We’re roughly half a year away from the start of the 2017-18 online college basketball betting season and while that may seem like the season is light-years away, it will indubitably be here before you know it. In fact, the allotted time should give sportsbook players more than ample opportunities to get familiar with this year’s betting favorites, potential sleepers, and wildcards worth keeping an eye out for.
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One of the biggest things to keep an eye out for is the newest recruits coming into the NCAA. In collegiate sports, the ability to bring in new talent to replacing departing starters is paramount, and a school’s ability to bring in the nation’s best, as well as developing them into better players, is ultimately what determines who gets national glory. So with that in mind, let’s take a look at the biggest and possibly most impactful recruits of the 2017 class.
Troy Brown, Oregon: Inarguably one of the most selfless recruits of this year’s class, Brown brings a refreshing style of basketball that is seldom seen in our ‘me, me, me’ society. Being a 5-star recruit, Brown’s talents and athleticism are irreproachable. Brown is a textbook definition of an impact player and Oregon will certainly be seeing a boost in their production this online college basketball betting season.
Ethan Thompson, Oregon State: Thompson’s father was an exceptional basketball player and his son is following in his footsteps. Each week it seems that recruiters are think more highly of Thompson, and it’s all thanks to his natural ability and intuition on the court. Oregon State is ecstatic to have him.
Isaiah Washington, Minnesota: If the two former mentions are naturals on the basketball court, Isaiah Washington might be the opposite. Not to say that he’s clumsy, but rather that he brings this unbudging tenacity that rivals that of an NFL linebacker. In fact, a good NFL comparison would be Adrian Peterson, who is notorious for putting forth 100% effort even during practices.
Hamidou Diallo, Kentucky: Not the best shooter, nor the best ball-handler, but by far one of the best entertainers. Diallo has an ability to electrify the crowd like none other on this list. In college sports, the crowd has the ability to sway the outcome of the game. It’s not always a guarantee, but Kentucky just picked up a wildcard that could prove to be invaluable down the line. Especially considering how passionate the Wildcats’ fans are.
Trevon Duval, Uncommitted: Those who have watched Duval play compare his abilities to that of an artist; carefully thought out and beautifully executed. Duval is a master of it all, ball-handling, shooting, and play development, whatever the case may be Duval excels at it. There’s no doubt that wherever he lands the program will be improving.