Quote by Conference 4 – Battle of the giants
The favorite: Duke
Tons of hype for the ridiculous amount of talent in Durham. The last college to have such a complete team was the almost-unbeaten Kentucky team. Duke will rely on POY candidate Grayson Allen, a group of freshmen showcasing for the Nba and a small group of experienced players returning to ease the newcomers into the system.
Runner up: North Carolina
The Tar Heel‘s players are still having nightmare about Kris Jenkins, but the team has everything once again to play a great season. Justin Jackson might in the conversation for POY, Joel Berry will replace Marcus Paige on the court, and hopefully in the fan’s hearts, while Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks and freshman Tony Bradley should be capable of holding the fort against anyone in the frontcourt. The only negative so far is the injury to Theo Pilson that will force coach Roy Williams to change his rotations.
Outsiders: Louisville, Virginia, Clemson
Louisville and Virginia have two defensive system that are one the opposite of the other but can still be very effective. Clemson will depend on Jaron Blossomgame, one of the best all-around players in the nation, hoping that he will be enough to reach the Ncaa tournament.
Stars: Grayson Allen (Duke, SG,Jr), Dwayne Bacon (Florida State, SF, So) Xavier Rathan Mayes (Florida State, SG, Jr), Justin Jackson (North Carolina, SF, Jr), Tyler Lydon (Syracuse. PF, So), Jaron Blossomagme (Clemson, SF, Jr)
The ACC is the best conference in the Ncaa and has a ridiculous amount of great players, starting with Grayson Allen, the best player in the Ncaa according to most experts and insiders. And then, of course, there is Dwayne Bacon and Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Justin Jackson, Tyler Lydon and Jaron Blossomgame. Plenty of prospects and plenty of fun watching them play.
Freshmen: Jayson Tatum (Duke, F), Harry Giles (Duke, PF), Marques Bolden (Duke, C) Dennis Smith (NC State, PG) V.J King (Louisville, SF), Johnatan Isaac (Florida State, SF) Tyus Battle (Syracuse, SG)
The same could be said for freshmen. Beside Duke’s three Young Devils, three of the best players to play in college basketball this season, there is another candidate for the number one pick in Dennis Smith Jr. and players like wing V.J. King, who will come off the bench, Jonathan Isaac, who will play with Florida State and Tyus Battle, a potentially unstoppable offensive player who will play at Syracuse.