UConn is No. 1 in the 2023-24 men’s Way-Too-Early Top

After one of the wildest NCAA competitions in current history– a tournament that consisted of a 16-over-1 upset, no top-three seeds in the Final Four, a buzzer-beater in one nationwide semifinal and a 5-seed vs. a 4-seed in the title game– what does the 2023-24 males’s college basketball season have in shop for us?Will there be widespread parity throughout the sport once again? Will the blue bloods go back to the top of the sport? Will any dominant teams emerge?As you recuperate from Monday night’s title game, let’s look ahead.First, some standards: Any player presently ranked in the

  • top 60 of ESPN’s 2023 NBA draft rankings is considered a departure for now. If that player decides to return to school, we will adjust in the future. Gamers not forecasted to be selected are thought about to be returning– unless there has been an announcement stating otherwise. Noteworthy players affected by this consist of Zach Edey, who is ranked No. 53, and Adama Sanogo, who isn’t ranked in the top 100. We’re still in the midst of the extra year of eligibility due to COVID, so it’s hard to anticipate what elders will choose to do with their last season. In the meantime, we’re projecting them as departures unless they have actually formally announced they’re returning to school for another year. (This is likewise notoriously difficult to figure out, as some schools list elders as fourth-year juniors and senior night celebrations often don’t tell the complete story.)Both standards go through change, but we had to draw a line in the sand.With that out of the way, it’s time to dive in– there are only 217 days till the season suggestions! Editor’s Picks 2 Associated The Huskies will get in the

    2023-24 college

    basketball season with hopes of going back-to-back. Adama Sanogo might choose to leave, but Donovan Clingan– if he returns– is waiting in the wings and would right away get preseason All-American attention despite coming off the bench this season. We can expect Jordan Hawkins to leave offered his increase to a borderline lottery game choice, but Andre Jackson Jr. might come back for another season. Either way, Dan Hurley is generating an elite recruiting class led by five-star Stephon Castle. ESPN 100 wings Solomon Ball and Jaylin Stewart are also high-ceiling prospects.Projected starting lineup: Stephon Castle (No. 15 in ESPN 100 )Solomon Ball(No. 55 in ESPN 100)Jaylin Stewart (No. 84 in ESPN 100)Alex

    Karaban(9.5 PPG)Adama Sanogo

    ( 17.1 PPG)

    Marquette’s season ended with a disappointing second-round loss to Michigan State, however considered that the Golden Eagles won the Big East regular season and conference tournament titles after being picked ninth in the preseason, there must be lots of optimism in Milwaukee. Shaka Smart’s entire starting five might return, led by All-American Tyler Kolek.Projected starting lineup: Tyler Kolek (12.9 PPG )Stevie

    Mitchell (7.1 PPG)
    Kam Jones (15.1 PPG)
    Olivier Maxence-Prosper( 12.5 PPG)Oso Ighodaro (11.4 PPG)
    Tyrese Proctor and Mark Mitchell have actually announced their intents to go back to Durham, while Dariq Whitehead is leaving. Kyle Filipowski and Dereck Lively II could follow Whitehead out the door to the NBA. However Jon Scheyer is bringing in a great recruiting class, a group that consists of three first-class prospects and 5 players ranked in the top 35. Jeremy Roach’s status will be key.Projected beginning lineup: Jeremy Roach( 13.6 PPG )Tyrese Proctor (9.4 PPG )Mackenzie Mgbako

    (No. 8 in ESPN 100)Mark Mitchell (9.1 PPG)
    Sean Stewart (No. 16 in
    ESPN 100) John Calipari is back with the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation, and a possible beginning lineup with a minimum of 3 or 4 of those freshmen booked from day one. D.J. Wagner and Robert Dillingham need to form one of the most dynamic backcourts in the sport, while Justin Edwards is the No. 1 hire. The greatest question is what Oscar Tshiebwe decides to do. Will he return for another year?Projected starting lineup: Robert Dillingham (No. 11 in ESPN 100 )D.J. Wagner (No. 2 in ESPN 100) Justin Edwards( No. 1 in ESPN 100) Chris Livingston( 6.3 PPG) Aaron

    Bradshaw( No. 4 in ESPN 100) The Owls aren’t going anywhere, individuals. This year’s NCAA tournament darlings are well-equipped to make another run even if it doesn’t end with 35 wins and a Final 4 appearance once again. All 5 beginners from the competition will be back, with reserve guard Michael Forrest the lone expected departure from the rotation. As long as nobody goes into the transfer portal or makes an inexpedient NBA draft decision, Dirty May and FAU will be back.Projected beginning lineup: Bryan Greenlee( 7.4 PPG )Nick Boyd(8.9 PPG)Johnell Davis(13.9 PPG )Alijah Martin (13.1 PPG) Vladislav Goldin(10.3 PPG) There should be a good mix of inbound talent and knowledgeable returnees
    in East Lansing next season. A.J. Hoggard and Jaden Akins return on the boundary, while Tyson Walker still has another year of eligibility if he picks to work out the choice. Tom Izzo likewise brings in first-class point player Jeremy Fears, who plays with aggressiveness and toughness.

    Top-10 prospect Xavier Booker is a future lottery pick if he can find consistency.Projected beginning lineup: Jeremy Worries(No. 20 in ESPN 100)A.J. Hoggard( 12.9 PPG)Jaden Akins( 9.8 PPG)Xavier Booker(No. 7 in ESPN 100)Mady Sissoko(5.1 PPG ) Jalen Wilson and Gradey Dick are out the door and Kevin McCullar Jr. might leave as well(although he has a year of eligibility left), but do not rank Kansas too low

    as long as Bill Self remains in Lawrence. Dajuan Harris Jr. will be
    back running the program, while K.J. Adams will take on a larger function upfront. Top-40 employees Elmarko Jackson and Chris Johnson will be relied on early to make an impact.Projected beginning lineup: Dajuan Harris Jr.(8.9 PPG)Elmarko Jackson(No. 22 in ESPN 100)Chris Johnson (No. 35 in ESPN 100)K.J. Adams(10.6 PPG )Ernest Udeh Jr.( 2.6 PPG) This ranking assumes Azuolas Tubelis returns to Tucson. If he’s back in the fold, Tommy Lloyd will as soon as again have probably the best frontcourt duo in the nation in Tubelis and Oumar Ballo. Besides Tubelis’ status, we’ll be closely viewing whether the Wildcats can land sufficient

    border pop. Kylan Boswell must be great as Kerr Kriisa’s replacement,
    while Pelle Larsson is also back. However anticipate more weapons.Projected beginning lineup: Kylan Boswell (4.6 PPG)

    K.J. Lewis(four-star )Pelle Larsson(9.9 PPG)Azuolas Tubelis (19.8 PPG )Oumar Ballo (14.2 PPG) At least 28 wins in four of the past five seasons, advancing past the first weekend in four straight NCAA competitions and 65 wins in the past two campaigns. Even with the losses of Marcus Sasser, Jarace Walker and TramonMark, Kelvin Sampson will have his

    team prepared for the move to the Big 12. Jamal Shead is among the
    best guards in the nation,
    and Emanuel Sharp and Terrance Arceneaux are appealing players.Projected starting

    lineup: Jamal Shead (10.5 PPG )Emanuel Sharp(5.9 PPG)Terrance Arceneaux(3.7 PPG )J’Wan Roberts (10.0 PPG )Ja’Vier Francis(4.3 PPG) Baylor Scheierman and Ryan Kalkbrenner are both projected to be picked in the NBA draft, so we’ll consider them chosen now. Arthur Kaluma could also decide to leave.

    If Kaluma( or Scheierman or Kalkbrenner), Ryan Nembhard and Trey Alexander all return, Creighton will
    have one of the very best trios in the country. Virginia transfer Isaac Traudt is also a former top-60 hire who will assist inside.Projected beginning lineup: Ryan Nembhard(12.1 PPG)Trey Alexander(13.6 PPG)Arthur Kaluma(11.8 PPG )Isaac Traudt(

    redshirt at Virginia )Fredrick King(3.4 PPG ) Brandon Miller and Noah Clowney are off to the NBA, Jahvon Quinerly leads a group of departing senior citizens and Nimari Burnett is heading to Michigan. But Nate Oats has actually already been busy in the website, landing Wichita State transfer Jaykwon Walton.

    He’s also reviving Jaden Bradley, Mark Sears, Charles Bediako, Rylan Griffen and Nick Pringle from a team ranked No. 1
    entering the NCAA tournament.Projected beginning lineup: Jaden
    Bradley (6.4 PPG)

    Mark Sears(12.5 PPG )Jaykwon Walton(13.9 PPG at Wichita State)Rylan Griffen (5.9 PPG )Charles Bediako(6.4 PPG) Given Eric Musselman’s track record, we can securely presume the forecasted beginning lineup today will look vastly various two or 3 months from now. We can likewise presume it will feature a lot of skill. Davonte Davis and a healthy Trevon Brazile will lead the way, while top-30 recruits Layden Blocker and Baye Fall will enter the program. Might Jordan Walsh
    or Ricky Council IV return,
    meanwhile?Projected beginning lineup: Devo Davis(10.9 PPG )Layden Blocker(No. 26 in ESPN 100)Joseph Pinion(2.4 PPG)Trevon Brazile(11.8 PPG)Baye Fall(No. 19 in ESPN 100) We are all the method in on the Enthusiasts ‘bandwagon. They would have been in the leading 25 even prior to Sunday’s commitment from TCU transfer Eddie Lampkin Jr. KJ Simpson and Tristan da Silva, if both return, provide Tad Boyle 2 All-Pac-12 players to blaze a trail, and he’s including prospective lottery pick Cody Williams, a top-10 hire.There’s a variety of role players

    also heading back to Boulder.Projected starting lineup: KJ Simpson(15.9 PPG)
    Julian Hammond (6.9 PPG)
    Cody Williams (No. 6 in ESPN 100)Tristan da Silva (15.9 PPG)

    Eddie Lampkin Jr. (6.3 PPG at TCU ) There’s still a chance Isaiah Wong goes back to Coral Gables, however with a Final 4 appearance and ACC Gamer of the Year award under his belt, he could also choose he has accomplished enough in college. Even without him and Jordan Miller

    , though, Jim LarraƱaga will have some building blocks after going 7-2 in the NCAA competition over the
    previous 2 seasons. Nijel Load, Norchad Omier and Wooga Poplar are all back.Projected starting lineup: Nijel Load (13.8 PPG)

    Wooga Poplar(8.7 PPG)Bensley Joseph( 5.2 PPG) Anthony Walker(2.9 PPG )Norchad Omier (13.3 PPG) Obviously, this ranking assumes Zach Edey does not go back to West Lafayette. The consensus national player of the year is ranked just inside ESPN’s leading 60 for the NBA draft, implying we consider him gone

    up until informed otherwise. If Edey

    returns, the Boilermakers rise into the leading 5, as they revive everyone else besides David Jenkins Jr. With another year of experience under their belts, Braden Smith and Fletcher Loyer should be much better late in the season too.Projected beginning lineup: Braden Smith(9.7 PPG)Fletcher Loyer(11.0 PPG )Ethan Morton(

    3.8 PPG)Mason Gillis(6.8 PPG)Caleb Furst (5.5 PPG) Andy Enfield will have among the country’s most interesting players running the program next season, in elite recruit Isaiah Collier. The No. 3 recruit can score, facilitate and make shots from the perimeter and suffices to bring the Trojans. Enfield likewise revives

    three starters from an NCAA tournament group, and Vincent Iwuchukwu will be fully healthy for an entire season, the team hopes.Projected beginning lineup: Isaiah Collier (No. 3 in ESPN 100)Kobe Johnson(9.2 PPG)

    Tre White(9.0 PPG) Joshua Morgan (7.0 PPG)Vincent Iwuchukwu(5.4 PPG) Buzz Williams ‘team won 19 of 22 games before losing in the SEC championship game and after that in the preliminary of the NCAA tournament. And he’s anticipated to revive several key pieces from that group. The most essential is Wade Taylor IV

    , among the very best point player in the

    country. Henry Coleman and Julius Marble should form a very solid frontcourt tandem, and a number of function players are likewise expected back.Projected beginning lineup: Wade Taylor IV

    (16.3 PPG)Manny Obaseki( 5.2 PPG )Andersson Garcia (3.2 PPG )Henry Coleman(9.0 PPG)Julius Marble(9.1 PPG) Rodney Terry’s very first offseason as the full-time head coach in Austin will be invested determining which of his players are coming back. There were 6 seniors amongst the Longhorns’top 8 players, while Tyrese Hunter is testing the NBA draft waters and Dillon Mitchell is forecasted to be picked in the draft. Regardless, Terry will be
    able to lean on top-five recruit Ron Holland and top-40 recruit A.J. Johnson.Projected starting lineup: Tyrese Hunter

    (10.3 PPG)Arterio Morris(4.6 PPG) A.J. Johnson(No. 39 in ESPN 100 )Ron Holland( No. 5 in ESPN 100)Dylan Disu( 8.8 PPG) Will the Tar Heels have the ability to put the most frustrating season in college basketball behind them? With R.J. Davis and Armando Bacot back in Chapel Hill, there are at least two terrific pieces to construct around.

    Seth Trimble and Jalen Washington are two of the couple of reserves who didn’t get in the portal, but both are gifted. Simeon Wilcher can make an impact as a freshman, too.Projected starting lineup: R.J. Davis(16.1 PPG)Seth Trimble(1.8 PPG)Simeon Wilcher(No. 27 in ESPN 100)Jalen Washington(2.2 PPG)Armando Bacot(15.9 PPG ) Scott Drew’s perimeter group will be completely reconstructed next season, with Keyonte George getting in the NBA draft, Adam Flagler’s future unsure and LJ Cryer getting in the transfer website. Freshmen Ja’Kobe Walter and Miro Little will need to promote minutes instantly.

    Then there’s Langston Love to

    run the program. Jalen Bridges is likewise ready for a larger function upfront.Projected beginning lineup: Langston Love(6.3 PPG)
    Miro Little (No. 33 in
    ESPN 100)

    Ja’Kobe Walter (No. 14 in ESPN 100 )Jalen Bridges(10.3 PPG)Josh Ojianwuna(4.2 PPG) The very first season of the post-Drew Timme age is upon us, and Gonzaga will look considerably different. The Zags can be anticipated to strike the portal quite hard, provided the absence of proven production

    returning. Nolan Hickman and

    Malachi Smith need to form
    among the much better backcourt duos on the West Coast, specifically if Hickman takes an advance in his advancement and Smith ends up being more of the go-to person he was at Chattanooga.Projected starting lineup: Nolan Hickman(7.7 PPG)Malachi Smith(8.7 PPG)Dusty Stromer(No. 40 in ESPN 100)Ben Gregg(5.1 PPG)Efton Reid(2.1 PPG) Brian Dutcher stated Sunday he thinks next year’s group might be much better. However as it stands, the 2023-24 roster feels thin. That said, the Aztecs are worthy of the advantage of the doubt. Lamont Butler and Micah Parrish will both be back and that’s an excellent starting point. Include Dutcher’s ability to construct one of the best defenses

    in the nation and

    SDSU remains in good shape.Projected starting lineup: B.J. Davis (four-star)Lamont Butler (8.7 PPG)
    Micah Parrish(7.7 PPG
    )Elijah Saunders (0.9

    PPG)Miles Heide (NR) Several senior citizens are out the door, consisting of program stalwarts Santiago Vescovi and Josiah-Jordan James. So are recent breakout performer Olivier Nkamhoua, beginning center Uros Plavsic and move Tyreke Secret.

    Where does Rick Barnes go from

    here? Zakai Zeigler will
    be back whenever he recovers from his torn ACL, and the Vols must have an elite defense once again. But
    the similarity Jahmai

    Mashack and Jonas Aidoo will have to step up.Projected starting lineup: Zakai Zeigler(10.7 PPG)Jahmai Mashack(4.7 PPG)Freddie Dilione(redshirt )Tobe Awaka(3.2 PPG) Jonas Aidoo(5.1 PPG ) Ranked inside the top 10 of many predictive metrics for the 2nd half of the season, can Saint Mary’s run it back and press Gonzaga for the West Coast Conference

    title once again? Logan Johnson and

    Alex Ducas are gone however Aidan Mahaney is poised to have a huge year and Mitchell Saxen is pull back low. ESPN 100 guard Jordan Ross is intriguing. Plus, the Gaels’ elite defense this past season should bring over.Projected beginning lineup: Jordan Ross(No. 97 in ESPN 100)Aidan Mahaney(13.9 PPG)Augustas Marciulionis( 5.9 PPG)Mitchell Saxen(11.6 PPG) Harry Wessels(2.6 PPG ) We know UCLA is going to find players in the portal or late signees on the recruiting path. We know there’s an opportunity Adem Bona or Amari Bailey opts to return to Westwood for another season. But with both forecasted to get drafted, Jaylen Clark currently out the door and Jaime Jaquez Jr. and Tyger Campbell gone,

    the lineup isn’t fantastic today. The
    Bruins need to remain in the top 25, however, so here they are for now.Projected starting lineup: Dylan Andrews (3.3 PPG)
    Sebastian Mack (No. 49 in

    ESPN 100 )Will McClendon (1.0 PPG )Devin Williams (No. 56 in ESPN 100)Kenneth Nwuba(1.3 PPG)Next in line: Boise State Broncos Ohio State Buckeyes Wisconsin Badgers Kansas State Wildcats Auburn Tigers

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