TEAM I CONFERENCE I RETURNING STARTERS I SKINNY
GEORGE WASHINGTON | ATLANTIC 10 | 4 | Australian for breakout: Junior guard J.R. Pinnock (13.4 ppg last season) averaged 25.0 on August trip Down Under.
ALABAMA | SEC | 3 | Unheralded playmaker Ronald Steele (2.46-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio) feeds league's top frontcourt, but Tide lacks long-range shooters.
IOWA STATE | BIG 12 | 3 | Physical East Coast backcourt of Will Blalock ( Boston) and Curtis Stinson ( New York City) will carry undersized Cyclones.
TEXAS TECH | BIG 12 | 3 | Reality show Knight School is filming in Lubbock, and electric guard Jarrius Jackson (45.8% on three-pointers) is Coach Bob's leading man.