We did it last year in the middle of the season, but we're going to take a crack this time prior to the start of the 2012-13 college hoops campaign. CBSSports.com's stable of college basketball writers -- Gary Parrish, Jeff Goodman, Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello -- have again decided to put together their own college basketball dream team. In short, each writer has drafted a team of 13 players currently playing college basketball, a coaching staff and recruits to target in the Class of 2013.
As we did a year ago, there will be stipulations:
-- Team cannot have more than one player from a single school (i.e. must choose either Aaron Craft or Deshaun Thomas, not both).
-- At least four players on the team must hail from a non-BCS affiliated league.
-- Bench players must be projected as non-starters this season.
-- One player will be chosen to redshirt, since few programs use all of their 13 scholarships (unless your name is Rick Pitino -- and then you oversign each year).
Here’s how our captains picked their teams. Which do you think is strongest? Let us know on Twitter: @EyeonCBB.
|G||Isaiah Canaan||Phil Pressey||Isaiah Canaan||Isaiah Canaan|
|G||Michael Snaer||Michael Snaer||Aaron Craft||Michael Snaer|
|F||Shabazz Muhammad||Alex Poythress||Nerlens Noel||DeShaun Thomas|
|F||Doug McDermott||Doug McDermott||Doug McDermott||C.J. Leslie|
|C||Cody Zeller||Cody Zeller||Cody Zeller||Cody Zeller|
|Top three reserves|
|Phil Pressey||Gorgui Dieng||Phil Pressey||Phil Pressey|
|Trey Burke||Rotnei Clarke||Jamaal Franklin||BJ Young|
|James Michael-McAdoo||Aaron Craft||Gorgui Dieng||Gorgui Dieng|
|Two non-power league reserves|
|Tony Mitchell||Adonis Thomas||Mike Moser||Matthew Dellavedova|
|Mike Moser||Jamaal Franklin||Nate Wolters||Anthony Bennett|
|Two true "bench" players|
|Russ Smith||Katlin Reinhardt||Reggie Bullock||J.J. Moore|
|Geron Johnson||Grant Jerrett||Grant Jerrett||Ronald Roberts|
|Nerlens Noel||Josh Smith||Shabazz Muhammad||Ricardo Ledo|
|Mike Krzyzewski||Bill Self||John Calipari||John Calipari|
|Kenny Payne||Mike Hopkins||Chris Harriman||Mike Hopkins|
|Patrick Sellers||Russell Springmann||Russell Springmann||Russell Springmann|
|Bobby Lutz||Raphael Chillious||Yanni Hufnagel||Chris Jent|
|Recruits to target|
|Andrew Wiggins||Andrew Wiggins||Andrew Wiggins||Andrew Wiggins|
|Jabari Parker||Jabari Parker||Jabari Parker||Aaron Gordon|
|Julis Randle||Julius Randle||James Young||Kasey Hill|
|Austin Nichols||Aaron Gordon||Aaron Gordon||Keith Frazier|