22. Arizona State Sun Devils
Following their blistering start to the 2017 season the Sun Devils collapsed. As a result, this year’s team is being overlooked. Luguentz Dort, a true freshman out of Montreal, is a legit player. To start the season, Dort is averaging north of 20 PPG and 7.0 RPG. ASU’s frontcourt is in good hands as well with Kimani Lawrence playing a pivotal role. While the Sun Devils can score with ease, the team will only go as far as its defense takes them.
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21. Indiana Hoosiers
Archie Miller’s team has the requisite talent to make a run in his second season on campus. Led by Romeo Langford and Juwan Morgan, the Hoosiers have two difference-makers in their starting lineup. While Langford has shown the ability to score at will, the 6-foot-6 guard must do a better job distributing the ball. In addition to being a capable scorer, Morgan provides a steady defensive presence. Freshman Rob Phinisee has shown flashes of being a lead playmaker and as a result will likely see more minutes as the season progresses.
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