The third college basketball yearbook released this fall, The Sporting News college basketball preview magazine, hit newsstands today.
Here are some other IU and Big Ten centric notes from the magazine, which features Notre Dame’s Zach Auguste and Ohio State’s Jae’Sean Tate on the regional cover sold in Indiana:
· Yogi Ferrell is a preseason second team All-American.
· Ferrell is ranked as the No. 2 player in the Big Ten and sophomore James Blackmon Jr. is ranked as the No. 8 player in the conference. Melo Trimble got the nod as the league’s best player.
· Freshman Thomas Bryant is ranked the No. 3 newcomer in the conference behind Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan and Maryland’s Diamond Stone.
· Other Big Ten teams in the preseason top 25 include Maryland (No. 3), Michigan (18), Wisconsin (20) and Michigan State (23).
· The projected order of finish in the Big Ten is Maryland, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Purdue, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio State, Northwestern, Penn State, Nebraska, Minnesota and Rutgers.
· The only scheduled or potential non-conference opponents for Indiana in The Sporting News preseason top 25 are Kansas at No. 1 and Duke at No. 5.
Filed to: 2015-2016 season preview