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Exclusive: College Basketball’s 32 All-Conference Teams

Breitbart Sports today lists the first All-Conference teams for all 32 conferences three weeks before Selection Sunday starts March Madness. Each 1st Team All-Conference player listed below had the highest rating at www.valueaddbasketball.com of any player in his conference at his position.

  1. Southwestern Athletic Conference – Houston – March 10-14

Tonnie Collier and Chris Thomas are 2nd- and 3rd-team All-Conference, but they are the big favorite to lead a balanced Texas Southern team to the tournament with Southern and Alabama State ineligible. The SWAC All-Conference team is the weakest of the 32 All-Conference teams, so each team will be a little stronger until we get to the No. 1 All-Conference team.

Hagood, Treshawn 5 – Prairie View A&M – 6’2″ – SWAC 1st Team – 467 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Tabb, Ladarius 23 – Alabama A&M – 6’5″ – SWAC 1st Team – 496 Nat’l Rnk

Sam, Jared 12 – Southern – 6’9″ – SWAC 1st Team – 535 Nat’l Rnk

Taylor, Derell 2 – Jackson St. – 6’6″ – SWAC 1st Team – 870 Nat’l Rnk

Mosley, Marcel 1 – Arkansas Pine Bluff – 6’0 – SWAC 1st Team – 918 Nat’l Rnk

Waters, Jamel 12 – Alabama St. – 5’9″ – SWAC 2nd Team – 576 Nat’l Rnk

Scott, Montrael 31 – Prairie View A&M – 6’3″ – SWAC 2nd Team – 819 Nat’l Rnk

Brisco, John 12 – Prairie View A&M – 5’11” – SWAC 2nd Team – 933 Nat’l Rnk

Collier, Tonnie 12 – Texas Southern – 6’8″ – SWAC 2nd Team – 1641 Nat’l Rnk

Davis, Keith 4 – Southern – 6’10” – SWAC 2nd Team – 1685 Nat’l Rnk

Hammond, Tevin 14 – Arkansas Pine Bluff – 6’0 – SWAC 3rd Team – 631 Nat’l Rnk

Thomas, Chris 2 – Texas Southern – 6’5″ – SWAC 3rd Team – 1127 Nat’l Rnk

Love, Jovaughn 22 – Arkansas Pine Bluff – 6’9″ – SWAC 3rd Team – 1269 Nat’l Rnk

Bernard, Kaven 12 – Jackson St. – 6’5″ – SWAC 3rd Team – 1845 Nat’l Rnk

Hopkins, Joell 35 – Southern – 6’6″ – SWAC 3rd Team – 1873 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Patriot League – Campus sites – March 2, 4, 7, 11

The Patriot League does not have many elite players – so their All-Conference team ranks 31st. However, overall the conference is very solid and one of the most balanced in the country. Bucknell, Colgate, Lehigh, and Boston University all have a chance, but all 10 teams down to Army really could win this tournament.

McMullen, Matt 22 – Colgate – 6’6″ – Pat 1st Team – 436 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Hinrichs, Seth 12 – Lafayette – 6’8″ – Pat 1st Team – 475 Nat’l Rnk

Gardner, Darius 0 – American – 5’9″ – Pat 1st Team – 504 Nat’l Rnk

Trist, Dan 20 – Lafayette – 6’9″ – Pat 1st Team – 574 Nat’l Rnk

Sherman-Newsome, Damon 25 – Colgate – 6’5″ – Pat 1st Team – 859 Nat’l Rnk

Jones, Charlie 20 – American – 6’4″ – Pat 2nd Team – 489 Nat’l Rnk

Ross, Kahron 1 – Lehigh – 5’11” – Pat 2nd Team – 590 Nat’l Rnk

Miller, Malcolm 13 – Holy Cross – 6’7″ – Pat 2nd Team – 608 Nat’l Rnk

Reed, Jesse 14 – American – 6’5″ – Pat 2nd Team – 661 Nat’l Rnk

Scott, Bryce 14 – Lafayette – 6’3″ – Pat 2nd Team – 1188 Nat’l Rnk

Ptasinski, Joey 5 – Lafayette – 6’3″ – Pat 3rd Team – 508 Nat’l Rnk

Cox, Dylan 11 – Army – 6’4″ – Pat 3rd Team – 613 Nat’l Rnk

Roh, Luke 4 – Colgate – 6’4″ – Pat 3rd Team – 694 Nat’l Rnk

Ferguson, Kevin 31 – Army – 6’10” – Pat 3rd Team – 1163 Nat’l Rnk

Venturini, Brandon 2 – Navy – 6’0 – Pat 3rd Team – 1216 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Summit League – Sioux Falls, S.D. – March 7-10

Conference MVP Jake Bittle leads a South Dakota State team that could definitely upset someone in the NCAA. But they will have to get by tough challenges from North Dakota State and IPFW first in the conference tournament.

Bittle, Jake 4 – South Dakota St. – 6’4″ – Sum 1st Team – 165 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Emegano, Obi 15 – Oral Roberts – 6’3″ – Sum 1st Team – 356 Nat’l Rnk

Griffin, Cam 30 – Denver – 6’3″ – Sum 1st Team – 459 Nat’l Rnk

Williams, DavRon 15 – IUPUI – 6’7″ – Sum 1st Team – 582 Nat’l Rnk

Larson, Tyler 55 – South Dakota – 6’3″ – Sum 1st Team – 665 Nat’l Rnk

Alexander, Lawrence 12 – North Dakota St. – 6’3″ – Sum 2nd Team – 410 Nat’l Rnk

Larson, Cody 34 – South Dakota St. – 6’9″ – Sum 2nd Team – 461 Nat’l Rnk

Olson, Brett 23 – Denver – 6’5″ – Sum 2nd Team – 714 Nat’l Rnk

Forbes, Steve 54 – IPFW – 6’9″ – Sum 2nd Team – 719 Nat’l Rnk

Brown, Kory 22 – North Dakota St. – 6’4″ – Sum 2nd Team – 1122 Nat’l Rnk

Parks, Deondre 0 – South Dakota St. – 6’4″ – Sum 3rd Team – 647 Nat’l Rnk

Landis, Max 10 – IPFW – 6’2″ – Sum 3rd Team – 1019 Nat’l Rnk

Burnette, Tre 2 – South Dakota – 6’5″ – Sum 3rd Team – 1071 Nat’l Rnk

Billbury, Korey 24 – Oral Roberts – 6’3″ – Sum 3rd Team – 1144 Nat’l Rnk

Werner, Dexter 40 – North Dakota St. – 6’6″ – Sum 3rd Team – 1306 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Western Athletic Conference – Las Vegas – March 11-14

Pascal Siakam’s New Mexico State remains the heavy favorite to win the title and could definitely upset an NCAA team if they are not upset in the conference tournament. Newcome Grand Canyon is probably the best of the rest, but there is a huge gap.

Siakam, Pascal 43 – New Mexico St. – 6’9″ – WAC 1st Team – 113 Nat’l Rnk- MVP

Joesaar, Janari 21 – Texas Pan American – 6’6″ – WAC 1st Team – 263 Nat’l Rnk

Baker, Ian 4 – New Mexico St. – 6’0 – WAC 1st Team – 293 Nat’l Rnk

Braun, Joshua 2 – Grand Canyon – 6’4″ – WAC 1st Team – 474 Nat’l Rnk

Knight, Noah 42 – UMKC – 6’1″ – WAC 1st Team – 1196 Nat’l Rnk

Barry, Remi 3 – New Mexico St. – 6’8″ – WAC 2nd Team – 487 Nat’l Rnk

Umipig, Isiah 1 – Seattle – 6’0 – WAC 2nd Team – 513 Nat’l Rnk

Mullings, Daniel 23 – New Mexico St. – 6’2″ – WAC 2nd Team – 551 Nat’l Rnk

Bruneel, Mitch 15 – Utah Valley – 6’5″ – WAC 2nd Team – 1084 Nat’l Rnk

Murray, Emerson 2 – Seattle – 6’3″ – WAC 2nd Team – 1203 Nat’l Rnk

Harrison, Martez 12 – UMKC – 5’11” – WAC 3rd Team – 688 Nat’l Rnk

Austin, Darius 23 – UMKC – 6’6″ – WAC 3rd Team – 1232 Nat’l Rnk

Eldridge, D.K. 1 – New Mexico St. – 6’2″ – WAC 3rd Team – 1322 Nat’l Rnk

Majerle, Ryan 4 – Grand Canyon – 6’3″ – WAC 3rd Team – 1453 Nat’l Rnk

Smith, Thaddeus 21 – UMKC – 6’9″ – WAC 3rd Team – 1504 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Northeast Conference – Campus sites – March 5, 8, 11

With three 1st team All-Conference players, St. Francis NY would have a chance in the NCAA tournament.

Pryor, Rodney 11 – Robert Morris – 6’5″ – NEC 1st Team – 169 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Cannon, Jalen 5 – St. Francis NY – 6’6″ – NEC 1st Team – 205 Nat’l Rnk

Graves, Gregory 15 – Mount St. Mary’s – 6’7″ – NEC 1st Team – 333 Nat’l Rnk

Jones, Brent 1 – St. Francis NY – 5’10” – NEC 1st Team – 579 Nat’l Rnk

Fall, Amdy 32 – St. Francis NY – 6’7″ – NEC 1st Team – 695 Nat’l Rnk

O’Shea, Joe 10 – Bryant – 6’4″ – NEC 2nd Team – 415 Nat’l Rnk

Garvin, Dan 22 – Bryant – 6’6″ – NEC 2nd Team – 709 Nat’l Rnk

Townes, Marques 15 – Fairleigh Dickinson – 6’4″ – NEC 2nd Team – 867 Nat’l Rnk

Brown, Earl 15 – St. Francis PA – 6’6″ – NEC 2nd Team – 913 Nat’l Rnk

Stewart, Kavon 3 – Robert Morris – 6’0 – NEC 2nd Team – 1095 Nat’l Rnk

Reed, Marcquise 2 – Robert Morris – 6’3″ – NEC 3rd Team – 528 Nat’l Rnk

Danaher, Taylor 50 – Mount St. Mary’s – 7’0 – NEC 3rd Team – 948 Nat’l Rnk

Drinnon, Ronnie 40 – St. Francis PA – 6’7″ – NEC 3rd Team – 950 Nat’l Rnk

Anderson, Darin 22 – Fairleigh Dickinson – 6’1″ – NEC 3rd Team – 1179 Nat’l Rnk

Hooper, Chris 15 – St. Francis NY – 6’6″ – NEC 3rd Team – 1372 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. America East Conference – Campus sites – March 4, 8 & 14

The American East could have one of the best Conference Final Fours with Albany, Vermont, Stony Brook, and New Hampshire all boasting strong teams. Jameel Warney has occasionally received a little All-American talk, and he and Dre Wills of Vermont play as the two standouts in the conference.

Warney, Jameel 20 – Stony Brook – 6’8″ – AE 1st Team – 77 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Wills, Dre 24 – Vermont – 6’1″ – AE 1st Team – 123 Nat’l Rnk

Rowley, Sam 14 – Albany – 6’6″ – AE 1st Team – 433 Nat’l Rnk

Miller, Matt 20 – New Hampshire – 6’4″ – AE 1st Team – 488 Nat’l Rnk

Steidel, Kurt 34 – Vermont – 6’6″ – AE 1st Team – 895 Nat’l Rnk

O’Day, Ethan 32 – Vermont – 6’9″ – AE 2nd Team – 393 Nat’l Rnk

Ward, Cam 14 – Vermont – 6’2″ – AE 2nd Team – 842 Nat’l Rnk

McGrew, Rayshaun 21 – Stony Brook – 6’7″ – AE 2nd Team – 891 Nat’l Rnk

Banegas-Flores, Marco 13 – Umass Lowell – 6’1″ – AE 2nd Team – 951 Nat’l Rnk

McRoberts, Zach 1 – Vermont – 6’6″ – AE 2nd Team – 1059 Nat’l Rnk

Sanders, Ray 1 – Albany – 6’4″ – AE 3rd Team – 701 Nat’l Rnk

Puriefoy, Carson 10 – Stony Brook – 6’0 – AE 3rd Team – 1142 Nat’l Rnk

Wroe, Corban 4 – Hartford – 6’2″ – AE 3rd Team – 1155 Nat’l Rnk

Harold, Hector 5 – Vermont – 6’7″ – AE 3rd Team – 1287 Nat’l Rnk

Nyama, Roland 24 – Stony Brook – 6’6″ – AE 3rd Team – 1439 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Atlantic Sun Conference – Campus sites – March 3-8

The Atlantic Sun has pulled great upsets in the NCAA the last few years, and Conference MVP Ty Greene gives USC Upstate a chance to challenge Florida Gulf Coast and North Florida to win the conferences automatic bid.

Greene, Ty 5 – USC Upstate – 6’3″ – ASun 1st Team – 79 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Comer, Brett 0 – Florida Gulf Coast – 6’3″ – ASun 1st Team – 255 Nat’l Rnk

Nesbitt, Jalen 0 – North Florida – 6’6″ – ASun 1st Team – 282 Nat’l Rnk

Billups, Jalen 21 – Northern Kentucky – 6’6″ – ASun 1st Team – 506 Nat’l Rnk

Daniels, Demarcus 32 – North Florida – 6’7″ – ASun 1st Team – 706 Nat’l Rnk

Thompson, Bernard 2 – Florida Gulf Coast – 6’3″ – ASun 2nd Team – 316 Nat’l Rnk

Davenport, Chris 35 – North Florida – 6’8″ – ASun 2nd Team – 455 Nat’l Rnk

Moore, Dallas 14 – North Florida – 6’1″ – ASun 2nd Team – 544 Nat’l Rnk

Hicks, Nate 1 – Florida Gulf Coast – 6’10” – ASun 2nd Team – 976 Nat’l Rnk

Stephens, ShunQuez 15 – USC Upstate – 6’5″ – ASun 2nd Team – 1119 Nat’l Rnk

Smith, Kentwan 2 – Stetson – 6’8″ – ASun 3rd Team – 499 Nat’l Rnk

Miller, Fred 32 – USC Upstate – 6’4″ – ASun 3rd Team – 636 Nat’l Rnk

Beech, Beau 2 – North Florida – 6’8″ – ASun 3rd Team – 1012 Nat’l Rnk

Babineaux, Kori 55 – Jacksonville – 6’4″ – ASun 3rd Team – 1449 Nat’l Rnk

Smith, Malcolm 52 – Lipscomb – 6’5″ – ASun 3rd Team – 1777 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Southern Conference – Asheville, N.C – March 6-9

Karl Cochran ranks as the 11th-best defender in the country, erasing four points a game from opponents according to his Defensive Value Add and helping to make Wofford one of the best defensive teams in the country. They have the best chance at an NCAA upset, and Cochran is easily the Conference MVP. However, Chattanooga places two on the 1st-team and recently won by double digits in Wofford, so they should be the greatest conference threat along with Mercer. Appalachian State is not eligible for the conference tournament.

Cochran, Karl 2 – Wofford – 6’1″ – SC 1st Team – 94 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Croone, Stephen 14 – Furman – 6’0 – SC 1st Team – 327 Nat’l Rnk

Jones, Casey 24 – Chattanooga – 6’5″ – SC 1st Team – 365 Nat’l Rnk

Tuoyo, Justin 31 – Chattanooga – 6’10” – SC 1st Team – 388 Nat’l Rnk

Hood, Tyler 35 – Samford – 6’6″ – SC 1st Team – 986 Nat’l Rnk

White, RJ 34 – UNC Greensboro – 6’8″ – SC 2nd Team – 411 Nat’l Rnk

Riley, Jalen 5 – East Tennessee St. – 6’0 – SC 2nd Team – 451 Nat’l Rnk

Moten, Darious 22 – Mercer – 6’6″ – SC 2nd Team – 560 Nat’l Rnk

Bryan, Jibri 34 – Mercer – 6’4″ – SC 2nd Team – 585 Nat’l Rnk

Brown, Mike 2 – Western Carolina – 6’3″ – SC 2nd Team – 1047 Nat’l Rnk

Garcia, Eric 5 – Wofford – 5’11” – SC 3rd Team – 542 Nat’l Rnk

Pryor, Greg 1 – Chattanooga – 6’1″ – SC 3rd Team – 594 Nat’l Rnk

Browning, Justin 23 – Western Carolina – 6’4″ – SC 3rd Team – 604 Nat’l Rnk

Anglade, Phillip 32 – VMI – 6’5″ – SC 3rd Team – 852 Nat’l Rnk

Collins, Spencer 14 – Wofford – 6’4″ – SC 3rd Team – 1076 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Big South Conference – Conway, SC – March 3-8

The top five teams in the Big South are extremely balanced, so it is a wide open spot for the NCAA autobid. The conference is full of good offensive teams but probably none of them have the defense to pull an NCAA upset. However, Conference MVP Javonte Green led Radford to a stunning upset at Oregon State in last year’s post season, so these teams can score enough to win an NIT game.

Green, Javonte 2 – Radford – 6’4″ – BSth 1st Team – 93 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Moore, Keon 10 – Winthrop – 6’5″ – BSth 1st Team – 155 Nat’l Rnk

Brown, John 0 – High Point – 6’8″ – BSth 1st Team – 188 Nat’l Rnk

Nimley, Saah 5 – Charleston Southern – 5’8″ – BSth 1st Team – 428 Nat’l Rnk

Cameron, Josh 3 – Coastal Carolina – 6’1″ – BSth 1st Team – 532 Nat’l Rnk

Wallace, Devante 23 – High Point – 6’5″ – BSth 2nd Team – 369 Nat’l Rnk

Cugini, Lorenzo 15 – High Point – 6’7″ – BSth 2nd Team – 624 Nat’l Rnk

Rowsey, Andrew 15 – UNC Asheville – 5’10” – BSth 2nd Team – 645 Nat’l Rnk

Saunders, Will 1 – Charleston Southern – 6’7″ – BSth 2nd Team – 769 Nat’l Rnk

Davis, Jarvis 15 – Gardner Webb – 6’0 – BSth 2nd Team – 813 Nat’l Rnk

Fisher, Leron 1 – Longwood – 5’11” – BSth 3rd Team – 650 Nat’l Rnk

Diagne, Badou 23 – Coastal Carolina – 6’7″ – BSth 3rd Team – 685 Nat’l Rnk

Roberts, Jaleel 45 – UNC Asheville – 7’0 – BSth 3rd Team – 923 Nat’l Rnk

Anderson, Ya Ya 11 – Radford – 6’2″ – BSth 3rd Team – 935 Nat’l Rnk

Murray, DeSean 3 – Presbyterian – 6’5″ – BSth 3rd Team – 998 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Norfolk, Va. – March 9-14 

Overall the MEAC is not too far ahead of the SWAC with a number of weak teams. However, seven players in the top 10% (top 400 out of 4100 players) is excellent, and Conference MVP Jordan Parks leads five NC Central players to make one of the All-Conference teams. They will be big favorites in the tournament, and are good enough to have a shot at an upset in the NCAA after staying within 11 of Maryland and within nine of Cincinnati this season already. Florida A&M is not eligible for the conference tournament.

Parks, Jordan 2 – North Carolina Central – 6’7″ – MEAC 1st Team – 200 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Short, Jeff 10 – Norfolk St. – 6’4″ – MEAC 1st Team – 260 Nat’l Rnk

Hilliard, Nimrod 11 – North Carolina Central – 6’0 – MEAC 1st Team – 269 Nat’l Rnk

Smith, Sterling 24 – Coppin St. – 6’4″ – MEAC 1st Team – 283 Nat’l Rnk

Carlton, James 1 – Howard – 6’8″ – MEAC 1st Team – 360 Nat’l Rnk

Gray, Kendall 1 – Delaware St. – 6’10” – MEAC 2nd Team – 273 Nat’l Rnk

Jawara, Karamo 10 – North Carolina Central – 6’8″ – MEAC 2nd Team – 366 Nat’l Rnk

McDonald, Anthony 5 – North Carolina Central – 6’1″ – MEAC 2nd Team – 538 Nat’l Rnk

Taylor, D’Shon 4 – Norfolk St. – 6’5″ – MEAC 2nd Team – 767 Nat’l Rnk

Daniel, James 11 – Howard – 5’10” – MEAC 2nd Team – 831 Nat’l Rnk

Gaston, RaShid 35 – Norfolk St. – 6’9″ – MEAC 3rd Team – 425 Nat’l Rnk

Walker, Devon 11 – Maryland Eastern Shore – 6’4″ – MEAC 3rd Team – 640 Nat’l Rnk

Holmes, Dante 0 – North Carolina Central – 6’3″ – MEAC 3rd Team – 787 Nat’l Rnk

Brewer, Quentin 2 – Bethune Cookman – 6’6″ – MEAC 3rd Team – 962 Nat’l Rnk

May, Amere 44 – Delaware St. – 6’3″ – MEAC 3rd Team – 967 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Big Sky Conference – Campus sites – March 12-14

Eastern Washington’s defense has cost them a couple of games recently to fall behind Montana in a four-team race for the conference title. However, their loaded offence led by Tyler Harvey, the nation’s second leading scorer, who helped them stun Indiana and keep it close with SMU and Washington, so they are the team with a shot at an NCAA upset if they can win the tournament. The winner of the Montana at Eastern Washington Saturday will likely have home advantage through the conference tournament.

McKinney, Mikh 10 – Sacramento St. – 6’1″ – BSky 1st Team – 55 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Lee, Dominique 13 – Northern Colorado – 6’5″ – BSky 1st Team – 162 Nat’l Rnk

Harvey, Tyler 1 – Eastern Washington – 6’4″ – BSky 1st Team – 187 Nat’l Rnk

Jois, Venky 55 – Eastern Washington – 6’8″ – BSky 1st Team – 314 Nat’l Rnk

Upshur, Quinton 2 – Northern Arizona – 6’5″ – BSky 1st Team – 721 Nat’l Rnk

Brandon, Drew 22 – Eastern Washington – 6’4″ – BSky 2nd Team – 196 Nat’l Rnk

Breunig, Martin 50 – Montana – 6’8″ – BSky 2nd Team – 464 Nat’l Rnk

Garrity, Dylan 5 – Sacramento St. – 6’2″ – BSky 2nd Team – 569 Nat’l Rnk

Gfeller, Brandon 34 – Montana – 6’4″ – BSky 2nd Team – 710 Nat’l Rnk

Demps, Cody 2 – Sacramento St. – 6’4″ – BSky 2nd Team – 1317 Nat’l Rnk

Scott, Mike 12 – Idaho – 6’0 – BSky 3rd Team – 279 Nat’l Rnk

Hill, Connor 5 – Idaho – 6’3″ – BSky 3rd Team – 692 Nat’l Rnk

Bamba, Tiegbe 13 – Portland St. – 6’6″ – BSky 3rd Team – 763 Nat’l Rnk

Bolomboy, Joel 21 – Weber St. – 6’9″ – BSky 3rd Team – 881 Nat’l Rnk

Wiggins, DaShaun 23 – Portland St. – 6’2″ – BSky 3rd Team – 1333 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Colonial Athletic Association – Baltimore – March 6-9

The conference is very solid, boasting two of the top 30 players in the country. Conference MVP Damion Lee has very little support at Drexel. However, Terry Tarpey gives William and Mary a chance in an NCAA game if they can emerge from a 5-team race for the conference title. Tarpey is the 29th-best player in the country playing for the 27th-best offensive team in the country. However, Hofstra’s offense is almost as good and Northesatern, James Madison and UNC Wilmington give the conference five very good teams.

Lee, Damion 14 – Drexel – 6’6″ – CAA 1st Team – 18 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Tarpey, Terry 25 – William & Mary – 6’5″ – CAA 1st Team – 29 Nat’l Rnk

Eatherton, Scott 43 – Northeastern – 6’8″ – CAA 1st Team – 342 Nat’l Rnk

Tanksley, Ameen 2 – Hofstra – 6’5″ – CAA 1st Team – 457 Nat’l Rnk

Thornton, Marcus 3 – William & Mary – 6’4″ – CAA 1st Team – 682 Nat’l Rnk

Green, Juan’ya 1 – Hofstra – 6’2″ – CAA 2nd Team – 215 Nat’l Rnk

Prewitt, Omar 4 – William & Mary – 6’6″ – CAA 2nd Team – 591 Nat’l Rnk

Walker, David 4 – Northeastern – 6’6″ – CAA 2nd Team – 717 Nat’l Rnk

Dalembert, Yohanny 40 – James Madison – 6’8″ – CAA 2nd Team – 901 Nat’l Rnk

Ford, Quincy 12 – Northeastern – 6’8″ – CAA 2nd Team – 1251 Nat’l Rnk

Jackson, Freddie 10 – UNC Wilmington – 6’4″ – CAA 3rd Team – 725 Nat’l Rnk

Nesmith, Dion 11 – Hofstra – 6’1″ – CAA 3rd Team – 732 Nat’l Rnk

Curry, Ron 2 – James Madison – 6’4″ – CAA 3rd Team – 825 Nat’l Rnk

Davis, John 10 – Towson – 6’5″ – CAA 3rd Team – 910 Nat’l Rnk

King-Davis, Marvin 21 – Delaware – 6’7″ – CAA 3rd Team – 1311 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Sun Belt Conference – New Orleans – March 12-15

Georgia State is loaded with NBA prospect and coaches son RJ Hunter leading four players on one of the All-Conference teams. This team will have a great chance at an upset in the NCAA – however they have not done enough to get a bid unless they can fight off very good teams from Georgia Southern (conference MVP Jelani Hewitt), Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana Lafayette, and UT Arlington for the title in New Orleans.

Hewitt, Jelani 5 – Georgia Southern – 6’2″ – SB 1st Team – 47 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Hunter, R.J. 22 – Georgia St. – 6’6″ – SB 1st Team – 65 Nat’l Rnk

Crider, Markus 33 – Georgia St. – 6’6″ – SB 1st Team – 246 Nat’l Rnk

Deng, Majok 13 – Louisiana Monroe – 6’10” – SB 1st Team – 317 Nat’l Rnk

Abdul-Aleem, Musa 1 – Troy – 6’5″ – SB 1st Team – 550 Nat’l Rnk

Harrow, Ryan 55 – Georgia St. – 6’2″ – SB 2nd Team – 343 Nat’l Rnk

Hughes, Mike 2 – Georgia Southern – 6’3″ – SB 2nd Team – 516 Nat’l Rnk

Davis, Wesley 10 – Texas St. – 6’3″ – SB 2nd Team – 597 Nat’l Rnk

Thomas, Kevin 25 – Troy – 6’8″ – SB 2nd Team – 667 Nat’l Rnk

Ongwae, Tylor 12 – Louisiana Monroe – 6’7″ – SB 2nd Team – 830 Nat’l Rnk

Hagins, Josh 3 – Arkansas Little Rock – 6’1″ – SB 3rd Team – 404 Nat’l Rnk

Gant, Emani 21 – Texas St. – 6’8″ – SB 3rd Team – 545 Nat’l Rnk

Ware, Kevin 0 – Georgia St. – 6’2″ – SB 3rd Team – 599 Nat’l Rnk

Wiederman, Trent 44 – Georgia Southern – 6’8″ – SB 3rd Team – 812 Nat’l Rnk

Samuel, Jamaal 5 – Louisiana Monroe – 6’9″ – SB 3rd Team – 1178 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Horizon League – Campus sites – March 3-10

We have Valparaiso’s Alec Peters nudging out Green Bay’s great guard Keifer Sykes for the conference MVP, and either of those teams will have a great chance at an NCAA upset. Cleveland State is actually ahead of Green Bay in the standings right now and gives the conference a third threat – but only one of them can go to the NCAA. Milwaukee is not eligible for the conference tournament.

Peters, Alec 25 – Valparaiso – 6’9″ – Horz 1st Team – 74 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Sykes, Keifer 24 – Green Bay – 6’0 – Horz 1st Team – 106 Nat’l Rnk

Grady, Anton 15 – Cleveland St. – 6’8″ – Horz 1st Team – 396 Nat’l Rnk

Love, Carrington 12 – Green Bay – 6’1″ – Horz 1st Team – 418 Nat’l Rnk

Thomasson, Joe 32 – Wright St. – 6’4″ – Horz 1st Team – 540 Nat’l Rnk

Lewis, Trey 3 – Cleveland St. – 6’2″ – Horz 2nd Team – 160 Nat’l Rnk

Fouse, Jordan 4 – Green Bay – 6’7″ – Horz 2nd Team – 181 Nat’l Rnk

Fernandez, Vashil 14 – Valparaiso – 6’10” – Horz 2nd Team – 466 Nat’l Rnk

Keene, Marcus 10 – Youngstown St. – 5’11” – Horz 2nd Team – 664 Nat’l Rnk

Walker, Tevonn 2 – Valparaiso – 6’1″ – Horz 2nd Team – 670 Nat’l Rnk

Felder, Kahlil 20 – Oakland – 5’9″ – Horz 3rd Team – 201 Nat’l Rnk

Petros, Corey 42 – Oakland – 6’10” – Horz 3rd Team – 555 Nat’l Rnk

Hayes, Jalen 4 – Oakland – 6’7″ – Horz 3rd Team – 853 Nat’l Rnk

Howard, Juwan 2 – Detroit – 6’5″ – Horz 3rd Team – 855 Nat’l Rnk

Keane, Kaza 20 – Cleveland St. – 6’2″ – Horz 3rd Team – 937 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Big West Conference – Anaheim – March 12-14

Corey Hawkins of UC Davis is the Conference MVP on the team with the best chance in the tournament – as they have a Wisconsin-style offense that takes their time and scores. Hawkins has an outside shot at All-American as the 26th-best player in the country, and the conference boats a second star in Long Beach State’s Michael Caffey (51st), as they join UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara as serious threats to UC Davis for the tournament title.

Hawkins, Corey 3 – UC Davis – 6’3″ – BW 1st Team – 26 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Caffey, Michael 5 – Long Beach St. – 6’0 – BW 1st Team – 51 Nat’l Rnk

Williams, Alan 15 – UC Santa Barbara – 6’8″ – BW 1st Team – 253 Nat’l Rnk

Morgan, Reese 5 – Cal Poly – 6’2″ – BW 1st Team – 278 Nat’l Rnk

Davis, Will 3 – UC Irvine – 6’8″ – BW 1st Team – 313 Nat’l Rnk

Bryson, Michael 24 – UC Santa Barbara – 6’4″ – BW 2nd Team – 329 Nat’l Rnk

Bobbitt, Roderick 5 – Hawaii – 6’3″ – BW 2nd Team – 426 Nat’l Rnk

Fox, Josh 21 – UC Davis – 6’6″ – BW 2nd Team – 429 Nat’l Rnk

Young, Alex 1 – UC Irvine – 6’1″ – BW 2nd Team – 473 Nat’l Rnk

Valdes, Aaron 23 – Hawaii – 6’5″ – BW 2nd Team – 658 Nat’l Rnk

Souza, Travis 2 – UC Irvine – 6’5″ – BW 3rd Team – 454 Nat’l Rnk

Hicks, Stephan 3 – Cal St. Northridge – 6’6″ – BW 3rd Team – 463 Nat’l Rnk

Bland, Jaylen 1 – UC Riverside – 6’3″ – BW 3rd Team – 537 Nat’l Rnk

Les, Tyler 15 – UC Davis – 6’2″ – BW 3rd Team – 615 Nat’l Rnk

Bennett, Brian 34 – Cal Poly – 6’9″ – BW 3rd Team – 939 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – Albany, N.Y. – March 5-9

Iona is loaded again and certainly will have a good shot at an NCAA upset if they are not defeated in the tournament. They have scored at least 73 points in all five games against a top 101 team, winning two of the five (Cleveland State and on the road over Wake Forest). Schadrac Casimir and AJ English are in a virtual tie for conference MVP, and David Laury gives Iona three of five 1st-team All-Conference players.

Casimir, Schadrac 4 – Iona – 5’10” – MAAC 1st Team – 176 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

English, A.J. 5 – Iona – 6’4″ – MAAC 1st Team – 177 Nat’l Rnk

Drame, Ousmane 23 – Quinnipiac – 6’9″ – MAAC 1st Team – 216 Nat’l Rnk

Laury, David 13 – Iona – 6’9″ – MAAC 1st Team – 241 Nat’l Rnk

Andujar, Emmy 13 – Manhattan – 6’6″ – MAAC 1st Team – 318 Nat’l Rnk

Robinson, Justin 12 – Monmouth – 5’8″ – MAAC 2nd Team – 186 Nat’l Rnk

Williams, Isaiah 1 – Iona – 6’7″ – MAAC 2nd Team – 217 Nat’l Rnk

Dominique, Marvin 21 – Saint Peter’s – 6’7″ – MAAC 2nd Team – 264 Nat’l Rnk

Richards, Shane 0 – Manhattan – 6’5″ – MAAC 2nd Team – 332 Nat’l Rnk

Jones, Deon 5 – Monmouth – 6’6″ – MAAC 2nd Team – 414 Nat’l Rnk

Gilbert, Marcus 14 – Fairfield – 6’6″ – MAAC 3rd Team – 289 Nat’l Rnk

Okereafor, Teddy 5 – Rider – 6’4″ – MAAC 3rd Team – 358 Nat’l Rnk

Sadler, Zedric 2 – Rider – 6’3″ – MAAC 3rd Team – 492 Nat’l Rnk

Heath, Josiah 50 – Canisius – 6’9″ – MAAC 3rd Team – 493 Nat’l Rnk

Hearst, Zaid 1 – Quinnipiac – 6’4″ – MAAC 3rd Team – 626 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Ohio Valley Conference – Nashville – March 4-7

Murray State is once again dominating their conference, with a good chance to go 16-0 in the regular season. Cameron Payne is the 31st best player in the country, but is relegated to 2nd Team All-Conference because he plays the same position as potential 2nd Team All-American Corey Walden of Eastern Kentucky. Murray State has three 1st Team All-Conference players so really has four of the top six players in the conference and probably rivals the other team from Kentucky as the team most likely to win their conference. However, they did start the year poorly at 2-4 and only have one top 100 win (at home against No. 70 Illinois State), so there will still be doubters heading into the NCAA.

Walden, Corey 2 – Eastern Kentucky – 6’2″ – OVC 1st Team – 8 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Williams, Jarvis 4 – Murray St. – 6’8″ – OVC 1st Team – 149 Nat’l Rnk

Sapp, T.J. 22 – Murray St. – 6’3″ – OVC 1st Team – 348 Nat’l Rnk

Moss, Jeffrey 31 – Murray St. – 6’4″ – OVC 1st Team – 406 Nat’l Rnk

Mashour, Karam 25 – Morehead St. – 6’6″ – OVC 1st Team – 727 Nat’l Rnk

Payne, Cameron 1 – Murray St. – 6’2″ – OVC 2nd Team – 31 Nat’l Rnk

Stutz, Eric 42 – Eastern Kentucky – 6’8″ – OVC 2nd Team – 167 Nat’l Rnk

Bradshaw, Craig 23 – Belmont – 6’3″ – OVC 2nd Team – 417 Nat’l Rnk

Knipp, Timmy 22 – Eastern Kentucky – 6’7″ – OVC 2nd Team – 447 Nat’l Rnk

Fairell, Jonathan 2 – Murray St. – 6’7″ – OVC 2nd Team – 879 Nat’l Rnk

Jackson, Charles 33 – Tennessee Tech – 6’10” – OVC 3rd Team – 296 Nat’l Rnk

Chamberlain, Reece 22 – Belmont – 6’1″ – OVC 3rd Team – 439 Nat’l Rnk

Newell, Marshun 25 – Tennessee Martin – 6’3″ – OVC 3rd Team – 462 Nat’l Rnk

Warner, Angelo 22 – Morehead St. – 6’2″ – OVC 3rd Team – 522 Nat’l Rnk

Loman, Demontez 11 – Tennessee St. – 6’6″ – OVC 3rd Team – 1086 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Conference USA – Birmingham, Ala. – March 11-14

Joe Lunardi has Old Dominion as an 11-seed, even though they are fifth place in the conference right now – giving the conference a great chance at two bids. Louisiana Tech with Conference MVP Alex Hamilton and UTEP with Vince Hunter give the conference three teams that could definitely pull an NCAA upset – but no more than two will get into the NCAA. Bubble teams will all be rooting for ODU in the tournament to keep the conference to one team. ODU already beat LSU on a neutral court as well as Richmond, VCU and Georgia State at home, before going only 9-5 in conference play to date.

Hamilton, Alex 0 – Louisiana Tech – 6’4″ – CUSA 1st Team – 121 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Henry, Pierria 15 – Charlotte – 6’5″ – CUSA 1st Team – 124 Nat’l Rnk

Hunter, Vince 32 – UTEP – 6’8″ – CUSA 1st Team – 183 Nat’l Rnk

Kyser, Michale 1 – Louisiana Tech – 6’10” – CUSA 1st Team – 230 Nat’l Rnk

Gearhart, Seth 41 – Rice – 6’7″ – CUSA 1st Team – 239 Nat’l Rnk

Price, T.J. 52 – Western Kentucky – 6’4″ – CUSA 2nd Team – 146 Nat’l Rnk

Lang, Cedrick 31 – UTEP – 6’10” – CUSA 2nd Team – 346 Nat’l Rnk

Bacote, Aaron 1 – Old Dominion – 6’4″ – CUSA 2nd Team – 381 Nat’l Rnk

Fant, George 44 – Western Kentucky – 6’6″ – CUSA 2nd Team – 399 Nat’l Rnk

Appleby, Raheem 3 – Louisiana Tech – 6’4″ – CUSA 2nd Team – 419 Nat’l Rnk

Freeman, Trey 20 – Old Dominion – 6’2″ – CUSA 3rd Team – 207 Nat’l Rnk

Sherman, Kaj-Bjorn 45 – UTSA – 7’0 – CUSA 3rd Team – 376 Nat’l Rnk

Ross, Richard 23 – Old Dominion – 6’6″ – CUSA 3rd Team – 438 Nat’l Rnk

Bowie, Ryan 14 – UTSA – 6’1″ – CUSA 3rd Team – 524 Nat’l Rnk

Ogbueze, Braxton 1 – Charlotte – 6’1″ – CUSA 3rd Team – 635 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Ivy League – Regular Season Title

The Ivy League bid should come down to Yale at Harvard March 6, as only Princeton is alive even mathematically in the only conference that still sends the regular season champion to the NCAA. The bigger shock is that Columbia’s Maodo Lo has passed Harvard’s Wesley Saunders for conference MVP after he scored 35 points with four steals and five assists to beat Brown Friday, and then came back with 18 points to upset Yale Saturday. You see, Ivy League players only play Friday and Saturday nights because they need to study the rest of the week. Saunders had actually rated No. 1 in the country briefly before being destroyed by UVa’s defense on national TV.

Lo, Maodo 12 – Columbia – 6’3″ – Ivy 1st Team – 67 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Saunders, Wesley 23 – Harvard – 6’5″ – Ivy 1st Team – 83 Nat’l Rnk

Duren, Javier 20 – Yale – 6’4″ – Ivy 1st Team – 116 Nat’l Rnk

Miller, Shonn 32 – Cornell – 6’7″ – Ivy 1st Team – 137 Nat’l Rnk

Sears, Justin 22 – Yale – 6’8″ – Ivy 1st Team – 199 Nat’l Rnk

Miller, Shonn 32 – Cornell – 6’7″ – Ivy 2nd Team – 138 Nat’l Rnk

Cohen, Isaac 2 – Columbia – 6’4″ – Ivy 2nd Team – 401 Nat’l Rnk

Castlin, Kyle 0 – Columbia – 6’4″ – Ivy 2nd Team – 505 Nat’l Rnk

Miller, Corbin 15 – Harvard – 6’2″ – Ivy 2nd Team – 531 Nat’l Rnk

Moundou-Missi, Steve 14 – Harvard – 6’7″ – Ivy 2nd Team – 581 Nat’l Rnk

Mitola, Alex 11 – Dartmouth – 5’11” – Ivy 3rd Team – 584 Nat’l Rnk

Kuakumensah, Cedric 21 – Brown – 6’9″ – Ivy 3rd Team – 677 Nat’l Rnk

Cook, Steven 25 – Princeton – 6’5″ – Ivy 3rd Team – 770 Nat’l Rnk

Brase, Hans 30 – Princeton – 6’8″ – Ivy 3rd Team – 984 Nat’l Rnk

Montague, Jack 4 – Yale – 6’0 – Ivy 3rd Team – 1002 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Mid American Conference – Cleveland, Ohio – March 11-14

Whichever team emerges from the very balanced MAC could pull an upset in the NCAA. The conference does not have a top 100 player but has four teams in the top 100 at www.kenpom.com in Buffalo, Bowling Green, Toledo, and Central Michigan – and East leading Kent State just outside the Top 100.

Simons, John 34 – Central Michigan – 6’8″ – MAC 1st Team – 122 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Holmes, Richaun 22 – Bowling Green – 6’8″ – MAC 1st Team – 131 Nat’l Rnk

Jackson, Derek 23 – Kent St. – 6’1″ – MAC 1st Team – 139 Nat’l Rnk

Denny, Zack 4 – Bowling Green – 6’2″ – MAC 1st Team – 197 Nat’l Rnk

Brown, Julius 20 – Toledo – 5’10” – MAC 1st Team – 211 Nat’l Rnk

Moss, Justin 23 – Buffalo – 6’7″ – MAC 2nd Team – 158 Nat’l Rnk

Ward, Karrington 14 – Eastern Michigan – 6’7″ – MAC 2nd Team – 286 Nat’l Rnk

Manley, Devareaux 0 – Kent St. – 6’4″ – MAC 2nd Team – 288 Nat’l Rnk

Evans, Shannon 11 – Buffalo – 6’1″ – MAC 2nd Team – 292 Nat’l Rnk

Ibitayo, Deji 4 – Akron – 6’4″ – MAC 2nd Team – 315 Nat’l Rnk

Fowler, Chris 15 – Central Michigan – 6’1″ – MAC 3rd Team – 322 Nat’l Rnk

Brown, David 5 – Western Michigan – 6’4″ – MAC 3rd Team – 350 Nat’l Rnk

Boothe, Nathan 53 – Toledo – 6’9″ – MAC 3rd Team – 353 Nat’l Rnk

Weatherspoon, J.D. 24 – Toledo – 6’6″ – MAC 3rd Team – 375 Nat’l Rnk

Tava, Connar 2 – Western Michigan – 6’6″ – MAC 3rd Team – 384 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Southland Conference – Katy, Texas – March 11-14

Southland basketball may be summed up in Northwestern State’s trip early this season to the No. 2 team in the SEC, Arkansas. Conference MVP Zeek Woodley and our preseason All-American Jalan West combined for 46 points on just 33 shots to fall just short 100-92 (see SEC boxscore here). Woodley is third in the country in scoring at 22.6 points a game and still doesn’t even lead the conference. Incarnate Word’s Denzel Livingston leads the nation at 23.0 points per game, and the team’s first three true Division I games included a double digit win over Princeton and a shocking upset at Nebraska. When the two teams played each other Northwestern State won 103-101, and www.kenpom.com says they are two of three Southland teams among the best 40 offensive teams in the country even once adjusted for level of play.

And despite all that – the are not the best two teams in the conference.

The two teams that would be a huge threat in the opening weekend of the NCAA are Stephen F. Austin, which already beat Memphis by double digits and lost by two in overtime to Northern Iowa, and has the best of the three super offenses at 25th www.kenpom.com. The other team that would have a good shot in the NCAA is Sam Houston State, which has one of the best 25 defenses in the country and lost by three at Texas A&M and by two at UNLV – holding them both below a point a trip. It may be a “Low-Major”Conference, but they could put an All-Conference team on the court that could play with anyone.

Incarnate Word, Houston Baptist, Lamar and Central Arkansas are ineligible for the Conference Tournament.

Woodley, Zeek 23 – Northwestern St. – 6’2″ – Slnd 1st Team – 64 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Guidry, Desharick 32 – McNeese St. – 6’5″ – Slnd 1st Team – 105 Nat’l Rnk

West, Jalan 12 – Northwestern St. – 5’10” – Slnd 1st Team – 126 Nat’l Rnk

Livingston, Denzel 11 – Incarnate Word – 6’4″ – Slnd 1st Team – 148 Nat’l Rnk

Gatlin, DeMarcus 11 – Sam Houston St. – 6’4″ – Slnd 1st Team – 341 Nat’l Rnk

Walkup, Thomas 0 – Stephen F. Austin – 6’4″ – Slnd 2nd Team – 81 Nat’l Rnk

Parker, Jacob 34 – Stephen F. Austin – 6’6″ – Slnd 2nd Team – 134 Nat’l Rnk

Holyfield, Michael 35 – Sam Houston St. – 6’11” – Slnd 2nd Team – 394 Nat’l Rnk

Ransom, Kaheem 15 – Sam Houston St. – 6’1″ – Slnd 2nd Team – 449 Nat’l Rnk

Jordan, John 10 – Texas A&M Corpus Chris – 5’10” – Slnd 2nd Team – 586 Nat’l Rnk

Charles, Ty 4 – Stephen F. Austin – 6’5″ – Slnd 3rd Team – 229 Nat’l Rnk

Hardy, Kevin 11 – McNeese St. – 6’2″ – Slnd 3rd Team – 281 Nat’l Rnk

Upson, Devonte 22 – Southeastern Louisiana – 6’9″ – Slnd 3rd Team – 691 Nat’l Rnk

Holliday, Anthony 1 – Lamar – 6’1″ – Slnd 3rd Team – 806 Nat’l Rnk

Wentz, Parker 3 – Abilene Christian – 5’9″ – Slnd 3rd Team – 815 Nat’l Rnk

 

11. Missouri Valley Conference – St. Louis – March 5-8

A starting five from the Missouri Valley could go toe-to-toe with any All-Conference team with Seth Tuttle of Northern Iowa and Fred VanVleet of Wichita State currently in line to be 2nd Team All-Americans and Ron Baker of Wichita State not far behind. Those two teams are also potential Sweet 16 teams. It is true the All-Conference team is not as strong once you get to the 2nd and 3rd teams, but Illinois State does give the MVC a third legitimate team with wins over ODU and UAB and near misses against Seton Hall and VCU.

Tuttle, Seth 10 – Northern Iowa – 6’8″ – MVC 1st Team – 9 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

VanVleet, Fred 23 – Wichita St. – 6’0 – MVC 1st Team – 10 Nat’l Rnk

Baker, Ron 31 – Wichita St. – 6’4″ – MVC 1st Team – 23 Nat’l Rnk

Mockevicius, Egidijus 55 – Evansville – 6’10” – MVC 1st Team – 97 Nat’l Rnk

Jesperson, Paul 4 – Northern Iowa – 6’6″ – MVC 1st Team – 619 Nat’l Rnk

Washpun, Wes 11 – Northern Iowa – 6’1″ – MVC 2nd Team – 234 Nat’l Rnk

Knight, Daishon 3 – Illinois St. – 6’1″ – MVC 2nd Team – 275 Nat’l Rnk

Lynch, Reggie 22 – Illinois St. – 6’10” – MVC 2nd Team – 300 Nat’l Rnk

Cotton, Tekele 32 – Wichita St. – 6’3″ – MVC 2nd Team – 301 Nat’l Rnk

Akoon-Purcell, DeVaughn 44 – Illinois St. – 6’5″ – MVC 2nd Team – 627 Nat’l Rnk

Morgan, Jeremy 20 – Northern Iowa – 6’5″ – MVC 3rd Team – 303 Nat’l Rnk

Turk, Devon 4 – Loyola Chicago – 6’4″ – MVC 3rd Team – 323 Nat’l Rnk

Carter, Darius 12 – Wichita St. – 6’7″ – MVC 3rd Team – 409 Nat’l Rnk

Scott, Brenton 4 – Indiana St. – 6’1″ – MVC 3rd Team – 616 Nat’l Rnk

Wessel, Evan 3 – Wichita St. – 6’4″ – MVC 3rd Team – 1074 Nat’l Rnk

10. Mountain West Conference – Las Vegas – March 11-14 (ineligible San Jose St)

The Mountain West does not have the firepower of the top two teams and top three players in the Missouri Valley, but it does have more depth. Conference MVP Derrick Marks is the 35th-best player in the country and right now has Boise State as the last team in according to Lunardi – giving the conference a chance to get at least two teams with San Diego State in the field.

The conference has a lot of talent spread out over seven solid teams, and Larry Nance has been in the top 100 the past two years until missing the last several games with mono.

Marks, Derrick 2 – Boise St. – 6’3″ – MWC 1st Team – 35 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Moore, Jalen 14 – Utah St. – 6’8″ – MWC 1st Team – 78 Nat’l Rnk

Nance, Larry 22 – Wyoming – 6’8″ – MWC 1st Team – 136 Nat’l Rnk

O’Brien, J.J. 20 – San Diego St. – 6’7″ – MWC 1st Team – 180 Nat’l Rnk

Delaney, Deshawn 33 – New Mexico – 6’5″ – MWC 1st Team – 185 Nat’l Rnk

Webb, James 23 – Boise St. – 6’9″ – MWC 2nd Team – 86 Nat’l Rnk

Harris, Marvelle 23 – Fresno St. – 6’4″ – MWC 2nd Team – 87 Nat’l Rnk

Avila, J.J. 31 – Colorado St. – 6’8″ – MWC 2nd Team – 166 Nat’l Rnk

Quinn, Aqeel 10 – San Diego St. – 6’3″ – MWC 2nd Team – 220 Nat’l Rnk

Smith, Chris 34 – Utah St. – 6’4″ – MWC 2nd Team – 251 Nat’l Rnk

Wood, Christian 5 – UNLV – 6’11” – MWC 3rd Team – 168 Nat’l Rnk

Collette, David 13 – Utah St. – 6’8″ – MWC 3rd Team – 173 Nat’l Rnk

Greenwood, Hugh 3 – New Mexico – 6’3″ – MWC 3rd Team – 310 Nat’l Rnk

Vaughn, Rashad 1 – UNLV – 6’6″ – MWC 3rd Team – 559 Nat’l Rnk

Clavell, Gian 3 – Colorado St. – 6’4″ – MWC 3rd Team – 697 Nat’l Rnk

 

9. American Athletic Conference – Hartford, Conn. – March 12-15

The American Athletic Conference only has one top 100 player – that being UConn’s Ryan Boatright at 16th. However, that is party due to preseason MVP Markus Kennedy of SMU not being eligible until 2nd semester, and SMU has looked very strong with him in the line-up.  Lunardi has Cincinnati joining both of them in the tournament. The strength of the top half of the conference is shown by the fact that UConn is actually in 6th – with Tulsa, Temple and Memphis also ahead of them.

Boatright, Ryan 11 – Connecticut – 6’0 – Amer 1st Team – 16 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Brimah, Amida 35 – Connecticut – 7’0 – Amer 1st Team – 111 Nat’l Rnk

Ellis, Octavius 2 – Cincinnati – 6’10” – Amer 1st Team – 144 Nat’l Rnk

Harrison, Shaquille 3 – Tulsa – 6’4″ – Amer 1st Team – 209 Nat’l Rnk

Moore, Nic 11 – SMU – 5’9″ – Amer 2nd Team – 104 Nat’l Rnk

Clark, Gary 11 – Cincinnati – 6’7″ – Amer 2nd Team – 120 Nat’l Rnk

Moreira, Yanick 2 – SMU – 6’11” – Amer 2nd Team – 224 Nat’l Rnk

Woodard, James 10 – Tulsa – 6’3″ – Amer 2nd Team – 270 Nat’l Rnk

Cobb, Farad 22 – Cincinnati – 6’0 – Amer 2nd Team – 390 Nat’l Rnk

Caupain, Troy 10 – Cincinnati – 6’3″ – Amer 3rd Team – 118 Nat’l Rnk

Nichols, Austin 4 – Memphis – 6’8″ – Amer 3rd Team – 240 Nat’l Rnk

Bond, Jaylen 15 – Temple – 6’8″ – Amer 3rd Team – 252 Nat’l Rnk

Hook, Jay 24 – Tulane – 6’4″ – Amer 3rd Team – 320 Nat’l Rnk

Whisnant, Terry 0 – East Carolina – 6’3″ – Amer 3rd Team – 445 Nat’l Rnk

Temple’s Will Cummings is the tough-luck omission. He is actually the 135th best player in the country, but four of the top six players in the conference are point guards – and because we name our teams based strictly on position that makes him the fourth most valuable point guard in the conference at www.valueaddbasketball.com even though only two non-point guards in the conference rank higher than him. Certainly any or all of those four point guards could get honors when the coaches and writers vote.

 

  1. Atlantic 10 Conference – Brooklyn – March 11-15

The Atlantic 10 has three teams in the tournament according to Lunardi, and five of the top 60 according to www.kenpom.com. However, a chance at another NCAA with many wins seems unlikely, as the one team that seemed to have a chance for a great run was VCU until Briante Weber was lost for the year days before breaking the All-time steals record. Davidson has certainly had no trouble adjusting to the bigger conference as Weber’s injury clears the way for Tyler Kalinoski to great MVP.

Kalinoski, Tyler 4 – Davidson – 6’4″ – A10 1st Team – 30 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Martin, Hassan 12 – Rhode Island – 6’7″ – A10 1st Team – 56 Nat’l Rnk

Weber, Briante 2 – VCU – 6’2″ – A10 1st Team – 92 Nat’l Rnk

Garino, Patricio 13 – George Washington – 6’6″ – A10 1st Team – 145 Nat’l Rnk

Thompson, Shevon 14 – George Mason – 6’11” – A10 1st Team – 352 Nat’l Rnk

Bembry, DeAndre 43 – Saint Joseph’s – 6’6″ – A10 2nd Team – 69 Nat’l Rnk

Gibbs, Jack 12 – Davidson – 5’11” – A10 2nd Team – 115 Nat’l Rnk

Graham, Treveon 21 – VCU – 6’6″ – A10 2nd Team – 132 Nat’l Rnk

Sibert, Jordan 24 – Dayton – 6’4″ – A10 2nd Team – 159 Nat’l Rnk

Ndoye, Youssou 35 – St. Bonaventure – 7’0 – A10 2nd Team – 354 Nat’l Rnk

Allen, Terry 15 – Richmond – 6’8″ – A10 3rd Team – 164 Nat’l Rnk

Barham, Jordan 5 – Davidson – 6’4″ – A10 3rd Team – 245 Nat’l Rnk

Sullivan, Brian 3 – Davidson – 5’11” – A10 3rd Team – 321 Nat’l Rnk

Lalanne, Cady 25 – Massachusetts – 6’10” – A10 3rd Team – 391 Nat’l Rnk

Mason, Micah 22 – Duquesne – 6’2″ – A10 3rd Team – 521 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. West Coast Conference – Las Vegas – March 5-10

Gonzaga gives the WCC their best chance at a Final Four team, as Gonzaga is loaded with two of the top 14 players in the country vying for Conference MVP and five players on one of the All-Conference teams below. The disappointment has been a number of heartbreaks that have prevented an excellent BYU team from breaking into the NCAA field even though they have two of the top 60 players.

Wiltjer, Kyle 33 – Gonzaga – 6’10” – WCC 1st Team – 13 Nat’l Rnk – co-MVP

Pangos, Kevin 4 – Gonzaga – 6’2″ – WCC 1st Team – 14 Nat’l Rnk – co-MVP

Dee, Johnny 1 – San Diego – 6’0 – WCC 1st Team – 33 Nat’l Rnk

Haws, Tyler 3 – BYU – 6’5″ – WCC 1st Team – 58 Nat’l Rnk

Waldow, Brad 0 – Saint Mary’s – 6’9″ – WCC 1st Team – 90 Nat’l Rnk

Collinsworth, Kyle 5 – BYU – 6’6″ – WCC 2nd Team – 59 Nat’l Rnk

Brownridge, Jared 23 – Santa Clara – 6’2″ – WCC 2nd Team – 163 Nat’l Rnk

Sabonis, Domantas 11 – Gonzaga – 6’10” – WCC 2nd Team – 184 Nat’l Rnk

Davis, Stacy 5 – Pepperdine – 6’6″ – WCC 2nd Team – 198 Nat’l Rnk

Wesley, Byron 22 – Gonzaga – 6’5″ – WCC 2nd Team – 271 Nat’l Rnk

Wintering, Alec 2 – Portland – 5’11” – WCC 3rd Team – 178 Nat’l Rnk

Winder, Anson 20 – BYU – 6’3″ – WCC 3rd Team – 331 Nat’l Rnk

Karnowski, Przemek 24 – Gonzaga – 7’1″ – WCC 3rd Team – 370 Nat’l Rnk

Bell, Gary 5 – Gonzaga – 6’2″ – WCC 3rd Team – 382 Nat’l Rnk

Simmons, Desmond 30 – Saint Mary’s – 6’7″ – WCC 3rd Team – 621 Nat’l Rnk

 

4 (tie). Big 12 Conference – Kansas City – March 11-14

The Big 12 is the best conference, though they are tied with the Big East and Pac 12 with the fourth best All-Conference Team. They do not have a top-15 player right now, but an Oklahoma top-40 duo leaves them hoping to finally end Kansas’ run of conference titles and being a 1- or 2-seed. While they do not have a top eight team at www.kenpom.com, seven of the 10 teams are among the top 29 .

West Virginia’s Juwan Staten is on the Wooden Watch list, but the conference is so tough and balanced that he doesn’t even make All-Conference.

Hield, Buddy 24 – Oklahoma – 6’4″ – B12 1st Team – 17 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Mason, Frank 0 – Kansas – 5’11” – B12 1st Team – 27 Nat’l Rnk

Spangler, Ryan 0 – Oklahoma – 6’8″ – B12 1st Team – 36 Nat’l Rnk

O’Neale, Royce 0 – Baylor – 6’6″ – B12 1st Team – 57 Nat’l Rnk

Ellis, Perry 34 – Kansas – 6’8″ – B12 1st Team – 95 Nat’l Rnk

Forte, Phil 13 – Oklahoma St. – 5’11” – B12 2nd Team – 19 Nat’l Rnk

Gathers, Rico 2 – Baylor – 6’8″ – B12 2nd Team – 39 Nat’l Rnk

Morris, Monte 11 – Iowa St. – 6’2″ – B12 2nd Team – 46 Nat’l Rnk

Prince, Taurean 21 – Baylor – 6’7″ – B12 2nd Team – 128 Nat’l Rnk

Oubre, Kelly 12 – Kansas – 6’7″ – B12 2nd Team – 156 Nat’l Rnk

Turner, Myles 52 – Texas – 6’11” – B12 3rd Team – 60 Nat’l Rnk

Hickey, Anthony 12 – Oklahoma St. – 5’11” – B12 3rd Team – 102 Nat’l Rnk

Dejean-Jones, Bryce 13 – Iowa St. – 6’6″ – B12 3rd Team – 152 Nat’l Rnk

Williams, Kenrich 34 – TCU – 6’7″ – B12 3rd Team – 174 Nat’l Rnk

Carter, Jevon 2 – West Virginia – 6’2″ – B12 3rd Team – 237 Nat’l Rnk

 

4 (tie). Big East Conference – New York – March 11-14

The Big East has been second to only the Big 12 overall, and does have two current 3rd team All-Americans in Georgetown’s D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera and St. John’s Sir’Dominic Pointer. While Lunardi has Pointer leading St. John’s back into the tournament to make it six Big East teams, it appears Villanova is the only one in position for a possible run with two 1st team All-Conference players and two 3rd Team All-Conference players.

Smith-Rivera, D’Vauntes 4 – Georgetown – 6’3″ – BE 1st Team – 11 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Pointer, Sir’Dominic 15 – St. John’s – 6’6″ – BE 1st Team – 15 Nat’l Rnk

Hilliard, Darrun 4 – Villanova – 6’6″ – BE 1st Team – 50 Nat’l Rnk

Henton, LaDontae 23 – Providence – 6’6″ – BE 1st Team – 53 Nat’l Rnk

Ochefu, Daniel 23 – Villanova – 6’11” – BE 1st Team – 91 Nat’l Rnk

Dunn, Kris 3 – Providence – 6’3″ – BE 2nd Team – 24 Nat’l Rnk

Gibbs, Sterling 4 – Seton Hall – 6’2″ – BE 2nd Team – 76 Nat’l Rnk

Harrison, D’Angelo 11 – St. John’s – 6’4″ – BE 2nd Team – 82 Nat’l Rnk

Stainbrook, Matt 40 – Xavier – 6’10” – BE 2nd Team – 84 Nat’l Rnk

Woods, Kameron 31 – Butler – 6’9″ – BE 2nd Team – 119 Nat’l Rnk

Barlow, Alex 3 – Butler – 5’11” – BE 3rd Team – 107 Nat’l Rnk

Hart, Josh 3 – Villanova – 6’5″ – BE 3rd Team – 147 Nat’l Rnk

Dunham, Kellen 24 – Butler – 6’6″ – BE 3rd Team – 179 Nat’l Rnk

Smith, Joshua 24 – Georgetown – 6’10” – BE 3rd Team – 191 Nat’l Rnk

Arcidiacono, Ryan 15 – Villanova – 6’3″ – BE 3rd Team – 212 Nat’l Rnk

 

 

4 (tie). Pac 12 Conference – Las Vegas – March 11-14

The tough luck player of the year is Oregon State’s shooting guard Gary Payton, who has the 4th-highest Value Add ranking in the country, but still checks in as 2nd team All-Conference because he plays the same position in the same conference as our National MVP, Delon Wright. Anthony Brown is 75th nationally yet did not make the All-Conference list due to the logjam of talent. While Arizona is a legitimate Final Four threat with three top 100 players – www.kenpom.com has them slight underdogs when they travel to Utah Saturday in a game that could decide the Pac-12.

 

Wright, Delon 55 – Utah – 6’5″ – P12 1st Team – 1 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

McConnell, T.J. 4 – Arizona – 6’1″ – P12 1st Team – 40 Nat’l Rnk

Johnson, Stanley 5 – Arizona – 6’6″ – P12 1st Team – 72 Nat’l Rnk

Looney, Kevon 5 – UCLA – 6’9″ – P12 1st Team – 80 Nat’l Rnk

Hawkinson, Josh 24 – Washington St. – 6’10” – P12 1st Team – 143 Nat’l Rnk

Payton, Gary 1 – Oregon St. – 6’3″ – P12 2nd Team – 4 Nat’l Rnk

Randle, Chasson 5 – Stanford – 6’2″ – P12 2nd Team – 68 Nat’l Rnk

Hollis-Jefferson, Rondae 23 – Arizona – 6’7″ – P12 2nd Team – 88 Nat’l Rnk

Scott, Josh 40 – Colorado – 6’10” – P12 2nd Team – 195 Nat’l Rnk

Gordon, Wesley 1 – Colorado – 6’9″ – P12 2nd Team – 256 Nat’l Rnk

Taylor, Brandon 11 – Utah – 5’10” – P12 3rd Team – 28 Nat’l Rnk

Young, Joseph 3 – Oregon – 6’2″ – P12 3rd Team – 108 Nat’l Rnk

Poeltl, Jakob 42 – Utah – 7’0 – P12 3rd Team – 210 Nat’l Rnk

McKissic, Shaquielle 40 – Arizona St. – 6’5″ – P12 3rd Team – 305 Nat’l Rnk

Nastic, Stefan 4 – Stanford – 6’11” – P12 3rd Team – 357 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Big Ten Conference – Chicago – March 11-15

Wisconsin Center Frank Kaminsky is the likely National Player of the Year, though we have him rated second. He has plenty of help from 2nd team players Nigel Hayes and Sam Dekker. Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell is our Freshman of the Year ahead of Okafor, but Wisconsin is the potential Final Four team from a very strong conference.

Kaminsky, Frank 44 – Wisconsin – 7’0 – B10 1st Team – 2 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Russell, D’Angelo 0 – Ohio St. – 6’5″ – B10 1st Team – 6 Nat’l Rnk

White, Aaron 30 – Iowa – 6’9″ – B10 1st Team – 25 Nat’l Rnk

Yogi Ferrell, Kevin 11 – Indiana – 6’0 – B10 1st Team – 66 Nat’l Rnk

Uthoff, Jarrod 20 – Iowa – 6’9″ – B10 1st Team – 85 Nat’l Rnk

Trimble, Melo 2 – Maryland – 6’3″ – B10 2nd Team – 42 Nat’l Rnk

Hayes, Nigel 10 – Wisconsin – 6’8″ – B10 2nd Team – 43 Nat’l Rnk

Dekker, Sam 15 – Wisconsin – 6’9″ – B10 2nd Team – 96 Nat’l Rnk

Trice, Travis 20 – Michigan St. – 6’0 – B10 2nd Team – 125 Nat’l Rnk

Walker, Maurice 15 – Minnesota – 6’10” – B10 2nd Team – 172 Nat’l Rnk

Newbill, D.J. 2 – Penn St. – 6’4″ – B10 3rd Team – 48 Nat’l Rnk

Rice, Rayvonte 24 – Illinois – 6’4″ – B10 3rd Team – 98 Nat’l Rnk

Mack, Myles 4 – Rutgers – 5’10” – B10 3rd Team – 127 Nat’l Rnk

Layman, Jake 10 – Maryland – 6’9″ – B10 3rd Team – 140 Nat’l Rnk

Hammons, A.J. 20 – Purdue – 7’0 – B10 3rd Team – 276 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Atlantic Coast Conference – Greensboro, N.C. – March 10-14

Jerian Grant returned to Notre Dame in time to be the MVP of the incredibly tough ACC. He ranks as a second team All-American, in one of two conferences with 13 top 100 players. The big question is if 1st team All-conference player Justin Anderson returns in time to make UVa a legitimate threat to Kentucky.

Grant, Jerian 22 – Notre Dame – 6’5″ – ACC 1st Team – 7 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Christmas, Rakeem 25 – Syracuse – 6’9″ – ACC 1st Team – 21 Nat’l Rnk

Rozier, Terry 0 – Louisville – 6’1″ – ACC 1st Team – 22 Nat’l Rnk

Okafor, Jahlil 15 – Duke – 6’11” – ACC 1st Team – 37 Nat’l Rnk

Anderson, Justin 1 – Virginia – 6’6″ – ACC 1st Team – 52 Nat’l Rnk

Jones, Tyus 5 – Duke – 6’1″ – ACC 2nd Team – 32 Nat’l Rnk

Harrell, Montrezl 24 – Louisville – 6’8″ – ACC 2nd Team – 44 Nat’l Rnk

Cook, Quinn 2 – Duke – 6’2″ – ACC 2nd Team – 45 Nat’l Rnk

McClellan, Sheldon 10 – Miami FL – 6’5″ – ACC 2nd Team – 89 Nat’l Rnk

Meeks, Kennedy 3 – North Carolina – 6’9″ – ACC 2nd Team – 103 Nat’l Rnk

Brogdon, Malcolm 15 – Virginia – 6’5″ – ACC 3rd Team – 41 Nat’l Rnk

Gill, Anthony 13 – Virginia – 6’8″ – ACC 3rd Team – 49 Nat’l Rnk

Lacey, Trevor 1 – North Carolina St. – 6’3″ – ACC 3rd Team – 63 Nat’l Rnk

Jekiri, Tonye 23 – Miami FL – 7’0 – ACC 3rd Team – 141 Nat’l Rnk

Artis, Jamel 1 – Pittsburgh – 6’7″ – ACC 3rd Team – 142 Nat’l Rnk

 

  1. Southeastern Conference – Nashville – March 11-15

 

The SEC is not the best conference, but with Kentucky’s firepower their All-Conference team would be better than all other All-Conference teams. Karl-Anthony Towns has actually passed Willie Cauley-Stein as conference MVP, but both are in the top five of all players. Only Alabama’s Levi Randolph keeps the 1st team All-Conference team from being all Kentucky, and the Wildcats have three more player’s on the 2nd team All-Conference team.

Towns, Karl-Anthony 12 – Kentucky – 6’11” – SEC 1st Team – 3 Nat’l Rnk – MVP

Cauley-Stein, Willie 15 – Kentucky – 7’0 – SEC 1st Team – 5 Nat’l Rnk

Booker, Devin 1 – Kentucky – 6’6″ – SEC 1st Team – 12 Nat’l Rnk

Randolph, Levi 20 – Alabama – 6’5″ – SEC 1st Team – 20 Nat’l Rnk

Ulis, Tyler 3 – Kentucky – 5’9″ – SEC 1st Team – 54 Nat’l Rnk

Portis, Bobby 10 – Arkansas – 6’11” – SEC 2nd Team – 34 Nat’l Rnk

Harrison, Aaron 2 – Kentucky – 6’6″ – SEC 2nd Team – 38 Nat’l Rnk

Harrison, Andrew 5 – Kentucky – 6’6″ – SEC 2nd Team – 61 Nat’l Rnk

Siakam, James 35 – Vanderbilt – 6’7″ – SEC 2nd Team – 99 Nat’l Rnk

Lyles, Trey 41 – Kentucky – 6’10” – SEC 2nd Team – 109 Nat’l Rnk

Richardson, Josh 1 – Tennessee – 6’6″ – SEC 3rd Team – 62 Nat’l Rnk

Johnson, Dakari 44 – Kentucky – 7’0 – SEC 3rd Team – 70 Nat’l Rnk

Frazier, J.J. 30 – Georgia – 5’10” – SEC 3rd Team – 73 Nat’l Rnk

Mickey, Jordan 25 – LSU – 6’8″ – SEC 3rd Team – 112 Nat’l Rnk

Frazier, Michael 20 – Florida – 6’4″ – SEC 3rd Team – 114 Nat’l Rnk

Sports Media and Sports Information Directors are free to report any relevant players as having received All-Conference recognition from Breitbart Sports based on these listings.

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