College Basketball 2012-13 Preseason Awards Projections

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Awards and Honors

Player of the Year

Cody Zeller

C

Indiana Hoosiers

Freshman of the Year

Isaiah Austin

C

Baylor Bears

Coach of the Year

Dave Rice

HC

UNLV Runnin' Rebels

Top Impact Transfer

Trent Lockett
(From Arizona State)

SG

Marquette Golden Eagles

Sixth Man of the Year

Luke Hancock

G/F

Louisville Cardinals

Defensive POY

Jeff Withey

C

Kansas Jayhawks

Top Red-Shirt

Ben McLemore

SG

Kansas Jayhawks

Comeback POY

Trevor Mbakwe

PF

Minnesota Golden Gophers

Best Team Offense

Indiana Hoosiers

Best Team Defense

Ohio State Buckeyes

Best Backcourt

San Diego State Aztecs

Best Frontcourt

UNLV Runnin' Rebels

Best Starting-5

Indiana Hoosiers

Best Bench

North Carolina Tar Heels

Dishonorable Mention

Most Disappointing Team

UCLA Bruins

Most Disappointing Player

Peyton Siva

Louisville Cardinals

Most Disappointing Freshman

Mitch McGary

Michigan Wolverines

Most Disappointing Senior

Elijah Johnson

Kansas Jayhawks

First Team All-Americans

Player

Team

Pos.

Year

Phil Pressey

Missouri

PG

Senior

Isaiah Canaan

Murray State

PG

Senior

Doug McDermott

Creighton

SF

Junior

DeShaun Thomas

Ohio State

PF

Junior

Cody Zeller

Indiana

C

Sophomore

Second Team All-Americans

Player

Team

Pos.

Year

Nate Wolters

South Dakota State

PG

Senior

C.J. McCollum

Lehigh

PG

Senior

Jamaal Franklin

San Diego State

G/F

Junior

Mike Moser

UNLV

PF

Junior

Jack Cooley

Notre Dame

F/C

Senior

Third Team All-Americans

Player

Team

Pos.

Year

Pierre Jackson

Baylor

PG

Senior

Trey Burke

Michigan

PG

Sophomore

Chane Behanan

Louisville

F

Sophomore

C.J. Leslie

N.C. State

PF

Junior

Jeff Withey

Kansas

C

Senior

Freshman All-American Team

Player

Team

Pos.

Kyle Anderson

UCLA

PG/SF

Marcus Smart

Oklahoma State

SG

Alex Poythress

Kentucky

SF

Anthony Bennett

UNLV

PF

Isaiah Austin

Baylor

C

Top Breakout Players

Player

Team

Pos.

Year

Quinn Cook

Duke

PG

Sophomore

BJ Young

Arkansas

PG

Sophomore

Adonis Thomas

Memphis

SG

Sophomore

Tony Mitchell

North Texas

PF

Sophomore

Jarnell Stokes

Tennessee

PF

Sophomore

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