College basketball starts on Friday, and there’s a lot to look forward to this season. From the freshmen who have been much-discussed to those who surprised by deciding to return, there’s a good deal of talent in the college game, and anticipation is high.
Although this year’s preseason All-Americans reflect the continuing trend that the top college players are generally younger than before, it is noteworthy that three of the five first team selections are seniors. While two freshmen made the cut, it wouldn’t be a surprise if there are a few more among them at the end of the season. And as one might expect, there are plenty of candidates who don’t appear on this list.