In this article we update you how the South Australian 2017 freshmen in the Division 1 NCAA are going in their preseason, after speaking with them and their coaches. We are also using our forever accurate "crystal ball" of predictions to assert why we think each of their programs (Stanford Cardinal, TCU Horned Frogs, Quinnipiac Bobcats and Albany Great Danes) will compete in the NCAA tournament in the coming years.
When producing content we have unique insights beyond what you can get the mainstream Australian media. We know the athletes, have coached them and know what makes them tick, their outstanding team qualities and toughness, how much work they put in. We have put in time, undertaken a lot of research in understanding the conferences these players will compete in, emerging schools and the direction of their new programs. In all cases when the players were recruited we also had the opportunity to get to know coaching staff, what they were about, their future plans for their programs and where each player could fit in.
Should our predictions once again come to fruition, all these men achieve this success by making the NCAA Tournament, then it will be the largest number of South Australian born male athletes in history to play in the same NCAA tournament. A great outcome first and foremost for these men and their teams but also indirectly for basketball in South Australia.
BLOG: Link: History made in South Australian Basketball - FOUR Athletes Commit to NCAA Div 1 Men's programs in the 2017 class. It has never been a better time to be an elite player coming through South Australia, with an international focus on talent in our state thanks to these men. Earlier this year we announced that an unprecedented 4 men from the state had committed to division 1 college programs in the same class. We predicted this would happen years ago and it did. We now expand out our review and predictions to see how they are going in their freshman preseason and put the case forward for their programs going to the NCAA tournament in the coming year or so.
Along the lines of our talent identification processes, content production and resources we are also proud to announce that Tony Casella has recently agreed to join our growing team. Tony is the current Premier League men's coach, with the Sturt Sabres, the club I'm currently at, and the majority of our