Tied for 5th on the first team!
alternate headline: man does job
Tied for 5th on the first team!
EEESSSS EEEEE SEEE
Tom was an All-American before the football season too so while it's nice recognition, let's see how the season plays out!
To be fair, Tom is no Trey.
Correct he is not! The thread title stated though that Burke is an All-American. I'm but saying he won't be but let's not jump the gun!
Who is Tom? My apologies in advance if I'm forgetting someone very obvious.
Preseason doesn't mean anything. I have a lot of confidence in Burke, but we'll see what he's really made of when he steps onto the court.
Are you trying to tell me that this doesn't guarantee he'll have the best season EVER? I never though of that. You must be one of them geniuses!
The Big Ten has three in the top five.
It's crazy to me how players from Lehigh, Creighton, and Murray State are All Americans. The parity in college basketball is nuts. Those guys are all deserving, but I just found it very interesting. Also odd that the only major conference with All Americans is the Big Ten, and they have three. Should be an interesting season.
It's refreshing to see the mid-majors represented on these lists. It's also refreshing to see the Big 10 get it's due for being THE presumed power hoops conference in 2012-13. I also surmise from this list that Midwestern basketball athletes run faster and jump higher than hoops players developed in warmer climates. Except for THJ. This rule obviously does not apply to warm-blooded athletes who commit to colder climate schools. Since this is the internet, I can make such wild assertations without oversight or punishment.
when you only have twelve scholarships per school and there are still fairly specialized positions. I agree though, it is pretty insane the presence that mid-majors have in basketball.
It seems like in every other mens sport, the mid-majors only have a shot with some type of advantage like how the state of Michigan has one team without a hockey national championship, or the baseball schools in the south drawing talent locally, or a freak situation where one of the best coaches in the game wants to stay in Boise, Idaho.
is Tony Mitchell from North Texas. He was once a Mizzou commit but couldn't qualify academically. He is a big time talent and if North Texas ever make noise at the NCAA tourney, he'd be more recognizeable like McCollum, McDermott, Cannan, etc.
the new big east? (crappy fball, awesome bball).
The google reveals that Trey is our first pre-season All American in 18 years (Jalen Rose, 1994).
Oh wait, this is actually good in this case. Congrats Trey!
So many debby downers on this thread. Can we not just enjoy the fact that this is our first preseason first team all-american since jalen rose...I mean obviously it would be best if he finishes the year as a 1st team all-american, but those events are hardly mutually exclusive. End rant.
So glad he came back this year. Haven't been this excited for hoops since 1992.
So sad he'll probably leave after this year.
I hope he has a great season and moves on, not because I don't want him, but because that will help us with a steady stream of talent that sees us as a legitimate avenue to the NBA.