2006-07 College All-American Preview

    
March 1st, 2006
2006-07 College All-American Preview

McDonald's All-Americans shape the face of the college game.  Next year we project that 37 teams will have at least one All-American on their roster (38 if Rudy Gay stays in school.)  Amongst these teams, the wealth is pretty spread out as only 8 teams have more than 2 on their roster.  The exception is down in Tobacco Road where 13 (over a third of All-Americans) will be divided between Duke and North Carolina.

After last week's announcement of the 2006 All-American teams, we took a look at how the college basketball landscape will look in 2006-07.  We project the starting lineups for each team that will have an All-American on its roster, note important players they are losing, and any All-Americans who might be coming off the bench. (Note: We made predictions on undecided players such as Lance Thomas and Darrell Arthur)

DUKE (7)

Key losses due to graduation: J.J. Redick (2002 McDonald’s All-American), Sean Dockery (2002 McDonald’s All-American), Shelden Williams, Lee Melchionni

 

Predicted starters: PG Greg Paulus (2005 McDonald’s All-American), SG DeMarcus Nelson (2004 McDonald’s All-American), SF Gerald Henderson (2006 McDonald’s All-American), PF Lance Thomas (2006 McDonald’s All-American)^, C Josh McRoberts (2005 McDonald’s All-American)

 

Bench: Jon Scheyer (2006 McDonald’s All-American), Eric Boateng (2005 McDonald’s All-American)

 

^ Thomas is undecided and may also end up at Rutgers

 

UNC (6)

Key losses due to graduation: David Noel

 

Predicted starters: PG Bobby Frasor (2005 McDonald’s All-American), SG Wayne Ellington (2006 McDonald’s All-American), SF Reyshawn Terry, PF Brandan Wright (2006 McDonald’s All-American), C Tyler Hansbrough (2005 McDonald’s All-American)

 

Bench: Tywon Lawson (2006 McDonald’s All-American), Danny Green (2005 McDonald’s All-American)

 

TEXAS (5)

Key losses due to graduation: Brad Buckman (2002 McDonald’s All-American), Kenton Paulino

 

Predicted starters: PG Daniel Gibson (2004 McDonald’s All-American), SG Craig Winder, SF P.J. Tucker, PF Kevin Durant (2006 McDonald’s All-American), C LaMarcus Aldridge (2004 McDonald’s All-American)

 

Bench: DJ Augustin (2006 McDonald’s All-American), Mike Williams (2004 McDonald’s All-American)

 

KANSAS (4)

Key losses due to graduation: None

 

Predicted starters: PG Mario Chalmers (2005 McDonald’s All-American), SG Brandon Rush, SF Julian Wright (2005 McDonald’s All-American), PF Darnell Jackson, C Sasha Kaun

 

Bench: Sherron Collins (2006 McDonald’s All-American), Micah Downs (2005 McDonald’s All-American)

 

OHIO STATE (4)

Key losses due to graduation: Terence Dials, Je'Kel Foster, Ron Lewis, J.J. Sullinger, Matt Sylvester

 

Predicted starters: PG Jamar Butler, SG Daequan Cook (2006 McDonald’s All-American), SF Ivan Harris (2003 McDonald’s All-American), PF Matt Terwilliger, C Greg Oden (2006 McDonald’s All-American)

 

Bench: Mike Conley (2006 McDonald's All-American)

 

ARIZONA (3)

Key losses due to graduation: Hassan Adams (2002 McDonald’s All-American), Chris Rodgers

 

Predicted starters: PG Mustafa Shakur (2003 McDonald’s All-American), SG Marcus Williams, SF Chase Budinger (2006 McDonald’s All-American), PF Ivan Radenovic, C Kirk Walters

 

Bench: Jawann McClellan (2004 McDonald’s All-American)

 

UCLA (3)

Key losses due to graduation: Cedric Bozeman (2001 McDonald’s All-American)

 

Predicted starters: PG Jordan Farmar (2004 McDonald’s All-American), SG Josh Shipp, SF Arron Afflalo (2004 McDonald’s All-American), PF James Keefe (2006 McDonald’s All-American), C Lorenzo Mata

 

KENTUCKY (3)

Key losses due to graduation: Patrick Sparks, Ravi Moss

 

Predicted starters: PG Rajon Rondo (2004 McDonald’s All-American), SG Joe Crawford (2004 McDonald’s All-American), SF Bobby Perry, PF Sheray Thomas, C Randolph Morris (2004 McDonald’s All-American)

 

STANFORD (2)

Key losses due to graduation: Matt Haryasz, Chris Hernandez, Dan Grunfeld

 

Predicted starters: PG Mitch Johnson, SG Tim Morris, SF Taj Finger, PF Brook Lopez (2006 McDonald’s All-American), C Robin Lopez (2006 McDonald’s All-American)

 

LOUISVILLE (2)

Key losses due to graduation: Taquan Dean

 

Predicted starters: PG Andre McGee, SG Brandon Jenkins, SF Earl Clark (2006 McDonald’s All-American), PF Juan Palacios, C David Padgett (2003 McDonald’s All-American)

 

WASHINGTON (2)

Key losses due to graduation: Brandon Roy, Bobby Jones, Jamaal Williams, Mike Jensen

 

Predicted starters: PG Justin Dentmon, SG Ryan Appleby, SF Hans Gasser, PF Jon Brockman (2005 McDonald’s All-American), C Spencer Hawes (2006 McDonald’s All-American)

 

LSU (2)

Key losses due to graduation: Darrel Mitchell

 

Predicted starters: PG Tack Minor, SG Garrett Temple, SF Tasmin Mitchell (2005 McDonald’s All-American), PF Tyrus Thomas*, C Glen Davis (2004 McDonald’s All-American)*

* Davis or Thomas may go pro.

 

GEORGIA TECH (2)

Key losses due to graduation: Mario West

 

Predicted starters: PG Zam 'Buck' Fredrick, SG Anthony Morrow, SF Thaddeus Young (2006 McDonald’s All-American), PF Jeremis Smith, C Ra'Sean Dickey

 

Bench: Javaris Crittenton (2006 McDonald’s All-American)

 

BAYLOR (2)

Key losses due to graduation: Patrick Fields, Tommy Swanson

 

Predicted starters: PG Demond Carter (2006 McDonald’s All-American), SG Aaron Bruce, G Curtis Jerrells, F Darrell Arthur (2006 McDonald’s All-American)^, C Mamadou Diene

 

^Arthur is undecided and may end up at Kansas

 

OREGON (2)

Key losses due to graduation: Ivan Johnson, Brandon Lincoln

 

Predicted starters: PG Aaron Brooks (2003 McDonald’s All-American), SG Malik Hairston (2004 McDonald’s All-American), G Bryce Taylor, F Maarty Leunen, C Ray Schafer

 

MICHIGAN STATE (2)

Key losses due to graduation: Paul Davis (2003 McDonald’s All-American), Maurice Ager

 

Predicted starters: PG Drew Neitzel, SG Shannon Brown (2003 McDonald’s All-American), G Travis Walton, PF Marquise Gray, C Goran Suton

 

NOTRE DAME (2)

Key losses due to graduation: Torin Francis (2002 McDonald’s All-American), Chris Quinn, Rick Cornett

 

Predicted starters: PG Kyle McAlarney, SG Colin Falls, G Russell Carter, F Rob Kurz, C Luke Zeller (2005 McDonald’s All-American)

 

MARYLAND (2)

Key losses due to graduation: Travis Garrison (2002 McDonald’s All-American), Nik Caner‑Medley, Chris McCray

 

Predicted starters: PG D.J. Strawberry, SG Mike Jones (2003 McDonald’s All-American), G Sterling Ledbetter, SF James Gist, PF Ekene Ibekwe

 

GEORGETOWN (1)

Key losses due to graduation: Brandon Bowman, Ashanti Cook,  Darrel Owens

 

Predicted starters: PG Jonathan Wallace, SG Jessie Sapp, SF Jeff Green, PF Vernon Macklin (2006 McDonald’s All-American), C Roy Hibbert

 

OKLAHOMA (1)

Key losses due to graduation: Taj Gray, Terrell Everett, Kevin Bookout, Nate Carter

 

Predicted starters: PG Scottie Reynolds (2006 McDonald’s All-American), SG Michael Neal, G David Godbold, F Taylor Griffin, C Longar Longar

 

FLORIDA (1)

Key losses due to graduation: None

 

Predicted starters: PG Taurean Green, SG Corey Brewer (2004 McDonald’s All-American), SF Chris Richard, PF Al Horford, C Joakim Noah

 

AUBURN (1)

Key losses due to graduation: Ronny LeMelle

 

Predicted starters: PG Quantez Robertson, SG Rasheem Barrett, G Frank Tolbert, SF Josh Dollard, PF Korvotney Barber (2005 McDonald’s All-American)

 

MEMPHIS (1)

Key losses due to graduation: Rodney Carney

 

Predicted starters: PG Darius Washington (2004 McDonald’s All-American)*, SG Chris Douglas‑Roberts, G Antonio Anderson, SF Shawne Williams*, PF Joey Dorsey

 

*Washington Jr and/or Williams may go pro.

 

INDIANA (1)

Key losses due to graduation: Marco Killingsworth, Marshall Strickland

 

Predicted starters: PG Earl Calloway, SG Roderick Wilmont, SF Robert Vaden (may leave), PF DJ White (2004 McDonald’s All-American), C Ben Allen

 

XAVIER (1)

Key losses due to graduation: Brian Thornton, Dedrick Finn

 

Predicted starters: PG Drew Lavender (2003 McDonald’s All-American), SG Stanley Burrell, SF Justin Cage, PF Justin Doellman, F Josh Duncan

 

WISCONSIN (1)

Key losses due to graduation: Ray Nixon

Predicted starters: PG Kammron Taylor, SG Michael Flowers, SF Marcus Landry, PF Alando Tucker, C Brian Butch (2003 McDonald’s All-American)

CALIFORNIA (1)

Key losses due to graduation: Richard Midgley, Rod Benson

 

Predicted starters: PG Ayinde Ubaka, SG Omar Wilkes, SF Theo Robertson, PF Leon Powe (2003 McDonald’s All-American)*, C DeVon Hardin

 

* Powe may go pro

 

VILLANOVA (1)

Key losses due to graduation: Randy Foye, Allan Ray, Jason Fraser (2002 McDonald’s All-American)

 

Predicted starters: PG Kyle Lowry, SG Mike Nardi, SF Shane Clark, PF Curtis Sumpter, PF Will Sheridan

 

WAKE FOREST (1)

Key losses due to graduation: Eric Williams (2002 McDonald’s All-American), Justin Gray, Trent Strickland, Michael Drum

 

Predicted starters: PG Sharmaine Dukes, SG Harvey Hale, SF Cameron Stanley, PF Kevin Swinton, C Kyle Visser

 

ILLINOIS (1)

Key losses due to graduation: Dee Brown (2002 McDonald’s All-American), James Augustine

 

Predicted starters: PG Jamar Smith, SG Rich McBride, SF Brian Randle, PF Warren Carter, C Shaun Pruitt

 

MICHIGAN (1)

Key losses due to graduation: Daniel Horton (2002 McDonald’s All-American), Lester Abram, Chris Hunter, Graham Brown

 

Predicted starters: PG Jerret Smith, SG Dion Harris, SF Ron Coleman, PF Brent Petway, C Courtney Sims

 

NORTHWESTERN (1)

Key losses due to graduation: Michael Thompson (2002 McDonald’s All-American), Vedran Vukusic, Mohamed Hachad, Tim Doyle

 

Predicted starters: PG Craig Moore, SG Sterling Williams, SF Patrick Houlihan, PF Jean‑Marc Melchior, C Vince Scott

 

CINCINNATI (1)

 

Key losses due to graduation: Eric Hicks, Jihad Muhammad, Armein Kirkland, James White (2001 McDonald’s All-American)

 

Predicted starters: PG Devan Downey, SG Domonic Tilford, SF Cedric McGowan, PF DeAndre Coleman, C Ronald Allen

 

SYRACUSE (1)

Key losses due to graduation: Gerry McNamara

 

Predicted starters: PG Josh Wright, SG Eric Devendorf (2005 McDonald’s All-American), SF Demetris Nichols, PF Terrence Roberts, C Darryl Watkins

 

NC STATE (1)

Key losses due to graduation: Ilian Evtimov, Tony Bethel, Cameron Bennerman

 

Predicted starters: PG Engin Atsur, SG Gavin Grant, SF Brandon Costner (2005 McDonald’s All-American), PF Andrew Brackman, C Cedric Simmons

 

OKLAHOMA STATE (1)

Key losses due to graduation: Mario Boggan, Jamaal Brown

 

Predicted starters: PG JamesOn Curry, SG Byron Eaton (2005 McDonald’s All-American), SF Torre Johnson, PF David Monds, C Kenny Cooper

 

ALABAMA (1)

Key losses due to graduation: Chuck Davis, Jean Felix

 

Predicted starters: PG Ronald Steele, SG Brandon Hollinger, SF Jermareo Davidson, PF Richard Hendrix (2005 McDonald’s All-American), F Alonzo Gee