Preseason All-Sully team
How does one qualify to be All-Sully? Simply, itís the players I enjoy watching the most. The reasons can vary. I like to see passion and someone who takes great joy in the games. I love creative and unselfish play. I really like good outside shooters (there seems to be so few). If you can really shoot, itís OK to be selfish. If you can score 50, go for it, but who can anymore? I like old-fashioned, low-post play. I like smart players. If youíre a little off-kilter, thatís good too.
This yearís preseason team:
Aaron Craft, Ohio State: Great defender, unselfish, heíll show heís a great shooter this year. Very intense.
Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Maryís: I guess I should admit I have a tendency to like players from non-BCS schools. Dellavedova has been All-Sully before. Talk about creative and unselfish, heís it.
Jack Cooley, Notre Dame: Hereís a good low-post player but the best part about him is no one (except maybe his coach, Mike Brey) thought he was going to be good. He battles and gets the most out of his ability.
Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota: The best low-post player in the country. He gets a defender on his back and scores. He will overpower you. I think he should shoot more than he does.
Matt Carlino, BYU: He will rival Dellavedova for creativity. He suffered from some Jimmer Fredette comparisons but he has a chance to be really good. He will shoot from anywhere. I like that attitude. Plus heís a lefty. It makes no sense but that helps too.
- Michael Vega
- Mark Blaudschun
- Nancy Marrapese-Burrell