Pretty Early 2019 College Basketball Preseason Rankings
Posted by: Charlie Smith
There’s a ton of stuff that’ll transpire between here and the start of the 2019-2020 college basketball betting season. Subsequently, it might seem a bit foolish to mulch over 2019 college basketball preseason rankings. However, with most of the NCAA sports betting wire focusing on the current federal college basketball bribery trial, it seems that now is the perfect time to talk a little preseason rankings. So how are things currently shaping up around the nation?
Way Too Early 2019 College Basketball Preseason Rankings
Matt McQuaid, Kenny Goins and Nick Wards may all be gone but the Spartans have a heap of returning. This includes the likes of Cassius Winston, Xavier Tillman, Joshua Langford and even Aaron Henry. Additionally, Michigan State bolstered their ranks with the addition of Rocket Watts, Malik Hall and Julius Marble.
Surprisingly, the Wolverines haven’t lost too many players here. In fact, Charles Matthews and Jordan Poole are the only names that pop out. Naturally this means that Zavier Simpson, Jon Teske, Isaiah Livers, Eli Books and Brandon Johns will all be returning. Not only that, Michigan also managed to add Kahlil Whitney, Tyrsese Maxey, Keion Brooks, Dontaie Allen and Nate Sestina. In addition, Michigan has added Cole Bajema and Jalen Wilson. Seeing as how they didn’t have that many departures, it makes sense to see so few additions.
The Wildcats will be without PJ Washington, Keldon Johnson, Tyler Herro and Reid Travis next season. However, they will still have EJ Montgomery, Ashton Hagans, Immanuel Quickly and Nick Richards to lead the charge. Not only that, Kentucky also managed to add Kahlil Whitney, Tyrsese Maxey, Keion Brooks, Dontaie Allen and Nate Sestina.
The Bulldogs will be without Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke, Josh Perkins, Geno Crandall and Jeremy Jones. Their returning players are a bit slim however, seeing as how only Killian Tillie and Zach Norvell Jr. will be returning, as long as they don’t declare otherwise in the coming months. Nevertheless, Gonzaga will be ready to maintain their level of play next season with the addition of Admon Gilder, Drew Timme, Oumar Ballo, Brock Ravet, Anton Watson, Martynas Arlauskas and Pavel Zahkarov.
Zion Williamson will no longer be suiting up for the Blue Devils. Neither will RJ Barrett or Cam Reddish. Nevertheless, the Blue Devils are still expected to be a top team in the nation with the likes of Tre Jones, Marques Bolden (who might still depart), Alex O’Connell, Jack White, Jordan Goldwire and Joey Baker. In addition, Duke strengthened their ranks by bringing in Vernon Carey, Wendell Moore, Boogie Ellis, Matthew Hurt and Cassius Stanley.
Nova will be competing without Eric Pashcall, Phil Booth, and Jahvon Quinerly. However, they’ll still have Jermaine Samuels, Cole Swider, Saddiq Bey, Collin Gillespie and others returning. They will be joined by the newcomers Bryan Antoine, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Justin Moore, and Eric Dixon. This is one team legal betting fans will want to keep an eye on this upcoming season.