Boards chairman Vytas Danelius and the returning nucleus of last year's ACC champs will be boosted by a heralded hometown recruit, guard Chris Paul.
The Demon of Downtown, senior Demon Brown, is the conference's top trey threat; freshman Martin Iti shores up the 49ers' frontcourt.
Jaspers look to repeat as league champs behind the Big Apple's biggest talent, senior guard Luis Flores (24.6 points and 5.6 boards a game).
The Bulldogs will get immediate help from junior forward Lawrence Roberts, who won't have to sit out after escaping troubled Baylor.
Senior guards Romain Sato (18.1 points a game) and Lionel Chalmers (12.0) are two marvelous Musketeers; 6'9" Anthony Myles could make it three.
Senior guard Abdul Mills, his bad hip healed, should provide outside help for 6'7" insider Ryan Gomes (18.4 points and 9.7 rebounds a game).
Gary Williams rebuilds around sophomores, forward Nik Caner-Medley and guard John Gilchrist; freshman guard D.J. Strawberry will get his hacks.
Junior forwards Marco Killingsworth and Brandon Robinson and senior center Kyle Davis, a swat specialist (126 blocks), all return from surprise Sweet 16 team.
Zippy senior backcourt—Derrick Tarver (20.6 points a game) and Johnny Hollingsworth (4.1 assists)—makes Zips a major mid-major.
Senior guard Tim Pickett (conference-best 82 steals) lives up to his name, but best moniker belongs to prize freshman forward Vakeaton Wafer.