College Hoops 101 (11/21/11)

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If you are unfamiliar with College Hoops 101, it is a weekly feature here at The Sports Bank that breaks down everything you need to know going on in the world of college basketball.  Every Monday I will look back at the previous week’s action, break down what to expect in the week ahead, and most importantly, update you on the obscene amount of games I have watched.

It’s Feast Week!  Shove your face with some turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing… send your girlfriends/wives out shopping… sit back and enjoy some college basketball preseason tournaments.  None more stacked than the Maui Invitational.

Click here in case you missed my 111 team previews in 111 days to check out the in-depth profiles.

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#53 St. John’s Red Storm: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The fact that Steve Lavin and the St. John’s Red Storm were bringing in one of the top recruiting classes in the country was supposed to somewhat offset the loss of all but one player from last year’s senior dominant team.  However, with the NCAA’s recent decision that three members of that highly touted 2011 recruiting class, Norvell Pelle, JaKarr Sampson, and Amir Garrett have been ruled ineligible, it is a HUGE hit for St. John’s hopes this season.

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