It’s not unreasonable to argue that USC is the deepest team in the country.That depth may be the only thing stopping Derryck Thornton (No.Being lost in the online world is no wonder as there are too many dating sites, offering basically the same thing- finding love and companionship.If you came here, it means you reach the right place.Many of these players choose to join a program at a lower level, while others never play DI basketball again.The total number of transfers at the outset of the 2017-18 season may not be noteworthy, but there has been an uptick in up-transfers—players from smaller leagues who decamp to major-conference programs.
SI’s ranking of teams 1-351 has been more accurate than similar preseason rankings produced by ESPN, CBS Sports and noted analyst Ken Pomeroy for three consecutive years.
SI expects multiple Grey Squad members to make meaningful contributions in 2017–18, but Aubrey Dawkins (No. Mike Watkins and Lamar Stevens were two stout defensive presences in the post for Penn State last season, and Satchel Pierce (No.
30), the son of head coach Johnny Dawkins, may have the biggest impact of the group after making 43.9% of his three-point shots over two seasons at Michigan. 23) gives the Rebels a strong case for having the nation’s most underrated backcourt; SEC foes will have a tough time keeping in check the former top-100 recruit, senior Deandre Burnett and junior Terence Davis. 25) brings some needed shooting to North Carolina, but the key question will be whether he has improved the other parts of his game after logging major minutes last season for a Pittsburgh team that could not consistently get stops. 40) won’t come close to matching his 20.2 points-per-game average at Presbyterian last season against SEC opponents, but he could provide the extra scoring punch Auburn needs to earn its first bid to the NCAAs since 2003. 51), the younger brother of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, is a skilled post player who should benefit from operating alongside Big East Player of the Year candidate Trevon Bluiett at Xavier. 80) could shore up the Nittany Lions’ depth in the frontcourt.
We suspect that select players—like Dylan Smith (UNC Asheville to Arizona), Dwayne Sutton (UNC Asheville to Louisville), Mi Kyle Mc Intosh (Illinois State to Oregon), Ben Carter (UNLV to Michigan State) and Duane Wilson (Marquette to Texas A&M)—will shoulder smaller scoring loads, and it’s possible we’re overrating the impact other players will make.
Still, the list of quality faces in new places is long.