U.S. Basketball Writers Association President Dana O'Neil of ESPN.com announced today the USBWA's early-season Watch Lists for men's national player and freshman of the year in college basketball. Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet of Wichita State are on the list.
A total of 25 non-conference games are on the MVC slate between now and next Sunday, with many of those coming in Multi-Team Events (MTE). Ron Baker (Wichita State) and DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell (Illinois State) have earned weekly MVC player honors.
The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its Preseason Top 50. Chosen by a preseason poll of national college basketball experts, the list is comprised of 50 student-athletes who are the early front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious honor. Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet of Wichita State are both on the list.
Missouri Valley men's basketball teams went 6-4 during the opening weekend in non-conference action. The league has a total of 22 games between tonight and Sunday, Nov. 23. Two games Tuesday are on the ESPN Family of networks.