I.T.G.R. PRESEASON COLLEGE ALL-AMERICA TEAM (2015-16)

2015-16 SEASON

This list will be comprised of 6 players. A lot of websites have 3 teams. Here I will pick my top 6 players as well as the National Player of the Year. The list will be comprised of 3 guards and 3 forwards. Jahlil Okafor of Duke was the center exception last year, as college basketball has become a guard and wing player style of game. For that reason there will be no center on this list.

Guard–Marcus Paige
Senior, guard, North Carolina
Averaged 14.1 points and 4.5 assists while shooting 39.2% from three. Lefty point guard will be the catalyst for Roy Williams team looking for another National Championship.

Guard–Melo Trimble
Sophomore, guard, Maryland
Averaged 16.2 points and 3.9 assists while shooting 41.2% from three and 86.3% from the line. He’ll be the leader of a Terrapin team that brings in a few top National recruits and has the looks of best Maryland team since Juan Dixon led them to the 2002 National Championship.

Guard–Fred Vanvleet
Senior, guard, Wichita State
A starter since his freshmen year, Vanvleet runs the show for the Shockers. Although Wichita St. will not sneak up on anyone anymore his court presence and vision, not to mention he’s a winner puts him on my first team.

Forward–Kyle Wiltjer
Senior, forward, Gonzaga
Averaged 16.2 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting 46.6% from three. The 6’10” former Duke transfer has NBA range and will look to guide coach Mark Few’s team to the elusive Final Four.

Forward–Ben Simmons
Freshman, forward, LSU
The consensus number 1 High School recruit will look to resurrect the Tigers. The 6’10” Australian from who played High School ball at Montverde Academy,Fl has an all around game that should be unmatched this year at the college level. Simmons is projected as one of the top 3 picks for the 2016 NBA Draft.

Forward–Nigel Hayes
Junior forward, Wisconsin
Perhaps no player has improved his game more in 2 years then Hayes. With Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker off to the NBA, watch Hayes explode onto the national scene and keep the Badgers among the Big Ten elite

NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Forward—- Ben Simmons (Freshmen) LSU

Simmons might be the most talented player to entire college in at least the last 5 years. A 6’10” player that can do everything on a basketball court will make him the most exciting (and best) player in college for the 2015-16 year.