University of Kentucky Logohazyel's Ballot for Preseason of 2019-20

Submitted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 3:16PM EDT
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1 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State After making the F4, MSU brings back a bunch of pieces and adds some good ones too in Watts & Hall. Winston is poised for a great year.
2 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky UK brings back a sophomore front and backcourt while bringing in the #2 class in the country. This team is going to have a lot of length.
3 Duke University Logo Duke They bring back Tre Jones (who was great) and add the #1 class in the nation headlined by Carey and Moore. Will be interesting to see them.
4 University of Louisville Logo Louisville Return all the important pieces while adding Williamson and Igiehon. This team will be dangerous come March.
5 University of Florida Logo Florida Return Nembhard and add in the best grad transfer and 5-stars Scottie Lewis and Tre Mann. Will compete for an SEC title.
6 University of Kansas Logo Kansas Interesting lineup to watch. with one of the best centers in the country and a question mark with De Souza. Let's see if Dotson can improve.
7 University of Maryland, College Park Logo Maryland Loaded sophomores with Cowan, Smith, and Wiggins back while adding Marial and Mitchell. Whether MD lives up to expectations is still a ?
8 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga Quite the young team the Zags have compared to previous years. Backcourt is still a thing to look out for but frontcourt should be solid.
9 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina They did lose most of their stars from last year, however, Cole Anthony will be a star and Bacot should be good. We'll just have to wait.
10 Villanova University Logo Villanova Swider and Slater return and they add 5-star Robinson-Earl. Success will depend on when Antoine can get healthy and suit up.
11 University of Memphis Logo Memphis On paper, this team should be very good, but with a new coach and 4 freshmen starters(?), I'm curious how well they'll play out.
12 University of Oregon Logo Oregon Pritchard returns along with Okoro and they add one of the best classes in the nation. Success will depend on when Dante can play.
13 University of Virginia Logo Virginia Return some solid players in Key, Clark, and Diakite. The question is whether or not the incoming freshmen can perform.
14 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State Return experienced and good pieces with the Wessons and Muhammad while adding a great class. Could be a team to look out for in March.
15 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall They might be too high, but, star Myles Powell is coming back and should continue to dominate so I'll just have to wauit and see.
16 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech As with previous years, I've learned its not best to underestimate Chris Beard's teams, and with a solid class incoming, they should be good
17 University of Arizona Logo Arizona Should have one of the best backcourts in the country with Mannion & Green. The question is whether the other pieces can contribute
18 University of Washington Logo Washington Should be talked about more. Add in a pair of 5-star big men and a starter with Quade Green and you got a formidable lineup.
19 Baylor University Logo Baylor This team should be pretty deep top to bottom and with Tristan Clark coming back, Baylor should be pretty solid.
20 Auburn University Logo Auburn Returning some really nice players in Purifoy, McLemore, Wiley, and McCormick while adding players like Okoro. Watch out for Auburn.
21 Louisiana State University Logo LSU Add Trendon Watford to a lineup that has Smart, Mays and Williams and you got a team that should do some damage.
22 Xavier University Logo Xavier Keep an eye on Marshall, they bring back some good players from last year and add a slew of 4stars. Xavier could compete for a conf title.
23 Utah State University Logo Utah State Bring back nearly everyone from last year's tournament squad. They'll be experienced and tough to play against.
24 Saint Mary's College of California Logo St. Mary's I don't really know how good or bad this team could be, but on paper they should make the tournament and be good.
25 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo Illinois Should be on a lot more lists. They bring back everyone from last year and add Kofi and defense with Hamlin. Sleeper team to look out for.