Now that the 2013-14 college hoops season has come to a close, people are already beginning to take a look at what’s to come in 2014-15. ESPN college basketball insider Jeff Goodman recently released a list of the most likely 2014-15 All-Americans, followed by a ranking of the 15 next-best players.
Headlining Goodman’s list is Michigan’s Caris LeVert, who is the lone Big Ten player listed as a first team All-American.
“Nik Stauskas made the huge jump last season, and look for LeVert to do it next year,” Goodman says. “He’s long, can score in a variety of ways and is also a terrific defender.”
Joining LeVert on Goodman’s first team All-American list is Georges Niang (Iowa State), Cliff Alexander (Kansas), Jahlil Okafor (Duke) and Marcus Paige (North Carolina).
Goodman on Dekker: “Don’t be shocked if he makes another jump between his sophomore and junior campaigns. He’s long, athletic and skilled.”
Goodman on Kaminsky: “Kaminsky went from a guy who averaged four points per game to a household name in college hoops. He’s a skilled big man who is a tough matchup.”