I was sitting at one of my favorite breakfast spots — the First Watch in Lakewood Ranch, Florida — the other day and started looking ahead to a college basketball season that is now just over two months away. There are quite a few storylines to be excited about, so many that I had a hard time trimming the list to a mere 10 or even 25 or 50!
So I decided to break it down into separate “Sweet 16s” of players, new coaches, teams and great nonconference games that I’m anticipating. These are not my top teams or coaches or All-Americans, but they represent some of the storylines I’m most excited about as we get closer to a 2021-22 campaign that ought to feel a lot closer to normal than the one we experienced last season.
So, here we go!
‘Sweet 16’ players I want to watch
Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga Bulldogs
The 7-foot Minnesota native is the top diaper…