College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting before you know it, and practices are just right around the corner.
Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2012-13 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 75 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 25 mid majors in my top 100 countdown.
Along with my top 100 countdown I will also feature a ton of previews. Like the top players at each position, All Conference teams, top players by class, top games, previewing the early season tournaments and much more.
Who will put at number 1? Louisville or Indiana or maybe a surprise stay tuned to Roundballchat for the next month to find out.
Coach: Larry Krystowiak (2nd season 6-25). Overall 48-455, 3 years
2011-12: Record: 6-25 overall, 3-15 in Pac 12 (11th)
Starters Returning (2) Jason Washburn, Cedric Martin
Preseason Tournament: None
Top Non-Conference Games: at BYU
Transfers In: Jarred DuBois (Loyola Marymount- eligible immediately)
Transfers Out: Kareem Story (Southern Idaho); Javon Dawson (Jacksonville); Dijon Farr (Arkansas Fort Smith); Chris Hines (Drake); George Matthews (UT San Antonio); Anthony Odunsi (Tyler JC)
Sat Out: David Foster (injury), Glen Dean (Eastern Washington), Aaron Dotson (LSU
It’s never a good thing when you as have the same amount of wins and the number of players that transferred out of your program. That is exactly what happen to Utes first year head coach Larry Krystowiak. This year looks to be another rough year for the Utes, they will have 11 players on their roster that didn’t play for the Utes last season.
The leading of this team will be forward Jason Washburn (11.4 ppg); he is the teams returning leading scorer and rebounder. The Utes will get a boost in their frontcourt from David Foster, who returns at center after sitting out with an injury. He was the MWC Defensive Player of the Year in 2009-10 but he will have to increase his scoring load. Dallain Bachynski and Jeremy Olsen gave the Utes four players over 6’ 10” in their frontcourt. Both are returning from two year missions. JUCO transfer Renan Lenz, and freshman Jordan Loveridge will also provide some depth inside.
Leading the way in the backcourt is wing Cedric Martin (7.4 ppg).The rest of backcourt will come from transfers and recruits. The Utes need more out of there backcourt if that what to succeed. Likely starting at shooting guard will be LSU transfer Aaron Dotson (6.8 ppg-2010). Manning the point guard duties for Utah will be Glen Dean (13.3 ppg- 2010 ). Dean was the 2010 Big Sky Freshman of the Year in 2010. Leading the depth in the backcourt will be Jarred DuBois (10.1 ppg), a transfer from Loyola Marymount. Also providing depth in the backcourt are freshman Dakarai Tucker, Brandon Taylor, and Justin Seymour.