I think it's time to get this thread started. The season is less than two weeks away, and I know there are a few college basketball fans here. I think we'll definitely have some great talent to support this year, before the next two years bring in some high profile white freshman for the media types to talk about. Over the next couple weeks, I'll be posting about different players and teams. Please, contribute guys!! I'm busy and may not hit everybody. I'll get the thread started off on a high note with a few players/teams I'll be watching. One cannot talk about college basketball without mentioning the most high-profile and polarizing player in the country: Grayson Allen. After a tough season last year resulted in Allen being injured and losing his starting spot and captaincy, he is back with a vengeance for his senior campaign. The athletic combo guard is hated by nearly all DWFs, and he's going to give them plenty of reasons to hate him again this year. He's got his mind back in the right place (being named a captain again, as well as getting his starting role back) and is ready to lead the young Blue Devils on a National Championship run. Look for Allen's numbers to rebound this year. Allen needs no introduction here, and is on the Wooden Award Watch list as well as several preseason All-America teams. His supporting cast will be mostly black, save for three bench players not likely to see much time in athletic freshman two-guard Alex O'Connell, center Antonio Vrankovic, who may sneak into the game, and wing Jack White, who could play due to Duke's lack of depth there this year. Grayson Allen The next player and team I'm going to mention is going to be CF's favorite team all-year long. That would be 6'11 Australian center Jock Landale and the all-white St. Mary's Gaels. The Gaels will start the year in the Top 25, and are actually the favorites in the WCC, unseating Gonzaga as the top dog in the conference. Landale nearly averaged a double double last year (16 PPG and 9.5 RPG), and he is looking to improve upon those numbers. I'm thinking he will. He's a runaway favorite for WCC player of the year and is also on the Wooden Award list, as well as All-America teams. Joining him will be crafty point guard Emmett Naar (a fellow Aussie), who will look to rebound after an inconsistent campaign last year. Long-time starter Joe Rahon is gone, so Naar will have to step up and produce. Grad-transfer Cullen Neal is a good scoring threat, and will look to fill Rahon's shoes in the starting lineup. Other players to look for are three-point threat Calvin Hermanson, bench spark-plug Tanner Krebs, a guard/wing who's instant offense, and big man Evan Fitzner. The Gaels have a couple more white guys coming off the bench in what looks to be a nearly all-white rotation again this year. Jock Landale Emmett Naar Thomas Welsh, UCLA's lone returning starter from last year, is back for his senior season after pulling out of the draft. Welsh (who will likely be UCLA's only white starter this year) will look to have a great senior campaign. He's got the best jump from a center I've seen in a while, and he also plays pretty good defense. Other than Welsh, the Bruins' only white players will be GG Goloman, a senior forward who may start, and Alex Olesinski, a combo forward who should see some reserve minutes. Thomas Welsh I would talk about Wisconsin, but I think Celtic will have them covered lol. That's it for tonight. There's plenty more to talk about, but I thought I'd cover a few to start with.