College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting in a month or so, and practices are starting soon. College basketball might be the only game in town, which will give even more attention to the college game. I can’t wait for this upcoming season.
Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2011-12 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 74 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 26 mid majors in my top 100 countdown. This month I will continue my college basketball previews with top players and match ups and much more; I am just finishing my conference power rankings.
Who will put at number 1? North Carolina or Kentucky or maybe a surprise stay tuned to Roundballchat for the next month to find out.
# 83. Washington State
Coach: Ken Bone (two seasons 38-28), overall 93-65,6 years
2010-11 Record: 22-13 overall, 9-9 in Pac 10 (6th )
Starters Returning (3) Marcus Capers, Reggie Moore, Abe Lodwick
The Cougars only lost 2 players from last year’s team, but those 2 players were their best players including all everything Klay Thompson. Shooting guard Faisal Aden (12.7 ppg) does a little bit of everything, but he needs to be more consistent. Point Guard Reggie Moore (9.1 ppg) battled injuries and the law last season, but he is a great talent. Marcus Capers (5.8 ppg) will also start; he is a great defensive and tough player. Providing the depth here is Aussie Dexter Kenrich-Drew, freshman DaVonté Lacy, and Fresno State transfer Mike Ladd. Brock Motum (7.6 ppg) leads the way in the frontcourt. He has great size and had a great shooting percentage last year. Abe Lodwick (3.5 ppg) put up good rebounding numbers for the amount of minutes he got. The Cougars have plenty of depth here led by Patrick Simon (3.2 ppg), Steven Bjornstad (1.3 ppg), JUCO transfer D.J. Shelton, freshman Greg Sequele, and Charlie Enquist (.5 ppg). Shelton is the best talent here; he started out at Cal State Fullerton.
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