Who deserves the postseason honors?
While preseason honors and rankings often mean very little as its not how you start the season, but how you finish, but for the first time since 2003, no player on the NCAA's consensus All-America list, will return this next season. Impact players for the nation's top teams should steal the preseason accolades such as Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith of Duke and Purdue's JaJuan Johnson are the top of the talent pool, but if Durrell Summers of the Michigan State Spartans can put together a full-season of strong play, he will be right up their with Singler and Johnson. Marcus Morris (Kansas), Jacob Pullen (Kansas State), Jordan Hamilton (Texas), Willie Buford (Ohio State) and Kevin Jones (West Virginia) should thrive in their new roles, while there are always sure-impact freshmen like Enes Kanter and Brandon Knight of Kentucky, Kyrie Irving running the show at Duke, Jared Sullinger at Ohio State, the Wolfpack's CJ Leslie, UCLA's Josh Smith and Tristan Thompson of Texas should contend for these open spots. And then, there are always players that had strong seasons last year, but should become household names this year; these players include Kawhi Leonard (San Diego State), Malcolm Delaney (Virginia Tech), Jimmer Fredette (BYU), Kenneth Faried (Morehead State), Trey Thompkins (Georgia), Aaric Murray (LaSalle), Elias Harris (Gonzaga), Klay Thompson (Washington State) Damian Saunders (Duquesne) and JaMychal Green (Alabama).
By President - Corey Ruff - 8-27-10