2018 College Basketball Players To Keep An Eye on this Season
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Less than a month and a half away from the start of the 2018-19 collegiate year, college basketball betting players can’t wait to wager on this year’s action. Granted, we’ll still have to wait a couple of months after the school year commences before the betting season officially kicks off. And once it does, it’s only a couple of months before we’re making our March Madness predictions. So, to help both pass the time and prep online betting players for this upcoming season, we’re taking a look at the players bound to have the biggest impact come March. Here’s our 2018 college basketball players list of athletes to watch out for.
2018 College Basketball Players
Carsen Edwards || Purdue
Guard || Junior || 18.5 pts., 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists
Right now college basketball betting sites have Edwards pegged as one of this year’s favorites to take home the Big Ten Player of the Year award. That should tell you that this is one player you should have on your radar. Ultimately there will be a lot riding on Edwards this season. Since he’s the only returning starter from last year’s 30-victory team, Purdue will be banking on him to lead the charge. This should give him ample opportunities to shine.
Caleb & Cody Martin || Nevada
Forward || Redshirt Senior || Caleb: 18.9 pts., 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists || Cody: 14.0 pts. 6.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.7 steals.
Last season, Lindsey Drew went down with injury in February. This opened the door for the Martin twins to come in and emerge as leaders for Nevada. They did just that as the twins, with Cody taking the lead in particular, led Nevada to a Sweet 16 appearance. Although they were ultimately upset by Loyola Chicago, Nevada is hopeful they can make a deeper push this season. The twins are big, talented, and have plenty of great players around them. These are a prime example of 2018 college basketball players to keep an eye on.
Kyle Guy & Ty Jerome || Virginia
Guard || Junior || Guy: 14.1 pts., 2.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists || Jerome: 10.6 pts., 3.9 assists, 3.1 rebounds.
Both Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome are looking to get out of the shadow of last year’s disappointing March Madness performance. Although Virginia was hailed as the No. 1 seed, they were eliminated by 16th seeded UMBC. Virginia got the No. 1 seed by posting a stellar 31-2 record during the regular season. Not only that, Virginia went undefeated against the ACC and also took the conference championship. Needless to say, it was not the finish they were hoping for. And since Guy and Jerome have made 2 NCAA tournament appearances, but only have one win to show for it, you can bet they have plenty of motivation ahead of this year’s season.
RJ Barrett || Duke
Forward || Freshman || Stats N/A
Duke has the misfortune of having to replace 5 of its top scorers from last year’s season. Since those starters combined for ~75 points per game, it’s clear they need to find suitable replacements. Enter RJ Barrett – a 6’7” Canadian forward with a massive 6-10 wingspan. Considering the innumerable scoring opportunities Barrett will get, he’s bound to show up on your radar down the road.