WINTHROP | BIG SOUTH | 4 | C Craig Bradshaw is on the verge of a big season
after averaging 11.0 points, 6.2 rebounds for New Zealand in world
NORTHERN ARIZONA | BIG SKY | 4 | Lumberjacks are led by Renaissance men SF
Ruben Boykin (13.3 ppg, student columnist) and SG Steve Sir (11.1 ppg,
PENNSYLVANIA | IVY | 3 | Feared defender Ibrahim Jaaber (fourth nationally in
steals) became a scorer last season, putting up 18.2 ppg on 52.5% shooting.
SAMFORD | OHIO VALLEY | 4 | Euro-style center Travis Peterson (45 treys, 2.2
assist-to-TO ratio) will help Bulldogs close down 47-year-old Seibert Hall in
ALBANY | AMERICA EAST | 3 | PG Jamar Wilson (17.7 ppg) and PF Brent Wilson
(10.4 ppg), who aren't related, form the league's top returning scoring
SAM HOUSTON STATE | SOUTHLAND | 4 | Don't hate the Plair: Juco transfer PG
Jejuan Plair (5.6 apg), the league's top newcomer, piloted Bearkats to 22
ROBERT MORRIS | NORTHEAST | 4 | Versatile PF A.J. Jackson averaged 17.0 points
and 9.2 rebounds last season, with a league-high 14 double doubles.
DELAWARE STATE | MEAC | 5 | SF Roy Bright, who was kicked out of Cincinnati in
2005 after an off-the-court incident, resurfaces to join the loaded
BELMONT | ATLANTIC SUN | 3 | The nickname of 6'11", 260-pound center Boomer
Herndon (14.6 ppg, 7.4 rpg) comes from his love of ex-- Bengals QB Esiason.
ARKANSAS-- PINE BLUFF | SWAC | 3 | League's best defensive team (13th nationally
in field goal defense) could win the conference despite a woeful offense.