7.6 0.8 Cleanthony Early Wichita State 13.9 5.4 0.6 C.J. Fair Syracuse 14.5 7 0.7
School PPG RPG APG Chane Behanan Louisville 9.8 6.5 1.1 James Michael McAdoo North Carolina 14.4 7.3 1.1 Marshall Henderson Mississippi 20.1 3.1 1.8 Kendall Williams New Mexico 13.3 3.5 4.9 Shabazz Napier Connecticut 17.1 4.4 4.6
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