The start of the 2016-2017 college basketball season is upon us, and it could be anyones guess about who could dominate the court in their division this year. With all the excitement that college ball brings, there are a few names that we should be on the lookout for this year. These players may be new to the team, but are anything but new to the game.
A junior from Vanderbilt University, Matthew Fisher-Davis, is the first on the list of potential breakouts this season of college ball. This 6 foot 5 inch 185 pound guard is expected to shine in the upcoming year. 20 year old Fisher-Davis has a solid shooting record throughout his past two seasons at Vanderbilt, be this year the stars just might in line, and Matthew’s status might just go from solid to stellar this year.
DJ Hogg, a 6 foot 8 inch small forward, is the second guy to watch for in the upcoming season of college basketball. This sophomore can shoot from anywhere on the court, and has the potential to be one of the top players this year. He has the opportunity to dominate not only for his college of choice, Texas A & M, but in the entire division of up and coming college stars. His freshman statistics are exceptional but I believe this year Hogg’s teammates and coaches are recognizing his potential, and the fans will see some outstanding shots with this guy.
Our third perspective star for the 2016-2017 college ball season is a freshman playing guard for the Kentucky Wildcats. Malik Monk is already turning heads with his monster moves on the court. At 6 foot 3 inches this guy is hardly new to the game and was a highly sought after recruit coming off of his highschool career. Once he gets comfortable with his new team, we are going to be seeing some big moves from this kid.
Another freshman to make the list as a potential breakout star is Dennis Smith Jr., a guard at North Carolina State. Unpredictable, talented, a true driving force for the upcoming season; this guy is the whole package. At 6 foot 2 inches, Smith was a top ranked recruit, who has previously led his highschool teammates to great success on the court. We had better watch for the Wolfpack with this young man playing ball on their court.
Ivan Rabbs is the final player on our breakout list this year. This California Sophomore holds a forward position and looks to be stepping up to lead the Bears forward to try and dominate their division. At a whopping 6 foot 11 inches, Rabbs is a monster on the court and is expected to shine throughout his college career.
College basketball is finally here, and with these faces on the courts it is sure to be an exciting season. The skills and talents brought to the court by these fresh young stars are going to ensure that the 2016-2017 college basketball season is one of extreme competition and domination on the ball court.