A strong recruiting class, led by Jalen Brunson, mixed with veteran seniors like Daniel Ochefu (9.2 ppg, 8.5 rpg) and Ryan Arcidiacono (10.1 ppg)
This team has the pieces in Kellen Dunham (16.5 ppg) and Roosevelt Jones (12.7 ppg) to be a Top 25 team, and a definite Big East contender.
Xavier returns a lot from last year’s Sweet 16 team, if Jalen Reynolds (9.9 ppg) has a breakout year, they could be looking at another multi-win NCAA Tournament.
D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera returning will keep the Hoyas in the NCAA Tournamnet come march, to get past round 1 Freshman Jessie Govan needs to step up.
Kris Dunn is one of the best Point Guard’s in College Basketball, past him the Friars don’t have much else.
8 Seton Hall
10 St. John’s
All-Big East Team
Kris Dunn, G Providence
Kellen Dunham, G Butler
D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, G Georgetown
Roosevelt Jones, F Butler
Ryan Arcidiacono, G Villanova