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Monday, October 13, 2008
Dickie V.'s All-Solid Gold Teams

By Dick Vitale
ESPN.com

The season is right around the corner and I can't wait, baby! It should be super, scintillating and sensational. Recently I have been thinking about the crème de la crème, the best of the best for the upcoming campaign. In other words: which guys deserve the preseason accolades by making my All-Solid Gold squads.

My friends, it is important to remember that the preseason list doesn't prove very much. The idea is to make it on the postseason squad after accomplishing great things during the 2008-09 season. These are simply my opinions based mainly on things I saw a season ago. Sometimes my views are based on potential, potential, potential, and things don't always work out the way they are planned. However, I did not put any diaper dandies on the squad. I want to see what they do on the court before they get credited big-time!

It is time to unveil my teams and the honorable mention selections:

DICKIE V.'s 2008-09 PRESEASON ALL-SOLID GOLD TEAMS

FIRST TEAM

SECOND TEAM

THIRD TEAM

FOURTH TEAM FIFTH TEAM

HONORABLE MENTION: Others who could earn postseason All-America honors. They are talented and capable of making a splash: