KENTUCKY | SEC | 3 | Is this Bobby Perry's breakout year? Senior SF scored 45
points in two NCAA tournament games after averaging just 7.1 for season.
SAN DIEGO STATE | MOUNTAIN WEST | 4 | Returning conference POY Brandon Heath
has a scary sidekick in 6'6" transfer Lorrenzo Wade, the Aztecs' top
VILLANOVA | BIG EAST | 2 | Small ball is out, Curtis Sumpter is in: Surgically
repaired 6'7" forward averaged 15.3 points, 7.2 boards in '04--05 before
HOFSTRA | CAA | 3 | Pride is potent on the perimeter with preseason POY pick
Loren Stokes (17.4 ppg), Antoine Agudio (17.2 ppg) and Carlos Rivera (11.7
SYRACUSE | BIG EAST | 4 | G-Mac Era gives way to one year of Paul (Harris)
Power: Chiseled 6'5" athlete could be the nation's top freshman, then bolt
to the NBA.
FLORIDA STATE | ACC | 3 | Sophomore guard Toney Douglas should score in
bunches: He averaged 16.9 points as a freshman at Auburn before
LOUISVILLE | BIG EAST | 4 | Double-wide freshman PF Derrick Caracter has
dropped 38 pounds, to 285, since arriving on campus and will play major
ILLINOIS | BIG TEN | 3 | Speedy sophomore Chester Frazier (2.4 assist-to-TO
ratio) inherits the starting point guard job from former road roommate Dee
INDIANA | BIG TEN | 2 | A healthy D.J. White could make Kelvin Sampson's first
year a hit: Hoosiers went 5--0 with the 6'9" PF last season, 14--12 without
VIRGINIA TECH | ACC | 5 | PF Coleman Collins (14.5 ppg) finished his degree in
three years but is sticking around to lead a dark-horse NCAA run.